Sunday, December 14, 2014

Diesel Locomotive Shed, New Guwahati is celebrating its 53rdFoundation Day o­n the 12th of December 2014. o­n the occasion of the foundation day, the Shed is organizing an ALL INDIA DIESEL LOCO SEMINAR o­n 12thand 13th Dec 2014 where senior supervisors from Diesel Loco Sheds and Workshops from all over Indian Railways will participate o­n technical discussion o­n maintenance and technological advancements in the field.
The motive behind this seminar is to provide a single platform to the engineers of the Indian Railways, those involved in diesel loco maintenance, to discuss the hurdles faced in work and the probable solutions to overcome them. The seminar will provide ample scope to the participants to exchange technical ideas and motivate them to work for better performance to increase the reliability of diesel locomotives. It is noteworthy that such type of seminar is being organized by a Diesel Locomotive Shed for the first time in the country. The professors from IIT, Guwahati will also participate in the seminar.  The seminar will be inaugurated by Shri S K Aggarwal, Chief Mechanical Engineer, N F Railway.
DLS NGC, as the Shed is referred in short, is the easternmost Locomotive Maintenance Shed of the country catering to passenger and freight traffic in the North-eastern and Eastern part of India. It was initially set up as a MG loco satellite shed in 1962. Diesel Loco Shed developed into full fledged shed in June 1979 with holding of 50 meter gauge locomotives. Unification of gauge after 1993 to Broad Gauge between Lumding and Guwahati brought end to MG locomotives, which were shifted to Lumding Diesel Shed and New Guwahati Diesel Shed became a BG loco shed. Presently, the shed has loco holding of 120 which includes 2600 to 3300 horse power locomotives. The Shed, spread over an area of about 50 acres, has repair bay capacity of 15 locos and man power of about 1000 Engineers and artisans. The Shed also manages satellite sheds at Guwahati Station, Kamakhya Station and Dibrugarh to ensure instant troubleshooting of locomotives in NF Railway.


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