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Some facts about Indian Railways  
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Jan 16 2012 (16:00)

Entry# 954     
Charm Totally Vanished*^~
Some facts about Indian Railways

★★  General Travel
May 25 2012 (16:56)
Blog Post# 435312-0     
Guest: 7fcca4b6   Added by: Charm Totally Vanished*^~  May 25 2012 (17:02)
SOME IMPORTANT FACTS ASSOCIATED WITH IR... pls continue adding to the list
Fastest train
Bhopal shatabdi

Fastest Rajdhani

Fastest Duronto
NDLS-SDAH duronto

Fastest GR

Fastest Janshatabdi
NZM-Kota Janshatabdi

Fastest NG Express
Satpura Express [BTC-JBP]

Fastest Express train
12156 NZM-BPL Shaan-E-Bhopal SF Express

Fastest Sampark Kranti
12907/08 Maharashtra Sampark Kranti Express

Fastest Passenger Service
ET-KTE Fast Passenger

Longest running train
Vivek exp (CAPE DBRG)

Longest Daily running train
Kerala exp

Longest running shatabdi
bhopal shatabdi

Longest running Rajdhani
Trivandrum Rajdhani

Longest daily Running Rajdhani
SDAH raj

Longest running Duronto
NZM-ERS duronto

Longest running GR

Longest and ONLY DAILY GR:

Oldest Railway station
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (Mumbai)

Biggest Railway stn

Busiest Railway station
CNB..(excluding locals)

Biggest Railway yard

Longest Railway platform
Kharagpur...2,733 ft. in length

Cleanest Railway station

Longest railway bridge
Vallarpadam to idapalli(4.62km) ,kerala

Longest passenger railway bridge
Nehru Setu on Sone River

Longest Railway tunnel
Karbude On Konkan Railway between Bhoke and Ukshi (6.5 km) when completed Pir Panjal tunnel in Kashmir Valley Railway line will be the longest transport tunnel in the country at (11km).

First train Ran ...
16th April 1853 (between Bombay to Thane)

First Shatabdi
NDLS-JHS Shatabdi (Extended to BPL and named BPL Shatabdi)

First Rajdhani
HWH Rajdhani

First Railway bridge
Dapoorie Viaduct on the Mumbai-Thane route

First Railway tunnel
Parsik Tunnel

First underground Railway
Calcutta metro

First Electric train Ran on
3rd Feb' 1925 (between Bombay VT and Kurla)

Toilets introduced
1891 (1st Class) & 1907 (lower classes)

First computerised reservation
New Delhi (1986)

Longest station name
Venkatanarasimharajuvariapeta (Andhra Pradesh)

Shortest Run
Nagpur To Ajni

Shortest station name
IB (orissa)/ G (Gondia)

Trains with maximum no of halts
Howrah-Amritsar Express (115 halts)

Shed with maximum no of Electric loco..

Shed with maximum no of diesel loco

Shed with max no of WAP1

Shed with max no of WAP4..
ED with 97

Shed with max no of WAP5..
GZB with 43

Shed with max no of WAP7
GZB with 56

Shed with max no of WAM4..
ET or BZA or BIA(not sure wich one)

Shed with max no of WCAM 3

Shed with max no of WCAM-1 & WCAM-2/2P
BL with 52 WCAM-1 & 20 WCAM-2P

First and Fully electrified route
Bombay Victoria Terminus (CST)-Poona (Pune) and CST-Igatpuri

First & Fully Electrified Trunk Route

Largest Diesel Locomotive Shed
New Katni Junction (NKJ)

Biggest Diesel Locomotive Shed
Visakhapatnam (VSKP)

First Shed to get EMDs

Shed with most no. of WDG4s

Shed with most no. of WDP-4/4Bs

Shortest raj
JAT Rajdhani

Shortest duronto
HWH-DGHA duronto

Longest non stop run:
TVC Rajdhani from BRC to Kota

Longest run in one state
Maharashtra express

First Train To be Certified For The Quality At The ISO:9000 Level
12155 Bhopal Express (HBJ-NZM)

Shortest Super fast express

Line with maximum MPS
faridabad-AGC -155kph

Longest train running with WAP 1
...... ERS NZM millenium epress

Longest train running with WAP4..
Kerala exp/NZM-TVC swarna jayanti... 3000+kms

Longest run with WAP5..
NZM-MAS duronto

Longest run with WAP7...
MAS raj/MAS GR...

Longest run with WCAM 2
Pune NZM Duronto from Pune to BRC (529 kms)

Longest run with WDM 2....
Okha Rameshwaran Express (3194 kms)

Oldest train in india
Deccan queen/Punjab mail

Train with max no of rakes
kerala exp.. 6 running. nd one extra...

India's Oldest Workshop
Kanchrapara (KPA)

Shortest Distance Between Two Stations
Perambur Carriage Works and Perambur 200M or 250M

Longest train of IR:

12417/12418 Prayagraj Express.

The only Train to ignore CNB

Allahabad Duronto express

Shatabdi Train Service Started In

Eastern railways

Largest Workshop - INDIAN RAILWAYS
Jamalpur Workshop

Jan 16 2012 (06:45)
Blog Post# 328350-4     
Guest: 7fc0eee3   Added by: Charm Totally Vanished*^~  Jan 16 2012 (16:00)
some more ...
Notable trains and achievements
>>>>There are two UNESCO World Heritage Sites on IR – the Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus and the Mountain railways of India. The latter is not contiguous, but actually consists of three separate railway lines located in different parts of India.
>>>>The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a narrow gauge railway in West Bengal.
Nilgiri Mountain Railway, a metre gauge railway in the Nilgiri Hills in Tamil Nadu
>>>>The Kalka-Shimla Railway, a narrow gauge railway in the Shivalik mountains in Himachal Pradesh. In 2003 the Kalka Shimla Railway was featured in the Guinness Book of World Records for offering the steepest rise in altitude in the space of 96 kilometre.
>>>>The Maharaja Railways (Gwalior Light Railway), a narrow gauge line of just 0.6m width from Gwalior to Sheopur of 198 km. in length is world's longest narrow gauge railway line is in the UNESCO world heritage tentative list.
>>>>The Neral-Matheran Railway, a narrow gauge railway connecting Matheran is also a historic line.
>>>>The Palace on Wheels is a specially designed train, frequently hauled by a steam locomotive, for promoting tourism in Rajasthan. On the same lines, the Maharashtra government introduced the Deccan Odyssey covering various tourist destinations in Maharashtra and Goa, and was followed by the Government of Karnataka which introduced the Golden Chariot train connecting popular tourist destinations in Karnataka and Goa. However, neither of them has been able to enjoy the popular success of the Palace on Wheels.
>>>>The Samjhauta Express is a train that runs between India and Pakistan. However, hostilities between the two nations in 2001 saw the line being closed. It was reopened when the hostilities subsided in 2004. Another train connecting Khokhrapar (Pakistan) and Munabao (India) is the Thar Express that restarted operations on 18 February 2006; it was earlier closed down after the 1965 Indo-Pak war.
>>>>The Lifeline Express is a special train popularly known as the "Hospital-on-Wheels" which provides healthcare to the rural areas. This train has a carriage that serves as an operating room, a second one which serves as a storeroom and an additional two that serve as a patient ward. The train travels around the country, staying at a location for about two months before moving elsewhere.
>>>>Among the famous locomotives, the Fairy Queen is the oldest operating locomotive in the world today, though it is operated only for specials between Delhi and Alwar. John Bull, a locomotive older than Fairy Queen, operated in 1981 commemorating its 150th anniversary. Kharagpur railway station also has the distinction of being the world's longest railway platform at 1,072 m (3,517 ft). The Ghum station along the Darjeeling Toy Train route is the second highest railway station in the world to be reached by a steam locomotive. The Mumbai–Pune Deccan Queen has the oldest running dining car in IR.
>>>>The Vivek Express, between Dibrugarh and Kanyakumari, has the longest run in terms of distance and time on Indian Railways network. It covers 4,286 km (2,663 mi) in about 82 hours and 30 minutes.
>>>>The Himsagar Express, between Kanyakumari and Jammu Tawi, has the second longest run in terms of distance and time on Indian Railways network. It covers 3,715 km (2,308 mi) in about 69 hours and 30 minutes.
>>>>The Bhopal Shatabdi Express is the fastest train in India today having a maximum speed of 150 km/h (93 mph) on the Faridabad–Agra section. The fastest speed attained by any train is 184 km/h (114 mph) in 2000 during test runs.
>>>>The third longest train in terms of distance on Indian Railways network is Dibrugarh - Yeshvantapur (Bangalore) Express covering 3,352 km (2,083 mi) in about 68 hours and 15 minutes.
>>>>Trivandrum Rajdhani is the longest non stop train in on Indian Railways network covering 528 kms in 6.5 hours.
Howrah - Amritsar express has maximum number of halts (115 halts) on Indian Railways network .
>>>>The Rajdhani Express and Shatabdi Express are the superfast, fully air-conditioned trains that give the unique opportunity of experiencing Indian Railways at its best. In July 2009, a new non-stop train service called Duronto Express was announced by the railway minister Mamata Banerjee.
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