It seems Railways is busy in competing with itself. The Indian Railways on Thursday ran ‘SheshNaag’, a 2.8 Km long freight train, making its the longest train ever to run on Indian Railways.
The South East Central Railway in Nagpur division attached long haul freight train named ”SheshNaag” consisting of four BOXN that is 251 wagons hauled by four electric locomotives.
He said, the train had three rakes of 58 wagons and one rake of 59 wagons. The train left Parmalkasa station at 12.20 p.m.
Ministry of Railways shares a video of the running train and also informed the citizens about the record.
Indian Railways breaks another record. Operates 'SheshNaag', a 2.8 Km long train amalgamating 4 empty BOXN rakes, powered by 4 sets of electric locomotives
'SheshNaag' is the longest train ever to run on Indian Railways. pic.twitter.com/t3fKKVJSkJ
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) July 2, 2020
On 30 June, Railways sets a record for joining three freight trains reportedly 177 wagon to form what they call a ‘Super Anaconda’ train, but just after 2 days later Indian Railways breaks its own records.
In April this year, the Indian railways ran a 2 km long Anaconda train by joining 3 goods trains. This particular train went from Bhilai to Korba. Anaconda train uses the latest technology of Distributed Power Control System (DPCS), where leading engine controls the whole train. The engines in the middle helps hauling the wagons while also maintain the integrity of the rake.
Since the lockdown announced Railways likes to operates long freight train in order to save time for the require movement.