Author Archives: theevandi

The Talgo Trials

Three score and nine years ago, our forefathers brought forth upon this continent, a new system of railways, conceived in socialism, and dedicated to the proposition that all trains are created equal. Since then, all trains had indeed been equal: ...

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Electric Locomotive Roster: The WAG Series!

Before there was the celebrated WAP series, there were the WAGs. No, not the WAG as in football terminology, but Broad Gauge (W) AC Electric (A) Goods/freight locomotives (G) of the Indian Railways, which railfans consider to be much more ...

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Summer Special Trains 2016 through North India

As every year, various northern railway zones have announced a large number summer holiday seasonal special train to be run across the intricate rail networks of Northern India. This chapter deals with Summer Special train services to be run in ...

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Indian Railway Budget 2016-17 – A Colorful Overview

The Railway Minister, Shri Suresh Prabhu presented his second railway budget for the year 2016-17 in Parliament today. Definitely a reformative budget that focuses on revenue generation, facility improvement and innovation at the same time! However, what was really radical ...

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