Tuesday, 8 March 2016

One Liner : Railway Notes (Part II)

  • Metupalayam Ooty Nilgiri Passenger train is India’s slowest train, which runs at a speed of 10 kmph.
  • Shortest run by a train : Scheduled services between Nagpur and Ajni stations situated just 3km from each other.
  • Howrah- Amritsar Express with 115 stops has the record for maximum number of stops by an Express/Mail train.
  • Two stations at same location : Srirampur and Belapur are two different stations in Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra which are both at the same location on the railway route but on opposite sides of the track.
  • Most powerful locomotive : Electric locomotive WAG-9 used for hauling heavy freight rakes is the most powerful locomotive in Indian Railway’s fleet.
  • Last stations in North-South-East-West direction : Northernmost railway station is Baramulla in Jammu and Kashmir. Westernmost is Naliya near Bhuj in Gujarat. Southernmost railway station is Kanyakumari, while the last station on the east of India is Ledo in Tinsukia District.
  • Junction with most number of routes  originating from it is Mathura junction with 7 routes.
  • The world’s highest rail bridge, Chenab Bridge is being constructed over Chenab river in Jammu & Kashmir.
  • Most number of parallel tracks/ Three gauges at one station : Seven parallel tracks between  Bandra Terminus and Andheri – 10km.
  • Vijayawada JN is the busiest railway station, with 247 unique trains.

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