First GE locomotive to be tested on SCR tracks

First GE locomotive to be tested on SCR tracks

The high-end 6,000 HP diesel locomotives will optimise freight movement, say railway officials

A high-end diesel locomotive built by General Electric of the US is all set to move on tracks of the Indian Railways. Oscilograph Car Run (CDCR) trials of WDG-6G diesel locomotive will be conducted on the Vikarabad-Parli section of South Central Railway (SCR) very soon.

Railways agreement

Induction of the massive yet light 6,000 Horse Power (HP) diesel loco is the offshoot of an agreement the Indian Railways has made with GE (Pennsylvania) for setting up a new diesel locomotive shed at Marhowra in Bihar. Agreement includes supply and maintenance of 300 WDG-6G locomotives during the contract period. IR will use the high-powered locomotives to optimise movement of freight traffic to meet increasing demands and enhance revenue generation, said railway officials.

The diesel locomotive is fitted with a 16 cylinder V-16 evolution series engine, a four-stroke fully turbocharged and inter-cooled machine, with an electronic fuel injection system for higher fuel efficiency and lower emissions when compared to other locomotives. Read More

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