The Indian Railways is conducting a trial run for long distance premium trains hauled by end-to-end electric engines. In the trial, railway officials confirmed that the train touched 160kmph equalling the speed of Gatimaan Express, who covers a short distance of 400 km in less than five hours.
According to railway officials, the 18 LHB coach train does not have carbon emitting diesel generator car (coach) which conventionally powers the air conditioning and electric systems of trains like Rajdhani, Duronto, AC Express and Garibrath. Instead, a second locomotive powers the speed and fulfills the electricity requirement for train. The train is currently being tested between Mumbai and New Delhi. Read more
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