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The train reached a speed of 180km/hr (110mph) during trials.
We were doing that a century ago, with steam.
Just keep banging the rocks together, guys.
It can reach a top speed of 200 kmph as in case of many other Indian trains but that's not the point.Until recently high speed railway was never a priority.Indian railways is a relic of the country's socialist past as it is dominated by trade unions and political pressure groups who destroyed the inhouse R&D.

In the light of above it's good to see the railways working on improving railway infrastructure.
 
It can reach a top speed of 200 kmph as in case of many other Indian trains but that's not the point.
Not sure about "many" as I thought 160 kmph was the maximum speed many were capable of if the infrastructure supported it.

Until recently high speed railway was never a priority.Indian railways is a relic of the country's socialist past as it is dominated by trade unions and political pressure groups who destroyed the inhouse R&D.
Unions were once a good thing but when taken over by socialist politics they seem to work against the best aims of the industry, the customers and even the workers.

In the light of above it's good to see the railways working on improving railway infrastructure.
Yes, definitely good news.

Final_BISINESS PLAN 2017-18 (ENGLISH_28 MARCH-17)Link

http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/Railways Presentation.pdf

http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/Indian Railways A Green Transporter Environment Sustainability Annual Report 2017-18.pdf

15 years ago the situation was grim with escalating urban population growth and public transport that could no longer cope https://www.nctr.usf.edu/jpt/pdf/JPT 7-4 Pucher.pdf

It appears that more effort is being made to discourage people from riding on top of or clinging to the outside of trains. Maybe being able to run trains at higher operational speeds will help discourage this.
 
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It can reach a top speed of 200 kmph as in case of many other Indian trains but that's not the point.Until recently high speed railway was never a priority.Indian railways is a relic of the country's socialist past as it is dominated by trade unions and political pressure groups who destroyed the inhouse R&D.

In the light of above it's good to see the railways working on improving railway infrastructure.
What destroyed the Indian railways was them being handed over to Indians to run after those put in charge had refused point blank to take advice from the people (us) who had been running them from the start.
Hubris is a bitch but funny to watch from the sidelines.
 
It appears that more effort is being made to discourage people from riding on top of or clinging to the outside of trains. Maybe being able to run trains at higher operational speeds will help discourage this.
Fitting a train shaped scraper gantry a couple of hundred yards outside each station might help too. :mrgreen:
 
What destroyed the Indian railways was them being handed over to Indians to run after those put in charge had refused point blank to take advice from the people (us) who had been running them from the start.
Hubris is a bitch but funny to watch from the sidelines.
Indian railways under the British was a badly managed and poorly funded organization,at one point in time elephants were used to make up for the lack of locomotives.

Indian railways of today may not be world class but is far far better off than what it was under the colonial administration.
 
Indian railways under the British was a badly managed and poorly funded organization,at one point in time elephants were used to make up for the lack of locomotives.

Indian railways of today may not be world class but is far far better off than what it was under the colonial administration.
I'm assuming that you ripped up every foot of the hundreds of thousands of filthy colonial tracks that we paid for and built?
 
Indian railways of today may not be world class but is far far better off than what it was under the colonial administration.
Well considering it’s been 70 years since colonial administration, it’s kinda pathetic that you’re still using it as a reference for that absolute pile of shïte you call a railway......
 
How were the Indian railways before the British?
So do you think railways was a gift to the people of India ?

Railways was the primordial machinery of the government without which the British wound't have managed to Rule the subcontinent.
 
So do you think railways was a gift to the people of India ?

Railways was the primordial machinery of the government without which the British wound't have managed to Rule the subcontinent.
It was the open-mouthed wonder with which the locals regarded colonial trains and indoor toilets that made the simpletons so easy to control.
 
I'm assuming that you ripped up every foot of the hundreds of thousands of filthy colonial tracks that we paid for and built?
First thing.....................The Indian railways was built using Indian money,not British money

Secondly most of the tracks built by the British has been replaced with Indian Broad gauge tracks...........
 
First thing.....................The Indian railways was built using Indian money,not British money

Secondly most of the tracks built by the British has been replaced with Indian Broad gauge tracks...........
Moving one of the tracks a foot to the left does not constitute 'building a railway'.
 

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