Monday, December 17, 2012


abbreviations, headquarters and date
of establishment is given here.
S.No Name Abbr. Headquarters Date of
1. Northern Railway NR Delhi April 14, 1952
2. North Eastern
Railway NER Gorakhpur 1952
3. Northeast
Frontier Railway NFR Maligaon
(Guwahati) 1958
4. Eastern Railway ER Kolkata April 14, 1952
5. South Eastern
Railway SER Kolkata 1955
6. South Central
Railway SCR Secunderabad Oct' 2, 1966
7. Southern Railway SR Chennai April 14, 1951
8. Central Railway CR Mumbai Nov' 5, 1951
9. Western Railway WR Mumbai Nov' 5, 1951
10. South Western
Railway SWR Hubli April 1, 2003
11. North Western
Railway NWR Jaipur Oct' 1, 2002
12. West Central
Railway WCR Jabalpur April 1, 2003
13. North Central
Railway NCR Allahabad April 1, 2003
14. South East
Central Railway SECR Bilaspur, CG April 1, 2003
15. East Coast
Railway ECoR Bhubaneswar April 1, 2003
16. East Central
Railway ECR Hajipur Oct' 1, 2002
17. Konkan Railway KR Navi Mumbai Jan' 26, 1998
The major railway zones that have
been covered here are as follows:
Central Indian Railway
The Central Railway (CR) is perhaps
the oldest railway zone of Indian
Railways. This is one amongst the
largest of the sixteen zones bifurcated
by Indian Railways.
Eastern Indian Railway
The Eastern Railway is one of the
major zones of Indian Railways. Fairley
Place in Kolkata being its
headquarters, the Eastern zone is
segregated into four divisions
including Howrah, Malda, Sealdah, and
Asansol for better administration.
Northern Indian Railway
The Northern Railway (NR) is one
amongst the nine older zones of Indian
Railways. Delhi, the capital city of
India, serves as the headquarters of
Northern Railway.
Southern Indian Railway
Southern Railway (SR) is credited to be
the first railway zone that sought
establishment in liberated India. On
April 14th 1951, Southern Railway was
established by combining three state
railways including Madras and
Southern Mahratta Railway, South
Indian Railway and Mysore State
Western Indian Railway
The Western Railway (WR) is one
amongst the most hustling rail
networks in India. Along with
headquarters of Central Railway,
Mumbai enjoys the authority over this
railway network too, being the
headquarters sited at Churchgate