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A narrow gauge locomotive manufactured by Central Railway workshop

A narrow gauge locomotive manufactured by Central Railway workshop

A narrow-gauge locomotive has been manufactured by the Central Railway's workshop at Parel in Mumbai and will be used for pulling goods trains and passenger trains in the Firozpur division on the Kangra Valley rail section of the Northern Railway.

Key Points:

  • The locomotive is of the 'ZDM3' type and is the third locomotive of the 12 locomotives for which orders have been received by the Central Railways. Two such locomotives were already manufactured and dispatched in November 2019 and January 2020.
  • The locomotives have been provided with the facility of the dual cab at either end and have good visibility of the tracks ahead.
  • The locomotives are also provided with the cold start system that will facilitate the working of the locomotives in the severe Northern winter conditions.
  • Safety features like an electronic speedometer with recorder, vigilance control device and automatic emergency braking have been provided.
  • The Kangra Valley Railway gauge is equivalent to 2 ft 6 inch (762 mm) and runs to Joginder Nagar in Himachal Pradesh from Pathankot in Punjab.
  • The gauge is 164-km in length and passes via the sub-Himalayan region of Kangra Valley.

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