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I N D B @ Night (Indore Broad gauge railway station) | by SwappyIT
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I N D B @ Night (Indore Broad gauge railway station)

Indian Railways has the largest rail network in Asia and the world's second largest under one management, transporting 20 million passengers and more than 2 million tons of freight daily.[5][6] It is one of the world's largest commercial or utility employers, with more than 1.6 million employees.[5][7] The railways traverse the length and breadth of the country, covering 6,909 stations over a total route length of more than 63,327 kilometres (39,350 mi). As to rolling stock, IR owns over 200,000 (freight) wagons, 50,000 coaches and 8,000 locomotives.[5]

Railways were first introduced to India in 1853. By 1947, the year of India's independence, there were forty-two rail systems. In 1951 the systems were nationalised as one unit, becoming one of the largest networks in the world.BHL On Black

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Taken on September 2, 2010