Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on Indian Railways, brought to you by IRFCA, the original electronic discussion forum for persons interested in trains and railways in India!

Here you'll find some answers to common questions about Indian Railways, their operations and services, and the history of railways in India. You'll also find information on railfanning in India, fun trivia about Indian Railways, and perhaps more importantly, lots of pointers to more information sources (web sites, books, etc.) where you can dig deeper into the topics of your interest.

Table of Contents

Locomotives

Multiple Units & others

Signalling

Rolling Stock

Electric Traction

Train Numbers

Railway Zones

Maps

Loco sheds, Workshops, and Goods Yards

Production units

History of IR

Researching IR

Jargon

Gauges in India

Museums

Games

Odds and Ends

Sources

Books and other publications

Locomotive Specifications

Steam in India

Railway Operations

Freight Trains

Permanent Way

Train names

International Connections

Railway Stations

Liveries

Famous Trains

Suburban and Transit Systems

Acronyms

Modelling IR Trains

Travelling by train in India

Railfanning

Trivia

Organizations and Groups

Non-IR Railways

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