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Old 2nd April 2013, 18:03   #166
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These are the metro coaches built at BEML complex Bangalore. i think it is being ferried to Delhi. As these metro coaches are standard guage these cannot ride over broad guage of IR.
These are imported German made Bombardier "Movia" rail cars.
They have come all the way from Görlitz in Germany.
The logistics co. is Allcargo Global Logistics Ltd.
An Allcargo engineer was deputed to Germany to learn skills of roll-on & roll-off.

The first metro car was shipped by air from Germany. The engineer accompanied it on the Antonov AN-124-100M aircraft. Each car is 22.5m x 3.2m and weighs 42 tonnes.

Another train set was supplied by South Korean Consortium Hyundai-Rotem.

Allcargo transported the cars to the DMRC Depot in Mundka, Delhi.
  1. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) imported 424 metro coaches from Bombardier for half a billion Euros !!
    What a colossal waste of tax-payer money.
  2. And why didn't India insist on Broad Gauge for everything, instead of the non-standard, "Standard" gauge?
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  1. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) imported 424 metro coaches from Bombardier for half a billion Euros !!
    What a colossal waste of tax-payer money.
  2. And why didn't India insist on Broad Gauge for everything, instead of the non-standard, "Standard" gauge?
Only the first set of coaches were imported from Europe. The remaining coaches were manufactured at the Bombardier facility at Savli in Gujarat. The purchase was following a global tender - Bombardier was chosen from a global tender.

DMRC is predominantly broad-gauge. Standard gauge was chosen because it means sharper turns, lower cost of construction (since the overall width of the permanent way decreases, and also land acquisition is lesser). Standard gauge is the "standard" worldwide - Broad gauge is found only in the Indian Subcontinent.

All the newer Metro systems coming in India are Standard Gauge. In fact, home grown BEML now manufactures SG coaches for Bangalore.
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At the risk of being

Only the first set of coaches were imported from Europe.
Are you aware of what a long history India has of building and running trains, compared to the rest of the world?
IMHO, India did not need to import railway tech. in the 21st century.
It is my view that some politicians padded their own purses.
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The remaining coaches were manufactured at the Bombardier facility at Savli in Gujarat. The purchase was following a global tender - Bombardier was chosen from a global tender.
So what if the tender was global?

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DMRC is predominantly broad-gauge. Standard gauge was chosen because it means sharper turns, lower cost of construction (since the overall width of the permanent way decreases, and also land acquisition is lesser).
Standard gauge is the "standard" worldwide - Broad gauge is found only in the Indian Subcontinent.
The world's broadest gauge country should not have blundered into standard gauge. Leave that to the lesser countries of the world. There are 45,622 route kilometers of broad gauge in India alone.
110,000 track kilometers including track in stations, yards, sidings, etc.

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All the newer Metro systems coming in India are Standard Gauge. In fact, home grown BEML now manufactures SG coaches for Bangalore.
That is the stupidest decision these new kids have done !
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Are you aware of what a long history India has of building and running trains, compared to the rest of the world?
IMHO, India did not need to import railway tech. in the 21st century.
It is my view that some politicians padded their own purses.
Are you aware of the fact that IR still uses the coach design that was made in circa 1930? Except the fact that the construction material changed, the design is still the same - That really does not say anything about the technology India has. The "new gen" coaches that the Indian railway builds are actually German designs and uses bogies designed by FIAT.

India is light years behind the rest of the world when it comes to railway technology - we certainly need to import technology. Just because we started running trains long back doesn't mean we are at par with the others in technology.

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So what if the tender was global?
When the tender is global, global firms have the right to participate, and thats what happened. DMRC did not go begging to Bombardier asking for coaches - but they followed the legal process of calling a global tender and buying from the "best" bidder.

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The world's broadest gauge country should not have blundered into standard gauge. Leave that to the lesser countries of the world. There are 45,622 route kilometers of broad gauge in India alone.
110,000 track kilometers including track in stations, yards, sidings, etc.
Metro rail is not a part of the 45,622 RKMs on IR. Metro Railways are independent bodies and they have their own freedom in selecting what gauge they should use - they need to factor in the permanent way alignment as well as the amount of land they'd have to acquire. There is no plan to integrate Metro rail with the rest of the IR system - so why should we cry for BG??
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^^ Completely agree with you Binaik.

IR is light years behind current railway technology and there is no major R&D in sight, hence forth BEML approached Rotang for technology on how to build metro rail.
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Is the trailer only used to make the cargo sit on it or does it get any power from the engine too?

Anurag.
In this case I don't think they are independently propelled. All self propelled units needs a power source and here we can't see one. Assuming it was under the entire frame, we can't even see any axles on the tires. They all seem like dead wheels/axles to me.


Specs of the puller can be found here:


http://www.volvotrucks.com/trucks/in...ification.aspx
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Spotted this monster a few months back near the Electronic City toll way which seemed to be a Volvo tractor detached and probably resting or attended to for some repairs.

The cargo seemed to be some kind of tank. Now count the number of tyres for yourself
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Default Giant transporters for ALMA telescopes

Atacama Large Millimeter/sub-millimeter Array (ALMA) is the largest constellation of radio telescopes installed in the atacama desert in northern Chile. This location is so remote and inaccessible that special transporters are needed to transport components to assemble these radio telescopes. Two ALMA transporters named Otto and Lore have been constructed. Each of them is 20 meters long, 10 meters wide and 6 meters high. Each transporter has got 28 tyres. They travel at speed of 20 km/h unladen and 12 km/h when laden. Each transporter is powered by two 700 hp diesel engines but actual output is 450 hp due to rare atmosphere of 5000 meter attitude. Each transporter has 1500 litre fuel tank.

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Default 640 tonne, 100 meter transporter vehicle in UK

Biggest-ever load transported on Britain's roads weighing more than a SPACE SHUTTLE crawls to destination at 4mph

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Giant transformer and specialised transporter vehicle weighs 640 tonnes - more than a space shuttle

In total it is 100m long and 5m wide and took up two lanes of the motorway to Avonmouth Docks in Bristol

Vehicle caused 13-mile long tailbacks when it wound its way along the M4 at a 4mph crawl

The trip took nine months to plan and is the biggest logistical challenge of its type attempted in the UK
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz2l1W3KtQb
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Spotted this fellow broken down on outer ring just before a fly over. Looked like its been there a while.

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Old 23rd May 2014, 08:07   #176
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Saw this IR coach shell parked near the BEML coach factory in CV Raman Nagar. Most probably from their KGF factory sent here to be finished and rolled out.
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Here’re some snaps of the Scammell Contractor ballast tractors located inside our plant.

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They look like tanks!

Here is a MAN OAF ballast tractor hauling an empty Nicolas multi-axle trailer:

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It has 128 tyres in a 16 x 8 combination.

PS: Lift and Shift is the name of the contractor who takes up these movement jobs.
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A SAN manufactured industrial loco spotted between Tumkur and Chitradurga being transported by road.
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Spotted this at the yard the other day:

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22 axles, 8 wheels each = 176 wheels in total.

But TBH, this isn’t a big deal. They combine many 4 and 6 axle trailers together depending on the load to be hurled. Sometimes an equipment is too long and heavy, it needs to be supported in its entire length. Sometimes it may be such that only the front and rear needs to be supported.
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This is called SPMT (Self propelled Modular Trailer) and are widely used in the industry of heavy cargo movement across India and world wide.
I have been working in PROJECT CARGO industry for a while now and will try to post some REAL heavy movements done by us.

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