Indian Railways creates record with longest-ever 2.8 km long ‘SheshNaag’ train
The Indian Railways set a new record on June 2, 2020, after it successfully unveiled and operated the SheshNaag Train. The SheshNaag Train is 2.8 km long. It is important to note that SheshNaag isn’t just a freight train, it is the longest train ever created and operated by the Indian Railways. Continue reading to find out how and where the SheshNaag Train was created
This remarkable feat was achieved by the South East Central Railway Zone, Nagpur Division of the Indian Central Railways. The SheshNaag train has a total of 251 wagons, as well as four electric locomotives which are fitted in between to pull these wagons together. The longest train in India was created by amalgamating four empty BOXN rakes, these rakes were then powered by four sets of electric locomotives.
Four trains combined together to form ‘Shesh Naag’ totalling 2.8 km to form the longest goods train ever, the Ministry of Railways said. The train was operated between Nagpur and Korba in South East Central Railway.
The Indian Railways is currently focussing on the movement of freight trains in its networks. This is because the passenger trains aren’t running in full utilisation due to the coronavirus outbreak. Indian Railways removed multiple freight rakes together to help save transportation time. It’s also done to assist the decongestion of the rail route.