Wagon Numbering System

  • New wagon numbering system has been adopted in Indian Railways in 2003. Wagons are given with 11 digit numbers making it easy for identification and digitalizing wagon information.
  • First two digits will indicate Type or Wagon. Eg. BOXN, BCN, BCNA etc. Different wagon types are given numbers from 10 to 99.
  • Next two digits will indicate Owning Railway. Eg. SR -06, CR-01, 16 Zones are given numbers from 01 to 16 and 25 for CONCOR, 26 for Private owned wagons and 24 for wagons owned by defence.
  • Next two digits will indicate Year or Manufacture. eg.13 for 2013.
  • Next four digits will indicate Individual Wagon Number (0001 to 1000 for Departmental and 1001 to 9999 for Commercial purpose).  
  • Last digit will be a 'Check digit'.  
Finding check digit
  • Step 1 : All even digits ED = D2 + D4 + D6 + D8 + D10 
  • Step 2 : Add all odd digits OD = D1 + D3 + D5+D7 + D9
  • Step 3 : Find ED x 3 + OD 
  • Step 4 : Deduct it from next multiple of 10 . The number obtained will be check digit.
Eg. 31101695215
  • Step 1: ED = D2 + D4 + D6 + D8 + D10 =  1+0+6+5+1 = 13
  • Step 2 : OD= 3+1+1+9+2=16
  • Step 3 : 3x 13 + 16 = 55
  • Step 4 : 60 – 55 =5
However. for the convenience of  normal day-to-day use,  type of wagons will be stenciled alphabetically also.  
 
Eg. 
BCNAHS
31101695215

Comments

Your explanation is helpful. If possible give more illustrations, including wagon types - 1st two digit, owning railway-all 16 zone wise.

 

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