Established in 1986, the Rail Coach Factory (RCF) was the second coach manufacturing unit of Indian Railways. Its foundation stone was laid by the then Prime Minister of India Mr. Rajiv Gandhi. It has manufactured around 16,000 passenger coaches of 51 different types including self propelled passenger vehicles. 
This output constitutes over 35% of the total population of coaches on Indian Railways. RCF is at the threshold of setting an all time record by manufacturing more than 1400 coaches during the financial Year 2005-06 including around 150 stainless steel coaches and 260 AC 3 Tier coaches in corten steel shell design.
RCF is equipped with CAD centre and CNC machines to undertake design and manufacture of bogies, shell (both with stainless steel and corten steel). RCF has also manufactured Alstom LHB coaches for both Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express.
The RCF is in the town of Kapurthala, Punjab and has its own township with a hospital, a post office and two banks. Pincode - 144602.
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