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Nov 29 2016 (18:06)  Kalyan Loco Shed Completes 88 Years of its service to Indian Railways (www.cr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Posted by: Jayashree ❖ Amita  37033 news posts
29-11-2016
Kalyan Loco Shed Completes 88 Years of its service to Indian Railways
The first Loco Shed of Indian Railways at Kalyan completes 88 years of its service to Indian Railways. Shri G. C. Agarwal, General Manager, Central Railway attended a function commemorating its 88th Anniversary at Electric Loco Shed, Kalyan o­n 28th November 2016. o­n this occasion, Shri Agarwal, inaugurated a heritage loco garden placed with two heritage EF-1 & WCG-2 locomotives inside the shed.
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Electric Loco Shed established o­n 28th November 1928 is the first loco Shed o­n Indian Railways to maintain DC locomotives working o­n 1500 Volts OHE System. As over the years, the OHE was converted into 25 KV AC, the shed started maintaining AC/DC and AC locomotives. Presently, the Loco Shed handles 201 locos including 64 WAG-9 locos having latest 3-phase technology. Kalyan Electric Loco Shed plays an important role in train operations of Mumbai Divison specially for banking operations in both North East & South East Ghats.
As part of this 88th Anniversary of the Shed, a two week long celebration is organized by the shed staff with various sports competitions, like cricket, kabbadi, badminton, chess, carom, rangoli and musical programme.
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Date: 29.11.2016
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