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Oct 07 (09:18) Rare Notebook containing George Stephenson’s 1822 Plans for the ‘World’s First Railway’ uncovered among 20000 documents in National Rail Archive (www.railnews.in)
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LONDON: A rare notebook detailing plans for the world’s first ever railway has been described as a ‘thrilling’ discovery.
The leather-bound 12 inch by 12 inch notebook was discovered
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by historians in Network Rail’s national archive.
Penned by ‘Father of the Railways’ George Stephenson, the book was written in in 1822 and includes costings and remarks about a survey into the proposed Stockton and Darlington Railway, which was built three years later.
The line operated from 1825 to 1863 to connect collieries and to quicken the delivery of coal for shipping.
John Page, Network Rail’s records assistant stumbled across the notebook when searching for documents in April this year and said it had been a ‘thrilling’ discovery.
The book had not been seen since the 1950s but was uncovered among 20,000 documents on the shelves.
John, from York, said: ‘Because it is a historical document it would never have been loaned out or requested as it didn’t impact the running of the railway so since the 1950s, it has sat on a shelf unnoticed amongst hundreds of other packets.
‘I was looking for a deed for one of our internal colleagues and purely out of curiosity decided to look through the packets, and there it was, and what a thrill it was to find.’
The notes have now gone on show at the National Railway Museum in York and were unveiled on September 27 – the 193rd anniversary of the opening of the Stockton and Darlington line.
The notebook also includes Stephenson’s survey of engineer George Overton’s original 1821 line and amendments he recommended.
The notebook is bound in its original form and is written in ink with pencil annotations.
Stephenson’s son, Robert, designed the Rocket, which is currently on display in Manchester and due to find its permanent home at the National Railway Museum.
The Rocket was designed and built by Stephenson with the help of Robert, and Henry Booth, for the 1829 Rainhill Trials.
The Trials were held by the Liverpool and Manchester Railway Company, in order to find the best locomotive engine for a railway line that was being built to serve the two English cities. 15,000 people came along to see the race of the locomotives.
The Rocket was the first locomotive to have a multi-tube boiler – with 25 copper tubes rather than a single flue or twin flue.
Sir Peter Hendy CBE, chair of Network Rail, said: ‘George Stephenson’s original survey of the Stockton and Darlington Railway ushered in the railway age, not only in Britain, but around the world.
‘Network Rail is delighted and proud to have found this astonishing artefact, and very pleased to have it displayed by our friends at the National Railway Museum.
‘Then, as now, railways were essential to creating economic growth, jobs and housing.’
Catherine Robins, interpretation developer at the National Railway Museum said: ‘This is a rare and historic document which includes many new and interesting details which help bring the story of the railway’s early years to life.’
The father of the railways: How George Stephenson and his son helped shape train travel across the world
George Stevenson was an English civil and mechanical engineer who was renowned as the ‘Father of the Railways’. He was born in 1781 in Northumbria and was considered by the Victorians a great example of diligent application and a man with a thirst for improvement.
The infamous ‘Stephenson gauge’ is now the standard gauge of 4ft 8in and is the main convention for most of the world’s railways.
The development of rail transport is still considered to be one of the most important technological inventions of the 19th century and this was something that both Stephenson and his son Robert played a big role in.
The Locomotion Number 1 was built by George and his son Robert’s company Robert Stephenson and Company, and was the first steam locomotive to carry passengers on a public rail line, that being the Stockton and Darlington Railway in 1825.
Living up to his name of the ‘Father of the Railways’, George also built the first public inter-city railway line in the world to use locomotives, which was the Liverpool and Manchester Railway, which originally opened in 1830.
After his initial success Stephenson was then bombarded with requests from railway promoters and many of them came to Newcastle to learn from Stephenson.
However, after a while his conservative views on the capabilities of locomotives meant he favoured circuitous routes which were more costly than some felt necessary.
He was soon snowed under and was being offered more work than he could cope with. He became a reassuring name rather than a cutting edge technical adviser.
George’s son Robert, continued in his father’s footsteps and built on the achievements of his father, Robert has been heralded by many as the greatest engineer of the 19th century.
His company surveyed the route for the London & Birmingham railway, and it was in 1830 that he joined the Institution of Civil Engineers as a member.
In his later life he also took on bridge building and in 1846 he became the chief engineer and designed an iron bridge to cross the River Dee, just outside Chester. The bridge was completed in September 1846, it was inspected by the Board of Trade Inspectors, Major-General Paisley, on 20 October.
On 24 May 1847 the bridge gave way under a passenger train; the locomotive and driver made it across, but the tender and carriages fell into the river. Five people died.
Robert died in 1859 and his funeral cortege was given permission by the Queen to pass through Hyde Park, an honour previously reserved for royalty.

  
Oct 01 (20:07) SER TO RUN 7 PAIRS OF AC FESTIVAL SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN SHALIMAR-PURI-SANTRAGACHI (www.ser.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Oct 01 2018 (23:57)
Train Tag: Puri - Santragachi AC Special Fare Puja Special/08038 added by sreerup kol^~/1802590

Oct 01 2018 (23:57)
Train Tag: Shalimar - Puri AC Special Fare Puja Special/08037 added by sreerup kol^~/1802590

Oct 01 2018 (23:57)
Train Tag: Shalimar - Bhubaneswar RRB Exam Special/08037X removed by sreerup kol^~/1802590

Oct 01 2018 (23:57)
Train Tag: Bhubaneswar - Shalimar Exam Special/08038X removed by sreerup kol^~/1802590

Oct 01 2018 (20:08)
Station Tag: Puri/PURI added by sreerup kol^~/1802590

Oct 01 2018 (20:08)
Station Tag: Kolkata Shalimar/SHM added by sreerup kol^~/1802590

Oct 01 2018 (20:08)
Train Tag: Bhubaneswar - Shalimar Exam Special/08038 added by sreerup kol^~/1802590

Oct 01 2018 (20:08)
Train Tag: Shalimar - Bhubaneswar RRB Exam Special/08037 added by sreerup kol^~/1802590
दक्षिणपूर्वरेलवे
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Kolkata, 1stOctober, 2018:
In order to clear heavy rush of passengers during ensuing festival season, South Eastern Railway has decided to run 7 pairs of AC Festival Special Trains between Shalimar-Puri-Santragachi during the period from 04.10.18 to 16.11.18.
08037 Shalimar-Puri AC Special leaving Shalimar at 23.55 hrs every Thursday will reach Puri at 08.35 hrs, the next day. In the opposite direction, 08038 Puri-Santragachi AC Special leaving Puri at 23.35 hrs every Friday will arrive Santragachi at 09.00 hrs, the next day.
The Special Train consisting of three AC 2-Tier and eight AC 3-Tier coaches will have stoppages at Santragachi, Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar, Khurda Road and Sakhigopal between Shalimar and Puri.
 
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Subho Bijoya~   1332 blog posts   3283 correct pred (78% accurate)
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Interesting. Will the old rake of Digha Super AC be used for this train?

  
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12649⭐️ KSK ⭐️12650^~   36837 blog posts   35153 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Vikas Kumar^~   9683 blog posts   816 correct pred (72% accurate)
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It's the rake of Santragachi - Pune AC Special
  
Oct 01 (20:00) SER TO RUN 7 PAIRS OF WEEKLY FESTIVAL SPECIAL TRAINS BETWEEN SANTRAGACHI AND PURI (www.ser.indianrailways.gov.in)
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News Entry# 362155  Blog Entry# 3858492   
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दक्षिणपूर्वरेलवे
SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY
प्रेसविज्ञप्ति
PRESS RELEASE
SER TO RUN 7 PAIRS OF WEEKLY FESTIVAL SPECIAL TRAINS
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SANTRAGACHI AND PURI
Kolkata, 1stOctober, 2018:
In order to clear heavy rush of passengers during ensuing festival season, South Eastern Railway has decided to run 7 pairs of weekly Special Trains between Santragachi and Puri during the period from 05.10.18 to 17.11.18.
08404 Santragachi-Puri Special leaving Santragachi at 19.10 hrs every Saturday will reach Puri at 04.00 hrs, the next day. In the opposite direction, 08403 Puri-Santragachi Special leaving Puri at 21.25 hrs every Friday will arrive Santragachi at 06.45 hrs, the next day. 
The Special Train consisting of o­ne AC 2-Tier, three AC 3-Tier, ten Sleeper Class and four general second class coaches will have stoppages at Kharagpur, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur Keonjhar Road, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Khurda Road between Santragachi and Puri.
 
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Sep 29 (10:44) Safety first, punctuality next: Goyal - The Hindu (www.thehindu.com)
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Going digital: Piyush Goyal launching the rail heritage digitisation project of the Indian Railways in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture via videoconferencing from Mumbai Central railway station on Friday. 
Mumbai: Safety will not be compromised for punctuality, Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal said on Friday. He said the Railways’ priority is always passenger safety even if it results in train services getting delayed.
Mr. Goyal, who was conducting a series of review meetings in Mumbai, made a passing comment that a train derailment cost his predecessor, Suresh Prabhu, his job.
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Mr. Prabhu resigned last year as Railway Minister, after a tenure that was marred with a series of train derailments. The railway ministry has since created a ₹1 lakh crore safety fund.
Mr. Goyal said the Railways was focussed on punctuality back then and used to not take adequate traffic blocks for maintenance. “But I have a very strict rule. Take a traffic block, don’t worry about punctuality. It is a short-term pain, but look at the benefits.”
The minister said the quest for punctuality will lead to accidents since there is much to cover with regards to safety and maintenance, which has been neglected for decades. “You are worried about punctuality. But if I don’t ensure safety, will it be better?”
Mr. Goyal also said punctuality has significantly improved after the introduction of data loggers. “Earlier there was a lot of fudging of figures. We have stopped all fudging with the data loggers,” he said. The Railways has done away with the practice of manually recording punctuality performance at 41 major railway junctions.
The Railway Board has instructed zonal railways to link the arrival and departure of trains with data loggers, an electronic device that records data over time by sensing status of relays, and report authentic punctuality status for long- distance passenger trains. In August, the Central Railway’s punctuality on long-distance passenger trains was at 80-85%, while the Western Railway had punctuality of over 90%.
  
Sep 29 (10:38) Railways alerts RPF over Rohingya’s exodus to Kerala (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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CHENNAI: Acting on intelligence inputs from the Railway Board, the Southern Railway has directed RPF units across all divisions to watch out for movement of huge number of Rohingyas travelling from northeastern states to Kerala, and hand them over to local police.
A letter has been sent by the chief security commissioner of Southern Railways to the divisional security commissioners of Chennai, Madurai, Salem, Trivandrum, Palaghat, and Tiruchirapalli on Wednesday. A RPF officer said the alert spoke exclusively about Rohingya movement from the northeast to Kerala. The letter has given a list of 14 trains from states such as West Bengal and Assam with destinations spread across Tamil Nadu and Kerala. “All Rohingyas are travelling in groups along with their families,” the
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