163 YEARS OF INDIAN RAILWAYS
16 FACTS OF INDIA’S FIRST RAILWAY- 16 APRIL 2016- Rajendra B. Aklekar
India’s first passenger train with three Vulcan-built steam locomotives & 14 wooden rail cars ran between the 21 mile (34km) distance of Boree Bunder (today called Mumbai CST) & Thana (today called Thane) on Saturday, April 16, 1853 at 3:35pm. The journey completes 163 years today on April 16, 2016, also a Saturday.
Here are 16 fascinating points about it from my book Halt Station India.