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Eastern Railway celebrates 'World Heritage Day'

Eastern Railway celebrates World Heritage Day
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Eastern Railway celebrated 'World Heritage Day' at Regional Rail Museum, Howrah, on Tuesday.

There was a debate competition where school students participated and cultural programmes were held to highlight the history and heritage of Indian Railways in general and Eastern Railway in particular. Moreover, joy rides for school students was also organised as part of the programme.

Speaking on the occasion, S N Agrawal, General Manager, Eastern & South Eastern Railway said that Regional Rail Museum, Howrah, is one of the pride of Eastern Railway. The museum displays history of Eastern Railway as a whole, Howrah station and Railways in Eastern India. It also puts up 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 said that 150-year-old steam locos, carriages, saloon cars are preserved to evaluate the gradual evolution that led to progress in different fields. Century-old drawings, forms, documents, fascinating collection of philately are also preserved to demonstrate the rich heritage of the rail system.

He further said that 150-year-old steam locos, carriages, saloon cars are preserved to evaluate the gradual evolution that led to progress in different fields. Century-old drawings, forms, documents, fascinating collection of philately are also preserved to demonstrate the rich heritage of the rail system.

It is stated that The Hall of Heritage has a collection of rare photographs and glimpses of rich history of East Indian Railway and the Howrah station building. It is housed in a building which is the replica of Howrah station building. The Sanskriti Express which travelled throughout India to celebrate 150th birth anniversary of Kaviguru Rabindranath Tagore has now been preserved at the Regional Rail Museum for the visitors.

The first ac electric locomotive which dates back to 1960, hauled different prestigious trains including Howrah — Delhi Kalka Mail, Coalfield Express, Black Diamond Express, Deluxe Express (now, rechristened as Poorva Express) has been preserved in the Museum.

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