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Container wagons flagged off from Golden Rock workshop

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BLC wagons are meant for transportation of big containers

The third rake of bogie low container (BLC) wagons manufactured by the Golden Rock Railway Workshop here for the Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) was flagged off at the workshop here on Friday.

BLC wagons are meant for transportation of big containers. CONCOR had placed an order with the Golden Rock Workshop in 2011 for manufacture of 1,000 container wagons estimated at Rs.291 crore.

Two rakes of 90 wagons had been despatched from the workshop so far. CONCOR has placed another order valued at Rs.365 crore, for supply of 1,000 more BLC wagons with the workshop.

The third rake, consisting of 45 wagons, was flagged off from the workshop by T. Kuppan, Chief Workshop Engineer, Southern Railway, in the presence of V.Selvam, Chief Workshop Manager, Golden Rock Workshop, and other officials.

The wagons are provided with automatic twist locks to keep the container intact. The wagons are fitted with air brake system with automatic load sensing devices, a release from the workshop said.

The workshop has so far completed orders for 3,820 containers wagons worth Rs. 850 crore, the release added.

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Production of new generation tank wagons over

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The prototype of BTFLN new generation wagon manufactured at the Golden Rock Railway Workshop in Tiruchi.

Engaged in a slew of activities, the Golden Rock Railway Workshop here has completed mass production of 50 new generation special type tank wagons meant for transportation of petroleum products.

The over 85-year-old Tiruchi workshop is the only railway workshop to produce the new generation Bogie Frameless Tank (BTFLN) wagons which are in line with the design of Ukrainian tank wagons.

The mass production was taken up after the Railway Board, New Delhi placed the order with the workshop, a pioneer in wagons manufacture, to make 50 BTFLN wagons.

The RITES, a Government of India enterprise under the aegis of Indian Railways, had supplied the design of the new generation wagons. This is the first time that the workshop had manufactured BTFLN tank wagons.

A senior workshop official said the wagons would transport kerosene, petrol, diesel and naptha. The volumetric capacity of each wagon is 76 cubic metres with its payload being 58 metric tonnes.

The BTFLN wagons are new generation wagons without under-frame between bolsters, the official said.

Now that the mass production was over, the wagons were ready for calibration to check the accuracy of the level of oil using flow meter, the official said adding that this would be done by a private agency.

The tank wagons were expected to roll out from the workshop in three to four months once the calibration works were over, said the official. These wagons would be supplied to the nominated railway.

In addition to BTFLN wagons, the workshop has also been manufacturing bogie low container wagons meant for the Container Corporation of India and BOXNHL wagons made of stainless steel.

Apart from these, the workshop also undertakes periodic overhaul of broad gauge diesel locomotives and passenger coaches. It had also dispatched four oil-fired steam locomotives to the Nilgiri Mountain Railway.


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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2014 10:09 am 
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Golden Rock workshop sets a new benchmark

988 coaches overhauled in 2013-14; orders bagged for 1,000 low container wagons

The Golden Rock Railway Workshop here had created a record in periodic overhauling (POH) of passenger coaches in the 2013-14 fiscal, its Chief Workshop Manager V. Selvam said on Tuesday.

The workshop had carried out period overhauling of 988 coaches in 2013-14, including 144 air-conditioned coaches as against 924 coaches in the 2012-13 financial year, Mr. Selvam said speaking at the 59th Railway Week celebrations organised by the workshop here.

Highlighting the achievements of various wings of the workshop, Mr. Selvam appreciated the officers and employees for their joint effort in surpassing the targets.

The workshop had bagged a fresh order for the manufacture of 1,000 bogie low container wagons from the Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) at a cost of Rs. 315 crore.

The CONCOR had deposited Rs. 74 crore to the Railways in this regard, Mr. Selvam said.

Due to power conservation measures, the electrical wing of the workshop had saved 24,341 units of electricity.

There were no electricity-related accidents in 2013-14 in the workshop because of effective power management measures, he said.

Mr. Selvam said the workshop had bagged the General Manager’s Green Shield Award for the fifth time and another award for ‘Best Maintained Extra Division Office (Major)”. Certificates were presented on the occasion to a number of 961 workshop employees in appreciation of their outstanding performances.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 965075.ece


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:39 pm 
Nilgiri Mountain Railway steam engines

Nice to read about the release of the 4th new oil fired X Class meter gauge steam engine X 37399 for Nilagiri Railway.
However, shall be thankful if you could let me know what has happened to three old steam engines made in Switzerland for NMR, namely X 37389, X 37393 and X 37395. I think X 37395 was the first one to be successfully converted to oil firing but later reconverted back to coal burner in 2009.

Awaiting your information on the above three engines and if they are at GOC for repair.

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Golden Rock chugs out 4th oil-fired locomotive for Nilgiri Mountain Railway

TRICHY: The Central Workshop in Golden Rock, Trichy on Wednesday rolled out its fourth final indigenously built oil-fired steam locomotive for the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR). Considered to be an engineering marvel, the locomotive was built exclusive for the metre gauge mountain range from scratch, based on a patented original Swiss model that the workshop is possession of. Alok Johri, member mechanical, Railway Board ceremonially flagged off the fourth X-class steam locomotive from the Golden Rock workshop premises.

The decision to convert the eight very old, rickety and coal-fired antique engines into oil-fired ones was taken some six years ago by the railways and the first such locomotive was delivered in 2011, followed by two more in the subsequent years of 2012 and 2013. The brand new engine will be fired by top-rated furnace oil to heat the steam and diesel-fired blower machine is used to start the initial ignition. P Mahesh, chief works manager, Golden Rock workshop told TOI that "It was built from bolts and nuts and we converted the original model from coal to oil as there were concerns of safety issues such as embers flying all around the mountain range, and also to tide over the shortage of coal availability." It took 40,000 man hours and it was delivered on Wednesday some six months behind schedule.

Mahesh said there were a total of eight old locomotives and now four have been replaced with new ones in deference to the wishes of the local people. "Of the eight locomotives, one is still maintained as a coal-fired one to preserve the antiquity for posterity," Mahesh explained. The workshop will not make such locomotives anymore as they are used only in the mountain range where they use the rack-and-pinion system whereby the engine would have to traverse 12m to climb a distance of one metre upwards. "Moreover, the new model will have more hold capacity of the steam pressure," said Mahesh.

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Railways should setup coach maintenance unit at Golden Rock

MADURAI/TRICHY: Rail users' associations charge that usually the new coaches are first allotted to other zones in the country. After some years, those coaches are transferred here with wear and tear.

P Edward Jeni, secretary of Kanyakumari District Rail Users Associations (KKDRUA), points out the example of the Madurai - Duronto Express train coaches, which are more than 15 years old and were used on the Rajdhani Express earlier.

"Another constraint is the poor maintenance. The coach maintenance unit in Perambur (Chennai) is not able to maintain the coaches as there are no adequate staff," he said. "This is the right time the railways should establish a coach maintenance unit in Golden Rock, Trichy, to cater the maintenance works of the coaches," he suggested.

Chief workshop manager of Golden Rock workshop P Mahesh told TOI that there remained a perennial shortage of coaches in the Indian Railways as new trains were being introduced but there are not enough coach factories to supply them. For instance, 19 trains have been introduced in the new budget, but the availability of coaches would be a huge problem leading to delay in implementation.

However, the good news is that the Rail Coach Factory at Lalganj near Rae Bareli is almost complete while the Palakkad project has been delayed due to some land acquisition problem. "However, once these two factories go on steam, the problem of coach shortage would be surmounted," Mahesh said. At present, the workshop undertakes repairs of old coaches and at any given time there would be around 80 coaches under repair.

Mahesh further said that the life of a coach is 25 years and after they are condemned, new coaches must be made available to replace them in equal pace. Moreover, there are no spare coaches available these days because of the huge demand to have new trains, he added.

A senior railway official confided that most of the recent rail accidents in the country occurred because of the rickety, almost-condemnable coaches that lost their wheel alignments with the tracks. These accidents were primarily blamed on the bad condition of coaches that had outlived their utility, but still continued for want of new ones.


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Railway workshop bags order for 1,000 container wagons

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The railway workshop at Golden Rock here has bagged a fresh order for manufacture of 1,000 container wagons valued at Rs. 365 crore from the Container Corporation of India (CONCOR).

A letter of intent for the production of bogie low container (BLC) wagons was issued by the CONCOR, a Government of India undertaking, recently.

An agreement would soon be signed by Southern Railway top officials and the CONCOR, workshop authorities here said.

Engaged in a myriad of activities, the workshop is already manufacturing 1,000 BLC wagons, costing Rs. 291 crore, following an order it received from the CONCOR in 2011. The first rake of 45 container wagons of the 2011 order would be dispatched on Tuesday.

The BLC wagons are meant for transportation of ISO containers. The wagons have been provided with automatic twist lock to keep the container intact with wagons. An airbrake system with automatic load sensing device has also been provided.

The workshop, which started producing wagons from 1962, has manufactured more than 35,000 wagons of 53 varieties. Production work for CONCOR started in 2003. The capacity, facility, quality and timely deliver of wagons enabled the workshop in receiving orders from the CONCOR continuously.

The workshop has manufactured 3,820 container wagons worth Rs. 850 crore so far.

In addition to producing container wagons, the workshop, over 80 years old, is also involved in the manufacture of oil-fired steam locomotives for the Nilgiri Mountain Railway and stainless steel wagons besides carrying out periodic overhaul of diesel locomotives and passenger coaches.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp ... 701123.ece


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