Designed for Double Stack Containers: First Set of New BLCS Wagons Roll Out of Golden Rock Workshop

For the first time, Golden Rock Workshop has today rolled out a rake of 45 ‘Designed for Double Stack’ container wagons.

Classified BLCS, the wagons feature 25-ton fit axles and are capable of operating at 100 km/h. These wagons are also equipped with superior characteristics such as automatic twist locks and low beds through reduced wheel diameter that allows comfortable loading of the containers.

Unlike BLC or BLL wagons, all the wagons in a BLCS rake are interconnected through Centre Buffer Couplers. 

The wagons are factory fitted with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags for tracking purposes. RFID tracking is being implemented for all Indian Railways rolling stock. Also provided are twin pipe air brakes with seamless stainless steel pipes. This should result in improved application and release of brakes.

The rake was manufactured as part of an order from Container Corporation of India (CONCOR) for 1140 BLCS wagons.

On Saturday 08.08.2020, during a brief function at Central Workshops, Golden Rock these 45 BLCS wagons manufactured by Golden Rock Workshop were introduced to freight traffic for the first time in the country by Shyamadhar Ram, Chief Workshop Manager in the presence of A. Clement Barnabas, Dy. Chief Mechanical Engineer/ Carriage & Wagon, Ashlin Augusty, Works Manager, Wagon Production, S. Arumugam, Assistant Works Manager, Wagon Production, other Officers, supervisors and staff of this workshop.

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