What is the Full Form of DLW in Indian Railway?
Full Form of DLW in Indian Railway - Full Form, Meaning, and Definition
The Full Form of DLW in Indian Railway is: DIESEL LOCOMOTIVE WORKS
What is DLW in the Railway?
Diesel locomotive works now known as Banaras Locomotive work is a production unit under the Indian railways which manufactured Diesel Locomotives till March 2019. DLW was founded in 1961 and rolled out its first locomotive on 3rd January 1964.
Where is DLW situated?
Where are the railway locomotives manufactured in India manufactured?
Following are some of the locations where railways locomotives are manufactured:
- Chittaranjan Loco Works ( Asansol, West Bengal)
- Diesel Locomotive Factory ( Marhowra, Bihar)
- Central Railway Locomotive Workshop ( Parel, Maharashtra)
- Electric Locomotive Factory ( Madhepura, Bihar)
- Diesel Locomotive Works ( Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh)
What are the differences in working between a diesel and an electric locomotive?
- Are powered by diesel engines that burn diesel fuel to generate mechanical energy.
- Convert the mechanical energy into electrical energy using an alternator or generator.
- Use the electrical energy to power the locomotive's traction motors.
- Require regular refueling and maintenance of the diesel engine.
- Are generally less efficient than electric locomotives.
- Produce more emissions and noise pollution.
- Are powered by electricity from overhead power lines or third rails.
- Pick up the electricity using a pantograph or shoe.
- Use the electricity to power the locomotive's traction motors.
- Do not require on-board fuel or combustion, resulting in lower emissions and noise pollution.
- Are generally more efficient than diesel locomotives.
- Require specialized infrastructure (overhead wires or third rails) and consistent access to electricity.
Which is the most powerful railway diesel locomotive in Indian Railways?
The most powerful diesel locomotive in Indian railways is WDG 5 or GT50AC. Built by Banaras locomotive works (BLW) in collaboration with Electro Motive Diesel WDG 5 (W - Wide/broad gauge, D - Diesel, G - Goods/ freight, 5- class 5) is a Diesel-Electric locomotive which has a rated power output of 5500 horsepower.
This locomotive has a 20 cylinder 2-stroke turbo diesel engine. The first WDG 5 50001 locomotives is called Bheem. This loco has unique features like an air conditioned cabinet and a bio-toilet for the pilot.
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