Tag Archives: Indian Railways

Removal of 160+ Train Stoppages in Kerala and More

UPDATE: Removal of all temporary stoppages have been put on hold until September 30 2014 while the Railways assesses revenue generated by these stoppages. And as per the Railway Budget speech presented by the Railway Minister, most of these stoppages ...

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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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Indian Railway Locomotive Terminologies & Design

Pune Twin WDG4s

Locomotives are very complicated and very heavy machinery, which they have to be, given the enormous amount of work they are meant to do. The average Diesel engine inside a locomotive has 16 cylinders (V16) and displaces around 150 liters, ...

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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 Legend of the Island Express. Part 1

If you are one of those gazillion Malayalees who head to/from the hallowed city of Bangalore (Bangloor in Malluspeak), or if you have spent considerable time commuting in the southern half of Kerala, you surely will not need an introduction ...

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