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508 /2018-19 03-10-2018
CHENNAI
HERITAGE STEAM ENGINE ATTRACTION AT SOUTHERN RAILWAY HEADQUARTERS


HERITAGE STEAM ENGINE ATTRACTION AT SOUTHERN RAILWAY HEADQUARTERS

On the eve of the 150 Birth Anniversary of the father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi tomorrow 2nd October 2018, Shri R.K.Kulshrestha, General Manager Southern Railway, opened the Light and Sound Show of the Steam Engine displayed at Southern Railway Headquarters in the presence of Shri P.K.Mishra, Addl General Manager, Shri A.K.Kathpal, Chief Mechanical Engineer and Heritage Officer of S Rly, Shri Naveen Gulati, Divisional Railway Manager, and other Principal Heads of Departments, officers and Staff of Southern Railway.

The Heritage Steam Engine which was installed in the Office Complex in the 1990s was refurbished and made more attractive by a light and sound show with a 2 minute narration of the history of the steam Engine PL 691 in English, Tamil and Hindi. Manufactured by Kerr Stuart and Company of England in the year 1903, the 115 years old Engine has worked in various narrow gauge lines including the NG Line of Mayurbhanj in Odisha.

PL 691 was retired in 1992 and as an exhibit, has found a place in the hearts of all Heritage lovers.

                                                                                                                  


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