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 Mechanical Department - Parel Workshop

The Central Railway Locomotive Workshop, Parel was set up by Great Indian Peninsular Railway as a Steam Loco Shed in 1879. Later repair and overhauling of Steam loco had started, and that had reached peak capacity of 32 Steam locos per month in 1962-63.  With tapering of Steam traction, the Shop was upgraded to take up the work of Repair and Overhauling of Diesel locomotives from 1974-75 onwards.

It is one of the largest and oldest repair Workshops on the Indian Railways with diversified repair/manufacturing activities.  Being located in the heart of Mumbai, it has ready access to road, sea and air transport. The Parel Workshop has the unique distinction of rendering services to the Armed Forces during the World Wars. 


Parel Workshop has gradually diversified and is at present also carrying out the repair and overhauling of Diesel locomotives, Diesel cranes, Rehabilitation of Main Line Coaches. This shop also manufactures many components for diesel locos, Carriages and Wagon.

This workshop has also successfully manufactured Narrow Gauge locos for Neral - Matheran section and for Kalka - Simla section.

This is the only workshop, other than DLW and CLW, which builds Diesel Locomotives.



 -  Established as Steam Loco Shop & Shed.


 -  Repairs of Diesel Locomotives.


 -  Repairs of 140Tonne Cranes used in Accident Relief.


 -  ISO-9001:2000, certified to 2008 version in 2010


 -  Manufacture of Narrow Gauge Loco.


 -  Manufacture of Broad Gauge Diesel Locomotive Under frame.


 -  Manufacture of Broad Gauge Diesel Locomotives.


 -  Mid Life Rehabilitation of Coaches.


 -  Repair to Coach Bogies


 -  Supply of Wagon Wheels


 -  100th Broad Gauge Diesel loco manufactured

2010 -  First Microprocessor based Broad Gauge Diesel Shunting        
2010    -  loco for Indian Railways 

 -  Track Cleaning Machine made for Divisions


 Manufacture & Repair of Broad Gauge Diesel Locos

 Manufacture & Repair of Narrow Gauge Diesel Locos


Rehabilitation of Coaches, Conversion of Coaches to carry cars, Conversion of coaches for working in Accident Relief Trains


 Repairs of 140T Crane used in Accident Sites of Indian Railways




 Overall Area

1.90 Lakh Sq.m.(47 Acre)

 Covered Area

81,250 Sq.m.

 Connected Electric Load

13,380 KW

 Avg. Electric Energy Consumption

5.65 lakh KWH p.m.

 Machinery & Plant



Rs.225.60 cr

 Railway Quarters






 ISO 9001: 2000


 Achievements of Parel Workshop

Source : Central Railway / Indian Railways Portal CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 24-10-2011  

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