Top 10 OMG Weird Facts about Indian Railway Stations  

The Railway was one of the first ways to carry goods from one place to another in a timely manner. Basically, it was the beginning of transportation as we know it today. So, what are the top 10 weird facts about the Indian Railway Stations?

#161 Years Old

The Indian Railway Station is 164 years old this month. On April 16th, 1853 the Indian Railway Station was built. That is a long time for anything to exist

#Before Automatic Point System

Before Automatic Point System was installed, guards would try to fix it manually. This resulted in many of the guards losing their hands and fingers

#Elephants

Elephants were a big help in building the Indian Railway Stations.

I mean the people who built the railway did not have heavy machinery. So, the elephants helped position the cartridges

#Mascot

They have a mascot and how fitting is it that their mascot is an elephant. I think this is a great way to honor all the elephant’s hard work in the beginning of the railway

#50 Years Later

In 1909 Okhil Chandra wrote a letter to the railway and next thing you know the railway than had toilets put in.

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Up until this point, passengers had to wait until the next station to answer the call of nature

#Highest Railway Bridge

If you are afraid of heights than the bridge of Chenab in J&K is one you should avoid. It is 5 times the height of QutubMinar. In fact, it is even higher than the Eiffel Tower

#Circle the Earth

It is hard to believe, but if the Indian Railways were to be laid out, it would be able to circle the earth approximately 1.5 times

#Mettupalayam-OotyNilgiri Passenger Train

Indian Railway has the slowest train. It goes uphill and reaches about 10 kilometers per hour. Meaning you can literally jump off the train, have a smoke, and still be able to climb back onto the train

#Most Unreliable Train

So, the Indian Railway not only has the slowest train but it has the most unreliable train. The Guwahati-Trivandrum Express is late by 10 to 12 hours on average

#PirPanjal Railway Tunnel

The longest tunnel in the country is 11.215 kilometers long. This tunnel is located in Jammu and Kashmir.

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