Pilot-less locomotive travels 8 km!

Pilot-less locomotive travels 8 km!

A locomotive, which was separated from bogies and stationed at Wadi Junction, 'travelled' without pilot for 8 km towards Yadgir before it was stopped, causing anxiety among the railway officials and people alike.

The Chennai-Mumbai Mail (no 11028) arrived at Wadi Junction at around 3 pm. The electric engine was detached from the bogies and stationed on Platform no 4. However, the engine started moving on the tracks. People, who observed the engine moving, started screaming and alerted the railway officials.

The railway officials immediately swung into action and sent the loco-pilot of the locomotive on a two-wheeler on Konchuru Road to overtake the engine and to stop it. The train was stopped near Diggi Tanda. Railway officials rushed to the spot and conducted inspection. The locomotive was later brought back to Wadi.

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