26 Jun

First/Longest/Oldest in Indian Railways

First/Longest/Oldest in Indian Railways
First Passenger Train Ran On = 16th April 1853 (between Bombay to Thane)

First Railway Bridge = Dapoorie Viaduct on the Mumbai-Thane route

First Rail Tunnel = Parsik Tunnel

First Ghats Covered by the Rail lines = Thal and Bhore Ghats

First Underground Railway = Calcutta METRO

First Computerized Reservation System started in = New Delhi (1986)

First Electric Train ran on = 3rd Feb’ 1925 (between Bombay VT and Kurla)

Toilets on Trains were introduced in = 1891 (1st Class) & 1907 (lower classes)

Shortest Station Name = Ib (Orissa)

Longest Station Name = Sri Venkatanarasimharajuvariapeta (Tamil Nadu)

Busiest Railway Station = Lucknow (64 trains everyday)

Longest Run (Time) = Vivek Express (3715 km in Approx 71 hrs)

Shortest Run Route = between Nagpur to Ajni (3km)

Longest Run for Daily Train = Kerala Express (3054 km in 42.5 hrs)

Longest Non-Stop Run (Distance) = Trivandrum Rajdhani (528 km in 6.5 hrs)

Longest Railway Platform in the World = Kharagpur (2,733 ft in length)

Longest Railway Bridge = Nehru Setu on Sone River (10044ft in length)

Longest Tunnel = Karbude On Konkan Railway between Monkey hill & Khandala (6.5 km)

Oldest Preserved Locomotive = Fairy Queen (1855), still in working order

Indian Railway’s Fastest Train = Bhopal-Shatabdi (runs at a speed up to 140 Km/ph)

Train with Maximum Number of Halts = Howrah-Amritsar Express (115 halts)