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Mechanical (C&W ) Brief:

SC division is the largest division in S.C.Rilway with good mix of coaching, goods and other activities is having 2 major coaching depots(SC & HYB), 1 minor coaching depot (KZJ), 3 major freight depots (RDM, BPA, SNF),minor freight depots at DKJ and SEM and 2 mixed depots ( BDCR and PRLI) for mixed activities.  

 Organization Structure:

Coaching activities:


The details of activities of depots are as below:

Main functions of coaching depots:

  •      Primary Maintenance: 

Owns total responsibility of maintenance including schedule attention.


  • Secondary Maintenance: 

                   Pit line maintenance is given like primary trains except attention of prescribed schedules as these are owned by other depots/divisions.


  • Turn Round Maintenance: 

                   Interior dry cleaning, toilet cleaning, watering is done for trains which return from platform.


  •        Pass through Attention:  


                  Watering, toilet cleaning minimum required passenger amenity will be done for passing through trains.


  • Rolling-in & Rolling-out examination: 


This will be done for all PM, SM, Turnaround & pass-through trains.


  • Sick Line Maintenance: 

                  Intermediate Overhaul of Coaches and attention to sick marked coaches.

  • OBHS (On Board Housekeeping Services): 

                 15 trains in the division are covered under this service which is an outsourced activity.

Other Miscellaneous Activities:

 •     Stores Management.

•     Mill Wright (Wheel lathe, EOT crane, Fork lift etc).

•     A.C. curtain maintenance.

•     Maintenance of SLR Safety equipments.      

•     Break down Maintenance and activities.

•     Inspection carriage maintenance.

•     Contract management.


Freight Activities:


       Freight examination in yard

          3 types of examination is carried out in the division

1.Closed Circuit:

· Will be certified for 7,500 kms/35 days whichever is earlier and these

           rakes will have base depots and supposed to run in nominated circuit.

·Freight depots are RDM (BOXN,BOBR),BPA(BCN)  & SNF   (BLC,BCCW)

         2. Premium: 

·Will be certified for 12+3 days and does not have base depots.

·Freight depots are RDM, BPA, and SNF.

         3. End to End:

·Will be certified for first loading point to immediate unloading point only.

·Freight depots are RDM, BPA, and SNF,DKJ and SEM.

Sick line attention:


                    At major freight train examination points facilities are provided for sick attention of wagons to carry out  wheel changing, medium welding repairs to body and under gear, medium nature draft gear attention. 


On train attention of repairs


                   During train examination minor and medium welding repairs and replacement of CC pads/EM pads bolster springs and body welding repairs etc. will be attended on-train without detachment of wagons.


ROH of wagons


                   Routine overhaul will be done mainly for BOXN, BOBR,BLC at RDM. In addition, occasionally BCN, BRN wagons will also be given ROH attention and BCN ROH is done at BPA.


         Mobile TXR gangs are deployed for attention to wayside detached sick wagons.


Miscellaneous activities:


                          1. Stores Management.


                          2. Yard cleaning, scrap collection and disposal.


                          3. Breakdown activities if attached.


                          4. Maintenance of  Electronic- I n-Motion weigh bridges.


                          5. Management of fire extinguishers through AMC.

 Breakdown specials:

The following breakdown specials are under control of Mechanical / C&W department.







re-railing equipment


COWANS SHELDON 140 T. crane with LUCAS re-railing equipment






ART with MFD

re-railing equipment




Training centre:

Training centre is based at Ramagundam freight depot for imparting training to Group 'C' &  Group 'D' staff.


Type of course

Category of staff


Induction Course

RRB & CG appointed Artisans

Induction Course

Group-D staff

Refresher Course


Pre-promotional Course

Group-D to Group-C

Electronic in-motion weighs bridges:

9 electronic in-motion weigh bridges are maintained by this department and they are located at Secunderabad (SC) & (HYB), Manikgarh (MAGH), Sultanabad (STBD), Kazipet (KZJ), Tondalagopravaram (TNGM), Charlapalli (CHZ), Shankarpalli (SKP) & stations HSP (Hasanparti)

Linen Management:

Mechanical C&W Department has taken over linen management from Commercial Department with effect from 1.6.2010.

Supply, commissioning & operation of Mechanized laundry of 1 ton capacity at SC coaching depot:
Mechanized Laundry of 1 ton capacity has been commissioned on 24.12.2010 for washing, ironing & packing of 2000 bed roll sets per day
 to improve the washing quality of linen. 

On-train welding in coal loading sidings:

SC division is the first to introduce in Indian Railways the innovative system of on-train welding in coal loading sidings to avoid empty running of BOXN wagons.This provision is made available at Manuguru, Rudrampur, Singareni, Manchiryal & Malkaid sidings. This has yielded good results in reduction of wagon rejections at sidings and resulted in in-direct additional earnings.

Highlights/Events of the October 2013

Punctuality Performance:

The direct and indirect punctuality loss on coaching train account for the first half of the current year is NIL. This is best ever punctuality performance achieved by the division.

Gel treatment for cockroaches:

On trial measures Hit Roach Gel was applied in 3 non AC and 2 AC coaches of 1702 express and the results are encouraging.

Drives Conducted:

A drive was conducted regarding water leakages/seepages through window glasses and roof.

A drive was conducted to check the corrosion near toilets areas of SLR coaches.

Retro fitment of Bio-toilets:

One full rake of Padmavathi Express was formed having bio toilets. This was positively acknowledged by GM/SCR during a press conference and invoked very good coverage in media.

Overhauled CBCs:

One complete rake of AP Express was formed having all the CBCs duly overhauled. This has resulted in substantial reduction in the jerks. Second rake of AP Express will be completed in July-2013.

Monitoring of OBHS with surveillance camera:

For monitoring of OBHS activities, surveillance camera has been fixed inside CZ AC coach and another outside near cabin door.


Source : South Central Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 27-11-2015  

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