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Independence Day 2022: Railways to run world’s oldest working steam practice

The Indian Railways will maintain a heritage run of a 167-year-old locomotive, the world’s oldest working steam engine known as EIR-21 at the moment, commemorating the seventy fifth Independence Day celebrations. A heritage particular service by EIR-21 could be run between Chennai Egmore and Kodambakkam railway stations right here on August 15, at 2.30 PM, the Railways stated. The Categorical EIR 21 locomotive was initially shipped to India from England in 1855. After withdrawal from service in 1909, it was saved as an exhibit at Jamalpur workshops in Bihar for over 101 years.

“Please watch this moment when the trial run was organised for EIR-21 on the eve of the special heritage run on 15-08-2022. The beautiful sound of the whistle will send you back to the times of the steam locomotive from the days gone by,” wrote DRM Chennai in a tweet. 

The Perambur Loco Works revived the engine in 2010 and it may attain a most velocity of 45 kmph and has a mechanical hand brake, moreover addition of dual air brake amenities.

The diesel generator set is mounted on the coach for braking system, water pump and practice lightings. The primary heritage run was performed on August 15, 2010 from Chennai Central Railway Station to Avadi with two coaches.

The eighth heritage run was performed on August 15, 2019 with one coach between Chennai Egmore and Kodambakkam railway stations.



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