Submitted by:-

Ankur singh
Instructor:Instructor:Mr. S.K. Sayyad

(B.Tech - M.E.) Instructor:Chief Instructor:Mr. C.R. Shetty

Conducted At:Central Railway Carriage Workshop, Matunga.

Year 2011-12





1. ACKNOWLEDGEMENT…………………………………. ……… 3 2. INTRODUCTION TO INDIAN RAILWAYS……………. ……… 4 3. INTRODUCTION TO CARRIAGE WORKSHOP, MATUNGA... 7 4. SHOPS VISITED DURING TRAINING………………………….. 10 • MACHINE SHOP…………………………………………… 11 • TOOL ROOM……………………………………………….. 13 • SHOCK ABSORBER SECTION…………………………… 16 • AIR SPRING SUSPENSION……………………………….. 21 • TROLLEY REPAIR SHOP (EMU/MAINLINE)…………... 24 • WHEEL SHOP…………………………………………….... 31 • ROLLER BEARING……………………………………….. 37 • LUF (Lifting Under Frame) Shop & AIR BRAKE……...... 40 • INSPECTION DEPARTMENT……………………………. 46 5. CONCLUSION…………………………………………………… 48 6. BIBLIOGRAPHY



We would like to use this medium to express our sincere feelings of gratitude to all those people who have selflessly taken pains to make this report successful and our training at carriage workshop, central railway, Matunga. It is very worthwhile and value added experience take this opportunity to express our gratitude to all the individuals whose contribution have helped us in undergoing training First of all we would like to thank Mr.A.R.Tupe (CWM), Mr.A.K.Gupta (APLE/Training Officer) and Mr. C.R.Shetty (CI, BTC) for giving us an opportunity to take training in this historic workshop. We express our heartily gratitude to Mr. S.K. Sayyad (Jr. Inst, BTC) for his unstinting support and suggestions which gave us direction to work. We would also like to thank all workshop officials, shop superintendents, working staff for the invaluable help at all the time.





Indian Railways abbreviated as IR is the central governmentgovernment owned railway company of India, which owns and operates most of the , country's rail transport It is overseen by the Ministry of Railways of transport. the Government of India India. Railways were first introduced to India in 1853. By 1947, the year of India's independence there were forty-two rail systems. In 1951 the independence, two systems were nationalised as one unit, becoming one of the largest networks in the world. IR operates both long distance and suburban rail operates systems on a multi-gauge network of broad, metre and narrow gauges. It also owns locomotive and coach production facilities. Indian Railways has more than 64,215 kilometres (39,901 mi) of track and 7,083 stations. It has the world's fourth largest railway network after those of theUnited States Russia and China. The railways traverse the United States, length and breadth of the country and carry over 30 million passengers and 2.8 million tons of freight daily. It is one of the world's largest commercial or utility employers, with more than 1.6 million employees. As to rolling stock, IR owns over 230,000 (freight) wagons, 60,00 , 60,000 coaches and 9,000 locomotives locomotives.

Organizational structure:Indian Railways is a department owned and controlled by the Government of India, via the Ministry of Railways. As of May 2011, the Railway Ministry is headed by Manmohan Singh, the Union Minister for Railways, and assisted by two ministers of State for Railways. Indian Railways is administered by the Railway Board, which has a financial commissioner, five members and a chairman. Indian Railways is divided into zones, which are further sub-divided into divisions. The number of zones in Indian Railways increased from six to eight in 1951, nine in 1952, and finally 17 in 2010. Each zonal railway is made up of a certain number of divisions, each having a divisional headquarters. There are a total of sixty-seven divisions. The zones are further divided into divisions under the control of Divisional Railway Managers (DRM). Each of the seventeen zones, including Kolkata Metro, is headed by a General Manager (GM) who reports directly to the Railway Board. The divisional officers of engineering, mechanical, electrical, signal and telecommunication, accounts, personnel, operating, commercial and safety branches report to the respective Divisional Manager and are in charge of operation and maintenance of assets. Further down the hierarchy tree are the Station Masters who control individual stations and the train movement through the track territory under their stations' administration. As of 31 March 2011, 21,014 km of the total 64,215 km route length is electrified. Since 1960, almost all electrified sections on IR use 25,000 V AC traction through overhead catenary delivery. A major exception is the entire Mumbai section, which uses 1,500 V DC. and is currently undergoing change to the 25,000 V AC system. Another exception is the Kolkata Metro, which uses 750 V DC delivered through a third rail. Indian railways uses four gauges, the 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge which is wider than the 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge; the 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) metre gauge; and two narrow gauges,762 mm (2 ft 6 in) and 610 mm (2 ft) . Track sections are rated for speeds ranging from 75 to 160 km/h (47 to 99 mph).


Motto :To provide safe and fast transportation of passengers and freight. As with most developing economies, the main reason for this was the policy of import substitution of expensive technology related products when the general state of the national engineering industry was immature. Indian Railways provides the cheapest means of transportation. Fare per passenger per Km is just 20 paise. Production Units: Indian Railways manufactures much of its rolling stock and heavy engineering components at its six manufacturing plants, called Production Units, which are managed directly by the ministry. Each of these six production units is headed by a General Manager, who also reports directly to the Railway Board. There exist independent organisations under the control of the Railway Board for electrification, modernisation and research and design, each of which is headed by a General Manager. A number of Public Sector Undertakings, which perform railway-related functions ranging from consultancy to ticketing, are also under the administrative control of the Ministry of railways. Production Units, the manufacturing plants of the Indian Railways, are managed directly by the ministry. The General Managers of the PUs report to the Railway Board. The Production Units are Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi Chittaranjan Locomotive Works, Chittaranjan Diesel-Loco Modernisation Works, Patiala Integral Coach Factory, Chennai Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala Wheel & Axle Plant, Bangalore Rail Spring Karkhana, Gwalior



The carriage Workshop, Matunga was set up in 1915 as the repair workshop.Workshop covers the triangular piece of the land / area of 35 hectors, including a covered area of about 11 hectors, skirted by the central Railway suburban corridor on the Eastern And Western Railway corridors on the west. Stage wise process and product quality control and acceptance criteria had been defined and regularmonitoring of trends in process capability and product quality is being done.

The workshop carries out Periodical Overhaul (POH) and heavy repairs of more than 12 per month Mail / Express / Passengers Coaches including 3 per month AC Coaches and more than 18 per month electrical multiple units of the Mumbai Suburbs Section of Central Railway This Workshop is Awarded By ISO 9001:2000 AS WELL AS ISO 14001:1996. The Matunga Workshop has always been one of the leading shops on the Indian Railway System and is best workshop for prestigious salon.

Organisation :The workshop is headed by Chief Workshop Manager. He is assisted by three officers viz., Deputy Chief Mechanical Engineer [Dy. CME(R)], Deputy Chief Electrical Engineer [Dy. CEE (G)], and Deputy Chief Electrical Engineer [Dy. CEE (EMU)). Dy. CMM (CWE) is in-charge of Matunga Stores Depot and he is assisted by Sr. Materials Manager and Assistant Materials Manager. The Total sanctioned strength of Matunga Workshop as on March 2007 was 8,854 comprising 730 Supervisors, 6,529 Artisan, 1,592 Un-skilled employees.

In addition to the above activities following activities are also carried out on a regular basis: • Conversion from vacuum brake to air brake. • Provision of the stainless steel inlay and PVC flooring for toilets of coaches. • Provision of stainless steel through floor for the mainline coaches. • Provision of 70 ton enhanced capacity screw coupling on mainline coaches. • Conversion from vacuum brake to air brake in ART coaches. • Provision of UIC vestibule on mainline coaches. • Manufacturing of dual brakes coaches. • Refurbishment of coaches.

MAIN ACTIVITIES :The workshop undertakes following major activities:-

ACTIVITIES POH of Mail/Express Coach & POH of Passengers Coach Heavy Corrosion Repair POH of EMU Coach EMU Rehab-Mid-Life & EMU RehabEnd-Life TOTAL CAPACITY

TARGET 147 coaches per month including 28 AC Coaches 14 per month 60 coaches 8 Coaches per month



A FEW FIRSTS OF MATUNGA WORKSHOP:• 1st zonal Railway Workshop to get ISO-14001 certification in 2002 • 1st Railway Coaching Workshop to convert 99% of Mail/Express brakes into Air brakes. • 1st Railway Unit in which more than 3000 workers, supervisors, union officials took pledge on the new year day against “POSTING OF POSTERS” on wall in Feb 2003 • 1st zonal Railway Workshop to convert ARMEs and ARTs into Air brake in the year 2002. • 1st zonal Workshop to start provision bogie mounted air brake system in 1993-94. • 1st zonal Railway Workshop to provide nylon bushes in brake rigging in 1980. st • 1 zonal Railway Workshop to start the concept of END LIFE REHABILITATION in EMU Coaches.


The Workshop is equipped with 44 EOT Cranes, 3 Surface Traverses and 19 Air compressors, in addition to another 700 machines and more than 10 equipments and cleaning plants. The workshop is provided with a captive internal transport section which caters to all the material transportation needs, within and outside the Workshop.

To achieve and maintain excellence in quality of products and services and to strive for continuous improvement with a view to ensure continued customer satisfication at competitive price.


SHOPS VISITED DURING TRAINING:• Machine Shop, Tool Room, Shock Absorber Section • Trolley Repair Shop (Main line) • Trolley Repair Shop (EMU) • Wheel Shop and Roller Bearing Plant • LUF (Lifting Under Frame) Shop & Air Brake


INTRODUCTIONMachine shop comprises of maintenance machining of articles which have been manufactured in the smithy shop. Various operations have been introduced to improve the rate of production. It is used for repair work and production level of the port. It has the traditional machines as well as newly introduced machines like various kinds of lathes and jigs and fixtures. Three subsections of Machine shop:1. General Machine Section 2. Central Lathe Section 3. Shock Absorber Section

GENERAL MACHINE SECTION:1. Drilling machine • Radial drilling machine • Vertical drilling machine • Gang drilling machine 2. Shaper machine 3. Planer machine 4. Milling machine 5. Slotting machine CENTRE LATHE SECTION This section consists of centre lathes of different capacity for different types and sizes of work pieces. Centre lathe are employed in this shop to perform following operations:Straight turning Taper turning Facing Chamfering

• • • •

• External thread cutting • Grooving

Central Lathe Machine -



INTRODUCTIONIt is one of the most important shop in the workshop. Precision work is carried out in this shop. Several Activities are carried out at tool room which include1.Calibration of Gauges 2.Machining Process of Pneumatics Section. 3.Machining Process and Manufacturing of small component

TOOL & DEVICE SECTION:This shop supplies various jigs & Fixtures which are required in the workshop. This section deals with providing all the different gauges, which are required in the Workshop. They are unorthodox but very effective. Most of them are GO-NO GO type. They have their own gauges for comparing the wheel profile and hanger block. Gauges are bond to undergo some absolutely vital. Calibration is also performed in this section to achieve the desired accuracy.

CALIBRATION:Calibration of gauges is carried out to check the accuracy or to inspect deformation in gauges . It is the set of operations which establish under specific conditions, the relationship between value indicated by measuring instruments, measuring system and values represented by a material measure, the corresponding known values of a measure known as MASTER.This process is carried out with the help of standard Gauges.In all total 900 Gauges are Calibrated by the Tool Room Department of Matunga Carriage Work Shop.

Receive Instrument for Callibration.

Inspection of Deformation.

Vernier Gauges Reading of DifferentVal ues using Slip Gauges.

Inside Micrometer. Reading of Different Values using out side Micrometer

Snap Gauges. Reading of Different Values using Slip Gauges.

Outside Micrometer. Reading of Different Values using Slip Gauges.

Vernier Calliper Reading of Different Values using Slip Gauges.

Record And Put Necessary Colour Code

Joint Inspection with User Shop.

Calibrating Instrument:Vernier Calliper, Micrometer Screw Gauge, Slip Gauges, Wavel meter. Rod Gauges, Measuring Gauges.


Vernier Calliper

Machining Process:1-Milling. 2-Turning. 3-Drilling. 4-Grinding. 5-Facing. 6-Tapering.

OTHER ACTIVITIES: 1. Wheel Profile Making 2. Preparation of jigs, dies and Fixtures



INTRODUCTIONA shock absorber is a mechanical device designed to smooth out or damp shock impulse, and dissipate kinetic energy. The shock absorber section of the carriage workshop carries out POH of secondary suspension shock absorbers (hydraulic) of main line and emu coaches. While shock absorbers serve the purpose of limiting excessive suspension movement, their intended sole purpose is to dampen spring oscillations. Shock absorber section comprise of repairing and maintenance of Sec suspension. Shock Absorber absorbs the additional reverse vibration and surge produce by secondary Bolster spring. In railway, shock absorbers reduce the effect of travelling over uneven tracks (at joints and while changing the tracks), leading to improved ride quality and increase in comfort. TYPES OF SHOCK ABSORBERS USED IN MATUNGA WORKSHOP:They are classified as follows 1.According to load bearing capacity a- 100 to 200 kg b- 600 kg (Trailer Coach ) c-900 kg (Motor Coach) 2.According to Manufacturing Companies a. Gabriel b.Escort c.Knorr

d. India Auto

TARGET:180 main line coaches including 25 AC coaches and 53 EMU coaches.

CONSTRUCTION AND WORKING PRINCIPLE PRINCIPLE:SA is grouped into following sub sub-assemblies:Protection cover Casing tube Cylinder bottom Piston rod Valves End mountings




Procedure Adopted For the POH of Shock:-

Arrival of Shock Absorber

Removal of Flanges

Removal of Dowel Pin and Protection tube

Cleaning of Components with the use of

Load Testing and Visual Checking of

Replacement of Worn out Components.

Assembly, Colouring


SA are tested with the help of dynamic test machine The machine draws a graph of compression and tension of SA A test load of +/- 20% the specified value states that the SA is proper

Test load is within +/- 20 % the specified value SA is not damaged externally No oil leakage observed SA is not due for overhauling(within specified periodicity or less than 4 lakh km)

IMPROVEMENTS DONE IN SA TIL DATE:Stud was provided with flat on one side and a chamfer of 2 * 45degree (to fit directly on the bench) Rubber cap (lower) was replaced (water accumulation problem eliminated) Sleeve was provided with chamfer of 6*45 degree(allows flow of chemicals during cleaning) Piston rod flat length was extended(ensures proper tightening of nuts) Springs were guided by clips ULTRASONIC CLEANING MACHINE:The MTN workshop employs a ultrasonic machine for cleaning components of SA, with a capacity of 243L. Model no. :- D-4000H Cost: 470931 INR Power requirement: 400W Tank dimensions: 900*600*450 mm



Almost all railway vehicles use bogies to carry and guide the body along the track. They first appeared in the 1960s and were considered somewhat of a novelty at the time but, nowadays, air suspension is a standard fitting for passenger vehicles. Generally, the entire load of the vehicle is shared by the various springs Present in the bogie. These springs provide the required cushioning for the Vehicle. When loading on the vehicle varies which invariably happens, the “Ride Height” of that vehicle varies accordingly. It manifests in the form of Variation in “Coupling Height” of a train formation.The “Ride Height” of the Vehicle is important to maintain parity with the way-side “platform” level and Vehicle floor level. To maintain “Passenger Comfort” in rolling and pitching, the ride height of the Vehicle and the coupling height between vehicles in a formation, an extra Cushioning is provided in form of air suspension. The air suspension Comprises mainly of two parts. 1. Air Spring Assembly 2. Pneumatic Control System to maintain constant height independent of load.


WORKING PRINCIPLE:It is used in bogie as a secondary suspension The air suspension in modern chassis is a combination of finely tuned assemblies:The air spring bellows and the rubber-metal bearer spring, which supports the system especially when there is torsional strain and large horizontal excursions It also absorbs a portion of the vertical deflection and reacts as an emergency springs Conitech and Pheonix air spring systems play a key role in the secondary suspension It’s all a matter of the air: air springs have a low natural frequency, which minimizes the transmission of vibrations Another advantage is the constant leveling function which maintains the vehicle body at a constant leveling function which maintains the vehicle body at a constant height- regardless whether it is full of passengers or empty And with the pneumatic height control, the train car exits can be adapted precisely to the height of the station platform


TESTING OF AIR SPRING SUSPENSION:1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Place the spring assembly in test rig Connect air supply to air spring and raise the air pressure to 7.3 kgs/cm2 Close the air supply source Hold on test for 60 min Take pressure reading(kg/cm2) after 60 min Pressure loss of 0.3 kg/cm2 will constitute a satisfactory test This completes the test.



INTRODUCTIONThis shop deals with the trolley repair of main line and EMU coaches. Once the coach is lifted the trolley is send to this shop. In this shop the wheel set is dismantled and sent to wheel shop.

This Section is divided into two subdivisions
1.Main line trolley repair section. 2.EMU trolley repair section

Types of trolleys:
1. In EMU trolley repair section. Motor coach trolley. Trailer coach trolley 2. In main line trolley repair section. 13 Ton trolley 16 Ton trolley Motor coach trolleys are used on motor coaches and having relatively high load carrying capacity where as trailer coach trolleys are having relatively low load carrying capacities. 13 ton bosies are used on ordinary coaches such as Non-AC coaches, general coaches where as 16 ton bogies are used on AC coaches, VHP coaches, coaches of Shatabdi Express. 16 ton bogies are heavy in construction.

Difference between 13 ton and 16 ton bogies: 1. The construction of bogie frame is box type; in case of 16 ton bogies where as construction of bogies is I section in case of 13 ton bogies. 2. The thickness of frame of 16 ton bogie is 16 mm; whereas the thickness of frame of 13 ton bogies is 12 mm.

3. The difference between 16 ton bogie & 13 is longitudinal distance between the centers of two opposite hanger pins. 4. The center distance in 16 ton bogies is generally 1500 mm and the center distance in 13 ton bogie is generally 1400 mm. 5. The bolster of 16 ton bogie is large and heavy than that in 13 ton bogies. 6. 16 T is generally used in AC coaches, whereas 13T in NON AC coaches.

While assembling the Bogie different clearances are taken into account:• • • • • • Body bolster to bogie clearance Bogie bolsters clearance Axle spring height Bolster spring height Crown clearance Buffer height

Sequence of operation:• • • • • • • • • De wheeling/ lifting of bogies Stripping of brake gear components Bogie clearing and dipping in bosch tank Stripping of suspension item Bogie trammeling, inspection, dashpot assembly De bushing Mounting of brake gear components Stripping as assembly of bolster Bogies painting, loose components painted at stages Re wheeling/ levering of bogies


FLOW CHART OF TROLLEY SHOP:Receipt Of trolley From Lifting Machine

Unloading Break System LUF Shop Removal of Electrical Components
Electrical Shop

Unloading Wheels & Axel
Wheel Shop

Unloading Suspension

Dash Dot Cleaning & Assembly

Bolster Plate And Coil Spring Dissemble

Insp. Of Bolster Plate And Upper Frame Spring Test

Repair Of Bolster Plate & trolley Upper Frame Assembly Of Trolley

Dispatch To Lifting Shop

Bogie:Bogie is most important part as it takes the whole weight of a coach along with the passengers and drives them to the destinations.

Main parts of the Bogie are:1. Bogie frame 2.Bolster a. Upper bolster plank b.Lower bolster plank 3. Hanger 4. Primary suspension 5. secondary suspension 6. Wheels 12.Bearing block 7. Air braking system 8. Silent block 9. Side bearers 10. Brake Shoe 11. Bolster Guide


Bogie Frame
Can be steel plate or cast steel. In this case, it is a modern design of welded steel box format where the structure is formed into hollow sections of the required shape.

Bogie Transom
Transverse structural member of bogie frame (usually two off) which also supports the car body guidance parts and the traction motors.

Brake cylinder
An air brake cylinder is provided for each wheel. A cylinder can operate tread or disc brakes. Some designs incorporate parking brake as well. Some bogies have two brake cylinders per wheel for heavy duty braking requirements. Each wheel is provided with a brake disc on each side and a brake pad actuated by the brake cylinder. A pair of pads is hung from the bogie frame and activated by link attached to the piston in the brake cylinder. When air is admitted into the brake cylinder, the internal piston moves these links and causes the brake pads to press against the discs. A brake hanger support bracket carries the brake hangers, from which the pads are hung.

Primary Suspension Coil
A steel coil spring, two of which are fitted to each axle box in this design. They carry the weight of the bogie frame and anything attached to it. Hanger Hanger holds the Bolster assembly with the frame of the trolley. It is the most important link for the load transmission.

Carries the secondary suspension

Gear box
This contains the pinion and gear wheel which connects the drive from the armature to the axle.


Lifting Lug:
Allows the bogie to be lifted by a crane without the need to tie chains or ropes around the frame

Secondary Suspension
Rubber air suspension bags are provided as the secondary suspension system for most modern trains. The air is supplied from the train’s compressed air system.

Shock Absorber
To reduce the effect of vibration occurring as a result of the wheel / rail interface.

Axle box Cover
Simple protection for the return current brush, if fitted, and the axle bearing lubrication.

Dash Pot
It is used as a primary suspension and it also helps in turning of the bogie.

Anchor Link
It is used to connect BOLSTER with the BOGIE FRAME. It is connected diagonally.

SMITHY SHOP:This shop does all the repair and inspection of the parts disassembled in the trolley shop. The various machines in the smithy shop are:

Eye Rolling Machine Hydraulic Buckling press Hydraulic De Buckling press 1 1 1

Drop Stamp Hammer Pneumatic Hammer Shearing Machine Shearing/Nibbling Machine Spring Testing Machine

5 8 2 1 1

TESTING OF COILED SPRINGS:Place the coiled spring on the SPRING TESTING MACHINE. Note the initial size of the spring. Apply a specific weight and note the size of the spring in compressed condition. The difference in the readings makes it possible to classify springs by virtue of load they can bear. The color codes in decreasing order of load bearing capacity are yellow, blue and green.



INTRODUCTION:Wheel shop is one of the most important shops in the workshop as it deals with the repair work of wheel, the main part of the train. After receiving the wheel set from the trolley repair shop, depending upon the amount of damage, the wheel undergoes normal repair or heavy repair.

Wheel shop is sub-divided into:
Wheel repair Shop Wheel inspection Shop Wheel assembly Roller bearing TYPES OF WHEELS: Tyre with Skeleton Solid wheel AXLE TYPES: • 13T- Dia 145 mm for sleeper coach • 16T- Dia 152 mm for AC coach • 130 mm Dia for main line coach • 140 m Dia for Motor coach and HCC coaches.


Main Activities Carried out in Wheel shop: shop:Normal repair Re- Discing of wheel Re-Axeling of wheel Axeling Re-Gearing of Wheel Gearing

Components of wheel Set:
A wheel set is a assembly mainly of two components.

• Wheel discs (soli on both sides of the axle (solid) • An axel to hold these wheel discs in position

The activities involved in Normal Repair Wheels are as follows:follows:
a. Pre-inspection of incoming Wheel inspection

b. Drop axle boxes and clean and inspect them in electric oven c. Carry out Ultra sonis test on axle d. Dismount Bearings and test them e. Clean Roller bearings and clean them f. Pack fresh grease and mount all the components properly. Different Defects Which Occurs in Wheel:Thermal cracks Chatter Shattered Rim Plate cracks Spread Rim Loose Assembly

• This is the first step in the inspection of wheels and may be always done with the unaided eye or by using hand lens. • Although a seemingly elementary procedure, it should be carried out carefully and systematically on every wheel. • The length, Diameter, Profile is checked here.

• After undergoing visual inspection the wheel has to undergo sound test. • In this test when a hammer is struck sharply on the region free from internal flaws it emits the clear ringing note whereas a region with large internal flaws a flat unusual note. • This test gives valuable information to the skilled operator about the amount of crack that has occurred on the Wheel.

ULTRASONIC TEST:• After Going through sound test the wheel has to undergo an ultrasonic test for the detection of internal or invisible cracks. • It is one of the non destructive testing. It relies upon transmission and reflection of ultrasonic beams or waves of frequency between 25 KHz and 100 KHz. • The Ultrasonic Waves are usually produced by the Piezoelectric effect within the crystal probe which is placed on the surface of the specimen. • Discontinuities below the surface cause reflection of the ultrasonic waves which appear as peaks upon cathode ray oscilloscope receiver. • The size of peek seen on the receiving tube is some indication of the size of defect. • The crystal probe thus becomes the receiver as well as the transmitter. • Ultrasonic techniques are useful for detecting cracks, voids and defects below the surface as well as near the surface.

The Dimensions of Wheel Sheets are: 1. 169mm to 175mm for Trailor. 2. 169mm to 180mm for ICF 3. 190mm to 195mm for Motor Coach. The Dimensions of Shoulder are: 1. 145mm for Trailor Coach 2. 160mm for Motor Coach. The Dimensions of Journal are 1. 130.04mm for Trailor Coach. 2. 140.04mm for Motor Coach. The length of the Axle are. 1. 2316 for ICF Trailor 2. 2286 for ICF Mail 3. 2362 for Motor Coach.


If the dimensions of any component are below these permissible then the components are condemned. Difference between two wheels of one trolley= 5 mm. Difference between two dia of wheels of two trolley =13mm.

The main Machines used here are:WHEEL LATHE: • Wheel lathe is one of the important machines in the wheel shop. The basic operation performed on this machine is turning operation. The wheel is turned to the required diameter. • It is huge in construction. Wheel lathe is placed on a huge platform. It consists of two headstocks. Both the centers are live centers. It has two tool posts. Tool post can move on the guide ways provided. The chucks used are four jaw universal types. JOURNAL GRINDING MACHINE: • The basic operation performed on this machine is grinding of jounal. Both the abrading wheel as well as the journal rotates. • In addition to basic operation the machine can also perform turning the facing operations. The tool material used for this is ‘Cemented Carbide’. AXLE TURNING LATHE: • The CNC used over here is basically a turning lathe. It is used for turning axle from a raw material.’Fanuc Controller’ is employed in this machine. Controller receives the signal (electrical) from tape reader and causes the machine to respond. • A program containing blocks of number and alphabets is fed to controller. The controller receives the electrical signal and causes the machine to respond. It is accompanied by a hoist for handling the axle on and off the machine.


• Axle journal turning can also be performed on this machine. Turning does not release the desired surface finish; hence burnishing a finishing process is employed after turning the axle.

• Burnishing is the process in which a roller is pressed against the axle because of this pressure the finishing of the axle is done. There is hardly any material removed. This process not only finishes the axle but also hardens it. A crane also accompanies this machine.



PurposeThe major purpose of bearing is to reduce the friction and to promote smooth rotational motion to the trolley and bogie, so that the rotary motion is restricted only to axel, where as the bearing box remains stationary. Types:1. Spherical type Roller Bearing 2. Cylindrical type Roller Bearing 3. Taper type Roller Bearing Parts of Roller Bearing:1. Outer Race 2. Inner Race

3. Roller 4. Cage 5. Spacer Ring

Inspection of bearing:1. 2. 3. 4. Noise Seals Temperature Lubrication

Bearing clearing plant:
This plant is used for clearing the used bearings. It consists of: • Pre wash Chamber 2050 ltr • Washing Chamber 2050 ltr 2 to 4 % chemical • Rinse Chamber 1120 ltr 2 to 4 % chemical • Dip Chamber 416 ltr 32 % chemical The bearing first undergoes Pre-washing where it is cleaned with the hot water. The temperature of the water is about 156 F. After passing through this chamber, the bearing passes through chambers which contain higher proportion of chemical (Genolite). The cycle of clearing requires 3 minutes.

Bearing mounting:There is not any kind of press fit between the bearing and the journal and hence the question of using a press ends over there. Being a heat sunk fit; the bearing is heated by means of an induction heater where the bearing is heated up to 120℃. Automatic timer is around 3 minutes per bearing.

Bearing dismounting:As there is a heat sunk fit between the journal and the bearing, it cannot be removed in any ordinary method. Bearing is removed by using a hydraulically operated device. The principle of the device is that the oil under pressure (about 500 kg/cm2) Enters between the journal and the shaft and forces out the bearing and hence removal of bearing becomes relatively easier.

CAUSES OF BEARING FAILURE:• Increased load (due to impact) cracked

1. Outer and inner race


• • • •

Increased velocity Improper lubrication Misalignment Exposure to dirt

2. Roller flaked. 3. Roller pitted. 4. Roller cracked. 5. Depressed cage

Types of spherical roller bearings:Sr. no 1 2 3 TYPE SKF FAG/ NORMA NEI/ NBC RADIAL CLEARANCE 0.105-0.296 mm 0.080-0.185 mm 0.080-0.190 mm NO. OF ROLLERS 30 28 28

The running capacity of bearing is 2.00.000. Checking After every 18 months. Out Turn 60 to 70 bearings. Cost: About 10,000 Rs. ZYGLO TEST:a) Dip the bearing in Fluorescent Penitrant Dilephor. b) Remove it, spray dilephor powder on it. c) Check the bearing in ultra violet lamp for the smallest crack in it.



INTRODUCTION:The coaches who are entitled for periodical overhauling(P.O.H) are made to halt at Dadar yard from where 7 to 8 coaches are taken to Matunga workshop daily.Once the coach enters the workshop it is brought to the lifting and under frame section where entire coach is lifted with the help of 2 cranes having the capacity of 25 tones each.Once the coach is lifted the trolley is sent to the trolley repair shop.An inspection team is appointed to inspect the amount of corrosion occurred on the entire coach and then if any corrosion repair work is required then it is sent to the heavy corrosion repair shop. L.U.F. is subdivided into four Sub-divisions: 1. Air brake equipment section 2. DV repair section

3. Brake cylinder section 4. Air brake and piping

DISSEMBLY OF PARTS:Usually coach is connected with trol at two places, trolley 1] Center pivot & Side bearers 2] Brake cylinder pipe Hence for removal of trolley from the coach, the cotter pin of center pivot is removed and branch pipes of brake cylinder are disconnected


Brake cylinder Common pipe bracket Check valve with relay ( (NRV) Centrifugal dirt collector Auxiliary reservoir Control reservoir Distributor valve Brake pipe Feed pipe Components of Twin pipe graduated release Air brake System are: are:1. Brake Pipe(B.P.) 2. Feed Pipe(F.P.) 3. Brake Cylinder(B.C.)

4. Auxiliary Reservoir(A.R.) 5. Isolating Cock with filter(I.C.) 6. Distributor Valve(D.V.) 7. Controlled Reservoir(C.R.) 8. Isolating Cock 9. Non return valve with choke 10.Cut off angle cock 11.Air hose coupling(B.P.) 12.Air hose coupling(F.P.) 13.Palm end 14.Guard Emergency Valve(G.E.V.) 15.Pressure Gauge(B.P.) 16.Pressure Gauge(F.P.) 17.Branch Pipe 18.Chain 19..Passenger Emergency Alarm Signal Device(PEASD) 20.Alarm Signal Light 21.Alarm Signal Disc 22.Passenger Emergency Valve(PEV) 23.Micro switch 24.Slack Adjustor 25.Isolating Cock 26 .Release Valve. DISTRIBUTOR VALVE(D.V.) SECTION:Almost all components of air brake system the most important element of the air brake system. Heart of the Air Brake System D.V. senses pressure drop in the brake system Functions of D.V. are:It charges the air brake system It helps in graduated brake application It helps in graduated brake release It limits maximum brake cylinder pressure for full service application/emergency application 5. It controls the time for brake application and brake release depending on service condition

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6. It facilitates complete discharge of air from air brake system 7. It protects overcharging of control reservoir 8. It propagates reduction of pressure in brake pipe quickly Stages for Distributor Valve(D.V.):Charging Condition:-

Brake Application


Following are the two designs of D.V.: C3W type D.V.{Knoor and Escort} K.E. type D.V.{Greysham,Stone India Ltd.,Sab WAb Co.} BRAKE CYLINDER SECTION:Brake cylinder receives pneumatic pressure from auxiliary reservoir being regulated by D.V. and develops mechanical brake power by outward movement of piston assembly.This section dels with the repair work and testing of brake cylinder. The main function of brake cylinder is application and release of break. In brake cylinder the pressure of air pushes the piston and truck assembly which instead pushes the cross head.There are two basic types of Brake Cylinders: 8’’ JSL air brake cylinder with slack adjuster 16’’ JSL air brake cylinder without slack adjuster WORKING PRINCIPLE:-

Every coach has been provided with two air pipes from one end to other end lengthwise.

One pipe is used to continuously charge the compressed air to auxiliary reservoir and is called as feed pipe. The second pipe is used for the application and releasing of breaks and is termed as brake pipe. As such this system is called as twin pipe system. This system has following merits. Working principle: 1. Feed pipe charges the auxiliary reservoir continuously and maintains the predetermined air pressure in auxiliary reservoirs. 2. On application of brakes the auxiliary reservoir, the application compressed air is fade to the brake cylinder and there is certain fall in air pressure in auxiliary reservoir due to same. But the feed pipe immediately charges auxiliary reservoir and maintains desired air pressure. Any no. of brake application and releasing may be done by the driver in quick succession; the air pressure in auxiliary reservoir will remain the same that is there will be no decrease in air pressure in it. This feature is not possible in case of feed pipe is removed from air brake system, because the brake pipe will have to shoulder the burden of feed pipe in addition to its own job. 3. In case due to any reason one pipe of a coach or a wagon gets damaged or goes defective, it can be bypassed in twin pipe system and the detachment of coach or a wagon would not be essential as in the case the train will be worked as a single pipe system.

CHARGING • When the passenger pulls the alarm chain PEASD(passenger emergency alarm signal device) is operated, which in turn operates PEAV(passenger emergency alarm valve) to connect brake pipe to atmospheric pressure through a choke. • This action reduces brake pipe pressure which leads to partial application of brakes on the coach, simultaneously micro switch installed in the PEAV is energized which gies an audio/visual to the driver or guard of the train. Also an indication reaches in the form of drop in pressure of BP and is observed in the flow meter of the locomotive. This drop in pressure is just sufficient to apply partial brakes and provide an indication to driver to stop the train.



• The term “Inspection” refers to checking of any things for its correctness. • In Railway Workshop every part of the Bogie & the Coach is inspected for its correctness by Inspection Department. • There are various Inspection Departments:1. EMU Inspection:• In this department under frame visual inspection of EMU trains are carried out for its corrosion or cracks at welding joints of parts like centre pivot, side bearers, head stock, body side panel, body side pillars, trough floor, sole bars. • Camber measurement of sole bar is also carried out in this department & report send to EMU rehab. • Buffer Inspection is made to check the height between buffer centre & track. 2. Main Line Inspection:• In the department under frame visual inspection of main line coaches are carried out for its corrosion or cracks at welding joints of parts like centre pivot, side bearers, headstock, body panel, body side pillars, trough floor, sole bars. • Camber measurement of sole bar is also carried out in this department & report send to EMU rehab. • Buffer Inspection is made to check the height between buffer center & track. 3. Water tank:• Water tanks are checked for its leakage by filling water inside the tanks. 4. Pit Line Inspection:-

In this department various elements are inspected


• Spring heights • Bolster to Bogie clearance • Bogie to Coach clearance • Wheel size marked on Wheels. 5. Carpentry Inspection:Here in this department interiors of coaches are checked. 6. Wheel Inspection:a. Checking of profile, diameter and length. b. Ultrasonic test c. Hammer test



• It had been an outright pleasure for us to get a chance to work in Carriage Workshop, Central Railway, Matunga. • At the end of our training term, which is the most exciting, enriching and challenging experience in our engineering curriculum. We wish to summarize the benefits acquired over the period. This training has certainly helped us in bridging the gap between the theory and practical. It enables us to see how the knowledge gained through textbooks is finally implemented in practice. It provided us an opportunity to learn under a different environment. We gained a lot of things from this training and they are mentioned below. • This training has offered us an exposure to industry, which cannot be simulated in an engineering college. • We understood the scope and the responsibility as well as managerial skills at the various product units of the company. • It enabled us to get familiarize with Railway Organization where in we learned Air Brake system. Apart from all the main cause for low efficiency of the plant is Corrosion. Thus Railway has to take precautionary measures to reduce corrosion. • Thus, we confidently conclude that this training was most beneficial and an informative experience, which is bound to help us in the future.