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Electric Locomotive Roster: The WAG Series!

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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Riding the Bangalore “Namma” Metro Purple Line

Riding the Bangalore “Namma” Metro Purple Line

Bangalore’s Namma Metro system has just grown up with the opening of the entire stretch of the east-west Purple line as envisioned in its original plan for the “first phase”, way back in 2004. The line now runs from Baiyyappanahalli ...

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Summer Special Trains 2016 through North India

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

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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Suggestions for Indian Railway Budget 2016-17

Suggestions for Indian Railway Budget 2016-17

Ministry of Railways, India, has asked the public to submit their ideas and suggestions to be included in the Indian Railway Budget for 2016-17. Here are some suggestions that can be implemented. You can also give your suggestions to be ...

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Busting Some Indian High Speed Railway Myths

Busting Some Indian High Speed Railway Myths

Most people have zero knowledge and ideas about how trains and railways work and operate and have even more so no idea what High Speed Rail (HSR) is, other than a vague notion of ultra-luxurious, smooth and gleaming futuristic-looking trains, ...

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