DLW rolls out 190th high horse power rail engine

The Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) set a new record by releasing 190th high horse power (HHP) rail engine under the financial year 2011-12 on Saturday. It surpassed the record set in the last financial year 2010-11 when it had made 150 HHP engines. Releasing the 190th HHP rail engine at a simple function at loco assembly shop, DLW general manager B P Khare said it was a proud moment for the DLW which has set a new record this year.

He also urged the DLW employees to work hard and get ready to make 250 HHP engines, the target set for the next financial year (2012-13). Earlier, the general manager and the chief mechanical engineer, Rakesh Vatash, released the colourful engine after performing puja and other rituals.

It may be mentioned here that the DLW has intensified efforts to meet the rising demand of HHP rail engines in the country. In the light of rising demand for HHP engines, the DLW has already cut down production of ALCO engines. It has come up with state-of-the art and powerful 4,500 HHP engines equipped with modern microprocessor controlled AC traction. This feature is available in 190 HHP engines. The general manager also announced a collective award of Rs 50,000 and a special award of Rs 2,000 for the crew members of new rail engines on the occasion.


IR to soon manufacture high power locomotives

Sanjeev Handa, member (mechanical) of the Railway Board, said the Indian Railways (IR) would soon manufacture high power locomotives of 12,000 horsepower.

Handa was addressing a function at the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) on Saturday. He also flagged off a duel cab WDP 4D locomotive of 4,500 HP on the occasion. Addressing the function, he appreciated the work of DLW personnel in manufacturing the ultra modern locomotive. He said the operation of high speed trains was a challenge before the Indian Railways for which high power locomotives were needed.

Speaking on the occasion, DLW general manager KK Saxena highlighted the performance of DLW and said locomotives were being exported to countries like Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Chief mechanical engineer Rakesh Vatash highlighted the features of WDP 4D locomotive. The DLW manufactured the duel cab locomotives with front and rear options for the first time. It can run at 130-km per hour maximum and 22.5km minimum speed.


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