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Only in one station of the world , all the three gauges--narrow, metre and broad,--railway lines in operation can be seen. Where is it ?

Asked by HARIJIBAN BANERJEE, 30 Jan '09 02:30 pm
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New Jalpaiguri - Siliguri Town - Siliguri Junction
From 1878 the railway route to Siliguri was north for 185 km on the broad-gauge (1676 mm; 5 ft 6 in) East Bengal State Railway Calcutta Sealdah - Damookdeah Ghat), across the endlessly-shifting river Ganges by ferry to one or other of the various ghats or landing-stages on the north bank, then onward 336 km by the metre-gauge North Bengal Railway (e.g. Sara Ghat - Siliguri). In 1881 the metre-gauge was joined at Siliguri (Town) by the narrow-gauge (610 mm; 2 ft) DHR (Siliguri - Darjeeling). In 1915 two new narrow-gauge lines were added to the DHR from Siliguri, to the north-east up the river Teesta valley towards Kalimpong and Sikkim (Siliguri - Gielle Kola) and to the south-west (Siliguri - Kishanganj). Also in 1915 the Hardinge bridge was built across the river Ganges, and in 1926 the metre-gauge north of the bridge was converted, so the whole Calcutta - Siliguri route became broad-gauge.

With the partition of India in 1947 the ...more
Answered by sudesh, 30 Jan '09 02:38 pm

 
  
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Mumbai and surrounding areas
Answered by PARTHA PATHAK, 30 Jan '09 02:33 pm

 
  
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Kalka
Answered by sushil trivedi, 30 Jan '09 02:32 pm

 
  
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