Titan on the tracks

The IR locos are getting bigger, better and smarter, with recent introduction of the 9000 hp electric from IR/CLW and the 6000 hp diesel from GE Transportation.Industry reports include those on new wagon manufacture, UIC initiative for future rail communications, noise mitigation, and more. Selected excerpts from the World Bank report on HSRs in China provide a base line for looking at the first Indian HSR project.
As IR is still working out its approach to the 25 t axle load wagons, we look at the issues involved with two experts expressing opinions on how IR can let these trains work on the tracks.