Locomotive Type

Locomotive Type
Steam lomotive in Japan:type D51


I wanted to invent an engine that could run for ever. I could have developed a new train, had I stayed in the railway. It would have looked like the AK-47 though.~~Mikhail Kalashnikov (Flickr)

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Indian Railways (reporting mark IR) is an Indian state-owned enterprise, owned
and operated by the government of India through the Ministry of Railways. It
is one of the world's largest railway networks comprising 115,000 km (71,000
mi) of track over a route of 65,000 km (40,000 mi) and 7,500 stations. IR
carries about 7,500 million passengers annually or more than 20 million
passengers daily (more than a half of which are suburban passengers) and 2.8
million tons of freight daily. In 2011-2012 Indian Railways earned 104,278.79
crore (US$18.98 billion) which consists of 69,675.97 crore (US$12.68 billion)
from freight and 28,645.52 crore (US$5.21 billion) from passengers tickets.

Railways were first introduced to India in 1853 from Bombay to Thane. In 1951
the systems were nationalized as one unit, the Indian Railways, becoming one
of the largest networks in the world. IR operates both long distance and
suburban rail systems on a multi-gauge network of broad, metre and narrow
gauges. It also owns locomotive and coach production facilities at several
places in India and are assigned codes identifying their gauge, kind of power
and type of operation. Its operations cover twenty four states and ...