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Dec 17 2011 (1:15AM)
News Entry# 49787 : Light engine rolls on Mayiladuthurai-Tiruvarur section
Posted by: Jayashree ❖ Amita*^ Added by: ® राहुल जैन ☺आम आदमी झाडू वाले™*^~ Dec 17 2011 (1:19AM)
A light engine was operated on the Mayiladuthurai–Tiruvarur broad gauge section on Wednesday following completion of track laying works.The broad gauge diesel loco left Tiruvarur junction around 11.20 a.m., and reached Mayiladuthurai at 6 p.m, covering the distance at a speed of about 10 to 15 km per hour. A senior railway official told The Hindu that the “engine rolling” on the 38-km section was carried out prior to utilising the tamping machines for packing the sleepers.
The tamping machines have been used several times in the section that has two crossing stations – Peralam and Nannilam and two halt stations – Manganallur and Poonthottam en route. The section has a total of 16 major bridges; 195 minor bridges; 21 manned-level-crossings and...