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First Double Stacked Container Rake

First Double Stacked Container Rake
Pictures & text sent by Zubin Patel


Although way behind its time, but none the less it happened

Kindly find attached glimpse of an event marking a significant stage in  Container transport business in India (flagged by honorable Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav) on the Jaipur-Pipavav port route. The double stack container (DSC) train can carry 180 TEU (20-foot equivalent unit) containers against 90 TEU containers in a single stack train. 

Date March 23, 2006.


45 wagons - each stacked with 02d20 & 01d40  (total 90d20s, 10d40s & 35md40 


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03_23_17.JPEG (195498 bytes)  The sign in Hindi reads: "India's First Double Stacked Container Train - CONCOR". CONCOR stands for Container Corporation of India Ltd.

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