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FACTS ABOUT INDIAN RAILWAY



• 1st rail transport - 1853 April 16.,Bombay to Thane; 34 km.

• Father of Indian Railway - Lord Delhousie.

Indian Railway Act passed on - 1890

• Indian Railway board formed - 1905.

• Mascot of Indian Railway - Bholu or Bholu the guard elephant




• 1st electric Railway line - Mumbai-kurla

• 1st electric train - Deccan Queen. 

• 1st railway station - Chatrapathi Sivaji Terminals (CST); Mumbai.

• Old name of Chatrapathi Sivaji Terminals - Victoria Terminals

Railway Nationalized In - 1951

• HQ of Indian railway - Baroda house in New Delhi. 

• India's Slowest Train Service - Nilagiri mountain railway

• India's Fastest Train Service - Shathaabdi express (New Delhi-Bhopal),162 km/hr

• First railway hospital - India (1991)

• First Woman Loco Pilot in Indian railway - Surekha Bhonslae (Mumbai)

• First Woman Station Master in Indian railway - Rinku Sinha Roy

• The Longest Rail Bridge in India - Vallaarpadam (4.62 km); kerala.




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