7,000 stations

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With more than 7,000 stations and nearly 140,000 railway bridges, the system's scale is enormous.

Indian Railways owns 4,823 electric locomotives and 5,633 diesel engines. In addition, the company still operates 43 steam locomotives. The engines are needed to pull a combined 50,000 passenger carriages.

First published November 11, 2015: 6:45 AM ET

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