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Google doodle features India's first passenger train journey

Google's doodle on Tuesday celebrated India's first passenger train journey 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.

BT Online Bureau | April 16, 2013 | Updated 12:57 IST

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

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.

With IANS inputs


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