Landmarks in CLW’s History

 

Year

Date/Month

Landmark

1947

September

Site for Chittaranjan Locomotive Works located.

1948

March

Construction work started.

1948

April

Workshop Set up

1950

26th  January

Production inaugurated by Smt. Basanti Devi, Wife of Late Chittaranjan Das.

1950

1st  November

Namkaran Ceremony of the works by President of India, Dr. Rajendra Prasad, when the first steam locomotive was turned out and flagged off from CLW.

1951

12th  February

KG Hospital formally opened by his Excellency Dr. K.N.Katju, Governor of West Bengal.

1954

6th  January

100th  Steam Loco “CHITTARANJAN 100” inaugurated by Railway Minister Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri.

1955

27th April

Dr. Rajendra Prasad, President of India, drove the 200th Locomotive from the works.

1960

25th  January

A technical collaboration agreement signed with M/s. F.H.Lloyd & Co. Ltd., Wednesbury for establishing the Steel Foundry at Chittaranjan

1960

16th  April

1000th  Locomotive turned out.

1961

January

Steel Foundry set up

1961

16th  April

Opening of Rabindra Manch and open air theatre.

1961

14th  October

First CLW built WCM-5 DC Electric Loco “LOKMANYA’ commissioned by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

1962

October

Electric Loco Shop Set up

1963

16th  November

First CLW built WAG-1 25 KV AC Electric Loco “BIDHAN’ commissioned by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru.

1966

 

Traction Motor Shop Set up

1967

16th  April

Chittaranjan builds its First Traction Motor, the largest in India, at that time.

1968

6th  January

First CLW built Diesel Hydraulic Shunter “INDRAPRASTHA” commissioned by Shri C.M.Poonacha, the then Railway Minister.

1971

 

Antim Sitara last steam engine drove out from CLW

1972

 

First batch of TAO-659 traction motor dispatched

1972

30th  January

First CLW Built WCAM-1 AC/DC Dual Voltage electric Locomotive “Vallabh” commissioned by Shri Sidhartha Shankar Ray, the then Chief Minister of West Bengal.

1980

1st  October

First Rajdhani Electric Loco WAP-1 commissioned.

1985

3rd  and 4th July

Flagging of of the 600th Diesel Loco MOHANDAS by Shri Madhav Rao Scindia, Minister of Railways

1986

2nd  November

Visit of Professor Nurul Hassan, Governor of West Bengal

1987

6th  April

“JAWAHAR” (WAP-3) commissioned and christened by Shri Madhav Rao Scindia, Minister of State for Railways for Shatabdi Express services.

1988

 

First batch of Hitachi traction motors dispatched

1989

 

Collaboration agreement signed with Rockwell International Corporation .

1990

31st  March

105th  Electric Loco KIRTIMAN inaugurated by Mr. R.D.Kitson, Member Mechanical, Railway Board

1991

7th  January

Flagging off of 1500th Electric loco SUKANYA, to mark the International year of the girl child

1992

3rd  August

1st 5000 hp High Adhesion WAG – 7 Electric Locomotive “SHANTIDAN” christened by Mother Teresa, Missionaries of Charity.

1993

6th  April

Last BG Diesel Shunting Loco “VIRAM” of the year and NG Diesel Locomotive “ITI” of the year 1992-93.

1993

11th  June

Inauguration of “Sidhu kanu Setu” a light bridge over the River Ajoy by R.K.Shukla, GM/CLW

1994

23rd  January

WAP-1 Electric Loco “PRAGATISHEEL” provided with Hitachi Traction Motor.

1994

27th  August

First 5000 hp WAP-4 Passenger Locomotive “ASHOK” flagged off. 

1996

13th  July

ISO-9001 certification awarded to Loco Works by IRQS. 

1996

8th  August

ISO-9002 certification awarded to Steel Foundry by IRQS. 

1996

14th  September

First Modular WAG-7 Loco KARAMVIR Flagged

1996

27th  December

First 3 phase 6000 hp WAG-9 Locomotive (CKD/SKD) flagged off from CLW.

1998

29th  April

Flagging off of 2500th  Electric loco SWARNA ABHA by the Shri Nitish Kumar,Hon’ble MR

1998

14th  November

WAG-9, the first CLW built indigenous 3 phase state-of-the-art 6000 hp Freight Electric Locomotive “NAVYUG” inaugurated by the Hon’ble Minister for Railways by Shri Nitish Kumar.

1998

21st  November

Inauguration of one WAG-7 500 HP Electric Loco SAMARPAN by Shri Jyoti Basu Chief Minister of West Bengal

1999

10th  January

First batch of 6 nos. of CLW built 1000 hp Traction Motors for WAG-9 inaugurated by Shri K.Balakesari, Member Staff. 

1999

12th  April

Flagging off of NAVJYOTI by his His Excellency the Governor of West Bengal Mr. A.R.Kidwai

2000

25th  January

CLW completes 50 years of service to the nation

2000

24th  February

The first CLW built 3-phase traction motor type 6 FXA-7059 for WAP-5 locomotive inaugurated.

2000

10th  May

“NAVKIRAN” the first WAP-7 locomotive rolled out of CLW.

2000

17th  May

“NAVODIT” the first CLW built WAP-5 locomotive rolled out of CLW.

2000

30th  June

A first Day Cover on CLW released by Shri M.K.Banerjee, Post Master General/Kolkata to commemorate CLW Golden Jubilee (Phase-II). 

2000

30th  June

“NAVSHAKTI” the first WAG-9H locomotive was rolled out of CLW. 

2000

18th  November

Commissioning of a new facility for polyurethane painting of Electric Locomotives with grit blasting and paint drying oven facility. 

2001

12th  February

“NAVBHARATI”, the second CLW built WAP-7 locomotive flagged off by the Hon’ble Minister of Railways Ms. Mamata Banerjee. 

2001

16th  April

H.E.Viren J.Shah, Governor of West Bengal was the chief Guest at the 46th Railway Week function. H.E. also flagged off the 3-phase WAG-9 loco christened “NAVASHA”. 

2001

31st  May

“NAVJAGRAN”, the CLW built WAP-5 locomotive flagged off by the Hon’ble MOSR (D) Shri Digvijay Singh. 

2002

26th  April

ISO-14001 certification awarded to CLW by IRQS. 

2003

6th  April

 “NAVCHETAK” the CLW built WAP – 7 type Locomotive flagged off by Hon’ble MOSR (A) Shri A.K.Murti. 

2003

2nd  & 3rd  August

“NAVGHANSHAKTI” the CLW built WAG-9 type locomotive flagged off by ML/RB,Shri S.C.Gupta.

2003

25th  September

ISO-9001-2000

2003

28th  October

Shri Nitish Kumar,Hon’ble MR inaugurated a book published by the PR Dept. entitled “STORY OF CLW” written by Shri R. K.Vir, Ex-GM/CLW at Railway Board, New Delhi.

2004

10th  January

“NAVGATI”, the CLW built WAP-7 locomotive flagged off by Addl. ML/RB.

2004

29th  March

“YUGANTAR”, the CLW built WAP-4 loco flagged off by GM/CLW.

2005

February

Manufacturing of Cast Steel Bogie Frame for DLW for GM Loco WDS-4 by Steel Foundry

2006

9th June

CLW is conferred with the Golden Peacock award for Environment Management by the World Environment Foundation

2006

29th July

CLW built new locomotive type WAG-9 & WAG-9H with Satellite Remote Diagnosis System “Dr.  Silver” inaugurated by Shri Lalu Prasad, Hon’ble MR.

2006

6th September

CLW becomes the proud recipient of the  Safety Innovation award 2006, by the Institute of Engineers

2007

23rd March

Flagging off of 100th WAG-9 loco “NAVPRAGATI”.

2007

31st  March

1st loco for 2007-08 inaugurated

2007

31st  March

1041st Traction Motor produced for the year 2006-07

2008

25th  May

CLW website launched

2008

11th July

CLW adopts ORACLE based financial application

2009

26th  January

CLW steps into its Diamond Jubilee year

2009

18th December

First  WAG-9 locomotive “NAVEEN” with IGBT traction converter flagged off

2010

16th April

Inauguration of 2nd IGBT based locomotive WAG-9i

2010 3rd June Indian Railways first HOG scheme loco produced

2010

4th October

Inauguration of first fully IGBT based three phase locomotive

2011 1st February Flagging off of three phase loco fitted with Air conditioned cab

2012

2011-12

Record production of Electric locomotives in CLW (258 nos.)

2012 11th July Turning out of three phase locomotive equipped with IGBT based propulsion system and TCN compliant VCU

2013

2012-13

Record production of Electric locomotives in CLW (270 nos.)

2013 2013-14 Best ever production performance in first quarter