Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Indian Railways Interesting Facts

First Passenger Train Ran On: 16th April 1853 (between Bombay to Thane)

First Railway Bridge: Dapoorie Viaduct on the Mumbai-Thane route

First Rail Tunnel: Parsik Tunnel

First Ghats Covered by Rail Lines: Thal and Bhore Ghats

First Underground Railway: Calcutta METRO

First Computerized Reservation System Started In: New Delhi (1986)

First Electric Train Ran On: 3rd Feb' 1925 (between Bombay VT and Kurla)

Toilets on Trains Introduced In: 1891 (1st Class) & 1907 (lower classes)

Shortest Station Name: Ib (Orissa)

Longest Station Name: Sri Venkatanarasimharajuvariapeta (Tamil Nadu)

Busiest Railway Station: Lucknow (64 trains everyday)

Longest Run (Time): Himsagar Express (3751 km in 74 hrs and 55 min)

Shortest Run: Route between Nagpur and Ajni (3km)

Longest Run for Daily Train: Kerala Express (3054 km in 42.5 hrs)

Longest Non-Stop Run (Distance): Trivandrum Rajdhani (528 km in 6.5 hrs)

Longest Railway Platform in the World: Kharagpur (2,733 ft in length)

Longest Railway Bridge: Nehru Setu on Sone River (10044ft in length)

Longest Tunnel: Karbude Tunnel of the Konkan Railway (6.5 km)

Oldest Preserved Locomotive: Fairy Queen (1855), still in working order

Gauges of Track: 4 Gauges; BG (5'6"), MG (1 metre), NG (2)

IR Daily Runs: About 14,000 trains

IR Daily Carries: More than 11 million passengers & 1 million tonnes of freight

IR's Only Line with Rack & Pinion System: From Mettupalayam to Conoor

IR's Fastest Train: Bhopal-Shatabdi (runs at a speed up to 140 Km/ph)

Railway Station with all the Three Gauges: Siliguri Railway Station

Route Kilometers of Track: More than 62,000 kms

People Employed in IR: About 1.6 million people

Train with Maximum Number of Halts: Howrah-Amritsar Express (115 halts)

Trains without Commercial Halts: Sampoorna Kranti Express, Howrah Rajdhani, Bombay Rajdhani, Pragati Express and Pune Shatabdi

Stations across State Lines: Navapur (Maharashtra and Gujarat), Bhawani Mandi (Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan)

Classes of Travel on Indian Railway: Ist AC, 2nd AC, 3rd AC, AC Chair Car 2nd sleeper & 2nd ordinary
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  2. nice one but need to change few facts

    like from april 20,2012 gorakhpur is the longest plateform in india.

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