No casualty has been reported so far.
The incident took place at Bihubori area near Dharamtul railway station around 3-30 am on Tuesday.
"The fire caught in the pantry car due to short circuit and all passengers are safe," a top official of North East Frontier Railway said.
"After the incident, the train halted at Dharamtul railway station and trains at the Guwahati station, Chaparmukh station and Lumding station were stopped for three hours," the official said.
Later fire tenders managed to douse the flames.
--IBNS (Posted on 16-10-2013)