Workshop to start production of frameless tank wagon soon

The Railway Workshop, Golden Rock, will soon commence production of a unique bogie frameless tank wagon (BTFLN), meant for transport of petroleum products, according to P.Mahesh, its Chief Workshop Manager.

The Railway Board has already awarded an order to the workshop for the manufacture of the wagons.

The wagons, with tank barrels made of high tensile steel, will be fitted with bogie mounted brake systems.

The tank barrels are being manufactured by M/s.Braithwaite & Company.

The prototype has already been built and production of the wagons would begin after inspection by Railway Design and Standards Organisation, which is expected soon, said Mr.Mahesh, after unfurling the National Flag at the Republic Day celebrations in Golden Rock on Saturday.

The workshop has also undertaken a new order worth Rs.120 crore for the manufacture of 660 bogie low platform long container wagons, used for transporting domestic containers.

CONCOR has also placed an order worth Rs.217 crore for supply of 1,000 bogie low platform container flat wagons (BLC).

The workshop has successfully turned out 538 BOXNHL stainless steel wagons so far out of 600 ordered, and is gearing up to execute another order for 320 more wagons placed by the Railway Board. The board has also placed an order with the workshop for supply of 25 WDS6 locos. The workshop has so far exported 137 locomotives earning Rs.52.90 crore as foreign exchange.

It has supplied two new X-class steam engines with oil fire technology for Nilgiris Mountain Railway.

The third steam loco is ready and will be despatched soon, he said.

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