The Indian railways started off 164 years ago! 7 interesting facts you probably didn’t know

For over 164 years, the Indian Railways has been prevalent in India and we must take pride in it. It is widely spread even across the most remote villages of India. The beloved railways of our country have so many facts hidden within the roots of Indian history. Some of these facts will surely blow your mind away!

These surprising 7 pictures depict some of the most amazing characteristics of our railways.

Loco-pilots get paid more than an average engineer

Credit: Facebook | Loco Pilot India

World’s highest railway bridge is located in Jammu and Kashmir and is 359 meters above the river Chenab. It is 30 meters higher than the Eiffel Tower

Credit: NDTV

If the tracks of our railway were laid out, it would go around the earth almost 1.5 times!

Credit: India Times

The Indian railways got it’s toilets only 50 years after it began. Thanks to this man’s letter

Credit: Topyaps

This railways station has the longest name

Credit: India Rail Info

The longest journey done by Vivek Express covers a distance of 4273 km. Running between Dibrugarh and Kanyakumari.

Credit: Mangalore Math

A trip back in time, one of the first few pictures of the Indian Railways

Credit: India Today
 
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