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Today (01:15)   12123/Deccan Queen | CSTM/Mumbai CSM Terminus (18 PFs)

jagadeeshkpm47   0 blog posts
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Today 4 legendary trains are celebrating their birthdays.
Train-1: ER bound Udyan Abha Toofan Express celebrating 91th birthday.
Udyan Abha Toofan Express was introduced on 01 June 1930 between Howrah & Delhi and later got extended upto Sri Ganganagar. This train connects Howrah in West Bengal State with Sri Ganganagar in Rajasthan State with 110 halts at an Avg Speed 43 km/hr. It serves 8 states West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi NCR, Punjab & Rajasthan.
Express also plays a role in movies; Wadia Movietone also produced Toofan Mail in 1932 and Toofan Express in 1938.
Train-2: WR bound Mumbai Central Vadodara Express celebrating 45th birthday.
Vadodara Express was introduced on 01 June 1976 between Vadodara & Mumbai Central. This train connects Vadodara in Gujarat State to Mumbai Central in Maharashtra State with 5 halts at an Avg Speed of 63 km/hr. Nickname of this train is Night Rider Express.
Train-3: CR bound Mumbai Firozpur Punjab Mail Express celebrating 109th birthday.
Punjab Mail was introduced on 01 June 1912 between Ballard Pier (Mumbai) & Peshawar. In 1914, the originating station was moved to Victoria Terminus (Now Mumbai CSMT). Before the partition of India, this train used to cover 2,542 km in 46 hrs 00 mins, at a speed of 55.26 km/hr. After the partition of India in 1947, the train's terminus was made at Firozpur on the India-Pakistan border.
Some facts about Punjab Mail:
1. One of the oldest train running from 1912 & older than glamorous Frontier Mail (Golden Temple Mail) & GT Express.
2. The old Punjab Mail used to be called as Punjab Mail Limited and this was the first train to have a certificate for a restaurant car. The restaurant car in the train was introduced for the convenience and comfort of the passengers.
3. The Punjab Mail was officially known for white men (Gore saahibs) from England.
4. In the mid 1930’s the railways attached the third class compartment along with first class reserved coaches for the British people.
5. The Punjab Mail got an air conditioned car in 1945.
6. During the period between 1929-30 EA/1 electric locos were used experimentally to Punjab Mail.
7. In 1939, Wadia Movietone produced a film titled Punjab Mail.
8. The Central Railway is proud of two achievements of the Punjab Mail.
First, it has not bent to the fiefdom and political antics of the ministers and other political heavyweights.
Second, the Punjab Mail has the distinction of having never being discontinued all through the World Wars.
Train-4: CR Queen Mumbai Pune Deccan Queen Express celebrating 91th birthday.
The Deccan Queen is one of the famous best loved trains & most favourite trains among railfans in Indian Railways. Deccan Queen was introduced on 01 June 1930 between Calyan (Kalyan JN) & Poona (Pune). Deccan Queen service was introduced as a weekend train during the days of the British Raj to ferry rich patrons fans from Bombay to attend horse racing at Pune Race Course. Later it was changed to a Tri-Weekly service with starting point fromVictoria Terminus (Now Mumbai CSMT). On 26 April 1943 it is converted into daily service.
Deccan Queen is locally known as 'Dakkhan chhi Raani' (The Queen of the Deccan)
Some facts about Deccan Queen:
1. This was the first deluxe train introduced by the Indian Railway to serve 2 important cities of the Maharashtra State.
2. First Super Fast Express train service in Indian Railways.
3. First long distance electric hauled train.
4. First vestibuled train in Indian Railways.
5. Indian Railways first train to have ladies only car(Ladies Coach).
6. First train to have a dining car.
7. Deccan Queen is the second train in India having ISO 9000 certification.
I wish these trains serves more years & celebrate more birthdays in future.
Pic-1: A combination of 4 trains TB's
Pic-2: Old time table of CR Legend Punjab Mail
Pic Source: Internet

Today (12:19)
Woh purane din firse jarur ayenge 👍~   1881 blog posts   8 correct pred (73% accurate)
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Happy birthday to all the trains !
Keep serving us!

Today (14:46)
⚡RohitKarwal रोहित करवाल⚡^~   8060 blog posts   359 correct pred (70% accurate)
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As per according to the TT. Did Punjab mail skipped all the halts which are not mentioned?

Today (15:02)
Forever Railfan^~   27564 blog posts   13305 correct pred (62% accurate)
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13007/13008 inaugural date is tomorrow Jun 02, 1930

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jagadeeshkpm47   0 blog posts
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May be

Today (16:16)
jagadeeshkpm47   0 blog posts
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As per google, today is the inaugural day of Udyan Abha Toofan Exprsss see the attached pic; but in IRI updated as 02 June 1930.
Today (15:26)   12137/Punjab Mail (PT)

🇮🇳⚓️SHAM NAU VARUNAM⚓️🇮🇳~   641 blog posts   264 correct pred (75% accurate)
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO My Favorite 12137/38 CSMT-BTI PUNJAB MAIL Completed 108 Glorious Year Of Service।।।।
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Woh purane din firse jarur ayenge 👍~   1881 blog posts   8 correct pred (73% accurate)
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1 compliments
Happy Birthday To S.S. Angadi Sir
Today is the Birthday of MoSR Shri Suresh Angadi
Happy birthday sir
Keeping providing us trains 😆
Also our MoSR have completed 1 year as MoSR recently
Happy Birthday Legendary Punjab Mail !!🎉🎊🎉🎊
Completed 108 Years of Service ...
Today (11:56)   12124/Deccan Queen

Shimoga One dist Many worlds~   1450 blog posts
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Happy Birthday Deccan Queen!!
Great 90 years of Service
You Ran Glorious Train in One Era **
Missing you Queen of IR History ^^
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