Indian Railways crew saves several lives! Recently, Loco Pilot, Assistant Loco Pilot and Guard of the Train Number 01134 Mangaluru Junction-Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus displayed courage and exemplary presence of mind in taking swift action to save several passengers.
According to a statement by South Western Railways, on 23 July 2021, at around 6:10 AM, while driving this train’s engine from Kulem towards Castle Rock near Dudhsagar-Sonaulim section, Loco Pilot Ranjeet Kumar observed that due to recent continuous heavy rainfall, the mud was slipping ahead on the rail track from the hill’s sidewalls beside the rail track.
To prevent any mishap, he applied emergency brakes immediately and brought the moving train to a stop. Despite the immediate braking, the engine got derailed along with two set of wheels due to mud and soil mixed boulders on the track.
The Loco Pilot then informed Dudhsagar’s Station Master about the same, to give message to Control Office in Hubballi. Upon noticing the applied emergency brake, train Guard Shailder Kumar applied hand brakes to the Brake Van, which is located rear most of the train and then proceeded to the engine.