The special train will run at a speed of 28 km per hour on the Kalka-Shimla heritage railway track. RDSO (Research Design and Standards Organisation) team has reached from Lucknow for the trial of the train set (Self Propelled Hydraulic Multiple Unit) between Kalka and Shimla.
The train set will run up and down from Kalka to Shimla for trial. Sensors will be fitted in the train set on Wednesday for the speed increase trial. The empty train set from Kalka to Shimla will run at a speed of 20 km per hour.
After this, trial will be done between Shimla and Kaithlighat at a speed of 20 to 28 km per hour. The trial of the train set will continue till the month of March.
RDSO Lucknow team will submit its report to Railway Board after the completion of the trial. After the permission of the Railway Board, the operation of the train set will start at a speed of 28 km.
The train set will run on narrow gauge track for the first time in the country
For the first time in the country, preparations are on to run a train set on a narrow gauge track. Ministry of Railways has decided to run 60-seater train sets in place of rail motorcars on the Kalka-Shimla heritage railway track. The train set prepared at ICF Chennai had reached Kalka in the month of January.
The engineless train is called train set
Train sets are also called engineless trains because the engines are installed inside the coaches. Apart from comfortable seats, the facility of AC, heater, LED, and display board is also available in the train set.
All three coaches of a train set run as an alternative to a rail motor car are vestibules. Passengers can move from one coach to another without getting down from the train.