November 19Educationture 2012 [Type theIndia gate, rail museum , science museum document subtitle]
INDIA GATEThe National Rail Museum is a museum in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi whichfocuses on the rail heritage of India it opened on the 1 February 1977. It islocated in over 10 acres (40,000 m2) of land  with both indoor and outdoorexhibits. A toy train offers rides around its site on regular days. The museumhouses the worlds oldest operational steam locomotive the 1855 built FairyQueen certified by the Guinness Book of Records Saloon of Prince of Wales: this saloon was built for Prince of Wales (later King Edward VII) for his Mysore. The saloon is designed using teak, gold, ivory, etc. visit to India. Saloon of Maharaja of Indore: This is saloon of Holkar Maharaja of Indore. Saloon of Maharaja of Mysore: This is personal saloon of Maharaja of Electric Locomotive Sir Leslie Wilson: This WCG-1 locomotive belonged to the Great Indian Peninsular Railway (presently Central Railway). It is one of Indias first generation electric locomotives. Railway employees fondly remember this locomotives as "khekdas" (crabs) since they make a curious moaning sound when at rest and while on the run an unusual swishing sound from the link motion can be heard. Its unusual features included an articulated body, which made them ideal for use in heavily curved ghat sections. They were in operation as shunting locomotives until 1994 at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Locomotive Sir Roger Lumley: This WCP-1 engine has wheel arrangements which are not seen these days. The locos were supplied from the Vulcan Foundry, UK in 1930. It was an electric locomotive which operated under 1500 Volts Direct Traction. It is famous for hauling the Mumbai— Pune Deccan Queen Express in the early years when it was launched. A prototype of this locomotive has been placed at the Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai for public viewing. CRANE TANK Kalka Shimla Rail Bus Matheran Rail Car No 8899 Fireless Steam Locomotive
INDIA GATEThe India Gate is the national monument of India. Situated in the heart of New Delhi, it was designedby Sir Edwin Lutyens.The monument is inspired by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, which in turn is inspired by the Roman Arch ofTitus. It was built in 1931. Originally known as the All India War Memorial, it is a prominent landmarkin Delhi and commemorates the 90,000 soldiers of the British Indian Army who lost their lives in WorldWar I and the Third Anglo-Afghan War. It is composed of red and pale sandstone and granite.O riginally, a statue of George V, Emperor of India stood under the now vacant canopy in front of theIndia Gate, but it was removed to Coronation Parktogether with a number of other British Raj-era statues.Following Indias independence, the India Gate became the site of the Indian Armys Tomb of theUnknown Soldier, known as Amar Jawan Jyoti ("the flame of the immortal soldier").SiteCars passing through India Gate 1930sUntil the 1920s, the Old Delhi Railway Station served the entire city, and the Agra–Delhi railway line cutthrough what is today known as Lutyens Delhi and the site of the India Gate on Kingsway (now Rajpath).Eventually the line was shifted to run along the Yamuna river, and when that route opened in 1924construction of the memorial site could begin. The New Delhi Railway Station was opened in 1926, ahead of the inauguration of the city of the same name in 1931.The 42-metre tall India Gate is situated in such a way that many important roads spread out from it.Traffic passing around India Gate used to be continuous until the roads were closed to the public due to ]terrorist threats. . The lawns around Rajpath throng with people during the evening, when the monumentis lit up. Ice-cream and street food vendors come out during this time, and it becomes a popular picnicvenue for families.The India Gate hexagon complex, with a diameter of about 625 metres, covers approximately 306,000m²in area.The Republic Day Parade starts from Rashtrapati Bhavan and passes through India Gate to reachthe Red Fort.
INDIA GATECanopyStanding behind the gate is an empty canopy made out of sandstone, also designed by Lutyens, andinspired by a sixth-century pavilion from Mahabalipuram.ss