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Blog Entry# 3162083
Posted: Mar 02 2018 (11:43)

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Last Response: Mar 19 2018 (20:19)
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Mar 02 2018 (02:30)   Today in history - March 1st

16229🔹Mysuru↔️Varanasi Express🔹16230^~   2256 news posts
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March 1st
1871 - Raichur - Madras line opened
1917 - Thane - Kalyan quadrupling completed
1929 - The then Bombay V.T (now CSMT) remodelled to provide 14 platforms and opened for traffic.

3 posts - Fri Mar 02, 2018

Mar 13 2018 (16:08)
mnj777~   385 blog posts   13 correct pred (82% accurate)
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Guntakal Bellary had broad gauge converted to MG in 1890s, only to be reconverted after nearly a century

Mar 13 2018 (16:22)
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   3689 blog posts
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GTL-BAY was opened on BG on March 1st, 1871. Converted to MG on 16th May, 1887. A parallel BG between GTL-HPT was opened in phases between 1964-65.

Mar 19 2018 (18:46)
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   3689 blog posts
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One more event for March 1st - First regular run of the Boat mail between Madras Egmore and Dhanushkodi, and the connecting ferry service to Sri Lanka was on March 1st, 1914.

Mar 19 2018 (19:59)
7300 km RF journey in June~   692 blog posts
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Wasnt the boat mail service first from Tuticorin?

Mar 19 2018 (20:19)
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   3689 blog posts
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Firstly, the name 'Boat mail' was an unofficial name. The timetables of that era do not list any train of this name, but all general news articles referred to the train as Boat mail.
First, the train to Tuticorin, which started on November 6th, 1896, was referred to as the 'Boat mail'. After the new link via Dhanushkodi was opened, a new train was started to connect to the ferry at Dhanushkodi, and the old 'Boat mail' train was short-terminated between Tuticorin and Trichy. The daily boat service from Tuticorin was also discontinued from August, 1914.
The original Tuticorin-bound Boat mail's present day descendant is the Pearl City express.

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