New Record of Vasuki- Indian Railways’ Longest Freight Train

The South Eastern Central Railway (SECR) zone of Indian Railways has recently created a new record by operating the longest freight train on the Indian Railways network.

Key Points

  • SECR Raipur division of the Indian Railways amalgamated five rakes of freight coaches for the first time.
  • These five rakes of freight coaches were merged from Bhilai D Cabin to Korba (under the Bilaspur division).
  • The joining the five rakes, the total length of the freight train became approximately 3.5 Kms.
  • This train was named ‘Vasuki’.
  • The distance between Bhilai D Cabin to Korba is 224 km and Vasuki covered this distance with the five rakes.
  • It took around 7 hours for the train to cover the distance.
  • Vasuki, the long haul rake of five freight coaches was operated with the help of one loco pilot, one guard, and one assistant loco pilot.
  • Railways operate the long haul as it is helpful in quicker transportation of goods and the effective management of railway crew who are involved.

Previous Records

South East Central Railway (SECR) zone has also operated two freight trains recently. These freight trains got attention due to their length. The two freight trains were ‘Sesh Naag’ and ‘Super Anaconda’.

Super Anaconda was a fully loaded three rake combined freight train. ‘Sesh Naag’ was a 2.8km long four empty BOXN rakes train combined together.