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 1 Innovations in Golden Rock Diesel Shed
Date 2012/09/01
Please view the attached compressed rar file for further details.
For further details, please contact:
Shri Anupam Chauhan
Golden Rock Diesel Shed
Southern Railway.
 File link Innovations-GoldenRockDieselShed-April2012.pdf

 2 Committee on prevention and control of pests and rodents
Date 2010/03/15

Board (MM) has nominated a committee comprising ED/ CAMTECH, ED (M&C)/RDSO, CRSE (Chg)/N.Rly and CRSE (Chg)/ S.E.Rly and CRSE/CR as the convener.

The committee will also frame model guidelines including model conditions of contract on subject matter. Scanned copy of CAMTECH's letter is enclosed.
Officers of all Railways are welcome to contribute with their valuable suggestions for incorporation in the committee report at email or contact:


 File link EDCAMTECH-18022010.pdf

 3 Rodent Control in AC passenger coaches
Date 2009/06/25
AC Coaches are favorable breeding ground for rodents where as rodent menace is non existent in Non-AC Coaches. Present system of Rodent Control in the Coaching yards, Station yards and AC coaches is not effective because of the magnitude of the problem. Rodents are easily finding a safe and favorable shelter in AC coaches.
Proposed system focuses on deploying an “Always On” mechanism in AC Coaches which will trap rodents during the stabling of the rake in the yard as well as during the journey.
The system consists of using an inexpensive (Rs 25/= each) Glue Board available Off the Shelf in the market and placing it inside AC coaches in a cordoned off space below the inner berth at the half way of the coach. Rodents get trapped in these Boards and are disposed off along with the Board at the terminal stations.
The system has been tried in SRC with great success and only one incidence of rat in AC coaches has been reported since the system was first deployed in 2005. Though Railway Board directed all Zonal Railways to implement the SRC system, it met with partial success for want of a detailed specification and guideline to implement and operate the system and avoid failures. This project has been conceived to bridge the gap between the local success at SRC and facilitate its implementation in every coaching depots of Indian Railways.

For further details, please view the attached file or contact:
Pravin K. Tiwari, Director/Standards,
Carriage Directorate, RDSO, Lucknow
Mobile :- 09794863107
 File link rodent_control_23-4-09.pdf

 4 Dashpot arrangement in ICF coaches
Author Lower Parel Workshop
  Click to see details
Date 2009/02/17
Lower Parel Workshop, Western Railway has putup a page on Wikipedia regarding Dashpot arrangement in ICF coaches.
Members may like to see it on the following link: 
For further details, please contact:
Shri Pradeep Kumar
Dy.CME(P)/Lower Parel,
W. Rly.
Ph: (022)24321061,67640010 (Office)
22844693 (Res),
09004490454 (Mob.)
 URL link

 5 Automatic Vehicle Identification using RFID
Date 2007/07/15
For details on the system to develop the capability of identifying rail vehicles using Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system, please view the attached file. For further details, please contact:
Shri P Bhutani
Director Research (Mechanical), RDSO
 File link aviRFID-Bhutani.pdf

 6 Development of Hot Box & Hot Wheel Detector
Author Shri P Bhutani/ RDSO, Dr Sanjay Gupta, IIT Kanpur
  Article on the development of of Hot Box & Hot Wheel Detector
Date 2007/05/30
Click on the file download link given below to view the complete article contributed for the IRSME website by Shri P.Butani, Director Research (Mechanical), RDSO.
 File link HotBoxWheel.pdf

 7 Alternate Traction Technologies-paper at UIC-Spoornet Interaction Programmme
Date 2007/02/21
The following paper has been presented at UIC-Spoornet Interaction Programme: Alternate Traction Technologies, Johannesburg, 11-14 April 2000
Topic: A challenge to traditional perspectives on freight railway energy provisioning

This paper will examine some important drivers of the choice between diesel- and electric traction. The reasonably well-defined options of the past have become embroiled in the turbulence of railways attempting to position themselves to compete and survive in a single, global, economy, rather than in individual national economies. The author will first review some of Spoornet’s experience as a foundation for an analysis, then
examine trends that are set to influence future developments, and finally integrate perspectives on where freight railway energy provisioning may be headed.

For further details members may like to visit the following link:

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 8 Escape the tunnel vision syndrome
Author R C Acharya
  Reasons for not electrifying India’s eastern railway freight corridor
Date 2007/02/15
As article highlighting the demerits of electrification of eastern freight corridors has been published on the website of "The Financial express". The article can be seen at the following link:
 URL link

 9 Power to the tracks
Author R.C. Acharya
  Click to get the complete article on Railways’s disastrous headlong rush to electrify the trunk routes
Date 2006/05/17
What is sauce for the goose need not be so for the gander, as has been proved in the case of Indian Railways’s disastrous headlong rush to electrify the trunk routes. This is to firmly close the doors on running larger wagons with a higher payload-to-tare ratio, and double stack container loads. Trying to follow the French Railways (SNCF) model has proved to be too costly for Indian Railways.

On any railway system, empty running one-way of most of the wagons, when moving bulk commodities such as coal and iron ore in dedicated streams, is unavoidable. The cost-disadvantage of running empty wagons can however be overcome to a large extent if the ratio of payload-to-tare is appreciably hiked. Unfortunately, the larger wagon profile needed to achieve this is severely restricted in the case of Indian Railways.
For further details please see the given link below
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 10 New route to haul freight
Author R. C. Acharya
  Click to see the full article
Date 2006/05/17
The network of roads planned to be built under the aegis of the National Highway Authority had taken a page from the existing Golden Quadrilateral of the Indian Railways. The Railways now plans to replicate the NHAI initiative by setting up freight corridors exclusively to carry goods, a traffic it has been steadily losing to the road sector over the last half century. That over the last decade-and-a-half the chair of the Minister for Railways has been occupied by a string of political heavyweights out to gain popularity at the cost of the efficient working of this 1.7 million-strong behemoth has not helped much either.

At the recently concluded seminar at National Rail Museum in Delhi, organised by the Institute of Rolling Stock Engineers on this subject, Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission, spoke of a variety of options he wanted to consider in giving the project final shape, including drawing heavily on experts in rail transport.

For further details please click the given link
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 11 Upgradation of ALCO locomotive design
Date 2006/04/02
Click the given file link below, for further details on the inhouse efforts by Indian Railways towards the upgradation of the ALCO Diesel Locomotive Design.
 File link alcup-akk.pdf

 12 Electricity for Railways:Can the nation afford it
Date 2006/03/07
Please see the attached file to read complete article.

 13 Facts on Railway Electrification
  Please see the attached file to read full article
Date 2006/02/26
Please see the attached file for the complete article.
File Link FACT_RLY_ELC.pdf

 14 Railways and Rolling Stock Engineers- Challenges Ahead
Author Ashutosh Kumar Banerji
  Click on the attached file to read full article by ex-GM, Central Railway on Dedicated Freight corridors built to liberalised moving dimensions
Date 2006/02/26
Indian economy is set to grow at a blistering pace. A sustained growth of 7% to 8% would require 8.4% to 9.6% growth in the transport sector to be contributed by the Rail, Road and the Maritime sectors. In this context the Indian Railways have an unfinished agenda of expanding system capacity, reducing cost of transportation, dealing with the problem of traffic mix and addressing safety concerns.
The paper recommends setting up of a network of Dedicated Freight corridors built to liberalised moving dimensions and capable of operating a new series of high axle load high productivity Rolling Stock and Double Stack containers. It emphasizes that this mega project should be meticulously planned and all crucial issues carefully debated and determined before launching construction so that the original objectives are not distorted or diluted.

For the complete article, please see the attached file...
File Link RLY_RLE_AB.pdf

 15 Diesel Traction-The Environment Friendly Option
Author A.K.Kathpal
  Please see the attached file for the complete article
Date 2006/02/26
Air Pollution is harmful to human health and results in poor quality of life. At the same time, the polluted atmosphere results in letting in more harmful radiation from the Sun and prevents the heat from escaping ba'ck, into space, thereby leading to rise in global temperatures. Most of the air pollution comes from burning fossil fuels such as coal and oil to power industrial processes and transport sector. However, the benefits offered by the transport system are getting offset to a great extent by the pollutants emitted by them.New norms have been prescribed world-over to regulate Emissions from sectors including transport sector. In India, the environmental effect of emissions has come under legislative, judicial and public scrutiny. For locomotive diesel engines, no legislation norms are presently in vogue in the country. However, inline with International trends, Emissions from Railway locomotives are also expected to be subjected to limits in the near future.

For the complete article, please see the attached file...
File Link dsl-kathpal.pdf

 16 Condition based maintenance
Author S.K.Sethiya,Secretary to CME
  Please see the attached file for the complete article
Date 2005/12/31
In a continuous growing global market Productivity is playing a key role to stay competitive, for any manufacturing company. Productivity can be achieved through availability and availability can be increased through adopting the efficient maintenance practices, by focusing on different types of maintenance and strategies.
Condition based Maintenance or predictive maintenance, uses primarily non destructive testing techniques, visual inspection, and performance data to assess machinery condition. It replaces arbitrarily timed maintenance tasks with appropriate maintenance task at only when warranted by equipment condition. Condition-monitoring maintenance task intervals must be properly understood and task intervals should be determined based on the expected P-F interval. The P-F interval governs the frequency with which the predictive task must be done.
Technological advances are accepted and applied to CBM systems.........

Please see the attached file for the complete article.
File Link cbm-sethiya.pdf

 17 Disaster Management over European Railway Systems
Date 2005/10/24
This is an account of the Disaster Management practices over European Railway Systems, as observed during the visit of two multi-disciplinary study teams to Europe in March-April 2004.

Please visit the following link to see the complete article:

 18 The lure of steam-steam heritage tourism... and beyond
Date 2005/10/18
I vividly recollect my early encounters with this new flavour of tourism when as a four year old, I used to be thrilled trying hard to tug at the whistle cord of a WP class steam locomotive at Kanpur (then known as Cawnpore) central railway station in early 60s.
The thrill returned some 30-odd years........
For the complete article please see the attached file.
File Link lst-Lohani.pdf

 19 Status paper on use of CNG in DEMUs
Date 2005/10/15
Please see the attached file the complete article.
File Link CNGstat-GKGupta.pdf

 20 In pursuit of immortality...
Author Ashwani Lohani
  Please see the attached file for the complete article
Date 2005/09/09
I am now planning having a grand ceremony at my residence, the next time I purchase a Television, Music System, Refrigerator or any costly household appliance. The ceremony will be replete with a plaque mentioning of-course my name in bold, which will be stuck to the equipment............
File Link IPIM-Lohani.pdf

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