Diesel Loco Shed, Pune became functional from 13/08/1981. Now it has a holding of around 135 locomotives with around 63 locos operating in mail express links. The shed is headed by Sr. DME (D).
In this Diesel Shed maintenance of various types of locos is carried out as under:
| ||Types of Locos maintained and their HP & holdings|| |
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| ||Important trains running by these locos|| |
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| ||Important sections.|| |
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|New technology inputs to loco.|
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|Important facilities available|
|1. ||Under floor wheel lathe for wheel turning.|
This is utilized for maintaining wheel profile, without removing wheel sets from locomotives. This saves a lot of time and effort which otherwise would have gone into it.
|2.||Spectrography for analysis of lubricating oil.|
This is helpful in doing predictive maintenance. By this machine, lube oil of locomotives is analysed for various metallic traces which would have come into lube oil due to wear and tear. Any metallic trace showing unusual concentration indicates to the distressed condition of related component.
|3.||DM water plant.|
The cooling water used in locos should have pH value within a specified range. This pH range is maintained with the help of DM water plant. The process used is ion exchange regeneration process.
|Water Load Box|
This facility is utilized to test the horse power of locomotive by simulating online full load condition. The various parameters of locomotive are tested as per their standard values and any deviations are rectified.
|Future infrastructure development plans|
|1.||In order to home the new generation, high horse power WDG4 Locos, Light schedule bay no.1 & 2 is being extended by 12 mtrs. towards Miraj end which will increase the berthing capacity by 02 locomotives. |
|2.||No.1 & 2 service line pit depth will be increased and steel columns will be provided in place of RCC columns at distance of one meter which will increase he accessibility of under gearing. |
|3.||Roof ventilators will be provided for air ventilation.|
|4.||In Works Programme 2012-13 the following machinery & plants have been proposed for EMD locomotives;|
| ||i)||Simulator for Computerised Controlled Braking system. |
| ||ii)||Test bench for Brake controllers.|
| ||iii)||Material storage and racking system.|
|5.||Under sanction works Programme - |
| ||i)||No. 5 pit line will be extended up to wheel lethe.|
| ||ii)||Compound wall will be extended. |