The Indian Railways touched upon a new milestone in its journey of moving ahead as it successfully joined and ran three loaded trains together in an ‘Anaconda’ formation, carrying 1500 tonnes of material.
The three-in-one freight service train named ‘Super Anaconda’ by the authorities comprised of about 177 wagons and three locomotives with each having a capacity of 6000 HP.
The news was shared through the Indian Railways’ official Twitter account with a video. The tweet mentioned, “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.”
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
This is a one of its kind achievement by any railway service across the world. Prior to this achievement, the Indian Railways had created history by successfully running and completing the trails of Double Stack Container Trains in high rise Over Head Equipment (OHE) electrified sections on June 12.