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About Indian Railway :

Incident                  -    Time/Facts

First proposal         -    Madras 1832

Founded                 -     On April 16th, 1853, train with 14 rail carriages and 400 gu Bombay's Bori
Bund Thane.

Track gauge          -      1676 mm; 1000 mm; 7 610 mm

Electrification       - 21,500 km

Length                   -     65,000 km

Headquarter        -     New Delhi, Indi

Stations         -       7000 to 8000

Nationalization    -    1951

First Railway Bridge    -   Dapoorie Viaduct o Mumbai-Thane ro

First Rail Tunnel        -         Parsik Tunnel

First Underground Railway        -     Calcutta Metro

Normal length of a passenger train       -     24 coaches

First Computerized Reservation      -        New Delhi (1986)

Fastest Train              -     India New Delhi-Bhopal Shatabdi Express is the fastest train in India (runs at a speed up to 150 Km/ph

First electric train       -       Ran between Bombay's Victoria Terminus and Kurla along the Harbour Line pf CR, on February 3, 192 distance of 9.5 miles

Shortest Station Name     -        Ib, near Jharsuguda in and Od, near Anan Gujarat

Longest Station Name       -     Venkatanarasimharaju on the Arakkonam-Re section near Chennai

Oldest Station     -        Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Oldest trains still running  -    Bangalore Mail has running in various since 1864

Highest railway station     -       Ghoom

Oldest running dining car    -     The Bombay–Pune Deccan Queen

Busiest Railway Station         -    Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

Longest Run (Time)    -     Vivek Express from Dibrugarh to Kanyakumari tra distance of 427

Shortest Run       -      Route between Nagpur Ajni (3km)

Longest Run for Daily Train          -        Kerala Express (3054 km in 42.5 hrs)

Longest Non-Stop Run (Distance)         -  Trivandrum Rajdhani  Covering528 km

Longest Railway Platform  -       Gorakhpur (1.35 km in length )

Longest Railway Bridge    -   Rail link between Idapalli railway station and  ICTT, 4.62km

Tallest bridge    -     The Ghambir Khad bridge between Jammu Tawi and Udhampur is 77m tall.

Longest Tunnel      -    Karbude Tunnel of the Konkan Railway (6.5 km)

Oldest Preserved Locomotive       -   Fairy Queen (1855), still in working order

Daily Runs   -     About 10,000 train

Daily Carries   -   More than 11 million passengers & 1 million  tonnes of freight

Railway Station with all the Three Gauges  -     Siliguri Railway Station

People Employed -  About 1.6 million people, fourth largest emplo World

Train with Maximum Number of Halts       -   Howrah-Amritsar Express (115 halts)

Stations across State Lines         -      Navapur (Maharashta and Gujarat), Bhawani (Madhya Pradesh  and Rajasthan)

Northernmost railway station    -  Baramulla in Jammu Kashmir

Western most station       -     Naliya near Bhuj in Gujrat

Southernmost railway station          -         Kanyakumari

East most railway station  -      Ledo on branch line  from Tinsukia

Least punctual train      -        Guwahati-Trivandrum  Express is said to be the most  unreliable long-distance in the country. The charted journey time is 65 ho 5 minutes, but the a delay on a trip is about hours.

Longest non-stop travel/ Trains with most stops     -  Trivandrum - H. Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express travvels 528km stretch between Vadodara and Kota non stop.

First electric locomotive  -     1908

UNESCO World Heritage Sites    -    Chatrapati Shivaji Terminus and the Mountain Railway of (

Darjeeling Himal Railway, a narrow railway in West Bengal)

First double Decker train       -     Flying Rani introduced in 2005

Largest railway complex in India -    Howrah Station

Train crosses the largest number of states     -     Navyug express between Mangalore and Jammu Tawi

Train crossed maximum number of zones    -   Ernakulam-Barauni

The largest distance entirely in one state       -  Kolhapur-Gondia Maharastra Exp,

Shortest distance between stations    -    Safilguda and Dayanand Nagar stations on the Secunderabad,  170m apart