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Status of Train Speeds over Indian Railways

Average speed of freight train over Indian Railways

By on February 9, 2017

Last updated on November 7th, 2022 at 04:59 am The Average Speed of Freight Train is available in the Indian Railway Year Book in Chapter “Asset Utilisation” in Table F, named Average freight train speed (Kms./hour). There is no mention of how this speed is calculated. But as the name suggests, it might have been worked […]

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How to manage the damaging effect of speed differential to improve train mobility?

By on January 29, 2015
How to manage the damaging effect of speed differential to improve train mobility?

Last updated on March 25th, 2019 at 04:57 am IR to improve its mobility of freight train by revisiting Newton First law and make sure non-stop running of freight train for a target of minimum 4 hours. Every railwayman has a strong want to see Indian Railways succeed in its mission to be a national transporter of passenger and […]

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High Speed Railways

By on September 24, 2013
High Speed Railways

Wheel was invented around 4000 BC; and two wheel cart followed immediately for transportation of goods. It was soon noticed that harder and smoother surfaces provides ease in transportation. As the loads become heavier, four wheeler carriage took shape. The track become straighter and harder. Efficient transportation system started on rail only, whether it was a horse driven carriage or steam traction at the beginning of the 19th century. It was for the reason that resistance to haul on rail is much less as compared to road. But with the development of petrol/diesel/gas engine, road transport became the most preferred mode of transport because it offer house to house connectivity. Competition between different mode of transport such as air, rail, road and sea starts taking shape.

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Status of Train Speeds over Indian Railways

By on June 13, 2013
Status of Train Speeds over Indian Railways

Last updated on January 28th, 2015 at 03:00 pm Travelling Speed has always fascinated Engineers irrespective of  mode of transport and Railways is no  exception. Railways were the first to arrive at the scene of transport but it is the speed by air and convenience of end to end travel  by road which shifted preference away from […]

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Time Corridor

By on May 16, 2013
Time Corridor

Last updated on April 5th, 2015 at 06:14 am Time Corridor is the time period specified during the 24 hour interval for a specific activity of running trains of similar  maximum and average speed . The activities are Running of fast coaching trains Passenger trains Freight trains Maintenance corridor There are certain observations made watching train […]

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Designing Specification for Standardization of Time Tabling

By on May 16, 2013

Last updated on June 24th, 2013 at 03:03 am There were three types of trains over Indian Railways up to 70s namely Mail, Express and passenger trains. Mail and Express trains were either overnight or two night-one day journey. Passenger trains stopping at stations were designed to cover a distance of 150-200 Km in 5-6 hours.  Thereafter, […]

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