Gooty (Railway Code: GY) is also a place having a significant railway presence.It is probably South India's only "Railway Town" owing its importance and presence to the railway line passing through it. Located on Mumbai Chennai railway route, it is home to one of the 4 diesel locomotive sheds in the South Central Railways(SCR). GY Diesel shed is home to diesel locomotives of the ALCO WDG2A, WDG3A,WDM3A and WDM3D classes. Gooty Diesel shed holds a unique distinction of having coming up with a unique braking system for its locomotives. Aptly titled as 'Auto Emergency Brakes' , these brakes automatically get activated , if the locomotive exceeds a preset speed limit. These brakes have been incorporated on the ALCO WDM3As, and are put to active use in the Braganza Ghats section on the Castle Rock - Kulem section of the South Western Railways. The Braganza Ghat section has 1 in 40 gradients which neccesiate the usage of locomotives with Auto Emergency Brakes.
Strategically situated on the Bangalore Hyderabad National Highway 7 , Gooty is also the mid night 'tea/coffee' halt for many of the passenger bus services which ply the Bangalore Hyderabad route. The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation(APSRTC), also has a bus depot at Gooty.
As a result of one of the several restructuring measures proposed by IIM Bangalore, to help APSRTC cut down its' costs and help improve operational efficiency, APSRTC has decided to close down 7 of its depots and Gooty Depot is one of them.
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