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Dec 26 2018 (17:27)  

SGupta2003^~   2412 blog posts   543 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 4157323            Tags   Past Edits
History of the diesel loco WDM-3A
The first one was delivered on August 22, 1994, It was then WDM-2C.[3] First 57 units produced till March 1996 (Indian Railway road number 14001-14057) had rounded front hood profile similar to contemporary newer classes of locos built by DLW (WDG3A and WDP1). After that there was a gap of long four years in the WDM3A production line in DLW. These new locomotives had their control stand shifted to the left side of the cabin. Meanwhile, Diesel Loco Modernisation Works (erstwhile Diesel Modification Works which again was known as Diesel Component Works) in Patiala started rebuilding the existing WDM2 locomotives, which had reached midlife, with upgraded powerpacks. DLMW Patiala re-calibrates the powerpack and upgrades the output
power rating to 3100HP.DLW again started building WDM3A from the year 2000 and continued till the end of 2002 with locomotive road numbers in the range 14058-14143. All the locomotives rebuilt by DLMW and later batch from DLW had regular WDM2 type square short hood profile and control stand position. DLW again built WDM3A variant locomotives, during 2005-2006, in the road number range 14144-14167 which were classified as WDM3B due to their difference in bogie design from classic ALCo asymmetrical trimount to HAHS design which was employed in WDG2 and later WDM3D classes too. Most of the WDM3B were later converted to WDM3D. In 2011, DLMW rebuilt locomotive number 16502 as WDM3A and equipped it with an Elctronic Fuel Injection (EFI) system jointly developed by Engine Research Laboratory of IIT Kanpur, Engine Development Directorate of RDSO, and DLMW Patiala.DLMW continues to rebuild WDM2 as WDM3A and recently they have started rebuilding the DLW built WDM3A too when they reach their midlife. Recent rebuilt locomotives are rated at 3300 HP, and from 2009 onward they are equipped with Daulat Ram DBR, and since 2014 they are also equipped with an Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) in the short hood. Some rebuilt locomotives have Co-Co-fabricated ATHS (Advanced Trimount High Speed) bogies instead of ALCo cast-iron type.All the rebuilt WDM3A bear the "-R" suffix to their road numbers.
In 2012 Bangladesh Railway ordered 26 WDM3A from DLW. They are classified as Class 6500 there. These units, however, lack the dynamic braking which happens to be an essential component in their Indian counterparts.

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Dec 26 2018 (17:39)
FireFlies~   1486 blog posts   3213 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Great trip down the history books

Jan 04 (18:36)
Siddharth^~   1645 blog posts   314 correct pred (52% accurate)
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The class WDM-3A is Indian Railways' workhorse diesel-electric locomotive. Since 1993, it has been manufactured in India by the Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), Varanasi. The model name stands for broad gauge (W), diesel (D), mixed traffic (M) engine. The WDM-3A is the most common diesel locomotive of Indian Railways. The WDM-3A is a later classification of earlier WDM-2C.These units have been retro-fitted with dual brakes, in addition to the air and vacuum brakes. The WDM-3A locos have a maximum speed of 120 km/h (75 mph). The gear ratio is 65:18.
Type and origin
type - Diesel
Builder - DLW, Diesel Loco Modernisation Works
Model - ALCO DL560C variant
Build date- August 22, 1994, onwards
Total produced
WDM-3A: 1296 as of December 2015
WDM-3D: 510 as of December 2015
WDG-3A: 1145 as of December 2015
Diesel Loco Modernisation Works, Patiala

1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
ALCO Asymmetric cast frame trimount
Wheel diameter
1,092 mm (3 ft 7 in)
12.834 m (42 ft 1 1⁄4 in)
17.12 m (56 ft 2 in)
2.864 m (9 ft 4 3⁄4 in)
4.185 m (13 ft 8 3⁄4 in)
Axle load
18,800 kg (41,400 lb)
Loco weight
112.8 t (111.0 long tons; 124.3 short tons)
Fuel type
Fuel capacity
5,000 L (1,100 imp gal; 1,300 US gal)
Prime mover
ALCO 251-C
RPM range
400 - 1050 rpm
Engine type
V16 Diesel engine
ABB VTC304-15 or Napier NA 295 IR turbocharger
Traction motors
BHEL TA 10102 CW (new), BHEL TG 10931 AZ(old)
Cylinder size
228 mm × 266 mm (8.98 in × 10.47 in)
bore x stroke
Diesel electric
MU working
Train brakes
Air, Vacuum and Dual
Performance figures
Maximum speed
120 km/h (75 mph)
Power output
WDM-3A: 3100 HP, WDM-3D: 3300 HP, WDM-3E: 3500 HP,WDM3F: 3600 HP.
Tractive effort
30.45 t (30 long tons; 34 short tons)
Factor of adh.
Indian Railways
14001-14057, 14058-14143, 16000-, few in 18xxx series and 17xxx series
Cheetah, Prabal, Velociti, Awadh, Firex, Sher Punjab, Veer
All over Indian Railways
The loco is now widely used across India for long distance passenger trains due to its ruggedness and high tractive loads and acceleration.

Jan 04 (19:11)
SGupta2003^~   2412 blog posts   543 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Wait m adding

Jan 04 (19:13)
SGupta2003^~   2412 blog posts   543 correct pred (65% accurate)
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WDM 3D is the most modern and advanced ALCO locomotive....
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1 year on IRI^~   4629 blog posts   32 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Somanko^~   18351 blog posts   14554 correct pred (95% accurate)
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Matlab kuch bhi. ICE ka saath RSA hai yah nehi PRR ki?

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Haan hai per lhb wala case samajh m nhi aaya

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LHB allotment start hua tha. Kuch coaches milne k baad baand ho gaya. That time HTE had some problem. It can be less parking space for LHB etc. So nahi hua. But jab LHB hogi toh pura set LHB se chalegi. ICE and PRR both. Mujhe pata hai coaches ka conditions bohot kharab hai.

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Aisa konsa data Dekh k btaa rahe ho ki growth rate mein prr aage hai....achanak aisa Kya ho Gaya ki itne saalon SE nhi lekin ab bhar bhar k log prr se train mein travel kr rahe Hain....growth rate ko parameter maan k rly service nahi deta....u reach a particular level u get the service for simple....prr ko bksc see compare Kon krta hai baar baar PTA hai sabko....bokaro ko gaali kisne di thi or wo Kahan ka rehne Wala hai tmko bhi ptaa hai.... rail employee bol k jhutha data dikha k prr ka revenue bksc see upar dikhaane Wala Kon sbko PTA hai....main fir se bolunga ki apni city k liye demand rakhna or usko justify krna galat nahi hai lekin usko justify krne k liye dusre places ko gaali likhna Galat hai.

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20817 kindly 🛑✋🚦 at PRR~   763 blog posts   5 correct pred (63% accurate)
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No bhai.. Milne par dono ko milega. Ab agar ek bhi rake Lhbfy huwa to RNC ICE(either UP or DN) and PRR Exp(either DN or UP) LHB rake leke jayega in all days except Friday. Two rakes LHB hone par dono hi LHbfied ho jayenge.
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Entry# 4203303            Tags   Past Edits
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