In bright hues of red and yellow, this is Indian Railways’ new diesel locomotive – it’s the first in a set of 1,000 engines – that will power trains for many years from now. Manufactured by GE Transportation, the new locomotive was unveiled in June this year. After two months of testing and validation, the locomotive has now been painted. This particular locomotive has been made in the US, but eventually, GE will make the new engines in its factory in Bihar under the government’s ‘Make in India’ initiative. We take a look at the significance of its colour scheme and other salient facts:
The bright colours are said to hold a “special meaning”, with yellow representing freshness and red signifying energy. The new colour scheme for Indian Railways was completed using approximately 50 gallons of paint, says GE, adding that it will provide the locomotive protection in the harsh environments where Indian Railways operates.Read More..
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