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Man hauls 40-ton train with his ponytail

Report by Matt Blake

After years of ambitious world record attempts, Indian showman Sailen Roy is finally starting to use his head.

In a unique attempt to enter the history books, the 45-year-old successfully pulled an engine and four coaches of a train using only his hair tuft.

The professional driver, who works with the community police service, pulled the 41-ton engine and four coaches of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway train with his hair in Siliguri district of India's eastern West Bengal state.

"On the occasion of Vishwakarma Puja, I pulled the train with my hair tuft, including four coaches and an engine. I pulled the train for two and a half metres," said Roy.

As he got ready to pull the train along the tracks on a flat stretch, the enthusiastic onlookers were left aghast.

"This kind of stunt is not performed by anybody in any other country, so I want to teach this technique to ten to 12 people, so that they make the country proud. It would be very helpful if the West Bengal government provides some assistance to me," said Roy.

For his next feat, Roy will attempt to get his name registered in the Guinness Book of World Records.


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