Types Of Indian Railway Coaches And Rail Coach Factories

Indian Railway is the third-largest railway network in the world. Handles both large-scale transportation system and suburban rail system. The railway is not just a term, when you think of it, the word resembles a whole new world. Whenever I enter a Railway station it feels like I have entered another dimension, the environment just feels so different. You can hear the lady announcing arriving and departing trains and saying sorry for the inconvenience as practiced daily. Passengers waiting for their rides, some of them had booked AC coaches and some are even traveling without tickets, it’s very amusing.

But have you thought while getting aboard your train actually how many types of railway coaches there are? From whom the Indian Railway purchases them or who is manufacturing them. Well, don’t stress out, in this article we are going to explore the different types of coaches the Railway use and the locomotive factories that produce them.

Here’s Is The Type of Coaches Railway Uses:


Saloon Railway Coaches

You can say that Railway’s saloon coaches are the house on wheels. They are offered on selected routes, for the passengers who prefer luxurious train rides. They are equipped with air-conditioned bedrooms, dining rooms, kitchens, and window tailings.


Vistadome Coaches

Special vistadome coaches have glass roofs, and large windows and provide an epic journey experience during which you can explore the outside beauty as much as you can. Railways prefer to use these coaches on tourist routes like Araku Valley, Konkan Railway, Kalka-Shimla Railway, and Nilgiri Mountain. While traveling in the vistadome you can enjoy the outside environment while traveling through famous valleys, mountains, and more.

ICF Coaches

ICF Coaches

ICF coaches are used by Railway for the majority of trains, they are conventional passenger coaches. Everything about them is very normal and Indian Railways is now replacing all the ICF coaches with LHB coaches.

LHB Coaches

LHB Coaches

LHB coaches are produced by Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala, they were introduced by Linke Hofmann Busch of Germany. They are safer and provide more comfort to the passengers and have the operating speed up to 160

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Anubhuti Coaches

Anubhuti Coaches

When you add luxury to LHB coaches they are called Anubhuti coaches. They provide more comfort and are very secure as mentioned above. They are generally used in Shatabdi and Rajdhani Express trains and the Modern Coach Factory of Raebareli produces them.

Here Is The List of Rail Coach Manufacturers of Indian Railways:

  • “Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, Asansol
  • Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi
  • Bharat Heavy Electricals
  • Electric Locomotive Factory, Madhepura
  • Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company.”

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