YDM4 Class Locomotives & Variants
The Loco Story :
Built by Diesel Locomotive Works, Varanasi first in 1968.
Fit for operating in 3ft 3in (1000 mm) meter-gauge sections of Indian railways with permissible axle load upto 14t.
Alco design single piece cast steel frame trimount Co-Co bogies with asymmetrical arrangement of traction motors.
Panel mounted IRAB-1 brake system. Air, hand & dynamic brake.
The initial batch of 55 from Alco were used for evaluation and comparison with a similar batch of General Motors locos.
The YDM4A is a variant of the YDM4 supplied by Montreal Locomotive Works (MLW) first in 1969. Originally equipped with vacuum brakes. Some were later equipped with dual brakes.
Engines --- Alco 251B-6 (Alco/MLW), Alco 251D-6 (DLW); 6 cyl., 4-stroke, inline.
Transmission --- Electric (DC-DC, in contrast to most other locos that were AC-DC).
Axle Load --- 12 tonnes
Gear Ratio --- 92.19
Power output --- 1350 hp
Bogie type --- Co-Co trimount.
Max speed --- 96 kmph
Go to Meter-gauge Diesel Gallery : Click Here
Raise your voice : Click Here