Wish Indian Railways A Happy Birthday Today!

Indian Railways
by Madhusree Chatragadda

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Happy Birthday, Indian Railways!

What Is It?

Marked with a 21 gun salute, this day, 165 years ago, the first Passenger Train in India shuttled between Mumbai CSMT (the then Bori Bunder) and Thane!

Indian Railways

Credits: News Nation

It was hauled by Sahin, Sindh and Sultan, the 3 locomotives of the 14 carriage train with 400 passengers aboard.

What Else?

Trains in India were already in motion much before 1853 but it was a first for a passenger train.


Credits: India Rail Info

We wish you a very Happy Birthday, Indian Railways, lifeline of the country!

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