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What is the history of Golden Temple Mail - previously known as Frontier Mail?  
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Jul 31 2011 (15:13)

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What is the history of Golden Temple Mail - previously known as Frontier Mail?

Nov 29 2011 (18:20)
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Journey from 9W to EK   Added by: ThE BoSs*^~  Nov 29 2011 (18:22)
The Golden Temple Mail, previously known as the Frontier Mail, is one of the oldest running train routes in India, itself boasting one of the oldest and largest rail networks still in operation today.
The Frontier Mail made its debut on 1 September 1928. When it was first introduced, the train ran between Ballard Pier Mole Station, Mumbai and Peshawar. After closing down of Ballard Pier it started operating from Colaba, Mumbai and Peshawar, the latter of which is now situated in the western region of Pakistan. Before long, the train was able to lay claim to being India's fastest long distance train. In 1930, The Times of London described it as "one of the most famous express trains within the British
Empire." During the autumn months between September and December, the train used to depart from the Ballard Pier Mole station. This was for the convenience of the British who arrived in India by steamer.

Jul 30 2011 (21:42)
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ThE BoSs*^~   Added by: Kishor*^~  Jul 31 2011 (15:13)
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