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Golden Rock Central Railway workshop signs away zero-value non-hazardous waste

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TIRUCHI, TAMILNADU, 27/12/2013: A view of Southern Railway Golden Rock Workshop (Armoury Gate) at Ponmalai, in Tiruchi. Photo: A. Muralitharan

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Enters into an agreement with UltraTech Cement in Ariyalur

At long last the Golden Rock Railway Workshop here has found a way for safe disposal of hundreds of tonnes of non-hazardous zero-value waste that had got piled up within the sprawling establishment over the years.


Having laid a thrust on green initiatives by putting in place a scientific organic waste management system, the over 75-year-old workshop has now taken the next step of disposing non-hazardous zero value waste generated within its premises.

This premier railway workshop has entered into an agreement with UltraTech Cement Ltd in Ariyalur for co-processing of accumulated zero-value non-hazardous waste that got accumulated over the years while carrying out periodic overhauling of passenger coaches.

Nearly 700 tonnes of non-hazardous zero value waste in the form of cushion, mattress and other materials had been dumped within the vast workshop premises at the periphery for over a decade now.

Of this, the workshop has planned to dispose around 400 tonnes of accumulated zero-value waste over a period of three to six months time - thanks to the agreement entered upon with the cement major late last month.

The accumulated waste would be transported to the cement factory in goods carriers where it would be used in the cement kilns after shredding.

The workshop had already obtained the go-ahead from the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board in this regard, a senior workshop official told The Hindu.

The huge benefit for the railway workshop engaged in a myriad of activities including periodic overhauling of diesel locomotives and passenger coaches is the safe disposal of the accumulated zero waste for which there were no takers due to its zero-value, said the official adding that plans were afoot to develop the spot post disposal of waste into a green belt.

“It is a win-win situation for both organisations as the zero-waste would serve as an alternative fuel in the cement kiln”, said the official.

The Golden Rock workshop is a nodal establishment among railway workshops across the country engaged in a myriad of activities such as periodic overhauling of diesel locomotives, passenger coaches and manufacture of container wagons for the Container Corporation of India besides wagons for railway use.

The co-processing of accumulated waste would be another milestone for the workshop which is spreading green initiatives put in place by it to officials attached in other railway divisions, said the official.

The zero-waste which would be burnt at 1,400 degree centigrade in the cement kilns leaving behind no residue.

The co-processing of waste would eventually bring down the fossil fuel requirements of the cement factory by acting as an alternative fuel thereby reducing cost besides meeting the statutory requirements of using alternative fuel, said the railway official.

The railway workshop sells scrap including iron and non-ferrous metals besides plastic items that generated during overhauling of locomotives and passenger coaches.



source: http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/railway-workshop-signs-away-zero-value-non-hazardous-waste/article22454538.ece


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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 11:02 pm 
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Golden Rock Central Railway Workshop on a roll

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The prototype of a container wagon with higher axle load stationed inside the Golden Rock Railway Workshop in Tiruchi.Photo: B. Velankanni Raj

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It is set for mass production of container wagons with higher axle load

Engaged in a myriad of activities, including manufacture of wagons, the over 75-year-old Golden Rock Railway Workshop here is poised to go in mass production of container wagons with higher axle load and enhanced payload capability.

Ahead of going in for mass production, the workshop has manufactured prototypes of three low height container flat wagons with 25-tonne axle load capability with the designs provided by the Lucknow– based Research Designs and Standards Organisation under the Ministry of Railways.

The prototype wagons have been subjected to load test within the sprawling workshop premises under the supervision of a team from RDSO.

The wagons would now be moved for oscillation trials to be conducted in an open line section, said the Chief Workshop Manager Prem Narayan Jha. The oscillation trials in the open line section would require sanction from the Commissioner of Railway Safety.

The under frame has been suitably modified to enable transportation of tank containers along with existing dry cargo containers.

Due to the high load carrying capacity of around 81 tonnes, such wagons are designed to carry ISO containers in double stack arrangement – stacking one container over the other, said a senior workshop official.

The prototype wagons have been fitted with automatic twist lock for securing containers thereby ensuring ease of operation and safety. The wagons have been provided with twin pipe air brake system and load sensing device for improved safety.

Once the trial run proves successful, mass production of 25-tonne container wagons is expected to begin. Mr. Jha said the workshop has already bagged an order from the Container Corporation of India, New Delhi, for the manufacture of 105 wagons with 25 tonne axle load.

The workshop which had been manufacturing wagons with 20.3-tonne axle load for CONCOR would now migrate to wagons with 25 tonne axle- load which would enhance the payload capability, Mr. Jha added.

The Golden Rock workshop is also engaged in periodic overhaul of diesel locomotives, passenger coaches, locomotives operated in the Nilgiri Mountain Railway.



source: http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/golden-rock-workshop-on-a-roll/article22425182.ece


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Railway workshop gearing up to overhaul LHB coaches

With the railways planning to ramp up production of Linke Hofman Busch (LHB) coaches, the Golden Rock Railway Workshop in Tiruchi is gearing up to carry out periodic overhaul of the coaches when they are sent for servicing.

Engaged in diverse activities, including manufacture of container wagons and POH of diesel locomotives and passenger coaches, this nodal workshop has forwarded a detailed proposal seeking sanction of funds for creation of separate infrastructure facility and procurement of machinery and equipment to overhaul LHB coaches.

Presently, the over 80-year-old workshop established during the colonial era is carrying out periodic overhaul of coaches manufactured at the Integral Coach Factory at Perambur in Chennai.

With increasing number of long distance trains being run with LHB coaches now, the workshop authorities have forwarded a proposal to the Southern Railway headquarters seeking sanction of Rs. 35 crore funds for creation of a dedicated shed and procurement of required equipment to overhaul such type of coaches in the future.

The workshop is awaiting the nod from the Railway Board, New Delhi, for the funds it has sought for setting up the facility to handle LHB coaches, which are longer than the ICF-made coaches with wider bays and doorways.

Trains including the Chennai Egmore–Tiruchi Rockfort Express, the Chennai Egmore–Madurai Pandian Express, Chennai Egmore–Tiruchi Cholan Express and the Lokmanya Tilak–Karaikal Express are being run with LHB coaches.

Ahead of carrying out overhaul of the entire LHB coach, the workshop is gearing up to overhaul bogies of such type of coaches initially possibly from next year, say the workshop authorities.

The new facility is planned to be created in the wake of the proposed move of the railway administration to increase production of LHB coaches keeping in mind the safety features in such coaches, the authorities added.

The workshop has also started overhaul of high horsepower new generation EMD locomotives, which can run up to maximum speed of 140 km per hour. It has transformed from maintenance to manufacturing unit, producing container wagons for the Container Corporation of India, besides manufacturing oil-fired locomotives for the Nilgiri Mountain Railway.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 278784.ece


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Some inside snaps of Golden Rock Central Railway Workshop,Trichy

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Golden Rock Central Railway Workshop getting more orders now, says its GM


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1) 500th non-railway diesel locomotive and 5045th Wagon flagged off from Golden Rock Central Railway Workshop, Trichy to NTPC, SAIL and CONCOR

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Southern Railway general manager Vashishta Johri has sought cooperation from the state government to resume track doubling work on the Chennai- Kanyakumari stretch.

Land acquisition and issues on joint venture between the railways and the state government has stalled work at various places.

He said that work has been completed on a 174km-stretch between Villupuram and Trichy.

This is part of the proposed doubling of 272 km in the Villupuram-Dindigul section. Johri sought cooperation from the state government to complete the work.

The general manager was in Trichy on Thursday. He flagged off a non-railway diesel locomotive from Chattisgarh which was overhauled at the Golden Rock Railway Workshop (GOC). Public sector undertaking companies in the country have their own diesel locomotives and they are brought to GOC for overhauling. This was the 500th such overhaul at GOC, which has earned 471 crore in the process.

It takes 30 days for perform a complete overhaul of a diesel locomotive, unless it has any major technical issues, said a senior official from GOC.



source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/500th-non-railway-diesel-locomotive-leaves-goc/articleshow/58058502.cms


2) Golden Rock Central Railway Workshop, Trichy getting more orders now, says Southern Railway GM

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Golden Rock workshop to overhaul EMD locos

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The railway workshop at Golden Rock is all set to overhaul high horsepower ‘EMD’ type diesel locomotives soon.

The over 80-year-old railway workshop will be the first in the country to carry out periodic overhaul (POH) of ‘EMD’ locomotives which can travel at a speed of 140 kilometres per hour.

Necessary infrastructure facilities, including a huge shed inside the sprawling workshop has already been created to take up POH activity of ‘EMD’ locos which are presently in operation in the railway network.

The EMD locos which are due to arrive at the Golden Rock workshop for POH were put into service in the 1990s. The POH of EMD locos are done once in 18 years, said workshop authorities.

Initially, seven ‘EMD’ locos are to be brought to the workshop for a complete overhaul during the current financial year, said an official.

These locomotives would come from the South Western Railway.

The over 4,000 horsepower ‘EMD’ locos which were earlier known as GM (General Motors) locomotives are larger in length than the conventional ‘Alco’ locomotives which are also used to haul freight trains, besides mail and express trains.

The Railway Board had earlier granted funds to the tune of over Rs. 20 crore to the workshop to put in place civil and electrical works besides procurement of new machinery to carry out the overhauling of EMD locos which are manufactured at the Diesel Loco Works in Varanasi.

The EMD locos would be completely stripped, overhauled and put back into service at the workshop, the official said. The workshop had already carried out overhaul of major sub-assemblies of the ‘EMD’ locos.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 858586.ece

Railway GM inspects workshop

Southern Railway General Manager Vashista Johri inspected the Golden Rock Railway Workshop here on Thursday.

Accompanied by top Southern Railway officials, Mr. Johri inspected the workshop for over two hours.

He inspected various shops inside the premises and interacted with officials. He inaugurated a chemical and metallurgical laboratory inside the workshop. In a brief interaction with reporters, he said the Railways has taken up with the Tamil Nadu government a proposal for a joint venture to execute development projects in the State and share the cost for projects such as the last leg of track doubling works up to Kanniyakumari. “We are pursuing the matter with the State government,” Mr. Johri said.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 858588.ece


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