TRICHY: Two locomotives moved on their own for 11 kilometers from Trichy railway junction after a brake failure on Wednesday morning, causing panic among railway officials.
The locos crossed two railway stations -- Palakkarai and Fort -- and two road overbridges and a river bridge before coming to a halt at Mutharasanallur railway station, after completing a 15-minute travel.
The runaway locos didn't cause any accident as no trains were scheduled for crossing in the stretch between Trichy railway junction and Mutharasanallur railway station on the Trichy-Karur section when the incident happened.
Reminding me of 'Unstoppable' Hollywood movie... That was a full goods train in the movie and here in Trichy, it is just a loco...
what happened to 16859 MS - MAQ Chennai Egmore Mangalore Express ... It also departs around that time only ??
Exactly.. as per today's news. Just like unstoppable. One of the technician entered moving loco near the Mutharasanallur station, and then brought the loco to halt.
MS MAQ leaves TPJ at 4:45. One hour before the incident happened