WDG 5

  
This upcoming diesel locomotive has an output of 5500 BHP, which makes it the strongest diesel locomotive ever run on the Indian rail network. In combination with its record high tractive effort of 560 KN, it can pull significantly more load at higher speeds, thus enabling Indian Railways to increase the system throughput in the rail The WDG5 locomotive design is a significant enhancement over the existing high horsepower diesel locomotives currently in use on the Indian Railways. It includes electronic fuel injection, radial grids and high adhesion, lightweight fabricated bogies. It has a modern driver interface and crew-friendly features, such as an air conditioned cab and toilet, which is another first for the Indian Railways fleet.

This locomotive is the only one that incorporates salient features from International Union of Railways (UIC) and Association of American Railroads (AAR) crashworthiness criteria and is a major step forward in safety network.

The WDG5 locomotive design is a significant enhancement over the existing high horsepower diesel locomotives currently in use on the Indian Railways. In addition to providing the highest horsepower and tractive effort available within the Indian Railways diesel locomotive fleet, other highlighted features of the WDG5 include electronic fuel injection, radial grids and high adhesion light weight fabricated bogies. The locomotive also sports a state-of-art driver console with modern driver interface and crew friendly features like an air conditioned cab and a toilet, which is another first for the Indian Railways fleet. The WDG5 locomotive has the capability to integrate EMD's Intellitrain remote diagnostic and monitoring systems to reduce maintenance costs, enhance safety, increase asset utilization, reliability and availability.

Locomotive has Provided Power Converter which replaced Diesel Generator, The Locomotive has concept of Air Start, Inverter Driven, Radiator Blower, Traction Motor Blowers and Computerised Braking System with Fault diagnostic TFT Screens and with IGBT Technology (Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor).

The Locomotive have heavier hauling capacity of Loaded 70 to 80 BOXN or Containers at 100 Kmph Speed.

Builders : GM, DLW
Weight : 128t
Fuel tank capacity : 8000 Liter



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