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Diesel Locomotive Works, dlw varanasi
Varanasi, one of the oldest populated cities in the world and has a promising place in the international ground both as a hub of traditions and technology. One side the humming of divine and holy bells of the temples brings the city to life; on other side Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW) Varanasi is one of the largest industrial unit in eastern part of the nation. DLW catch the attention of lot of foreign tourist students to observer on going amazing locomotive manufacturing process in Varanasi. Diesel Locomotive works Varanasi is located at the North end of the city and about 8 Km away from the Holy River Ganges Ghats. DLW is an ISO 9002, ISO 14001 & OHS 18001 Certified Organisation of diesel electric locomotive.
Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi (DLW) is one of the main manufacturing units run by the Indian Railways. This manufacturing unit came into existence in year 1961, as a “Green Field Project” in industrial association with ALCO, USA. This unit generate all the Diesel Electric Locomotives. In year 1964, the first locomotive was manufactured and it was devoted to the country. Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi produces only Electric Diesel locomotives and auxiliary parts of locomotives. However it is an Indian corporation but it has supplied locomotives to some foreign countries also, includes Angola, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Vietnam and Tanzania.
Diesel Locomotive manufacturing Works, Varanasi is works into three main sections that include
Vehicle section and
Engine section manufacture more than 2000 machinery, which comprise ALCO turbo superchargers, cylinder heads, connecting rods, camshafts, lubricating oil pumps, chrome plated cylinder liners and many different types of gears
Vehicle section of DLW unit works on different fields that include Bogie Manufacturing, Component Fabrication, Locomotive Assembly, under frame Fabrication, and many more.
Currently, Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi constructs locomotives and DG sets. In locomotives section, again it manufactures two different types of products, one is EMD and another is ALCO.