Chairman Lohani visits Regional Rail Museum
Kolkata: Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board, visited the Regional Rail Museum, Howrah, on Saturday and inspected the various exhibits displayed there.
He was accompanied by Harindra Rao, General Manager, Eastern Railway.
Lohani said the Regional Rail Museum in Howrah is the pride of Eastern India. The Museum displays the history of Eastern Railway, Howrah Station and Railways in Eastern India.
It also puts up the pictorial history of East Indian Railway, Eastern Railway, East Central Railway, East Coast Railway, South Eastern Railway, Northeast Frontier Railway, Chittaranjan Locomotive Works and Metro Railway, Kolkata. He further added that old steam locos, carriages, saloon cars are preserved to evaluate the gradual evolution that has led to the progress in different fields. Century-old drawings, forms, documents, fascinating collection of philately also depict the rich heritage of the Railway system. Lohani expressed satisfaction over the maintenance and preservation of the railway heritage items in the Rail Museum and urged students and general public to visit it in order to enrich their knowledge over the evolution of Railways in Eastern India. Attempts should be made to incorporate more materials for further beautification of the Regional Rail Museum, Chairman, Railway Board advised.
Harindra Rao said the Regional Rail Museum is a place which provides authentic source material to scholars working with the history of Railways. It may be mentioned that the museum has earned popularity among students of History and many of them from different schools are taken to the museum to see the gradual growth of the Indian Railways.