Category Archives: Railways

Chugging down the memory track

The introduction of bullet train services from Beijing to Shanghai reminds Maj-Gen G. G. Dwivedi (retd) of his maiden train journey in China, more than a decade back THE engineering marvel of Qinghai-Lhasa railway line stands overshadowed with the introduction … Continue reading

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Reform Railways, the China way

Sudheendra Kulkarni in ‘The Sunday Express’ on Jun 26 2011 Whenever comparisons are made between India and China to show how our northern neighbour has galloped ahead of us in many areas of development, my mental response is straightforward. I … Continue reading

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Railways using fertiliser rakes to transport foodgrain: FCI

Ravi Dhaliwal Tribune News Service Batala, June 10 The Gurdaspur Food Corporation of India (FCI) authorities have castigated the Railways for sending a rake, meant for transporting fertilisers, to carry foodgrain. The rake, comprising 58 wagons and sent to the … Continue reading

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Popular trains go into oblivion

SP Sharma Tribune News Service Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose is believed to have travelled in the Frontier Mail to Peshawar in 1944 from where he escaped to Kabul Bathinda, June 10 While the Punjab Mail has entered its 100th year, … Continue reading

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Entering 100th year, Punjab Mail on record track

SP Sharma Tribune News Service Bathinda, June 7 The Punjab Mail that runs from Ferozepore to Mumbai has entered its 100th year of service. Once known as the pride of Punjab, the train was introduced by the British in 1912 … Continue reading

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Northern Railway to introduce super AC coaches

Will have LED lights, charging points for laptops and mobiles Station to get second footbridge, linking all five platforms Anil Jerath Tribune News Service Chandigarh, June 7 Come October, passengers on the Northern Railway will have the option of travelling … Continue reading

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