Indian Railways creates history by running 2.7 km long freight trains ‘Pinaka’ | Watch the video | So Good News


Indian Railways’ North Central Railway (NCR) zone created a record when it ran a 2.7 kilometer freight train by combining four trains. The NCR called it ‘Pinaka’ and it was formed by joining four empty BOXN rakes to ferry coal from the loading bays of the East Central Railway.

Railways operate long distance as it helps in efficient management of railway crew involved in running the freight trains and also helps in faster transportation of goods.

The train had 232 carriages to carry coal from one place to another and the four rakes were assembled at Chunar in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh.

Indian Railways last month also created a record when it ran one of India’s longest freight trains Super Vasuki on August 15 as part of the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations. The 3.5 km long train with 295 loaded wagons and powered by five engines carried a load of around 27,000 tonnes of coal.

Earlier, Indian Railways South East Central Railway (SECR) operated zone two freight trains which got many eyeballs due to their immense length. The two freight trains were named ‘Super Anaconda’ and ‘Sesh Naag’

The first was a fully loaded three-raker combined freight train which was named ‘Super Anaconda’ and it was followed by a 2.8 km long four empty BOXN raker train combined together which was named ‘Sesh Naag’.

SECR operated ‘Sesh Naag’ from Nagpur Division to Bilaspur Division traveling a total distance of 260 km. All the rakes were combined at Parmalkasa station in Chattisgarh and drove to Korba for loading of coal. A total of 251 empty wagons were transported between both sessions using four electric locomotives.

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