Diesel Locomotive Works

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Diesel Locomotive Works
Public sector undertaking
IndustryDiesel Locomotive
Electric locomotive
Founded1961
Headquarters,
Area served
India & South East Asian Countries
Key people
Rashmi Goel (General Manager), [1]
OwnerIndian Railways
Websitewww.dlw.indianrailways.gov.in

The Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) in Varanasi, India, is a production unit of Indian Railways, that manufactures diesel-electric locomotives and its spare parts. It is the largest diesel-electric locomotive manufacturer in India. It is located on DLW to BHU road of the metropolitan city of Varanasi.

Company[edit]

Founded in 1961, the DLW rolled out its first locomotive three years later, on 3 January 1964. It manufactures locomotives which are variants based on the original ALCO designs dating to 1960s and the GM EMD designs of the 1990s.[2] DLW has an annual production capacity of 250 locomotives[3] and plans to increase it to 275 based on the current demand.[4][5]Since inception,DLW has produced total 8099 locomotives (up to 31 January 2018) of various types. DLW now manufactures"More than one locomotive a day". DLW manufactured 334 diesel-electric locomotives in last financial year 2016-17, which is the highest ever loco production by any loco manufacturing unit in India and bagged the "Best Production Unit Shield" for the second successive year.[6]

Products[edit]

DLW locomotives have power outputs ranging from 2,600 horsepower (1,900 kW) to 5,500 horsepower (4,100 kW). Currently DLW is producing EMD GT46MAC and EMD GT46PAC locomotives under license from Electro-Motive Diesels (formerly GM-EMD) for Indian Railways. Some of its EMD locomotive products are WDP4, WDP4D, WDG4D, WDG5 and others as of June 2015. DLW recently started producing HEP capable WAP-7 high horsepower Electric Locomotives. Recently, it has been allotted to Santragachi & Tughlakabad Loco Shed.[5] It will also produce WDG4G (ES43ACmi, Customized for IR) Locomotives From General-Electric Transportation.

Market[edit]

Besides the Indian Railways, it regularly exports diesel-electric locomotives[5] and has supplied locomotives to other countries such as Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bangladesh, Mali, Senegal,[7] Sudan[8] Tanzania, Angola, and Vietnam and also to a few users within India, such as ports, large power and steel plants and private railways.[9][10]

Ancillary[edit]

In July 2006, DLW outsourced manufacture of some passenger and freight locomotives to Parel Workshop, Central Railway, Mumbai.[11]

See also[edit]

List of locomotive builders by countries

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.newindianexpress.com/pti-news/2017/oct/30/govt-appoints-five-new-general-managers-in-railways-1687308.html
  2. ^ "Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW)". Retrieved 11 January 2008.
  3. ^ "DLW meets annual target ahead of the deadline". The Indian express Group. 17 March 2008. Archived from the original on 23 August 2009.
  4. ^ "Rlys plan to make more locomotives to tap global mkt". The Financial Express. 8 August 2008.
  5. ^ a b c "DLW sets new record in locomotive production". Times of India. 1 January 2012. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
  6. ^ "GM's Article" (PDF).
  7. ^ "Indian Railways exports four diesel locomotives". The Economic Times. 15 January 2008.
  8. ^ "Rs. 80-crore target for railway spares export". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 11 November 2004.
  9. ^ "Retiring DLW GM flags off rail engine". Times of India. 30 June 2009. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
  10. ^ "IR to soon manufacture high power locomotives". Times of India. 9 October 2010. Retrieved 14 January 2012.
  11. ^ Verma, Kalpana (19 August 2008). "Engine manufacturing unit at Parel a boon for Rlys". Indian Express. Archived from the original on 22 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2012.

12.http://www.dlw.indianrailways.gov.in/view_section.jsp?lang=0&id=0,294,520

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 25°17′32″N 82°57′35″E / 25.29227°N 82.95962°E / 25.29227; 82.95962