Electric locomotives draw power from the overhead line. Overhead lines have to be inspected regularly for alignment changes and faults. An overhead line with faulty alignment can entangle with the moving train’s pantograph and fail. In most developed countries this inspection is done by automated systems that cost over $200,000. In developing countries such as India, inspection of overhead lines is a cumbersome and time-consuming manual process. Through this project, we have developed an automated overhead line inspection system, which when mounted on the locomotive, gives detailed reports regarding the alignment of the overhead line and automatically alerts for the sections that need maintenance. These reports make fault-finding very simple and hence act as an effective preventive measure against failure. Developed systems can save a lot of time, effort and maintenance costs for the Indian Railways.