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Say Happy Birthday to Indian Railway! April 16 marks a very special day for Indian Railways as today 165 years ago, i.e., April 16, 1853, the first passenger train of Indian Railways ran between Bori Bunder (Mumbai CSMT) and Thane in Maharashtra. Interestingly, the passenger train was flagged off following a 21-gun salute. The 14-carriage first passenger train was hauled by three steam locomotives namely, Sahib, Sindh, Sultan and carried 400 railway passengers. Since then, the largest public transporter, which is also one of the largest employers in the world has been serving the nation by carrying more than 2.3 crore railway passengers across all trains per day. Even though trains in India started running much before 1853, this was the first time that a passenger train plied on the tracks of Indian Railways. To celebrate the 165 glorious years of Indian Railways, here are quirky, little known facts about the national transporter


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