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Google doodle celebrates India's first passenger train journey

Published: 16th April 2013 01:48 PM  |   Last Updated: 16th April 2013 01:49 PM   |  A+A-

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By IANS

With a chugging train trailing a plume of smoke in a backdrop of palm trees and what looks like a palace with domes and minarets, Google's doodle Tuesday celebrated India's first passenger train journey.

On April 16, 1853, the first railway on the Indian subcontinent ran over a stretch of 21 miles from Bombay to Thane in what is now Maharashtra state.

The google doodle, in vivid shades of orange and yellow, showed a steam locomotive pulling a passenger train along a palm-lined track.

The front of the engine formed one of the two `Os' of Google.



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