(All in Maharashtra state)
Bombay - April 16 2002
1. Wide shot crowd around vintage train
2. Tracking shot along steam engine
3.Railway minister Nitish Kumar waving to crowd
4. Tilt up over steam engine , black smoke coming out
5. Various of steam engine , coal being shoved into fire in the pit of the engine
6. Police pushing away people from coming too close to vintage train
7. Signboard Chatrapati Shivaji Station Mumbai
8. Railway guards standing near vintage train
9. Tracking shot along corridor inside vintage coach
10. Pan over spacious interiors of vintage coach
11. Railway guard waving flag to signal train's departure
12. Various of crowd lined along platform cheering and waving as train leaves
13. Train moving out of station
14. Various of train moving , people watching
15. SOUNDBITE: (English) : V.M.Dhala , Passenger on vintage train
"The majority of the youngsters have never seen a coal train which was like an iron horse in our days. We were so proud of it. When it passes it makes such a terrific noise. It's beautiful, absolutely ...and those signals no - we had no electric signals - the signals
like this will go down and go up.....those were the days, no. "
16. Stamp released to mark 150 years of Indian railways
17. Various of old photographs of vintage trains
18. Tilt up from statue to decorated roof at Victoria Terminus station
19. Exterior Victoria Terminus station
Bombay - April 15
20. Various of workers repairing steam engine
21. Tilt down over steam engine
22. SOUNDBITE: ( English ) : S.C.Dixit , Railway official
"Well this engine can still work for years together - so long as railways can provide coal and water at different locations."
Thane - April 16
23. Vintage train moving on track
24. People sitting inside train
25. Travellers on another passing train waving at vintage train
26. Signboard Thane station
27. Crowd at Thane station as train stops
A black and silver steam engine belching out smoke chugged out of a downtown Bombay station on Tuesday to replay India's first steam locomotive run 150 years ago.
Thousands of people crowded onto railway platforms and spilled onto the track to catch a glimpse of the vintage train recreating the historic event.
The Indian railway mascot, a grey elephant with a blue jacket, was perched on top of the engine.
Some 400 people from the business community, government officials and the media were invited for the 33-kilometer (21 mile) run from Bombay to Thane.
Some traveled in vintage coaches, of which some dated back to 1921, while others spent the 57-minute journey in newer air-conditioned coaches pulled by the steam engine.
As the train wheezed out of the station, police pushed hundreds of people off the track, many clicking photographs of the engine spewing black smoke.
Over the past month, retired railway engineers helped revive the steam engine, about 50 years old, which was earlier on display at the National Rail Museum in New Delhi.
Coal-fired steam locomotives run on a few tourist routes in India, which stopped manufacturing steam engines in 1972 , replacing them with electricity and diesel-run trains .
The Indian rail network is the world's second largest after China with more that 63,000 kilometers (39,000 miles) of track on which more than 13 million travel daily.
After the first train journey on April 16, 1853 under the supervision of British colonial rulers, the Indian railways with a
staff of 1.5 million claims to be the world's biggest employer.
The railways are a cheap and fast mode of transport for India's (b) billion plus population.
The rail network is crucial for trade since it ferries more than 1.43 (m) million tons of freight.
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