Indian Railways: Steam, Diesel and Electric locomotives in operation

Last Modified: Sun Feb 28 2021 01:55:45 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 12,729
    Total number of steam, diesel and electric locomotives being operated by Indian Railways as of 31 Mar 2020. The break up and split by railway zone is provided below. Please note, zone wise split is based on 2017 data.
  • 39
    Steam. Yes, these are still being operated, but majorly as tourist attractions.
  • 5,898
    Diesel. These numbers have started to come down from a maximum of 6,086 in 2017-18 as Indian Railways seeks to move towards 100% electrification.
  • 6,7982
    Electric.
  • 1,007
    Total number of locomotives in Central Zone [D-386, E-621].
  • 675
    Total number of locomotives in Eastern Zone [D-401, E-274].
  • 775
    Total number of locomotives in East Central Zone [D-358, E-417].
  • 720
    Total number of locomotives in East Coast Zone [D-297, E-423].
  • 1,006
    Total number of locomotives in Northern Zone [D-619, E-427].
  • 554
    Total number of locomotives in North Central Zone [D-162, E-392].
  • 335
    Total number of locomotives in North Eastern Zone [D-302, E-33].
  • 421
    Total number of locomotives in North East Frontier Zone [D-421, E-0].
  • 415
    Total number of locomotives in North Western Zone [D-415, E-0].
  • 815
    Total number of locomotives in Southern Zone [D-356, E-459].
  • 1,188
    Total number of locomotives in South Central Zone [D-582, E-606].
  • 1,005
    Total number of locomotives in South Eastern Zone [D-339, E-686].
  • 470
    Total number of locomotives in South East Central Zone [D-216, E-254].
  • 365
    Total number of locomotives in South Western Zone [D-365, E-0].
  • 963
    Total number of locomotives in Western Zone [D-561, E-402].
  • 1,022
    Total number of locomotives in West Central Zone [D-426, E-596].