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Blog Entry# 2995893
Posted: Jan 12 2018 (20:08)

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Last Response: Jan 14 2018 (10:23)
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Jan 12 2018 (20:08)  

sudhir~   9092 blog posts   3834 correct pred (68% accurate)
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A ticket from Firozpur to Lahore used to cost Re 1 in 1947. That too in INTER CLASS. If my memory is right, Interclass used to be a class between First and Second Class. Those days there used to be four classes. First, Inter, Second and Third. Third used to be affectionately called Gandhi class. See Pic of ticket. Courtesy Tweet as can be seen

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Jan 13 2018 (06:01)
sudhir~   9092 blog posts   3834 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Yeah. This site even has a photo showing the AC technology: click here

Jan 14 2018 (01:12)
Who i m~   5846 blog posts   106 correct pred (64% accurate)
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1rs ki doori barso ki doori ban gai

Jan 14 2018 (05:08)
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   3602 blog posts
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Air-conditioned coaches, on a permanent basis, were introduced in 1937. The GIPR had experimented with A/C coaches in the past, most prominent being in 1914, when an experimental train used to have a refrigeration unit in the luggage van and cold fluid was circulated through pipes to keep the coaches cool. But these proved to be too cold for comfort and the public lobbied to terminate the service. It is unclear as to which train this is referring to.
Using American-based systems, IR started experimenting with A/C coaches in 1937, and by the end of the year, A/C coaches were operational on Frontier mail (1 coach, from September 1937) and the Calcutta-Bombay mail (September, 1937, most probably
the Imperial mail). Soon, major trains on trunk routes started getting A/C coaches on a regular basis. Trains like the GT, Howrah-Madras mail etc used to run with A/C coaches on a few days every week. All these were only A/C first class coaches.
In September, 1956, the first A/C chair car coach was put into service (third class). These coaches were first used on the 'Bi-weekly air-conditioned vestibuled' express introduced between Delhi and Calcutta from October 2nd, 1956 (Or Deluxe, renamed as Poorva sometime in the early 90's). Shortly afterwards, similar trains were introduced between Bombay-Delhi and Madras-Delhi.

Jan 14 2018 (05:14)
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   3602 blog posts
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It started as Howrah-Delhi 'bi-weekly air-conditioned vestibuled' express and was extended to Amritsar on certain days of the week, a few years later. By 1967, a new Deluxe via Patna was introduced. As of 1975, The tri-weekly 81/82 via Gaya was running till Amritsar once a week, and the bi-weekly 103/104 via Patna was running to Amritsar once a week.
Sometime after the frequency of the Deluxe via Patna was increased to 4 days a week in 1989, the Deluxe started terminating at Delhi daily and in the vacant slots, the Paschim express was extended to Amritsar on a daily basis.

Jan 14 2018 (10:23)
sudhir~   9092 blog posts   3834 correct pred (68% accurate)
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So I was mistaken, at its peak IR had five classes including AC First Class from 1937 to the year Inter Class was abolished (I dont know which year). Also Inter class was between second class and third class and not as I had written. Some one else should confirm about Inter Class and its abolition

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