50 years of the Brindavan and Shinkansen

October 1, 1964 was a historic day for the railways, both in India and for the world.

It was on this day that the first intercity express train of the Southern Railways in India chugged out of Madras Central railway station. The 360 km journey of train no. 12639, the green-and-yellow Brindavan Express would take 5 hours, stopping briefly at Katpadi and Jolarpet, enroute to Bangalore City. Continue reading