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NFR Loco Pilot stops train to save Jumbos

NFR Loco Pilot stops train to save Jumbos

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  23 March 2018 12:00 AM GMT

On 22.03.2018, train no. 75730 hauled by Diesel Power Car No. 13029+13030 was on its journey from Silghat to Guwahati.

While entering Jhakla Banda railway station at about 06:15 hrs, the on duty crew members suddenly noticed movement of an elephant at Km 54/0-1 just about 65 m ahead of the train. Loco Pilot applied emergency brake at once for stopping the train and the train came to dead stop just 25 metres before the location through which the elephant was passing thereby saving the life of the elephant and ensuring its safe passage.

However, in reaction to this incidence, the elephant suddenly came towards the Diesel Power Car No. 13029 and attacked the Diesel Power Car. As a result of the attack, damages in the form of some dents, scratches and hole on the outer body had occurred.

The alertness and presence of mind of the Loco Pilot and crew in acting timely to prevent elephant casualty has been widely appreciated and they have been recommended for award by General Mager, N.F.Railway.

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