Chennai-Mumbai train’s disengaged engine started moving on its own while at Wadi junction in Maharashtra, sparking alerts on the lines and a 13-km chase before a mishap was averted.
INDIA Updated: Nov 10, 2017 09:25 IST
An electric train engine travelled for about 13 kilometres without its pilot from Wadi station in Maharashtra before being brought to a halt by a staff member who chased it on a bike.
Mirroring a script straight out of a movie, the railways employee caught up with the engine, jumped on and stopped it.
Trouble started after the Chennai-Mumbai train arrived at Wadi junction in Kalaburagi district around 3pm on Wednesday, where its electric engine was to be swapped for a diesel one, railway officials said. The route from Wadi to Solapur is not electrified.