Chittaranjan Locomotive Works: A journey from steam to hi-speed electric locos

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The first locomotive factory of independent India came into existence on 26 January 1950 in Chittaranjan town of West Bengal. Known as Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW), the factory got its name after producing first steam loco – “Deshbandhu” as homage to a great statesman, Chittaranjan Das. Since then, the nation has seen a lot of transformation and so has this indigenous loco-building unit, known as one of the largest locomotive manufacturer in the world under a single roof. This majestic plant located on Howrah-Patna section has never failed to meet the expectations of the nation. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology, it seamlessly mingles with highly skilled human work force in this magnificent workshop.

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