SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
KHARAGPUR DIVISION OF SER REACHED A NEW MILESTONE BY JOINING 3 RAKES TO RUN “ANACONDA FREIGHT TRAIN’’
Kolkata, 2ndJuly, 2020:
Kharagpur Division of South Eastern Railway reached a new milestone by joining 3 rakes to run Anaconda Freight Train yesterday (1st July, 2020) boosting heavy haul train operation. The Anaconda Freight Train consisted of 177 wagons. This is the first occasion where such heavy haul train moved between two states. The train consisted of two loaded rakes of Iron Ore and one empty rake of freight wagons. The train was formed at Narayangarh near Kharagpur bringing the 3 rakes from other stations in the vicinity. The entire train was hauled by 6 Locos which are usually used in freight trains.
The Anaconda Freight Train left Narayangarh of Kharagpur-Bhadrak Section of South Eastern Railway and covered a distance of 150 KMs in 3 hrs 35 minutes over SER system on its way to Dhamra Port in Odisha. The train covered a total distance of 200 Kms.