Diesel Locomotive Works


Diesel Locomotive Works
DLW redirects here. For the DL&W railroad in the United States, see Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad. For the light rail system in London, see Docklands Light Railway
Diesel Locomotive Work
Industry Railway
Founded 1961
Headquarters Varanasi, India
Products Locomotives
Website dlw.indianrailways.gov.in

The Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) in Varanasi, India, is a production unit owned by Indian Railways, for which it manufactures diesel-electric locomotives and spare parts.

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Company

Founded in 1961, the DLW rolled out its first locomotive three years later, on January 3, 1964. It manufactures locomotives which are variants based on the original ALCO designs dating to 1960s and the GM EMD designs of the 1990s.[1] DLW has an annual production capacity of 150 locomotives[2] and plans to increase it to 200 based on the current demand.[3]

Products

DLW locomotives have power outputs ranging from 2,600 horsepower (1,900 kW) to 4,000 horsepower (3,000 kW). Currently DLW is producing EMD GT46MAC and EMD GT46PAC locomotives under license from Electro-Motive Diesels (formerly GM-EMD) for Indian Railways.

Market

It has supplied locomotives to other countries such as Germany, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Bangladesh, Mali, Senegal,[4] Sudan [5] Tanzania, Angola, and Vietnam and also to a few users within India, such as large power and steel plants.

See also

References

7.DLW staff on warpath over outsourcing issue [Varanasi]Times of India, Nov 14, 2009
8. DLW employees return to work [Varanasi] Times of India, Nov 14, 2009

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