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Kalburgi: Railway engine travels without driver for 13 km


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Kalburgi, Nov 9: The scene that can only be seen on silver screen became a reality as a locomotive engine travelled sans driver for 13 kilometres at Wadi railway station of Kalburgi district on Wednesday, Nov 8. Railway staff had a horrid time as they had to chase the engine on the bike and bring the same under control.

As per the daily routine, Chennai-Mumbai mail train had arrived on platform no 4 of Wadi railway station at 3 30 pm. This train travels on an electrical engine from Chennai to Wadi and then on diesel engine from Wadi to Solapur. Accordingly, the driver of the train separated the electrical engine from the main train and parked it on another track a little distance away. The driver of the said train attached the diesel engine to the train and the train proceeded to Mumbai.

As the driver of the said train did not apply the brakes properly on the electrical engine, it started moving on its own. As soon as the railway personnel who became aware of this incident, they informed the next station to close the signal to avert any danger of this engine colliding with oncoming trains on the same track. Subsequently, the staff chased the engine on road that runs parallel to the railway tracks. Finally, the locomotive pilot could board the engine as its speed got reduced at Nalwar station and bring the same under control.

A case is registered in this connection at Wadi police station.

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  • Rita, Germany

    Fri, Nov 10 2017

    It is a wonder that noone injured ,or some ghastly accidents happened.Since it is man made mistake ,can happen everywhere ,or anybody.Good that they realized early enough to avoid further problems.Driver must have out of too many joining and attaching,or exchange work ,simply forgot to put brake.Thank God he didnt come under wheels by this selfmoving engine.Forgive him.Ne will never forget in future.

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  • Vijay, Managaluru

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Something special innovation before bullet training . Namo India

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  • CHRISTINE, MANGALORE

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Like Modi Governement Trains also started moving with out driver. Donot know where they reach. What is next.

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    With what face will BJP ask for Votes 😁😁😁

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  • H . Dsouza, KODAGU / MANGALURU

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Infact BJP'ans, thought you were in this RAIL,😀😀😀😀

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  • MNG, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    How can you blame BJP for this. meaningless statement. BJP people are not the driver of that train. hahaha

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  • Syed Mohiudin, Iruvail/Riyadh

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Worlds first Autonomous Train.....Great India...

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  • Joe Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    GREAT.... MOST INNOVATIVE...... People have been talking about pilotless motor cars. Here we have railway engines going without a driver.

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  • ABD, LOS ANGELES

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    SIDDU WILL DO ANYTHING TO DEFAME CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

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  • RonRon, Udupi

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Defame?...... what fame they have..... Mean while tell your masters in US, to upgrade their roads to Madhya Pradesh standard.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    With the trial of driver less train for 13 long Kilometer, bullet train is very much possible in near future with or without tracks!

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  • Jaimini P.B., Manipal,Sharjah

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    The driver who was responsible for this comedy scene is a Pappu follower...

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  • Amith, udupi

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    undu nothing !!! ..namma Modiji 3 varshodinchi ..daily patte dhanthina rail budondh ijjera ..! ..boka ...kushala ..aik la talent bodu

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  • shan, dubai

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Modi is leaving Patri ka bagar train........????

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Effects of digital India everywhere?

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  • Paul, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Haunted engine send the Engine to Scrap.... or onjji dla andla parkey korud.....other central Govt will be blamed or state Govt will be blamed.
    Next protest for proper inquiry/Investigation.
    Or CM, Railway minister, PM. HM, District in-charge Station master all should summit resignation...
    Loooooool

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  • Shankar, Banglore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Come on! Now lets attack Modi..!! Its a golden chance!

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  • Sujith Pinto, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Stop all Nonsense comments & Praise God that nothing happened. Suppose a train had to pass by on the same track, then we would face a major tragedy!!! But Thank God nothing happened. Mistakes happen after all we are human beings!!!!

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  • R. S Fernandes, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    THIS IS FIRST MISTAKE IN THE WORLD IN RAILWAYS, SO EXCUSED !! CHINA OR PAKISTAN SHOULD NOT COME TO KNOW THIS. THEN THEY ALSO WILL TRY. TOP SECRET.

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  • shan, dubai

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    In Dubai our Metro is driver less since about 10 years.... No accidents so far..... Is it India is trying driver less train.... this may be trial of driver less train?????

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  • Jenifer, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    (1) Our Metro ? You seem to be only one Indian got citizenship or, you don't consider yourself Indian.

    (2) Dubai Metro line does not come across road or human crossing anywhere in its journey. The trains are computer programmed to stop at specific distance where a station comes. They do not have Orange/red/green signals at all that require them stopping.

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  • Rajesh, mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Some of our Indian they think Indian and talk Indian and support Indian if it is wrong also. That is the reason Corrupt, rapist or criminal escapes from Indian rule and public. If one criminal or corrupt is caught than that corrupt will compare other Indian was more corrupt than me and people will support him. Please don't support wrongdoing. If the metro in other countries made like that why can't Indian Government can do????? If 1000 cores sanctioned for metro..... only they may spend 50 cores and rest will go to politicians, contractor, or other parties. How 1000 cores work will be completed in 50 cores??? India is more corrupt than other places. so our work is below average???

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  • prem, moodbidri

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    FEKU's bullet train too driverless !

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  • Marian D'Souza, Falnir Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Just as they promote cashless txns.,driverless rail travel is going to be the norm which the next generation will admire as said about demonetisation by Jhootly

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  • Marian D'Souza, Falnir Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Just as they promote cashless txns.,driverless rail travel

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  • SUNNY DSOUZA, MARNIMIKATTE MANGALORE

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Before bullet train Driverless train

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  • vincent, mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    bullet train cancelled already because.....failure of note bandi hutter lose

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  • Prashant Karkera, Hejamady/Mumbai

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    common everybody let us join together and blame Modi for this insane incident.
    Sir Jossey, will say 'first time in 70 years'

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  • Sampath, Mlore/Blore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Exactly..... Not heard in 70 years....

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  • Rocks, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Sampath, ha ha ha

    Nice punch !

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  • Flavian dsouza, chik/bengaluru

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Piyush Goel will say first driverless train journey succesful

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  • Dylan, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Anything can happen if our P M visits the place.

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  • Ahmed, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    This can be happen only in india

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Hamara Desh Badal Raha Hai.. if it was Bullet train means than the locomotive staff should have follow the Bullet train to catch by Helicopter.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    ಮೆಕ್ಕುಲ್ 24X7 ಪಟ್ಟೆ ಇಜ್ಜ್ಯಾನ್ನ ರೈಲ್ ಬುಡ್ಯರ ಅವೆರ್

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  • NM, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Sandalwood version of the Hollywood movie- Unstoppable (2010)

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  • Praveen, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Wat a comedy

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    ಲಂಗು ಲಗಾಮಿಲ್ಲದೆ ನಡೆಯುವ ದನಗಳ ಸರಕಾರ.
    ಲಂಗು ಲಗಾಮು ಇಜ್ಯಾಂದೆ ನಡಪ್ಪುನ ಪೆತ್ತ ಸರಕಾರ.

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  • P. Shirish kumar, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    No one thank God for not happening any unwanted accident. or no one appreciating the person took initiative to chase the Engine & succeeded to stop it.

    Useless jobless people sitting at home comments always bringing politics in it.

    Then how India will improve with such mentality. First you change then whole India will change.

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  • Joseph F. Gonsalves, Bannur, Puttur / Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    The Cow Government is also nick named as

    DERAIL SARKAR.

    CONCENTRATE ON YOUR JOB.
    YOU ARE A LIABILITY TO YOUR COMPANY.


    YOUR INCOME COMES FROM THE COMPANY WORK FOR THE COMPANY.

    CHAAIWAALA NA LEKKA RAIL BUDOCHI.

    India will not improve with literate and illiterates voting blindly to fake Gujarat Model Govt.

    THEY SHOWED YOU AHMADABAD TO CHINA'S SHANGHAI.

    HOW THEN INDIA WILL DEVELOP.

    SEE IN KARNATAKA SIDDHARAMAIAH'S ALL OUT DEVELOPMENTS.

    COME DOWN FROM MUSCAT AND SEE.

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  • PK, KARKALA

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    GHOST RIDER....

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  • Ivar, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 9 2017

    Even the most efficient central government services become below average when it reaches incompetent state governments lead by Congress!!

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