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Posted: Jun 10 (18:53)

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Jun 10 (18:53)   14629/Sutlej Express (UnReserved) | FZR/Firozpur Cantt. Junction (6 PFs)
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Wikipedia will not tell you, but the Indian Railway History Book will. Sutlej Express, introduced in 1921 originally ran from Ludhiana to Samasata (Lodhran) via Phillaur-Nakodar-Lohian Khas-Firozpur-Kasur-Burewala-Maisli-Lodhran until 1947. After partition of Punjab in 1947, the route of Sutlej Express was changed via Moga-Firozpur-Kasur-Maisli-Lodhran. At first until 1947, this train used to cover 552 kms in 11 hrs 45 mins & was a overnight train. But from 1947-65 period the route got changed via Moga & the train started covering the distance of 533 kms in 11 hrs 40 minutes & was made into day train. After India Pakistan War of 1965, train services to Pakistan were permanently closed & Sutlej Express route lost 409 kms running distance between Samasata & Ganda Singhwala. The Stanford Bridge, the 1600 mtrs long road cum rail bridge on Sutlej River in Hussainiwala was blown up in the war & was never remade. Sutlej Express...
was confined to run between Firozpur & Ludhiana via Moga until it got extended to Chandigarh in 2015.
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1. Indian Railways a Visual Journey History Book Cover Page.
2. 1444 mtrs long Sutlej Bridge in Pakistan between Lodhran & Samasata.
3. Remains of Stanford Bridge in Hussainiwala.


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