Goldenrock workshop flags off 200th BOXNHL Wagon & 275th RSP Wagon

Established in 1926, Central Workshops, Southern Railway, Goldenrock in Tiruchchirappalli is o­ne of the premier Railway repair workshops in Indian Railways. Since 1961, this workshop is o­ne of the four railway owned units involved in the production of new wagons catering to freight services across the country. 

  • In the last 59 years, more than 40000 wagons of 55 types were manufactured here.
  • In this, three are Narrow Gauge models, seven are Metre Gauge varieties and forty-five are Broad Gauge types. 
  • In addition, this workshop has been manufacturing container wagons for transhipping containers for Container Corporation of India. 
  • This workshop has also carved a niche in undertaking prototype wagons owing to its superior quality of workmanship. 
  • Prototypes of newly designed and developed wagons by Research Designs & Standards Organisation, Lucknow are manufactured here. 
  • In the last two decades, 17 prototype wagons were manufactured and successfully tested before permitting for mass production.

Production Performance:

  • This financial year 2020-2021 had o­ne of the toughest beginnings for any manufacturing unit. 
  • First full month was under lock down and the second month was partially opened.
  • In spite of the pandemic situation, Staff, Supervisors and Officers of Wagon Production Shops rammed up their manufacturing activities. 
  • Due to the team’s extraordinary efforts, 275 wagons against Railway Board’s Rolling Stock Program orders were manufactured and dispatched within eight months. 
  • In this, 200 are BOXNHL wagons and 75 are BVCM wagons. 
  • This is the highest ever production in a single financial year in the last seventeen years with still 2½ months to go.  
  • To mark this achievement in the history of Goldenrock Workshop, 200th BOXNHL wagon and 275th Railways Board’s RSP order wagon were flagged off on 21-01 2021 in the presence of Shri. Shyamadhar Ram, Chief Workshop Manager, Shri. A. Clement Barnabas, Dy. Chief Mechanical Engineer and other Officers, Supervisors and Staff. 
  • Shri. Adapala Chandrasekhar, Asst. Works Manager, who has immensely contributed in Wagon Production this year, proposed the vote of thanks.

New Orders:

  • Adding value to this proud occasion, Railway Board has placed two new wagons orders o­ne for manufacturing of 15 Metre Gauge wagons for UNESCO fame Nilgiri Mountain Railways, another for manufacturing of 48 Well type wagons (BWT) for transportation of track machines in Southern Railway. 
  • This workshop is also now having CONCOR order for the manufacturing of 1035 BLCS wagons for carrying double stack containers at 100 kmph for which production has been commenced.

Source: Southern Railway-Press Release