Types of Railway Coaches and Rail Coach Factory of India

Indian Railways is third largest railway network in the world that operates on both long distance and suburban rail systems. IR also owns locomotive and coach production facilities, Please check the details below.

ICF Coaches

ICF Coaches was developed by Integral Coach Factory Perambur and used on majority of Indian Railways trains. Indian Railways is replacing all the ICF Coaches with the LHB coaches.

LHB Coaches

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LHB Coaches was developed by Linke Hofmann Busch of Germany and produced by Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala. They have been used on all rail network of Indian Railways at an operating speed up to 160 km/h and provide more safety and comfort.

Anubhuti Coaches

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Anubhuti Coaches are luxury LHB coach, introduced only in the Shatabdi and Rajdhani Express trains of Indian Railways. These coaches are produced by Modern Coach Factory of Raebareli.

Integral Coach Factory, Chennai

Integral Coach Factory in Perambur near Chennai consists of two main divisions. ICF Bogie were developed by Integral Coach Factory.

Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala

Rail Coach Factory at Kapurthala of Punjab is one of the popular coach manufacturing unit of Indian Railways. The factory has produced AC Sleeper Coach, Chair Car, Executive Class,Refrigerated Parcel Van and Post Office Coach.

Modern Coach Factory, Raebareli

Modern Coach Factory of Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh third coach manufacturing facility of Indian Railways. Anubhuti coaches and LHB coaches are produced at the Rae Bareli coach factory.

Here is the list of Locomotive manufacturers of India:

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

Diesel Locomotive and Electric Locomotive are used by passenger service and freight traffic routes in India. Currently, Indian locomotive class WAG-9 is the most powerful electric locomotive of Indian Railways used for freight service as well as passenger traffic.