India’s first super-fast passenger train at 92 to be operated with LHB coaches – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

NEW DELHI: Commemorating 92 years of the country’s first high-speed train, the Deccan Queen, the railways decided to operate this train with the trainsets of the state-of-the-art and safe LHB cars, manufactured using German technology. LHB coaches are manufactured with an operating speed capability of up to 160-200 km/h with a pneumatic disc brake system.

“The entire rake of its conventional Deccan Queen cars will be replaced with the LHB cars and will operate with the LHB rakes from June 22 on the CST side and June 23 on the Pune side,” said ADG PR Railway Rajiv Jain. As the country’s first high-speed daily passenger train, the Deccan Queen was introduced on June 1, 1930 between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaja Terminus (CST) and the Pune junction by the
Central Railway.

This train has been in circulation ever since, carrying many firsts in its services. Railway sources said it was also the first vestibule train with the first “women only” and the first dining cars in its rake for passengers on board.

The name of the first first train in this country, the Deccan Queen; was given from a popular nickname for Pune. He travels at an average speed of 120 km/h and his 92nd birthday was celebrated with great fanfare by the railways on June 1 in Pune.

Jain said the Deccan Queen was billed as a super-fast weekend train with two sets of just seven cars each.

Citing a historical fact, a senior railway official said that the Deccan Queen was first used to transport wealthy customers from Bombay (now Mumbai) to Pune, who wanted to watch the horse race in Pune Race Crouse in 1930. Gradually its frequency increased. daily with a diesel locomotive and later with the electric one
locomotive.

“In the early days of this country’s first first train the carriages were painted silver with scarlet moldings. Its original chassis of the carriages were built in England while the upper bodies of the carriages were built in the workshop Matunga of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway,” the railway sources said, adding
that only the first and second classes of coaches were prosecuted there.

With the passage of time amid the improvement of the railway infrastructure, the Deccan Queen was added with the third class seats in 1955. The railway preserving the historical grandeur of this train decided to continue its car of unique pantry even with new LHB trainers.

Jose P. Rogers