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  • WAP 5 is the name of a class of electric locomotive used by Indian Railways. The first 10 locomotives were imported from ABB in Switzerland in 1995. They are supposed to be a variant of the Swiss Lok 2000 and German DB Class 120. Chittaranjan Locomotive Works started production in 2000. It was designed to haul 18-coach passenger trains at 200 km/h. It is the first 3-phase locomotive in India. Other notable features of this locomotive are the provision of taps from the main transformers for Head end power, pantry loads, flexible gear coupling and wheel-mounted disc brakes. Braking systems include 160 kN loco disc brakes, automatic train air brakes, and a charged spring parking brake. The Bhopal Shatabdi hauled by a WAP-5 travels at 150 km/h in the New Delhi - Agra Cantt section. The service speed will be increased to 160 km/h from October. Some of the units homed at Vadodara shed have air-conditioning. The production had been paused for a long time due to an indigenous replacement of the Hurth coupling. But now the production has resumed with the indigenous replacement.

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