Another feather in Railways’ hat as it converts diesel loco to electric
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Another feather in Railways’ hat as it converts diesel loco to electric

New Delhi, Dec 6: In a first, Indian Railways created history by first-ever conversion of a locomotive from diesel to electric traction, from concept to execution, the conversion was carried out in just 69 days.

The first of its kind in the World, this unique product of Indian Railways, which was displayed here on Thursday, has been produced without causing an extra burden on the finances.

The work on the ambitious and historic project began on December 22, 2017 and the new locomotive was dispatched on February 28, 2018.The conversion of diesel locomotive into electric locomotive is a highly specialised and unique work which has not been carried out worldwide in rolling stock application.

Conversion of diesel locomotives into electric was planned for the first type at Indian Railway, senior Railway officials said. (UNI)