When in Assam, take in the history of the Northeast Frontier Railway line with a tour of the steam locos at the Tinsukia's Rail Heritage Park.
Built by Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company Ltd. (TELCO) in 1960, the YG locomotive worked extensively on the Lumbding and Tinsukia divisions of North East Frontier Railway before it was retired, in February 1997.
YG locomotives were the counterparts of the YPs for working goods trains. Till diesels and conversion to Broad Guage swept the steams before them, the YG was the main goods locomotive of the Meter Gauge system of the Indian Railways.
Author: JL Singh