by: S. SHANKAR
16 Apr. 1853 - 16 Apr. 2002
INDIAN SUPER RAILWAY
WELCOME TO Indian Super-railway.
So, you are looking for information about the Indian Railways. Hopefully you will find all that you seek on these pages.
India's (and indeed Asia's) trailblazing first train made its inaugural run on 16 April, 1853 between Bori Bunder (later Bombay VT and now Mumbai CST) and Tanna (later Thana and now Thane).
Since then, the Indian Railways have never looked back. The IR is now the fourth largest railway system in the world (second largest under a single management), with nearly 63,000 route km criss-crossing the length and breadth of the nation. Nearly 25% of the track is electrified, and passenger reservations are 100% computerized and interlinked. High speed express trains, container and heavy haul freight, high power electric and diesel locomotives and modernization are the order of the day.The charismatic Indian Railways have an ardent and faithful fan following not only amongst Indians but also amongst thousands of admirers and friends from all corners of the globe. Most, in all probability, took to the IR in search of steam, but they have stayed on steadfastly nonetheless, even after the tragic demise of this mode of traction all over the IR
So then, what are you looking for, actually?
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1. GENERAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE I.R.
Try the IR F.A.Q. (Frequently Asked Questions) page by Satish Pai.
2. GENERAL I.R. PICTURES AND VIEWS
Go to the picture pages of this site.
3. I.R. HISTORY
Try Satish Pai's IR History Pages
4. I.R. STEAM, PRESERVATIONS
Try the INDIAN STEAM RAILWAY SOCIETY website, or scroll through the Superlinks page for scores of steam links. Also try my National Rail Museum website.
5. I.R. TOURIST INFORMATION, MORE PICS, PRODUCTION UNITS,THE WORKS:
Try the Superlinks page. Chances are, if you can't find it here, you probably never will.
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the Indian Railways?
Join the IRFCA (Indian Railways Fan Club Assoc.): Its a free of cost, friendly and informal e-mail club for exchange of news and views about our favorite subject: the IR.
Alternatively, you can merely send an e-mail to: email@example.com
See the irfca page on the egroups.com website at: http://www.egroups.com/group/irfca
Or visit the still under construction irfca.org website at: http://www.irfca.org/
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