Igatpuri railway station

Igatpuri railway station serves Igatpuri in Nashik district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It stands at the head of Thal Ghat.

Igatpuri
इगतपुरी
Station
Igatpuri railway station - Main Entrance.jpg
LocationIgatpuri, Dist.Nashik PIN-422403
India
Coordinates19°41′41″N 73°33′44″E / 19.6946°N 73.5622°E / 19.6946; 73.5622Coordinates: 19°41′41″N 73°33′44″E / 19.6946°N 73.5622°E / 19.6946; 73.5622
Elevation599.400 metres (1,966.54 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byCentral Railway
Line(s)Bhusawal–Kalyan section of Howrah–Nagpur–Mumbai line, Howrah–Allahabad–Mumbai line
Platforms4
Construction
Structure typeStandard, on ground
ParkingAvailable
Other information
Station codeIGP
Division(s) Mumbai
History
Opened1865
Electrified1929
Previous namesGreat Indian Peninsula Railway
Services
Preceding station   Indian Railways   Following station
toward ?
Central Railway zone
toward ?
Location
Igatpuri is located in Maharashtra
Igatpuri
Igatpuri
Location in Maharashtra
Igatpuri is located in India
Igatpuri
Igatpuri
Location in India

It is a loco change-over point for trains moving out of Mumbai as well as trains entering Mumbai. The trains moving out of Mumbai usually change their locomotives to WAP-4 or WAP-7 or WAM-4 as the case may be. The trains entering Mumbai usually change their locomotives to WCAM-3. The station is famous for its Wada Pav and Idli.

HistoryEdit

The first train in India travelled from Mumbai to Thane on 16 April 1853. By May 1854, Great Indian Peninsula Railway's Mumbai–Thane line was extended to Kalyan. Bhusawal was set up in 1860, but the service started in the mid-1860s. Service up to Igatpuri was started in 1865.[1][2]

ElectrificationEdit

The Kalyan–Igatpuri section was electrified with 1.5 kV DC overhead system in 1929.[3] Subsequent electrification with 25 kV AC overhead system in the Igatpuri–Manmad sector, with AC/DC change over at Igatpuri, was carried out in 1967–69.[4] The change over of the Mumbai area from DC to AC is complete and AC/DC locomotives are converted to pure AC locomotives.

Busy stationEdit

130 trains (excluding Summer Special Trains) pass through Igatpuri (which also includes weeklies and biweeklies, etc.)[5]

Electric trip shedsEdit

Igatpuri has electric trip sheds, with separate sheds for AC locos.[6]

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IR History: Early Days – I : Chronology of railways in India, Part 2 (1832–1865)". IRFCA. Retrieved 20 November 2012.
  2. ^ "Historical Milestones". Central Railway. Archived from the original on 3 December 2013. Retrieved 24 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Electric Traction I". History of Electrification. IRFCA. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  4. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  5. ^ "Igatpuri Departures at IndiaRailInfo". IRI. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
  6. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 2 April 2013.