February 27, 2021

Google Celebrates 160 years of Indian Railway with its Doodle

google doodle

Search engine major Google on Tuesday celebrated the 160th anniversary of India’s first passenger train travel with a doodle. The doodle is an image of locomotive train.

The doodle is not  interactive but is prominently displayed on the Indian home page. The image replaces the first ‘ O’ of the word Google. However, there is a small discrepancy. The first rail was pulled by three locomotives instead of one as depicted in the doodle.

On 16th April 1853, the first passenger train service begun between the stations of Bori Bunder in Bombay (now Mumbai) and Thane. The train traveled a distance of 34 kilometers taking a time of around 25 minutes. The train had three locomotives – Sahib, Sindh and Sultan.