Friday, May 18, 2007

Passengers push train back into motion!

A stalled electric train in Bihar got a helpful nudge from hundreds of its passengers when it came to a halt in a neutral zone. A neutral zone is a zone that does not have live wires to power the locomotive. Normally, a train passes through sich zones because of its inertia while in motion. In this case, the train stopped in a similar zone when somebody pulled the emergency chain. So when the passengers got down to pushing the train, it toom them over 30 mins to get the train back to a live zone so that it could resume its journey! "In so many years of service in the railways, I have never come across such a bizarre incident," Deepak Kumar Jha, a spokesman for Indian Railways, told the Reuters news agency. Inspiring!


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