Bangladesh Railway now owns basically two types of locomotives
viz Diesel Electric(DE) & Diesel Hydraulic (DH). The total fleet as on 30th
June 2005 comprised 253 Diesel Electric (68 BG, 185 MG) and 33 Diesel Hydraulic
(10 BG & 23 MG) locomotives. 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
Diesel 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),
DLW (India) and Hyundai(S. Korea) for MG.