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Locomotives :

Bangladesh Railway now owns basically two types of locomotives viz Diesel Electric (DE) & Diesel Hydraulic (DH). The total fleet as on 30th June, 2012 is 295 out of which 262 Diesel Electric (68 BG & 194 MG) and 33 Diesel Hydraulic (10 BG & 23 MG) locomotives. The active holding is 252 out of which 239 Diesel Electric (68 BG & 171 MG) and 13 Diesel Hydraulic BG & 10 MG) locomotives (excluding off schedule). The type wise breakdown of the locomotives during the past years is shown in table No.6. Pahartali and Dhaka Diesel Workshops undertake repairs of MG Diesel Locomotives while Parbatipur Diesel Workshop undertakes repairs of both BG & MG Diesel Locomotives. Heavy repairs and overhauls of diesel locomotives are done at Central locomotive Workshop, Parbatipur. The existing main line locos are all DE type manufactured by ALCO (USA), MLW/ Bombardier Inc. (Canada) & Hitachi (Japan) for BG and General Motors (USA/Canada), MLW (Canada), Hitachi (Japan), ABB Henschel (Germany), DI_W (India) and Hyundai (S. Korea) for MG.

locomotives are done at Central locomotive Workshop, Parbatipur. The existing main line locos are all DE type manufactured by ALCO (USA), MLW/ Bombardier Inc. (Canada) & Hitachi (Japan) for BG and General Motors (USA/Canada), MLW (Canada), Hitachi (Japan), ABB Henschel (Germany), DI_W (India) and Hyundai (S. Korea) for MG.

Elactrical :

To ensure easy and comfortable traveling of passengers, Electrical department is to provide light, fan and air conditioning facilities in the running trains. In the past power supply for the operation of light, fan and air conditioning system of trains were activated. by conventional system only. To improve the service with adequate reliability and cheaper cost, the Conventional System is being replaced by Mid on Generation (MOG) /End on Generation(EOG) system gradually. Out of 119 numbers Passenger Trains, 70 Nos. run as MOG & 49 Nos. runs as conventional in West Zone and out of 174 Nos. Passenger trains, 61 Nos runs as MOG/EOG & 113 Nos. runs as Conventional in East Zone. There are, 38 Nos Power Car & 24 Nos air condition coaches in West Zone and 57 Nos. Power Car & 65 Nos. air condition coaches in East Zone .

Bangladesh Railway has two major General Electric Repair (GER) Shop at Pahartali and Saidpur. Besides this Electrical Department is to maintain Electric supply with self owned 45 numbers electric sub-station in East zone and 37 numbers in West Zone to provide electricity at Railway Stations, Workshop, Sheds, Hospital, Deep well Turbine and submersible water pumps, Service and residential building through I overhead and underground cable network system. Moreover, there are two 33/11KV substation to feed SDP Workshop & CLW/PBT which is maintained by electrical department.

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