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Posted: Jun 13 2012 (6:34AM)
Last Response: Jun 15 2012 (6:13AM)
Jun 13 2012 (6:34AM) Chamarajanagar-Tirupati Fast Passenger/56213 ⇑ ↓⇓ ←→
Anirudh Iyer 403 blog posts 1 correct pred (50% accurate)
I Heard that there used to be an assistant guards in trains earlier. What was his role?
Jun 13 2012 (9:33AM) ↑⇑ ↓⇓ ←→
Minti*^ 1352 blog posts 2838 correct pred (65% accurate)
Basically guard was introduced on train by the British to protect(GUARD) the cash chest which used to carry the money from most of the station to a big junction. he used to ensure that money has been loaded in the chest and would signal to the driver to move on.Subsequently some other duties were added like looking after the freight load and wagons that used to be attached to the train. Seeing that the train moves after all the passengers have taken their seats, issue tickets where no staff is deployed and over all protector of train.
During MG era there used to be mixed trains where one or two wagons were attached to haul goods with passenger trains. In these cases Assistant guard would do the duty of protecting the goods in the front portion of the train.Also trains which...
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