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Indian Railways’ DLW Produces World’s First Ever 5500 HP Locomotive as a Pilot Project

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Indian Railways’ DLW Produces World’s First Ever 5500 HP Locomotive as a Pilot Project 
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Year 2014 – A Glory of ‘Golden Jubilee’ Year for Diesel Locomotives Works

In continuing with its technological upgradation programme, Indian Railways has produced the prototype 5500 HP diesel locomotives (WDG5) which are already running as a pilot project in North Central Railway. This Loco is developed by Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW), Varanasi, a production unit of Indian Railways. This is so because no locomotive manufacturer in the entire world has attempted more than 4000 HP on 22 tonne axle load and also because of the smaller moving dimension of locomotive as compared to USA and Canada. The 5500 HP WDG5 is primarily aimed at improving the throughput with higher balancing speeds.

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