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  • Requiem for Delhi's Ring Railway

    8 hours ago

    I am sceptical of tracks being built along Ring Railway line to allow. Nor am I sure Northern Railways would like tourists to see the entire line, which is hardly pretty at places of encroachment

  • A 70-year-old vs a 30-year-old: LHB coaches perform better than ICF ones

    09-02-2018 05:54:00

    The fatality numbers should be far better and a switch from ICF to LHB (which are safer) was inevitable

  • Needed: A rolling stock policy

    26-01-2018 05:54:00

    In addition to plans for electrification, there should be a plan for disposing off diesel locomotives, over and above the path of least resistance, that of sending them to the scrap yard

  • Indian Railways' 24-coach cap

    11-01-2018 22:39:00

    If other countries can have passenger trains with 40 or even 50 coaches, what is the constraint for the IR here?

  • A story of two buildings

    28-12-2017 22:39:00

    Both Baroda House, headquarters of Northern Railways, and Rail Bhavan, headquarters of Indian Railways, were acquired through adverse possession, indelicately referred to as squatter's rights

  • John Lawrence and the railways

    14-12-2017 22:39:00

    The Odisha famine of 1866-67 gave an impulse to Lawrence's policy of constructing railways and canals across the country

  • Rewari Museum needs some steam

    30-11-2017 22:39:00

    Of the 16 steam engines in working condition, 11 are in Rewari. Yet despite the attractions, Rewari might prove commercially unviable

  • The story behind PNR 610040

    16-11-2017 22:39:00

    It's the oldest computer-printed rail ticket in India that has been preserved and it owes its existence to jugaad

  • Counting wagons

    02-11-2017 22:39:00

    Despite an electronic system of tracking wagons, their number cannot be declared with certainty by Indian Railways

  • VIP culture in railways

    19-10-2017 20:42:00

    For years, Indian Railways' VIP culture has been associated with travelling in saloons

  • Who is Scott?

    05-10-2017 22:39:00

    The name figures in a formula to determine line capacity in the Indian Railways. There's no clarity about how it got attached to the formula

  • Tale of the 1855 twins

    21-09-2017 22:39:00

    There's some intrigue and unanswered questions about the Express and the Fairy Queen

  • Speed and safety don't go together in railways

    10-08-2017 22:39:00

    Commission of Railway Safety lacks the power to place a premium on safety

  • Decoding railway accidents

    27-07-2017 22:39:00

    Railway's approach to accidents may not match our perception of them, but effect can be disastrous

  • Angad Thakur and Tejas

    13-07-2017 22:39:00

    He is trying to create a sense of citizen ownership of trains to prevent incidents of vandalism