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First/Longest/Oldest in Indian Railways

First/Longest/Oldest in Indian Railways – general knoweledge

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)

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