Tag Archives: Indian Railways

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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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

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

Japanese Shinkansen Bullet Train passing in front of Mount Fuji. Yashimara, Shizuoka Prefecture.

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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New Timetable 2015-16: Northeast Frontier Railway

Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) is the exclusive Indian Railways zone serving the North Eastern part of the country, everything east of Malda and Katihar. NFR has released changes that will reflect in their timetable for 2015-16. Since there are no new ...

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Some Durontos to Have Commercial Stoppages!

For quite some time speculations had been flying around fast and thick that Indian Railways’ class of Duronto Expresses would be discontinued. This is why when Central Railway announced that Duronto Expresses owned by the zone would have commercial stoppages with effect from January ...

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Trip Report: 00611 TVC-KJM “Suvidha” Special

Southern Railway had announced that they would run the “Premium”, now renamed Suvidha special train on the same kickass timetable of the 22657/8 Trivandrum – Bangalore City – TVC Premium that was announced in the 2014-15 railway budget to on ...

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The Problem with Indian Trains looking like Dinosaurs

A Dirty Coach of Southern Railway part of he KCVL - Bangalore Express

“Development” is a tricky word, especially when used in the context it is used in India nowadays. “Development” should ideally refer to “an improvement in way of life” or something like that supported by positive human quality of life indicators, ...

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