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Sep 26 2011 (6:15PM)
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Most powerful Diesel locomotive

Oct 06 2011 (5:45PM)
News Entry# 41378  Powerful 5500 horsepower diesel locomotives to roll out next year to move more freight  
Posted by: rdb*^   Added by: rdb*^  Oct 06 2011 (5:46PM)
NEW DELHI: With the aim of moving more freight at higher speeds, the Railways plan to roll out technologically advanced 5500 horsepower (HP) diesel locomotives early next year. The new high HP locos will also have air-conditioning and toilet facilities for the engine drivers, a first of its kind in the Indian Railways. "The 5500 HP locos are being manufactured at Diesel Locomotive Works at Varanasi and we are expecting the first lot early next year," said a senior Railway Ministry official involved with the modern loco project. Called as WDG5, the locos, which will have a new design, will be equipped with several technlogically advanced features including those to guard against accidents. Railway Minister Dinesh Trivedi has said, "AC and toilet facilities in the driver's cabin are aimed at providing the required comfort to locomotive drivers," according to the official. WDG5 has been designed by Research Designs and Standards Organisation...
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(RDSO) and Diesel Locomotive Works at Varanasi with the help of US-based Electro-Motive Diesel. "They are likely to replace two conventional locos of 3300 HP each to move freight trains because of their high HP and tractive power," said the official, adding they will have solid state or electrically driven equipment to save power and improve reliability.

Through its subsidiary, EMD Locomotive Technologies Private Limited, Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. (EMD), one of the leading global locomotive manufacturers, is expanding its base in India to better serve Indian Railways by bringing the latest technology to the country.In a landmark achievement for Indian Railways, a complete high-horsepower locomotive design has been completed by Research Designs and Standards Organization (RDSO) and Diesel Locomotive Works, (DLW) of Indian Railways, with the support of EMD. This diesel locomotive has an output of 5500 bhp, which will make it the strongest diesel locomotive ever to run on the Indian rail network. In combination with its record high tractive effort of 560 KN, it can pull significantly more load at higher speeds, thus enabling Indian Railways to increase the system throughput in the rail network.The WDG5 locomotive design is a significant enhancement over the existing high horsepower diesel locomotives currently in use on the Indian Railways....
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It includes electronic fuel injection, radial grids and high adhesion, lightweight fabricated bogies. It has modern driver interface and crew-friendly features, such as an air conditioned cab and toilet, which is another first for the Indian Railways’ fleet. This locomotive is the only one that incorporates salient features from International Union of Railways (UIC) and Association of American Railroads (AAR) crashworthiness criteria and is a major step forward in safety.EMD also provides service support to Indian Railways’ locomotive facilities at multiple locations across India, with a network of dedicated service support personnel. Locations include: Hubli, Sabarmati, Jodhpur, Siliguri, Lucknow, Gooty, Krishnarajpuram, Tughlaqabad, Pune, Itarsi and Raipur. EMD will participate in IREE in Delhi, with its theme: IR – Moving into the Next Orbit, which collaborates well with the spirit and philosophy of EMD. Speaking at the occasion, Mr. Glen Lehmann, Chief Marketing Officer, International, Electro Motive Diesel, said, “EMD is committed to supporting Indian Railways in the development of future technology. We have great confidence that the WDG5 will be the locomotive of tomorrow for Indian Railways.” EMD, as one of the leading providers of environmental-friendly locomotives, also intends to work with Indian Railways on several joint initiatives to help the railway meet upcoming emission standards.

Sep 26 2011 (6:12PM)
News Entry# 40178  Indian Railways to get its most powerful diesel locomotive  
Posted by: rdb*^   Added by: rdb*^  Sep 26 2011 (6:15PM)
NEW DELHI: Locomotive major Electro-Motive Diesel Monday said it has completed the design for a high-horsepower locomotive for the Indian Railways. According to the company, the new design - WDG5 - would be developed into the most powerful diesel locomotive in the country with a power output of 5,500 bhp. "This diesel locomotive has an output of 5,500 bhp, which will make it the strongest diesel locomotive ever to run on the Indian rail network," the company said in a statement. The company further said that the locomotive has a tractive effort of 560 kn and can pull more load at higher speeds with less emissions than engines which are currently in use. "We have great confidence that the WDG5 will be the locomotive of tomorrow for Indian Railways," said Glen Lehmann, chief marketing officer, international, Electro-Motive Diesel. The design entails the usage of modern technologies like electronic fuel injection and...
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more. "It includes electronic fuel injection, radial grids and high adhesion, lightweight fabricated bogies," Lehman said. The interiors of the locomotive would have crew-friendly features and modern controls. "It has modern driver interface and crew-friendly features, such as an air conditioned cab and toilet, which is another first for the Indian Railways' fleet." The new design was completed in collaboration with the Research Designs and Standards Organisation (RDSO) and Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) of the Indian railways. Currently, the company provides service support to Indian railways' locomotive facilities at multiple locations.
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