A train designed for firefighting made its first appearance in a drill in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan province recently, the country's railway operator China Railway Corp's official WeChat account, chineserailways, reported.
The train, formally called a rail transit emergency comprehensive support vehicle, can run at a maximum speed of 120 kilometers per hour to reach the site of a fire using railway lines.
Besides the locomotive section, the main body was adapted from a container flat wagon, installed with fire engine equipment, two large water tanks with a total capacity of 48 cubic meters, a lighting system and other tools.
The train uses a mixture of water and fire extinguishing agent to put out a fire and its equipment can reach as far away as 485 meters.
It can also provide water to remote areas, maintenance support, and clean bridges and tunnels.