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 Mechanical Department - Kurduwadi Workshop

KURDUWADI WORKSHOP was established in 1930 by the Barsi Light Railway for Repair of Narrow Gauge locomotives. It became a part of Central Railway in 1954. During the restructuring of Zonal Railways, the Workshop was transferred  to South Central Railway in 1966 and remained with them till 1977. It was transferred back to Central Railway in October 1977.

This Workshop was initially established to undertake Repairs of Narrow Gauge Steam Locomotives, Coaches and Wagons for Lathur - Kurduwadi - Miraj Narrow Gauge Section. Later on, all Narrow Gauge Rolling stock of the entire erstwhile Central Railway was taken up for repair at this Workshop.



 New Narrow Gauge Coach for Darjeeling   Himalayan Railway manufactured in Kurduwadi


The present holding of Narrow Gauge coaches that is given repair at Kurduwadi Workshop is 72 Coaches. Due to condemnation of Narrow Gauge wagons, the Shop has discontinued repair of wagons as a regular activity and only very few wagons used for ballast trains or tank wagons for water supply to the road side stations are given repair as special case.

Due to reduction in Narrow Gauge Rolling stock, and closure of Foundry in 2001, the Workshop has taken up new activities like manufacture and rebuilding of Narrow Gauge coaches, conversion of the Broad Gauge coaches into Accident Relief Train coaches, conversion of coaches to carry cars and camping coaches, repair of Broad Gauge departmental wagons and fabrication of components for Broad Gauge wagons.

A new work has been sanctioned for Kurduwadi Workshop to undertake rehabilitation of 20 Broad Gauge wagons per month at a cost of Rs.30.25 crores.




 Overall Area

56,000 Sq. m.

 Length of Tracks

1.60 Km Broad Gauge &

1.10 Km Narrow Gauge.

 Machinery & Plant







Source : Central Railway / Indian Railways Portal CMS Team Last Reviewed on: 19-08-2011  

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