In a good news for Mumbai train commuters who witness frequent disruption in services in heavy rains due to water logging on the tracks, the Central Railway is ready to roll out a modified, “waterproof” locomotive engine that could be operated even in 12 inches of water.
Usually, only four inches of water can bring a locomotive engine to halt and force the train to stay put until water on the tracks recede.
The modified locomotive engine can move local trains as well as long-distance trains that get stuck on tracks due to water-logging, a senior Central Railway official said today.
“In the view of heavy rainfall adversely affecting suburban train services since the last few years, we have developed a modified locomotive engine which will be handy to pull out rakes marooned in rain waters,” said Central Railway chief PRO Sunil Udasi. Read More