The Southern Railway and Integral Coach Factory (ICF) in India are building replica steam locomotives that will run on electricity. One of the replicas of the locomotive developed by the Southern Railway is expected to be completed in three to four months, Railway Supply magazine reports, citing Railway Technology.

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The company has already completed work on the locomotive body and plans to install other systems. It is expected that the locomotive will be equipped with a pantograph to work with the contact network. Depot Avadi EMU is engaged in the production of the engine.

The manager of the Southern Railway said that the main problem with steam locomotives is that, due to the use of coal, they can travel at a limited speed and over short distances. The new locomotive, which will look like a steam locomotive, will enable railroads to operate heritage long distance special trains faster.

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