Indian Railways has a wide spread network across the country. It is the largest employer in the country and its services are often used by many car manufacturers. They use tracks to transport newly produced cars from the plant to various parts of the country. We have seen several videos where manufacturers like Kia and Maruti Suzuki transport cars in wagons specially made to transport cars. Here we have a video of a train with Tata cars from the manufacture to Kerala.
The video was uploaded by Explore with Akshay on their YouTube channel. In this video, vlogger shows a freight train that reached Kerala’s Kannur with cars from Tata Motors’ Sanand factory. Manufacturers use trains to transport cars because it is economical and safer than carrying it across the road. Vlogger goes to the end of the train to see how the cars have gone down. The vlogger had not seen such a train and wanted to know more about the goods he was riding with. He asked people about the train and they told him that cars were being transported from the plant.
He was initially not told about the market. He only realized that the cars of Tata Motors were heard after the first car rolled out of the box. The train drove nearly 125 Tata cars. About 50 units were delivered for dealerships in Kannur and the rest of the cars were for dealerships in Ernakulam. To get the car down a special arrangement has been made. Doors of all compartments were opened and a metal plate was placed to connect the floor.
At the end, two metal slopes have been placed so that the cars can be driven down the tracks without any problems. A piece of metal grid has been placed on the track and sandbags have been placed so that the cars can get off without any problems. Tata Altroz was the first car to descend the ramp. There were Tata dealer employees waiting and escorting the driver who pulled down the car. The cars started coming down one after the other. Cars like Nexon EV, Altroz, Tata Safari can be seen in the video. The cars were well covered in the places where there is a chance of scratches during transport.
Tata Safari is a wide SUV and the driver was extra careful when pulling the SUV because the wheels were right at the edge of the track and even a slight movement meant the car could slip off the slope. After the car was brought down, the drivers parked the cars on the platform and after closing all the doors and ramp, the train went on to other districts to deliver the car. Last year, a video from Andhra Pradesh where Kia was seen loading her brand new cars to train from a railway station just 12km away from her plant, surfaced online. Many manufacturers use tracks to transport cars, as this way they can transport a large number of cars.