Indian Railways has a wide network across the country. It is the largest employer in the country and its services are often used by many car manufacturers. They use the railways to transport newly produced vehicles from the plant to different parts of the country. We have seen several videos where manufacturers like Kia and Maruti Suzuki transport cars in wagons that are specially made for car transport. Here we have a video of a train carrying a Tata car from a manufacturing plant to Kerala.
The video has been uploaded by Explore with Akshay on their YouTube channel. In this video, Vlogger shows a cargo train that drove from Tata Motors’ Sananda plant to Kannur in Kerala. Manufacturers use trains to transport cars because it is more profitable and safer than transporting them by road. Vulgar goes to the end of the train to see how the cars have been lowered down. Vlogger had not seen such a train and wanted to know more about the goods it was carrying He asked the people around the train and they told him that cars were being transported from the plant.
He was not told about the brand at first. As soon as the first car got out of the bogie, he realized that the cars belonged to Tata Motors. The train had about 125 Tata cars. About 50 units were distributed for dealerships in Kannur and the remaining vehicles were for dealerships in Ernakulam. Special arrangements were made to unload the car. All bogie doors were opened and a metal plate was placed to connect the floors.
In the end, two metal ramps were installed so that cars could be lowered to the bottom of the track without any problems. A piece of metal grill was placed on the track and sandbags were placed beside them so that cars could get off without any problems. The Tata Altroz was the first car to land on the ramp. There, Tata dealership staff were waiting and guiding the driver who got the car down. One by one the cars started to get off. Cars like Nexon EV, Altroz, Tata Safari can be seen in the video. Vehicles were properly covered in places where there was a possibility of scratches during the vehicle.
The Tata Safari is a spacious SUV and the driver was extra careful when unloading the SUV as the wheels were right on the edge of the track and even a slight movement meant the car could slip off the ramp. After unloading the car, the drivers park the vehicle on the platform and after closing all the doors and ramps, the train continues its journey to other districts to deliver the car. Last year, a video from Andhra Pradesh showed Kia loading their brand new car for a train from a railway station just 12 km from their plant. Many manufacturers use railways to transport cars because they can transport a large number of vehicles in this way.