Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) has been named after the great freedom fighter, leader and statesmen Deshbandhu Chittaranjan Das.
The production activity started on 26th January, 1950 the day when India became Republic. The initial product of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works was Steam Locomotive . In the period 1950-1972 Chittaranjan Locomotive Works turned out a total number of 2351 Steam Locomotives. From 1968 to 1993 CLW produced 842 Diesel Locomotives and from 1961 to uptill 31-12-16 total 5905 nos of Electric locomotives of different types.
CLW over the years has proved to be one of the most accomplished, promising and reliable locomotive manufacturers. It has transformed itself from being a manufacturer of Steam Locomotives to that of Diesel locomotives and finally to Modern,high power,Electric Locomotives. The venture has paid off and at present CLW is proudly producing state-of-the-art 3-phase locos with all modern features of latest “Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor”(IGBT) technology.
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