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Refurbished diesel locomotives meant for export to Mozambique from the Golden Rock Workshop in Tiruchi on Saturday.
Refurbished diesel locomotives meant for export to Mozambique from the Golden Rock Workshop in Tiruchi on Saturday.

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Tiruchi, June 22 The Golden Rock Railway Workshop here on Saturday exported two in-service diesel locos to Mozambique after refurbishing them to suit the requirements of the railway system of that country.

The Divisional Railway Manager, Mr R.C. Jat, flagged off the locos at a function held at the workshop.

The modified engines have been provided with Centre Buffer Coupler in lieu of the existing ABC Coupler. The metre gauge engines were converted as cape gauge to suit the Mozambique system.

The refurbished engines have also been provided with dual brake system in place of vacuum brake, twin beam head lights for improved night visibility, micro processor based paperless speedometer, LED type classification lights and LED type reading lamps in the driver’s cabin. The cabin has been modified with various crew-friendly features. The locomotives will be commissioned at Nacala in Mozambique by a technical team from the Golden Rock Workshop.

The Golden Rock Railway Workshop has bagged a fresh order from the Rail India Technical and Economic Services to export three diesel locomotives to West African country Benin. The workshop would carry out necessary modifications in three diesel locomotives and export them in four months’ time.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated June 23, 2008)
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