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Train service extended, recording loco actions commence

Train service extended, recording loco actions commence

Mangalore Today News Network

Mangaluru, July 3,2017: According to a media note; Railways has decided to extend Train No. 02198/02197 — weekly special between Coimbatore and Jabalpur — till September to clear the extra rush of passengers. The Jabalpur- Coimbatore (weekly) Special will leave from Jabalpur at 11 a.m. on Saturdays from July 8 to September 23. It will reach Coimbatore at 5 a.m. on the third day.

Train service

The Coimbatore-Jabalpur (weekly) Special will leave from Coimbatore at 7 p.m. on every Monday from July 10 to September 25. It will reach Jabalpur at 12.45 p.m. on the third day. Among the halts are Narsinghpur, Gadarwara, Kankavali, Kudal, Thivim, Madgaon, Karwar, Kumta, Mookambika Road Byndoor, Udupi, Mulki, Mangalore Junction, Kasaragod, Kanhangad, Payyanur, Kannur, and Palghat. The trains will have 18 coaches.  

Every action is recorded : Except video and audio records of the happenings inside a loco cab, everything else is already being recorded when the locomotive is moving, say experienced loco pilots.  Locomotives are provided with an engine diagnostic system with on-board computer controls, and they record the operations of the loco pilot, including use of horn. The data can be transferred to another computer for evaluation.  The on-board vigilance control device (VCD) of all locomotives brings the engine to dead slow speed if the loco pilot does not make any move, including application of brake, blowing horns and pressing VCD button, for a certain amount of time, say from one to three minutes.

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