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Diesel Locomotives

Trains have been one of India’s most avidly used modes of transport, and we even have a ministry allocated towards this purpose. What has been the key factors behind this huge success of locomotives?

In this comprehensive course package presented by the Indian Railways in association with Pragyan, you will be able to learn about the fundamentals of locomotives powered by diesel engines, a complete blueprint of their working, and you will even be able to name the various parts of locomotives while travelling on them.


The following modules constitute the Diesel Locomotives Workshop:

  • Diesel locomotives: Brief history, Classifications and nomenclature.

  • Diesel locomotives: Definition, General picture, Parts and subsystems and its location described on drawings.

  • Diesel engine: Parts, Cylinder arrangements and types.

  • DC generator, AC alternator for electricity generation from drive shaft, Auxiliary generators, Electronic Controls, Control Stand, Batteries, Trucks, Traction motors.

  • Traction motor: Pinion and bull gear assembly, Fuel tank, Air reservoirs, Air compressors, Gear boxes, Radiators, with radiator fan and cooling water system, Turbo charging, Sandbox, Wheel slip.

  • Fuel oil system: Purpose, description.

  • Lube oil system: Purpose, description.

  • Cooling water system: Types, functions and description.

  • Temperature control device, Eddy current clutch, Hot engine alarm.

  • Air intake system, Compressors, Battery charging, Microprocessor.

Date: 2nd March

An email enclosing the payment link will be sent to the participant's registered email address after registration. A registration fee of INR 600 per individual is to be paid towards Pragyan, NIT Trichy to complete the registration process for the workshop.

Organiser: Southern Railways, TPJ Division, GOC Shed

Number of Participants per team: 1

Duration: 6 Hours

Yash: +91 9629909350

Akash: +91 8122357933


Email: mechanical.ws@pragyan.org

1) Does the workshop have any prerequisites?

There are no prerequisites for the workshop. Any student interested can attend the workshop.


2) How should the payment be made for the workshop?

Payment can be made online. Payment guidelines will be mailed to the participant’s mail-id once registered.


3) On what basis are workshop registrations confirmed?

Registrations are confirmed after payment on first come first serve basis. Confirmation of your participation is subject to availability.


4) Will the fees paid for the workshop be refunded in case I fail to attend the workshop?

Fees once paid, is strictly non-refundable. Requests for refund will not be encouraged.


5) Will accommodation be provided?

Yes. We provide accommodation depending on the availability and your place of residence. You will have to register separately for that. Stay tuned to the website for updates on accommodation.


6) Will certificates be provided?

Yes. A certificate from Pragyan, the student-run ISO 9001:2015 & ISO 20121:2012 certified techno-managerial organisation of NIT Trichy will be provided after the completion of the workshop.

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