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Jun 16 2019 (09:22)   First Look: The new WDG-6G Locomotive

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The massive 6,000 horsepower WDG-6G is finally out in the wild. We had the chance to get a closer look at the first unit of its type – 69001. Two units were produced by General Electric (now Wabtec)’s plant in Pennsylvania, United States. They landed in India at Mundhra port in February 2019.
69001 was recently sent to South Central Railways’s Maula Ali (MLY) Diesel Locomotive Shed (DLS). The loco will undergo Confirmatory Oscillograph Car Run (COCR) trials on the Vikarabad – Parli section of SCR. The second unit – 69002
– is expected to arrive at DLS MLY in the next few days.
The loco will be ready for trials in two weeks from now, according to officials.
Key features of the newest locomotive in IR’s fleet:
Some photos of the WDG-6G 69001
The Railway Board had signed an agreement with GE to set up a new Diesel Locomotive Shed (DLS) at Marhowra in Saran District of Bihar.
According to the agreement GE is expected to supply 300 units of the 6,000 hp WDG-6G to Indian Railways as well maintain the fleet for the period of he contract.
The 300 WDG-6G units are part of a 1,000 locomotive deal awarded to GE by the Indian Railways in 2015. The remaining 700 locomotives are 4,500 hp units, classified as WDG-4G by IR, and are currently being homed at Diesel Locomotive Shed, Roza in Uttar Pradesh.

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