The Loco Story :

Built by Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi first in 1975.

Maximum speed - 62.5 kmph. Maximum power output - 1400 hp.

Heavy haul shunters made in large numbers for both Indian railways & private companies.

Several of these locos are fitted with creep control system which allows them to be operated at a speed of 1 to 7 kmph for hauling heavy loads.

These locos consist of the YDM4 powerpack i.e. 6-cylinder 4-stroke inline Alco engine, turbo-supercharged.

Technicalities :

Engine --- Alco 251D-6, 6 cylinder in-line

Transmission --- Diesel Electric

Bogie type --- Alco asymmetric cast Co-Co trimount bogies.

Loco weight --- 113 tonnes

Axle load --- 21 tons.

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