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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…

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The Curious Case of the Crumbling Coaches

It happened again! Southern Railway’s railway coaches allotted to the TVC (Trivandrum) division are falling apart on the slightest provocation, not unlike¬†how an Indian hatchback car crumbles when it makes…

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New at IRCTC: “Lite” Website, QR Code on e-Tickets

This is an old post. The “lite” IRCTC site does not exist now. To know the latest in the application of technology to Indian Railways ticketing systems, have a look…

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Diesel Locomotive Roster – The WDP and WDG Series!

It took four decades after running around with the “mixed” WDM series that the Indian Railways finally thought that it would be a good idea to come out with separate…

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IR Innovates: “Premium AC” Train with Dynamic Fares!

Winds of change are blowing at Indian Railways, the place where one would least expect such winds to blow even if they were to be hauled by a couple of…

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What Kerala Should Demand in Rail Budget 2014-15

It is that joyous time of the year again! On the run-up to the railway budget, shopping lists are being prepared by all and sundry listing goodies they would like…

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The Case for New Daytime Intercities in Kerala

Kerala is a great state where it is easy to swindle anyone and make money, easy to migrate from, easy to make new-generation movies, easy to tie and untie the…

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Diesel Locomotives Roster – The WDM (ALCO) Series

Details and descriptions of the all the WDM (Broad Gauge, Diesel, Mixed traffic) series ALCO locomotives of the Indian Railways.

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How Diesel and Electric Locomotives Work

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…

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Indian Railway Locomotive Terminologies & Design

An explanatory chapter about the structure, physical design and terminologies used for Indian Railways diesel and electric locomotives

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