Know first AC train frontier mail history about India
Everyone knows about the train service of India that it has a very interesting history and works to connect every part of the country. But today in this episode, we are going to tell you about a train that was started 92 years ago on 1 September 1928 and continues to serve it even today.
However its name has been changed. But this train is also called the first AC train in the country in which ice ingots were used to protect the passengers from heat. We are talking about Frontier Mail. In this, new ingots were taken out of the melted ice water at many stations.
The fan in this train used to cool in all the wells of the coach. The work of installing AC in this train started in the year 1934 and it became the first AC bogie train in India.
Frontier Mail, a witness to the independence movement, traveled a long distance from Mumbai to the Afghan border Peshawar. Apart from British officers, leaders associated with the freedom movement used to travel in this train. Mahatma Gandhi and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose also traveled in the Frontier Mail.
On September 1, 1928, Frontier Mail started its journey from Ballard Pier Mole railway station in Mumbai to Afghan border Peshawar. On 1 September 2020, this train completed 92 years. Frontier Mail completed the 2335 km-long journey in 72 hours. One of the features of this train was that it was never running late.
In the year 1996, Frontier Mail was renamed as Golden Temple Mail (Golden Temple Mail). This train running before independence traveled from Mumbai, Baroda, Mathura, Delhi, Amritsar, Lahore, to Peshawar. For the convenience of British officials, this train was run from Ballard Pier Mole railway station built on the seashore. The ticket of this train was also attached to the ship of British officers coming from London to India.
Even though internet facility was not developed at that time, but even then passengers traveling in this train were updated about the latest news. For this, telegraphic news was specially arranged with a famous news agency.
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