21.Most number of parallel tracks/ Three gauges at one station : Seven parallel tracks between Bandra Terminus and Andheri – 10km
22. Busiest station : VIJAYAWADA JN is the busiest railway station, with 247 unique trains.
23.Oldest Working Locomotive : Indian Railways still has the oldest preserved locomotive in working order, the Fairy Queen which was made way back in 1855. It is the oldest functioning steam engine in the world, which finds a place in the Guinness Book of World Records and got Heritage Award at the International Tourist Bureau, Berlin in March 2000
24.Labor Force : Indian Railways is the world’s eighth largest commercial or utility employer, by number of employees, with over 1.4 million employees. It is also the India’s largest employer.
25.Railway Network : Though it is commonly believed, India doesn’t have the largest railway network in the World. India comes fourth with approx. 65,000 km of railroad after US, Russia, and China.
26.Steam Locomotives :The manufacture of steam locomotives in the country was stopped in 1972.
27.Longest Tunnel : The country’s longest tunnel is Pir Panjal Railway Tunnel 11.215 km that was completed in December 2012 in Jammu and Kashmir. The tunnel is yet to become functional railway route. Karbude on Konkan Railways, which is 6.5 km in length previously held the title for the longest tunnel in India.
28.Underground Railway : First Underground Railway that was opened for public use was Calcutta Metro.
29.Electric Trains : First Electric coach ran on the 3rd February 1925 between Bombay VT and Kurla stations.
30.Computerized Reservations :First Reservation through the computer System commenced in New Delhi in the year 1986.
TO BE CONTINUED……!!!!
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