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INTRODUCTION

Sealdah Division is spread over major districts of West Bengal namely Kolkata, North and South 24 Parganas, Nadia and Murshidabad. Diesel and Power Department looks after the operation and maintenance of Diesel Locomotives, 140 Ton BD Crane, SP/ART, A Class ART at BGA, Divisional Motor Vehicles and maintenance of Electronic and Mechanical Weigh Bridges and Fire Extinguishers etc. Total of 989 nos. Running and Non-Running staff and 35 nos. Running and Non-Running Supervisors are working round the clock to ensure said operation and maintenance job.
International Train Services (Maitree Express), including BDR services (Goods) between India and Bangladesh also carried out by this department.
Diesel and Power Department is headed by DME(D&P) with 03 Assistant Officers AME(P), AME(DSL) and AMM(DSL).

CREW BOOKING POINTS WITH EXTENT OF ACTIVITIES

Power Wing :-

1.Diesel Crew Booking Lobby at SDAH headed by SE(L)/BGA.
  1. Booking of Dsl. Crews for 37 nos. Mail/Exp/Pass Link, crews for Goods and Shunting services as per traffic requirement and crews for locomotives hired by CESC and KoPT.
  2. Fuelling to Dsl Locomotives from RCD/BGA.
  3. Operation and maintenance of “A” Class ART
  4. Operation and maintenance of SP/ART and 140 T BD Crane etc.
2.Diesel. Crew Booking Lobby at RHA headed by SE(L)/RHA.
  1. Booking of Dsl. Crews for 07 nos. Pass Link, crews for Bangladesh Goods Services and other Goods and Shunting services as per traffic requirement.
  2. Fuelling to Dsl Locomotives from RCD/RHA.

3.

Diesel. Crew Booking Lobby  at CP headed by SE(L)/CP

1)   Booking of Dsl. Crews for Goods and Shunting services as per traffic requirement.

4.

Diesel. Crew Booking Lobby at NH headed by SE(L)/NH

1)   Booking of Dsl. Crews for Goods and Shunting services as per traffic requirement.

5.

Terminal Crew Booking at KRP headed by Shunter In-charge/KRP

1)  Shunting and placement of empty rakes of Pass. Trains.

OTHER ACTIVITY POINTS IN POWER WINGS

1.Millwright/Mech. at SDAH headed by FIO(P)/SDAH
  1. Maintenance of 03 nos. Electronic In-Motion Weigh Bridge at NH, NACC & SDAH, 02 nos. Mechanical and 01 no. Static Weigh Bridge at HLR.
  2. Maintenance of 1316 nos. F/Extinguishers at different stations and offices.
  3. Maintenance and operation of 03 nos. Dsl Pumps at Circular Railway etc.
2.Motor Garage at SDAH headed by SSE(MV)/ SDAH.
  1. Maintenance and operation of departmental vehicles.
  2. Fuelling of all divisional Petrol and Diesel driven vehicles and misc. purposes.

ATTENTION GIVEN TO DIESEL LOCOS( WDS- 6R) IN DIESEL SHED

MECHANICAL
Quarterly / Half Yearlly / Yearly Schedule :-
  • Initial Testing.
  • Schedule items and repair.
  • Final Testing and Loco off.
Non-Sch. Section :-
1)  Out of course repair, other than Major/Medium Sch.
Under Carriage Section :-
Overhauling, repair and Sch. Items.

Overhauling of Air Brake components, testing and fitting.

Overhauling of  Expressor, Turbo Super Charger, Cylinder Head, Water Pump and F.I. Pump & F.I. Nozzle

Cleaning, repair and overhauling  of After Cooler, Air Maize, Felt Wicks, Car body Filter & Piston.

ELECTRICAL
Quarterly / Half Yearlly / Yearly Schedule :-
  • Initial Testing.
  • Schedule items and repair.
  • Final Testing and Loco off.
Non-Sch. Section :-
1)  Out of course repair, other than Major/Medium Sch.
Battery Section :-
For charging and maintenance of Battery as per Sch..

Overhauling, repairs and testing of  Fuel Booster Pump, C/Case Exhauster Motor and Axle Generator.

Cleaning, repair and overhauling  of After Cooler, Air Maize, Felt Wicks, Car body Filter & Piston.

ATTENTION GIVEN TO DIESEL LOCOS( WDS-4D) IN DIESEL SHED

MECHANICAL
Stripping, cleaning, Yearly Sch. Item, Testing and Loco off.
Quarterly Section :-
  1. Initial Testing.
  2. Schedule items and repair.
  3. Final Testing and Loco off.
Non-Sch. Section :-
1)  Out of course repair, other than Major/Medium Sch.
Under Carriage Section :-
Overhauling, repair and Sch. Items.>

Overhauling repairs and testing and fitting.

Overhauling of  Compressor, Turbo Super Charger, Cylinder Head, Water Pump, L.O. Pump, B/F Pump, F.I. Pump, F.I. Nozzle, Transmission, Exhauster and Transmission./ Lub Heat Exchanger.

ELECTRICAL
Quarterly / Half Yearlly Schedule :-
  • Initial Testing.
  • Schedule items and repair.
  • Final Testing and Loco off.
Non-Sch. Section :-
1)  Out of course repair, other than Major/Medium Sch.
Battery Section :-
For charging and maintenance of Battery as per Sch..

Overhauling repairs and testing of  Starter, Dynamo, Alternator and Auxiliary.

STRENGTH AND WEAKNESS OF THE DEPARTMENT

Strength:

  • Engine, ART & 140 Ton BD Crane Hire Charges was realized to the tune of Rs.3.91 Crores upto Dec2010.
  • 02 nos. Diesel hauled Mail/Exp. Trains (Intercity Exp. (13115 /13116 Ex SDAH – RPH and back and 19605/19606 Kolkata – Ajmer Sharif Exp.) was successfully introduced w.e.f. 12.01.2011 and 15.10.2010.respectively with existing strength of Loco Pilots and maintenance resources.
  • 1st Yearly Schedule of Engine No. 36202/WDS-6R has been successfully completed and planning for carrying out subsequent Yearly Schedule of BGA based WDS-6R Locos.

Assistance required :-

  • The posts of AME(P) is lying vacant since 25.01.2010 (A.N.). This may be filled up.
  • 03 nos. post of SLI/LI and 81 nos. of post of Running staff are lying vacant since long. The posts need to filled up for smooth operation.
  • Revised Crew Link is required to be sanctioned at the earliest for smooth running of train services

IMPORTANT ACHIEVEMENT IN 2010 - 2011

  • Diesel hauled Intercity Exp. (13115 /13116), Ex SDAH – RPH and back was successfully introduced w.e.f. 12.01.2011.
  • Diesel hauled Kolkata  Ajmer Sharif Exp. (19605/19606) was successfully introduced w.e.f. 15.10.2010 Ex KOAA - ALL and back.
  • 09 pairs Summer Special , 39 pairs Puja Special Trains, 03 pairs. Winter Special Train and 01 pair Special Train run during the year 2010-11 hauled by diesel locos to clear the extra rush.
  • 02 nos. of Hydraulic Buffer have been received on 09.10.2010 for installation and commissioning at Platform No. 9A & 10A of SDAH.
  • Engine, ART & 140 Ton BD Crane Hire Charges was realized to the tune of Rs.3.91 Crores upto Dec’10.
  • One set of Power Pack (M/s LUKAS), including Roller Carriage and Control Desk at a total cost of Rs.20,76,839.00 was received by ART/BGA on 10.11.2010 and commissioned on 25.11.2010.
  • One emergency fuel pump Bkr. (Rating – 30 Amp.) has been developed with the indigenous items by the supervisors and technicians of BGA diesel shed to restrict the failure of locomotives due to non-supply of fuel oil due to failure of Main Fuel Pump Bks. Of Diesel Engines which has been tested and found satisfactorily functioning with the locos.
  • An axle Generator Test Bench has been developed to test the Axle Generator as well as locomotive speed. During testing it found worked satisfactorily which is also checked against unusual noise, vibration and heating also.
  • A Gadget for lifting sleeve has also been newly devised by the supervisors and technicians of BGA diesel shed which will be used to change liners, sleeves of bottom desk of engine block etc.




Source : Eastern Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 13-09-2011