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.
It is one of the largest Electric Locomotive manufacturer in the world. CLW also manufactures AC Traction motors, Switch gears/Control gears, Bogies cast & fabricated, Wheel sets & Steel casting.
Presently,CLW is playing a pivotal role in making Indian Railways self reliant in the field of electric traction both for high speed and heavy hauling load, and thus acting as a vehicle for strengthening Indian economy. Our dedicated endeavor over the years resulted in rapid growth and development of this workshop in providing freight as well as passenger transport solutions.