CR to introduce waterproof locomotive engine to tackle the monsoon

Waterproof locomotive engine will be able to run in 12 inches of water

  • CR to introduce waterproof locomotive engine to tackle the monsoon
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The Central Railway is planning to bring in ‘waterproof’ locomotive engine that will be able to run in 12 inches of water. Every year, rainfall causes the Mumbai local trains to come to a halt as there is some technical issue. 

Generally, four inches of water brings the locomotive engine to halt. 

 


SK Jain, divisional railway manager of Central Railway, Mumbai division, told Mumbai Mirror,

Waterlogged tracks maroon local trains and other rolling stock. When the level crosses 4 inches, water enters traction motors at the bottom of the engine. This can cause an ‘engine failure’. There are also sensors that will constantly monitor increases in motor temperature. The engine will help tackle the recurring problem of trains being brought to a standstill.”

As per the officials, the engine’s trial run is completed and currently, it is stationed at Kurla locomotive shed.

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