Know How & Facts

Myths and Facts about the Nagpur Diamond Crossing

About the Nagpur Diamond Crossing and the real facts about it. It is not to point where north, south, east and west of India meet.

A Diamond Crossing in railway terminology is the point where two railway lines cross (not necessarily at right angles, forming the shape of diamonds at the crossing point. They are extremely rare and the most famous one, the Diamond Crossing at Nagpur is a ...

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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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What are EMU Trainsets?

What Are EMU Trainsets

IN his maiden railway budget on Feb 26 2015, the Railway Minister Sri Suresh Prabhu announced the following: “With a view to providing superior riding experience and about 20% savings in journey time, it is proposed to introduce a very ...

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Why Are Indian Railways Trains So Slow?

The Second Slowest Train in Kerala the Kanyakumari - Bangalore Island Express at Kottayam station

The Indian Railways is totally awesome when it comes to scale, coordination, operations and locomotives, no two doubts about that. But when it comes to speed, quality of service, aesthetics and looks, our railways are still stuck in the 19th ...

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The IRCTC Windows Mobile Ticket Booking Application

The largest e-commerce entity in India, our very own Indian Internet superstar celebrity, the Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation infamously known as IRCTC which lets you book/reserve tickets for trains of the Indian Railways has finally released an official mobile ...

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The Diesel and Electric Locomotive Story and Working

Kazipet WDM3A 18973

Locomotives (popularly called train “engines”) are the heart and soul of the Railway system. Locomotives give life to coaches and wagons which are otherwise dead hunks of metal which can best qualify as shelters during rains, converting them into trains. ...

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