Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Gomoh railway station

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Netaji Subhas Chanra Bose Gomoh
railway station
Indian Railway Junction Station
Location Gomoh, Dhanbad, Jharkhand
 India
Coordinates 23°52′24″N 86°08′53″E / 23.8733°N 86.1481°E / 23.8733; 86.1481Coordinates: 23°52′24″N 86°08′53″E / 23.8733°N 86.1481°E / 23.8733; 86.1481
Elevation 239 metres (784 ft)
Owned by Indian Railways
Operated by East Central Railway
Line(s) Asansol-Gaya section of Grand Chord, Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line and Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line
Gomoh-Barkakana branch line
NSC Bose Gomoh-Hatia line
Adra-Gomoh line
Platforms 6
Construction
Structure type Standard on ground station
Parking Yes
Bicycle facilities No
Other information
Status Functioning
Station code GMO
Division(s) Dhanbad
History
Opened 1906
Electrified 1960-61
Location
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Gomoh railway station is located in Jharkhand
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Gomoh railway station
Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Gomoh railway station
Location in Jharkhand

Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Gomoh (earlier known as Gomoh ) is a railway junction station on the Asansol-Gaya section. Several branch lines start here: Gomoh-Barkakana branch line, Gomoh-Muri branch line and Adra-Gomoh line. It is located in Dhanbad district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.

Etymology[edit]

Gomoh railway station was renamed Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Gomoh railway station in 2009 in honour of Netaji’s long journey from Gomoh railway station out of the British Empire in 1941.[1][2]

History[edit]

The Grand Chord was opened in 1906.[3] In 1927, the Central India Coalfields Railway opened the Gomoh-Barkakana line. Later, the line was amalgamated with East Indian Railway.[4] The construction of the 143 kilometres (89 mi) long Chandrapura-Muri-Ranchi-Hatia line started in 1957 and was completed in 1961.[5]

The Nagpur-Asansol line (then considered the main line of Bengal Nagpur Railway) was extended to Gomoh in 1907.[6]

Electrification[edit]

The Dhanbad-Gomoh sector was electrified in 1960−61.[7]

Loco shed[edit]

Netaji SC Bose Gomoh has an electric loco shed with capacity to hold 125+ locos. Locos housed at the shed include WAG-7, WAG-9, WAG-9I, WAP-7. WAP-7 locos serve the prestigious Howrah Rajdhani Express.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Railway’s station tribute to Netaji". The Telgraph, 24 May 2008. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  2. ^ "Lalu salutes Netaji". The Telgraph, 24 January 2009. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  3. ^ "IR History – Part III (1900-1947)". IRFCA. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  4. ^ "Indian Railway History Timeline". Retrieved 26 August 2008. 
  5. ^ Moonis Raza & Yash Aggarwal. "Transport Geography of India: Commodity Flow and the Regional Structure of Indian Economy". page 60. Concept Publishing Company, A-15/16 Commercial Block, Mohan Garden, New Delhi - 110059. ISBN 81-7022-089-0. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  6. ^ "Major Events in the Formation of S.E. Railway". South Eastern Railway. Retrieved 23 April 2013. 
  7. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 20 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Sheds and Workshops". IRFCA. Retrieved 10 April 2013. 

External links[edit]

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