Indian Railways creates history; runs 2.8 km freight train in Anaconda formation

The Indian Railways has created history after the South East Central Railway (SECR) operated the longest freight train named ‘SeshNaag’. Three rakes with a total of 251 wagons were joined together in an Anaconda formation and pulled using four electric locomotives.

The 2.8 km long train ran through the Bilaspur and Chakradharpur divisions and was big leap in reducing the transit time of freight train service and decongestion of rail route.

The Indian Railways’ official Twitter account shared the video of the three loaded freight trains running together in an Anaconda formation.

Indian Railways is prioritizing freight trains as passengers trains are not working on full capacity due to coronavirus.

Earlier on June 12, 2020, Indian Railways created another world benchmark by successfully running first Double Stack Container Train in high rise Over Head Equipment (OHE) electrified sections. The high rise OHE commissioned by the Indian Railways has a contact wire of height 7.57 metre.

This first of its kind achievement as per railways will boost the ambitious mission of Green India as a latest green initiative over Indian Railways.

This achievement made Indian Railways world’s first rail network to operate Double Stack Container Train in high rise OHE section, with high reach pantograph.

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