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Wagon Numbering System

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  • 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

how check digit use to find

how check digit use to find day to day use in terms of wagoan

Your explanation is helpful.

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

 

thanks

nice explanation. but I want

nice explanation. but I want to know how I got coach numbes of a train now in traveling.

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