The Tale of the Indian Rail… Cow

The Indian Railways is much like the cow Lalu Prasad Yadav claimed it to be; milked dry, worked to exhaustion and under-nourished Read more »

Condemn 2,500 Diesels ASAP, Make Indian 10-12k hp Electric Locos by 2022: Ministry tells Railway Board

The railway ministry wants half the diesel loco fleet to be scrapped as soon as possible, and wants the railways to produce high horse power electric locos in India Read more »

Indian Railways Slams Brakes On Spending, Defers New Project Works

Indian Railways is about to cut back spending on non essential projects in a clear sign that the pandemic has hit the transporter hard over the past few months Read more »

How Floods in North Bihar Disrupted Rail Operations Over 120 Years – Part 1

A look back at how floods have regularly disrupted railway operations in North Bihar over the past 120 years Read more »

Controlling Train Operations During A COVID-19 Pandemic

The Control Office is the nerve centre of train operations. During a pandemic, are viable disaster recovery plans and redundancy built into the system? Read more »

Some Memories of the Deccan Queen on its 90th Birthday

Brakehalt features some memories by Jatin Bhavsar on his travels by the legendary Deccan Queen on its 90th Birthday Read more »

Outrage All You Want, But Indian Railways Did A Terrific Job In The Lockdown

I take a look at how the Indian Railways did a wonderful job ensuring that the country had food and fuel during the lockdown, and why the outrage over diverted trains is... Read more »

The Old Fruit Vendor of Muniguda

She was selling pineapples, her bony hands barely managing to balance the basket and probably hurting from the weight of the fruits Read more »

Push-Pull: Missing the Woods for the Trees?

The Indian Railways should pause a while and consider whether these may actually be the wrong class of trains which are being prioritized for this format Read more »

IR Needs to Focus on Higher Internal Revenue Generation: CAG Report

Analysing the national transport behemoth’s numbers both bottom-up and top-down, the CAG concluded that Indian Railways (IR) could not have shown a surplus of earnings (of Rs 1,665.61 crore) over its expenses... Read more »