WAP 7 is a high speed locomotive indigenously developed by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works. It is capable of hauling trains at speeds ranging between 140 and 160 km per hour. With a maximum speed rating of 205 km/h (IR restricts it to 160 km/hr), the WAP-7 has the highest acceleration figures while hauling mail/express trains.
The Garib Rath (literally: "Poor Man's Chariot") is a no-frills air-conditioned train started by the Indian Railways in 2005 to provide cheaper air-conditioned travel to passengers who could not afford normal fares of air conditioned class in normal trains.
In most of the long distance trains in India, food is provided on-board. Pantry Cars are attached to these trains. Meals are included in the fare on Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains, while Indian Railways catering staff come around to collect orders an hour or two before mealtimes. Read More
The history of rail transport in India began in the mid-nineteenth century. The core of the pressure for building Railways In India came from London.
In 1849, there was not a single kilometre of railway line in India. A British engineer, Robert Maitland Brereton, was responsible for the expansion of the railways from 1857 onwards.