2 Km Long train experimented in Odisha
Two kilometre long goods train by merging three freight trains as one unit was run by the East Coast Railway (ECoR) on 28th February. Due to its long snake-like size formation, while travelling on the tracks, the train is named Python Rake.
The train contained 147 wagons, three brake and guard vans and four engines. The first train of 45 flat wagons was loaded with containers, while the second and third rakes of 51 alumina containers each were empty. These three freight trains were going towards Visakhapatnam Port in Andhra Pradesh.
The idea to amalgamate three goods trains and save time. Three trains were taking one hour each to pass the railway section, but now the Python Rake will take only one hour to pass the area. It will save time and energy and reduced pressure on rail traffic