Staff Reporter

TIRUCHI: The Golden Rock Railway Workshop here has bagged a fresh order from the Rail India Technical and Economic Services to export three diesel locomotives to a West African country, Benin.

The workshop would carry out necessary modifications in three diesel locomotives and export them in four months. The workshop on Saturday exported two in-service diesel locos to Mozambique after refurbishing them to suit the requirements of the railway system of that country.

Divisional Railway Manager R.C. Jat flagged off the locos at a function held at the workshop. The modified engines have been provided with Centre Buffer Coupler in lieu of the existing ABC Coupler. The metre gauge engines were converted as cape gauge to suit the Mozambique system.

The refurbished engines have also been provided with dual brake system in place of vacuum brake, twin beam headlights for improved night visibility, micro-processor based paperless speedometer, LED type classification lights and LED type reading lamps in driver’s cabin.