The Indian Railways is one of the top 5 network in the world and is the biggest employer to employ around 1.5 million workers. Presently Indian Railways is reaching the every corner of the nation, however do you think about the nation’s first train? Give us a chance to tell that on this day in 1853, the first train in India started running on the track.

In 1856, the steam motor started to develop in India. After this, the tracks of the railways were set down slowly. The train kept running on the narrow gauge first, then on meter gauge and wide gauge. On March 1, 1969, the nation’s first superfast train started running amongst Delhi and Howrah on broad gauge Line from Delhi.

– The first train was keep running on April 16, 1853, and the train started running at a distance of 35 kilometers. When the train kept running on the track, the time 3:35 PM.

– This train was travelled between Boribandar (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminal) and Thane.

– The train was drawn from Sultan, Sindhu and Sahib, three steam engines brought from Britain.

– There were 400 travelers going in this train of 20 coaches.

– The train began at 3.30 pm at Bori Bunder (Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus) and reached Thane at 4.45 pm in evening. The train had secured 34 kilometers.

– In 1845, the Great Indian Peninsula Rail Company was set up in Calcutta. In 1850, this organization began the development of a railway line from Mumbai to Thane.

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