Super Anaconda and SheshNaag: Record setting trains of Indian Railways (VIDEO)
Today, the Railways operated a mammoth 2.8 kam long train named ‘SheshNaag’. It is the longest train ever to run on the railway tracks.
New Delhi: Indian Railways are on a roll. They are doing a yeoman service in troubled times of Covid-19. During Lockdown, they not just transported lakhs of migrants back home but also kept the supply chains running.
Here is another feat of the country’s lifeline. Indian Railways is creating a history of sorts by running longest freight trains.
Today, the Railways operated a mammoth 2.8 kam long train named ‘SheshNaag’. It is the longest train ever to run on the railway tracks. The Railways created this by amalgamating 4 empty BOXN rakes, powered by 4 sets of electric locomotives.
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
Super Anaconda: 3 goods trains clubbed into 1
South East Central Railway in Odisha on Wednesday ran a 2-km long goods train — Super Anaconda — by clubbing three freight trains as one unit that successfully ran between Brajrajnagar to Rourkela railway stations.
Taking a big leap in reducing the transit time of freight trains, Bilaspur division of SECR broke yet another frontier by joining & running 3 loaded trains (more than 15000 tonnes) in ‘Anaconda’ formation through Bilaspur & Chakradharpur divisions. pic.twitter.com/5lZlQHDpkI
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) June 30, 2020
Dubbed as the ‘Super Anaconda’, this freight train had a mammoth 177 fully loaded wagons and an electric multiple loco-engine with a 9,000 HP capacity.