30 November 2008

KTMB YDM-4

KTM Class - YDM-4
Builder - Alco (USA), DLW (India), MLW (Canada)
Horsepower - 1,350
Introduced - 1996
Max Speed - 96 km/h
Engine - Alco 251D-6
Transmission - Electric

Picture from : http://gallery.keretapi.com/

KTM leased 39 of these locomotives, secondhand from Indian Railways. They were intended as a stopgap until more up-to-date traction could be obtained, and will eventually be returned to India. For this reason they have retained their Indian Railways fleet numbers.The original locos were delivered to Indian Railways between 1961 and 1993.



The first examples came from Alco (1961-1964) and Montreal Locomotive Works (1964), but later batches were built by India's Diesel Locomotive Works.With the arrival of the Blue Tigers, we can expect the YDM-4s to be phased out of KTM service in the near future.

KTM Number range : Between 6333 and 6897

6333 6352 6364 6375 6377 6378 6423 6428 6437 6516 6535 6542 6543 6546 6548 6561 6614 6619 6634 6635 6636 6647 6648 6653 6657 6663 6664 6665 6675 6685 6697 6699 6700 6701 6702 6703 6704 6721 6723 6724 6725 6794 6897

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