Ib railway station

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Ib
Indian Railway Station
Location Ib, Odisha
 India
Coordinates 21°49′01″N 83°56′56″E / 21.817°N 83.949°E / 21.817; 83.949
Elevation 207 m (679 ft)
Line(s) Tatanagar-Bilaspur section of Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line
Platforms 2
Tracks Broad gauge 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in)
Construction
Structure type Standard (on ground station)
Parking Available
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code IB
Zone(s) South East Central Railway
Division(s) Bilaspur
History
Opened 1891
Electrified 1969–70
Previous names Bengal Nagpur Railway
Location
Ib railway station is located in Odisha
Ib railway station
Location of Ib railway station in Odisha

Ib is a railway station in the Indian state of Odisha.

It has the distinction of having the shortest name of all stations on the Indian Railways system.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The station derives its name from the nearby Ib River.

History[edit]

Ib railway station started with the opening of the Nagpur-Asansol main line of Bengal Nagpur Railway in 1891. It became a station on the Howrah-Nagpur-Mumbai line in 1900.[2]

Coalfield[edit]

In 1900, when Bengal Nagpur Railway was building a bridge across the Ib River, coal was accidentally discovered in what later became Ib Valley Coalfield.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trivia". IRFCA. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  2. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Retrieved 2012-12-05. 
  3. ^ "Collieries". IRFCA. Retrieved 2008-08-31. 
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