The Central Railways Workshop at Parel in Mumbai has manufactured and turned out a narrow gauge locomotive for Northern Railway. The loco will be utilised for hauling passengers and goods’ trains on the Kangra Valley Railway Section of Firozpur Division on Northern Railway.
“The loco was manufactured while adhering to social distancing norms and limited resources due to the prevalent lockdown conditions. This is the third locomotive out of an order placed for 12 locomotives on Central Railway. The workshop has already manufactured and dispatched two such locos in Nov 2019 and Jan 2020,” said Shivaji Sutar, Chief Public Relations Officer of CR.
CR informed that these locos are provided with dual cabins to drive from either end with good visibility of track ahead. The locos are equipped with cold start to enable their working in severe winter conditions in Northern India. The locos are also equipped with an ‘On demand cooling system’ to cool the engine as per requirement.