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 »

IR employees take great efforts to save elephants from being hit

Alert railway employees do whatever it takes to save the lives of elephants being killed on rail tracks.This includes speed restrictions and honking by loco pilots. Read more »

Gandhiji’s Journey from Burdwan to Poona

Mahatma Gandhi, in his autobiography “My experiments with truth” dedicated one chapter to the ‘Woes of third-class passengers’. Read more »

Gandhiji’s Journeys by Third Class on Indian Railways

On the occasion of the Mahatma's 150th birth anniversary, Raghavendra Rao takes a look at Gandhi's experiences traveling in a third class coach on the Indian Railways Read more »

Monsoon Disruptions on Mumbai’s Ghat sections: The 4th Line Imperative

Derailments, boulder falling onto the tracks, landslides and flooding of ghat section tracks has caused disruptions. A look at the causes and solutions Read more »