Indian Railways tests “most powerful” WDG-6G diesel locomotive! Indian Railways is looking to induct the first GE WDG-6G diesel locomotive after extensive trial runs on the South Central Railway zone tracks. WDG-6G diesel locomotive is said to be the most powerful amongst the locomotives in use on the Indian Railways network.
Interestingly, the GE WDG-6G locomotive for Indian Railways is also the lightest 6,000 Horse Power (HP) diesel locomotive in the world. Built by GE Pennsylvania, United States, the locomotive is all set to undergo Confirmatory Oscillograph Car Run (CDCR) trials and join the fleet of Indian Railways’ locomotives. The locomotive will be put on trials in two weeks time on the Vikarabad-Parli section, which falls on the South Central Railway zone, an official told Financial Express Online.
According to a press release issued by the South Central Railway, the induction of WDG-6G loco on Indian Railways is part of an agreement that the national transporter had made with GE for setting up a new diesel locomotive shed at Marhowra, Bihar. Read More
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