A diesel locomotive train engine moved a couple of kilometres without a pilot from Wadi Junction in Kalaburagi district on Wednesday afternoon. However, no untoward incident was reported as the railway staff followed it on motorcycles along the trackside and stopped the engine and brought it back to Wadi.
As per sources in the South Central Railway, the diesel locomotive was supposed to take the Chennai-Mumbai Mail (11028) from Wadi Junction at 3 p.m. towards Mumbai on the non-electrified section of the track. However, when the staff were engaged in engine-changing, the diesel locomotive began to move in the opposite direction (towards Nalwar) on its own without a pilot. The exact cause was yet to be ascertained.