Grain silos at Pehowa Road wagon loading facility

Grain silos at Pehowa Road wagon loading facility. Images by Rajeev Shrivastava

Date: 2009-03-08
Owner: Gallery Administrator
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BCBFG bulk foodgrain transport top loading bottom discharge wagons owned by M/S Adani Agri Logistics, at their facility in Pehowa Road siding. (Rajeev Shrivastava)


BCBFG wagon (61+2 tonne capacity) entering the top loading facility (Rajeev Shrivastava)


BCBFG wagon placed below the loader. Air pressure 'liquifies' the grain, to enable it to 'flow'. (Rajeev Shrivastava)


BCBFG wagon loading in progress. It takes 3 minutes and one man at the controls to load it in 3 minutes. (Rajeev Shrivastava)


Grain silos at Pehowa Road wagon loading facility. 2 lakh tonnes grain is stored and managed by 26 staff. (Rajeev Shrivastava)


At Pehowa Road wagon loading facility. Grain is managed, moved and loaded at click of a mouse button. (Rajeev Shrivastava)


At Pehowa Road wagon loading facility. Grain is monitored in each silo, for temperature, moisture, CO etc., centrally (Rajeev Shrivastava)

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David, the loading is by 'Engine on Train' system. The railway engine brings in the rake and remains attached, carrying out the intricate shunting involved in placing each wagon below the loader, wagon by wagon. The engine then takes the rake away to...
Posted by Rajeev Shrivastava on 2009 Mar 10 10:47:35 +0000
Fascinating pictures. Many thanks. I trust that they will be moved to First class. Does the company have its own locomotive for moving the wagons under the loader?
Posted by David Churchill on 2009 Mar 10 09:35:36 +0000
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Excellent stuff. I've seen this kind of stuff in the USA but not in India.

I am starting to enjoy the photos in the "Open Line" a lot more than "First Class". Information-wise, "Open Line" is "First Class" and "First Class" is third class....
Posted by M S M Saifullah on 2009 Mar 09 06:30:11 +0000