Indian Railways’ Kalka-Shimla rail section gets another locomotive! Recently, a ZDM3 Narrow Gauge Loco has been manufactured and turned out by Central Railways’ locomotive workshop, Parel in Mumbai for the Kalka-Shimla section of Northern Railways.
According to a press release issued by Central Railways, the newly developed locomotive will be utilized for hauling passenger trains as well as goods trains on Ambala Division’s Kalka-Shimla railway section. This ZDM3 Narrow Gauge loco is the fifth locomotive out of the order placed for 12 locos on the Central Railway zone’s Parel Workshop. Since November 2019, this workshop has already manufactured and dispatched four such locomotives.
This is the third such locomotive produced during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The loco has been developed by Parel Workshop, while adhering to social distancing guidelines and limited resources due to the prevalent coronavirus lockdown conditions. Take a look at some interesting features of the ZDM3 Narrow Gauge locomotive: