Mechanical Department of Indian Railways

Mechanical Department of Indian Railways are responsible for management of –

  • Train operations by ensuring Motive Power availability, Crew Management, Rolling Stock Management and Traffic restoration  in case of accidents.
  • Production Units engaged in production of Locomotives, Coaches, Wheel sets, etc
  • Workshops set up for repair, maintenance and manufacturing of rolling stock and related components.

Functions of Mechanical Department  include:

1.     Production of Rolling Stock

2.     Maintenance of Rolling Stock

3.     Disaster Management

Organisation of Mechanical Department

  • The Mechanical Department is headed by Member (Mechanical) at Railway Board. In each of the zones the Department is headed by a Chief Mechanical Engineer who reports to the General Manager of the Railway. The office of the Member (Mechanical) of the Railway Board guides the CME on technical matters and policy. At the divisional level, Sr. Divisional Mechanical Engineers are responsible for implementation of the policies framed by Railway Board and Zonal Railways.
  • Production Units are managed independently by General Managers reporting to the Railway Board. The Workshops are headed by Chief Works Managers and report to the CME.
  • Central Organization for Modernization of Workshops (COFMOW) under the Mechanical Department is a centralized agency of the Indian Railways responsible for modernization of Railway Workshops and Production Units and carries out procurement and induction of modern workshop technologies and specialized Machines & Plant (M&P).

Railway Codes & Manuals used by Mechanical department



Coaching Maintenance Manual

Coaching Maintenance Instructions



Wagon Maintenance Manual

Diesel Locomotives


WDG3A/WDM3D Maintenance Manual

WDM2 Maintenance Manual

WDS6 Maintenance Manual

WDG3A/WDM3D Maintenance spares Manual

WDG4Part catalogue


140 Tonne Gottwald Crane Maintenance Manual

Disaster Management

Disaster management Manual

Accident Manual

Train Operation


Working time table



Factory Act

Workman Compensation Act

Hours of Employment Regulations

IR Workshop Code




Tue, 11/02/2014 - 08:23

Dear sir

mene ntpc level se asm goods guard junior accountent and sr. Clerk ki post k liye exam qualify kiya h.
Mere sath ek problem h ki muje right side hydroseal ki thodi sikayat thi jiska me opration ek sarkari hospital me karwaya hua h. November month me.
But abi thodi thodi swelling h. Doctor ne bola ki usme thoda time lagega.

Plz bataiye ki railway madical k waqt koi prob to nai hogi ya reject to nahi kiya ja sakta.
Sir muje yahi tension h jiski bajah se mene normal prob ka opration karwaya h.

Plz help me

Monali bhalerao

Mon, 14/07/2014 - 13:48

Dear sir,

I have completed diploma in mechanical engineering in 2012. having experience of working in maintenance department in Hindustan coca-cola Beverage Pvt. ltd. So how can apply for job in railway department.



jitendra sharma

Sun, 31/08/2014 - 10:49

Sir,mai rail me tech-ll(painter) hu,mera qualificaton 10th+ITI he ;KYA MAI JE KA DEPARTMENTAL EXAM DE SAKTA HU? Pls reply me as soon as possible, thanks

Allan Pathare

Fri, 18/09/2015 - 10:27

Sir, My self allan pathare. I had completed my 3 year full course in mechanical engineer. I am very interested in central railway job as a junior engineer. I will work hard will do my best.can I get job .


Sun, 21/08/2016 - 12:27

Dear sir

I am working under sse c&w sbi bg me CCR ke adesh anusar by road truck me driver ke sath helpar condecter me jata hu kya mujhe over time nahi mil sakta


Sun, 21/08/2016 - 12:27

Dear sir

I am working under sse c&w sbi bg me CCR ke adesh anusar by road truck me driver ke sath helpar condecter me jata hu kya mujhe over time nahi mil sakta