Indian Railways’ South East Central Railway(SECR) zone has just lately operated two freight trains which garnered numerous eyeballs resulting from their huge size. The 2 freight trains have been named as ‘Tremendous Anaconda’ and ‘Sesh Naag’
The primary was a totally loaded three rakes mixed freight prepare which was named ‘Tremendous Anaconda’ and it was adopted by a 2.8km lengthy 4 empty BOXN rakes prepare mixed collectively which was named ‘Sesh Naag’.
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
‘Sesh Naag’ additionally earned the excellence of being the longest railway prepare to run on the Indian Railways community.
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
Whereas chatting with Livemint.com, a senior railway official from the SECR has stated that working the freight trains mixed collectively to assist the general operations of the Indian Railways.
The official stated It assists railways in saving time and likewise manpower as a result of mixed rake operations because the empty rakes are taken to the coal mines for loading of coal rapidly and dispatching them inside shorter period to the coal primarily based energy crops. It can additionally assist in decreasing the manpower and the time required for the motion of the trains and likewise easing of the site visitors congestion on the route.
Indian Railways operated’ Sesh Naag’ from the Nagpur division to the Bilaspur division which travelled a complete distance of 260 km. All of the rakes have been mixed on the Parmalkasa station at Chattisgarh and travelled until Korba for the loading of coal. A complete of 251 empty wagons were transported between each the stations with the assistance of 4 electrical locomotives.
The prepare operated at a mean pace of 65kmph whereas the highest pace of the prepare was 80kmph. SECR additionally efficiently operated 177 loaded wagons with three freight trains mixed collectively between Lajkura & Raurkela in Odisha and termed it as ‘Tremendous Anaconda’.
The whole weight of the prepare was greater than 15,000 tonnes and was hauled by 4 electrical locomotives. Indian Railways making an attempt to manoeuvre a number of freight rakes collectively because it helps in saving the transportation time and likewise assist in the decongestion of the rail route. Indian Railways is prioritising the motion of freight trains in its community because the passenger trains are usually not working in full utilisation as a result of the unfolding of coronavirus pandemic.