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Kharagpur Workshop

About the Workshop

Kharagpur Workshop was established in 1898 as a small repair workshop of Bengal Nagpur Railway. Kharagpur Workshop has evolved and grown over the years to become the largest maintenance workshop of the Indian Railways. It has the unique distinction of being the only Workshop of the Indian Railways which deals with all types of Rolling Stock viz. Coaches, EMUs, MEMUs, DEMUs, SP-ART, SP-ARME, Tower Cars, Diesel Locomotives, Electric Locomotives, Diesel Cranes and Wagons. As per the present capacity, Kharagpur Workshop stands 2nd in wagon, 5th in coaches, 3rd in Diesel locomotives, 4th in Electric locomotives, 4th in EMU and 2nd in tower cars among all the workshops of Indian Railways. 


The Workshop also undertakes manufacturing of large number of Rolling Stock components and spares.  Apart  from this, Diesel POH Shop has the facilities for re-winding of traction machines, including coil manufacturing.  The Supervisors Training Centre attached to this Workshop has been provided with a Simulator for training of Locomotive Drivers.

Beginning with POH of steam Locomotive and manufacturing of its components, Kharagpur workshop has kept pace with evolution of various designs of different types Rolling stocks on Indian Railways. Based on the strength of its past achievements and glorious heritage, the Workshop has geared itself for facing the economic and technical challenges of the new millennium.


Main Workshop

POH of AC/NAC Coach, EMU/MEMU, DEMU, Diesel Loco, Electric Loco, Tower car, SP-ART, SP-ARME, Manufacturing of Rolling stock components.

DEMU/ Haldia

Furnishing of DEMU rake.

Wagon Shop

POH of Wagon.

 Workshop at a Glance

Employees on Roll as on      01-06-2024

Gazetted: 42
Non-gazetted : 6882

Area of Workshop

150.73 Acres
Main workshop: 101.93
Wagon shop: 48.80

Number of shops


Covered area

0.32 Sq.KM

Cranage line with Gantry

4.10 KM

Traverser lines

2.6 KM

Track length

87.5 KM 
Main workshop: 54.53
Wagon hop: 19.25
Yard line between Main & Wagon shop: 13.72

Road length

24.20 KM
Main workshop: 14.367
Wagon shop: 6.553
Others (STC & Hostels): 3.28

Boundary Wall length

12.96 KM
Main workshop: 4.45
Wagon hop: 3.60
Others (STC & Hostels): 4.91

M&Ps installed


Electrical power consumption

4.71 MKWH per annum

Water consumption

4.25 Lakhs GPD

Standby power

1750 KVA x 3 DG Sets.

Staff quarters


  • 1898: Workshop Established
  • 1903: POH of Steam Locomotives 
  • 1917: POH of Coaches and Wagons 
  • 1963: POH of Diesel Locomotives
  • 1985: POH of Electric Locomotives and EMU
  • 2009: IOH of ICF Bogie to Division.
  • 2014: DEMU Factory at Haldia
  • 2018: IOH of LHB bogies to Division
  • 2019: POH of LHB coaches, 3 phase loco and EMU

Postal address

Chief Works Manager, 
South Eastern Railway Workshop,
Kharagpur, Paschim Mednipur-721301

Source : South Eastern Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed : 12-06-2024  

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