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What is the history Punjab Mail?
Jun 02 2012 (10:18)
News Entry# 75472 India's Punjab Mail train celebrates 100 years
Posted by: rdb*^ Added by: rdb*^ Jun 02 2012 (10:23)
Mumbai : The Punjab Mail, which runs between Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus and Firozpur, Punjab, on a 34-hour journey covering 1,940km, is the first train to achieve the distinction of completing 100 years on Indian Railway’s broad gauge network. According to the Central Railway, its birth date has been calculated on old documents and a spokesman said that the origins of the once Bombay to Peshawar Punjab Mail remain unclear but it is believed that the train made her maiden run out of Ballard Pier Mole station in Mumbai on June 1, 1912. The P & O steamers would at that time bring in the mail and the officers of the Raj, along with their wives, on their first posting in colonial India. The steamer voyage between Southampton and Bombay lasted 13 days. As the British officials held combined tickets both for their voyage to Bombay as well as their inland...