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DIESEL LOCO SHED - VISAKHAPATNAM


  • BRIEF HISTORY
Diesel Locomotive Shed, Visakhapatnam (DLS/VSKP) was established on 2nd May 1965 with a holding of 13 WDM1 Locomotives to meet the traffic needs in transportation of mainly Iron Ore from Bailadilla Mines to Visakhapatnam Port Trust for further export to Japan. Since then 45 years have passed and the holding of the shed kept on increasing. At present, the shed is the biggest Diesel Shed in Indian Railways with a holding of 203 diesel locomotives and 3 Rail buses.



     Year of Establishment      
       
Road No./ Type of the first loco homed in Shed    

Details of any heritage Locos in Shed on pedestal or otherwise

ISO Certicification Year             
9006                                             
14001
18001
1965

BG / WDM 1


NIL



2006


  • Type - wise holding
          
·         WDM 3A
·         WDG 3A
·         WDM 2
·         WDM 2S
·         WDM 6
·         RAIL BUS
                                               TOTAL
40
110
30
5
6
3
206

  • Maximum Holding (Year/Number of Locos)                     2010 / 206
  • Present Loco link                                                                              32
  • Homing Capacity                                                                              160



  • VITAL STATISTICS                                       

1. Sanctioned Strength
2. On Roll Strength
5. Total Area
6. Covered Area
8. Power Consumption
9. Water Consumption
1333
1079
100 Acres (approx)
5.19 Acres (approx)
80,000 KWH per month (approx)
1Lakh Gallons per day (approx)


  • PERFORMANCE PARAMETERS

Freight
Passenger
SFC (Litres per 1000 GTKM)
2.31
4.35
LOC (Litres per 100 EKM)
3.08
3.08
Shed consumption of fuel
1,09,776 Litres per month (average)
Kms. Earned by Shed Locos/month
17,59,857 Earned Kilometres per month (average)

  • FLAGGING OFF OF LOCO No. 13616 WDG 3A, 203rd LOCO OF DLS (VSKP)

The 203rd diesel locomotive of this shed i.e. Loco No. 13616 WDG3A was inaugurated on 02.07.2010 by Shri D. Kamilla, Divisional Railway Manager, 
Waltair, East Coast Railway. With this, the shed has become the biggest diesel loco shed of Indian Railways.






  • 45th DIESEL FOUNDATION DAY, DIESEL LOCO SHED, VISAKHAPATNAM
The 45th Diesel Foundation Day of Diesel Loco Shed, Visakhapatnam was celebrated on 8th May-2010 in which the Chief Guest was a very senior retired IRSME officer Shri M.G. Sripathi of SCRA-1957 batch who had worked as Sr.DME(Diesel) of this shed during the period June-1977 to March-1981. This function was attended by large number of serving and retired Mechanical officers and supervisors of this shed. A colourful souvenir was also published on this auspicious occasion.

  • DIESEL LOCO PICTURES


WDM 3A (VSKP)
WDM 2S (VSKP)
DUAL WDM 3A VSKP (With different Livelry)
WDM 3A - VSKP with different Livelry

Another picture of WDM 2S (VSKP)












































  • LOCATION OF DIESEL LOCO SHED - VISAKHAPATNAM