Introduction and disclaimer
This list attempts to give a guide
to the current diesel locomotive fleet of Indian Railways. It does not include locomotives in use with private sector operators such as power stations, steel works, quarries etc. Classes that have been entirely withdrawn have also been omitted. Given the size of the fleet and lack of hard information
, this will only ever be a (very) rough guide. Anything highlighted in yellow
IRFCA news group on http://www.Yahoogroups.com
Various Web sites including the IRFCA web site http://www.irfca.org
DLW promotional data sheets
Indian locomotives Part 4 - 1941 - 1990 by Hugh Hughes, ISBN 0952165511
"A Guide to Diesel and Electric Locomotives of INDIAN RAILWAYS" by J.E.Daboo, ISBN 1 901613 02 X.
A = Dual train brakes. Some locomotives have this letter omitted, instead having the word DUAL stencilled, typically on the cab sides. Some have been observed with both.
B = Air brakes only (WDM2
R = rebuilt by DCW. The letter R can be found after the number on the body-sides and buffer beams.
C = rebuilt by DCW to “2C” standards. Such rebuilds are quite separate from the new 14000 series WDM2C
s currently in production at DLW.. The letter R can be found after the number on the body-sides and a WDM2C
class code on the buffer beams.
S = restricted to shunting/departmental use only (WDM2).
* = Noted in service since November 2000. A special note for WDM2
s built by Alco
b = equipped with special automatic train overspeed/braking system for working the Briganza Ghat between Kulem and Castle Rock. A yellow notice is displayed on the cab sides. Used by locos from Gooty (GY) shed.
f = rebuilt cab, full width/flat front of various designs. A note on rebuilds
; occasionally IR rebuilds collision-damaged locos with differing styles of short hood and cab. These rebuilds are sometimes undertaken at regional sheds and workshops such as Golden Rock, Trichy.
k = on loan to KTM (Malaysia)
j = low, full width short hood, two large windows. Nicknamed “Jumbos”. As per a directive
, all Jumbos will be converted to a normal short hood when they reach the rebuild stage. Some have been rebuilt and retained their original cab design.
w = withdrawn
s = scrapped
Little is known as to the status of withdrawn locomotives. The only such observations in this list are limited to a handful of locos seen at Pune shed during November 2001.