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Indian Railways kicks off Talgo trial run

On day one, train carried 2 executive class and 4 chair car coaches, a cafeteria, a power car and a tail-end coach

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Pilots of Spanish train Talgo wave on their arrival at Moradabad Railway Station during the first trial run of the train between Bareilly and Moradabad. Photo: PTI

  Indian Railways (IR) on Sunday started the first trial run of a nine-coach semi-high-speed train, imported from Spain and manufactured by Madrid-based Talgo. If successful, it would put India into a select club of nations with operational semi-high speed capacity of 160-200 km per hour. The train ran from 8:50 am between Bareilly and Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh, hauled by a 4,500 horse power engine. ALSO READ: Prabhu's day out with high-speed train in Paris “The speed of the trial done on Sunday was 115 kmph. It will be increased to 200 ...