TRAIN Passengers asked to GET OUT and “Push”

Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Hundreds of passengers on a train in India found themselves in the unusual situation of being asked by the driver to get out and push.

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The train, in the state of Bihar in eastern India, was stopped when a passenger pulled the emergency chord. Unfortunately for all involved, this stopped the train in a ‘neutral zone’ – a small section of the track in which there’s no electrical current in the overhead wires.Normally, trains have enough momentum to carry them through the neutral zones. But when this train stopped, the passengers were forced to get off the train and push it the remaining 12 feet into the powered stretch of the line.

It took them over half an hour of pushing to shift the train that 12 feet. A spokesman for Indian Railways, Deepak Kumar Jha, commented: ‘In so many years of service in the railways, I have never come across such a bizarre incident.’

Story from metro

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3 Comments

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  2. Funny…Look carefully..
    The Train is a DIESEL One and Not an ELECTRIC Train..

    Notice” No Overhead Electric Wires”….

  3. the editor is mad ! The diesel trains are run only by diesel engines and not by overhead electric supply. Also it has tremendous power to haul anything connected to it compared to electric locos ! hence the article is a bullshit


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