The Loco Story :

Built by Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi first in 1968.

Maximum speed - 100 kmph. Maximum power output - 1200 hp.

Originally manufactured with only vacuum brakes and dynamic braking, no air brakes.

The initial batch of 55 from Alco were used for evaluation and comparison with a similar batch of General Motors locos.

The Alcos were chosen as the preferred MG main-line diesel locos.

Technicalities :

Engines --- Alco 251B-6 (Alco/MLW), Alco 251D-6 (DLW); 6 cyl., 4-stroke, inline

Transmission --- Electric (DC-DC, in contrast to most other locos that were AC-DC).

Axle Load --- 12 tonnes

Power output --- 1200 hp

Bogie type --- Co-Co trimount

Max speed --- 100 kmph

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