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The Story of the Legendary Big Four of the South

The Story of the Legendary Big Four of the South

This is the story of some of the most illustrious, famous, prestigious and unique trains running on the Indian Railways’ network. They are not the kingly Rajdhani, the spirited Shatabdi, the elite Duronto or even the terribly-named but brilliant Garib Rath. They ...

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Locomotives of the Indian Railways!

Locomotives of the Indian Railways!

Someone has said that the steam locomotive is the closest to a living thing among all that Man has ever created, yet. But I take it further saying that the locomotive, steam or diesel or electric or nuclear or whatever, ...

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The Incredible Konkan Railway Story

The Incredible Konkan Railway Story

The Konkan Railway is an epic undertaking unparalleled in the history of India, undoubtedly the most expansive and biggest infrastructure project the country has undertaken (and completed) since independence. The Konkan Railway effectively connected the western coast of India with ...

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Indian Railways History – The Greatest Projects

Indian Railways History – The Greatest Projects

The general history of the Indian Railways after independence might seem mostly been bland, generally indifferent and unexciting thanks to the agonizingly slow progress IR has shown. But it was not so. The Indian Railways have undertook some really groundbreaking ...

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Indian Railways’ Post Independence History

Indian Railways’ Post Independence History

The Indian Railways and the Republic of India were both born out of the merger and amalgamation of a number of very diverse, different and independent entities. While India was formed out of a union of hundreds of British presidencies, ...

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Indian Railways History – At Independence

Indian Railways History – At Independence

Though railways had already existed in India for a Hundred years before Independence, the real history of the “Indian Railways” as a single entity starts with Indian independence from British rule in 1947. The railways of the British Raj were not one ...

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