Goods train reaches Nagai without most wagons

When the 48 compartments of a goods train got disconnected, an unaware loco pilot ended up reaching the Nagapattinam railway station with 12 bogies of the coal-laden train on Thursday.

Published: 08th December 2017 02:30 AM  |   Last Updated: 08th December 2017 07:07 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

NAGAPATTINAM:When the 48 compartments of a goods train got disconnected, an unaware loco pilot ended up reaching the Nagapattinam railway station with 12 bogies of the coal-laden train on Thursday.

According to sources, the 48 compartments were disconnected from the goods train which carried coal from the Karaikal private port while the train was on its way in Ariyanattu Street near Nagapattinam.
The loco pilot drove the goods train without knowing realising about the other coaches till he reached Nagapattinam railway station.

Speaking to Express, a Railways official in Nagapattinam said, “The goods train started from Karaikal private port with 60 compartments filled with coal. Due to the weak connector, the 13th compartment got detached from the train on Thursday morning near Ariyanattu Street which is about two kilometres away from Nagapattinam Junction. Since the loco pilot did know about this, the train chugged along with the 12 compartments and reached Nagapattinam Junction,” he said.

Since, the Nagapattinam-Karaikal railway line has a single track, the engine which reached Nagapattinam Junction was unable to get back to carry along the remaining 48 compartments. Therefore, one loco engine was taken from Karaikal and the officials tried to connect that with the 48th  compartment which stood there in Velipalayam which is about 10 km away from Nagapattinam Junction.

When the efforts for connecting the engine with the 48th compartment failed, the railway officials decided to push those compartments with that engine that was brought there towards the Nagapattinam Junction. With that move, the engine pushed the compartments to the railway station and the compartments were connected again.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

facebook twitter whatsapp