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Selfie with century-old railway engine in Sambalpur

Press Trust of India  |  Bhubaneswar 

A heritage park in Khetrajpur area is the new hub for the youths.

The Railway Division of the East Coast Railway has installed a century-old locomotive engine in the park and made arrangements for the public to take photographs with it.

"The good is that people can take selfies with the engine in garden. In the next few days, old-style semaphore signals will also be installed in front of the engine," a senior railway said.

The Steam Locomotive was retrieved from the junkyard of of ADRA division, under South Eastern Railway, and placed in front of the Divisional Railway Manager's office on December 31, 1999, after giving a new sleek and beautiful look.

The engine was built by the North British Locomotive Co. Ltd, (Scotland) in 1908.

This steam locomotive, with a glorious history of serving Mail/Express Trains of the Bengal-Railway company, will now make for a good background for the people, the said.

Special arrangements will be made for school and college students to come to at Sambalpur and take selfies with the locomotive engine, he added.

The Indian Railways, the owner of four UNESCO-accorded World Heritage Sites, has been taking initiatives to preserve its 165-year-old rich legacy.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 10:50 IST