The Railway has created history by operating a 2.8 Km Long Train Name Sheshnag. The record 2.8 km long freight train was successfully run by the Railways. The experiment of connecting four engines to Sheshnag was successful. This train allows more goods to be sent from one place to another at a time.
Indian Railways has set another new record in the direction of saving time in freight transport. South East Central Railway on Thursday launched the 251 wagons ‘Sheshnag’ train on the tracks. The train was run between Nagpur division to Korba. The train travelled about 260 km in 6 hours. Railways had to use four engines to make this Sheshnag run on the tracks. According to the South East Central Railway, on Thursday, a 2.8 km long ‘Sheshnag’ train with 251 wagons was plying between Nagpur division to Korba.
Four electric locomotives were installed in Sheshnag
Sheshnag completed the journey of about 260 kilometres in 6 hours. This unique experiment was done to save time in freight transport. For the operation of Sheshnag train on the track, four electric locomotives with a capacity of 6000 horsepower were installed. In comparison, a 2 km long super anaconda train has three electric engines with a capacity of 6000 horsepower running with 177 loaded wagons.
Six thousand horsepower engine also installed in Super Anaconda
Three engines of 6 thousand horsepower were also installed in Super Anaconda, and 2 km long train was added by connecting three freight trains. One hundred seventy-seven loaded wagons were added to the train, through which a weight of 15,000 tons was transported.
According to the Railway Ministry, goods worth about one crore rupees were transported from one place to another. This train travelled from Lajkura in Odisha to Rourkela at a speed of 60 km per hour. The Super Anaconda train had a weight load of 15 thousand tons. Goods worth more than Rs 1 crore were transported from one place to another. Its maximum speed was 60 km per hour. ‘Super Anaconda’ completed its journey in 2:15 hours.
Currently, Sheshnag has overtaken ‘Super Anaconda’ in just one day in terms of length and carrying capacity. But it is expected that in the coming days the Railways will do more experiments and new records will be made.