A UNESCO World Heritage Site
The Indian Railways in collaboration with Google Arts & Culture has launched a "Rail
Heritage Digitization Project". The project can be accessed through link
https://artsandculture.google.com/project/indian-railways. The project, which took
over two years to complete, features 75 online exhibitions, over 3500 images and 200
With over 151,000 kilometres of track, 7,000 stations, 1.3 million employees and 160
years of history, the Indian Railway is one of the most celebrated railway networks in
In collaboration with Google Arts & Culture, Indian Railways has been able to digitize the
National Rail Museum, Rewari Steam Centre, three World Heritage Railways, the CSMT
Mumbai building and other prominent aspects of country's rail heritage.
One will be able to view heritage routes with a 360-degree panoramic view of iconic
railway stations, including Kalka-Shimla, Nilgiri Mountain Railway Darjeeling Himalayan
Railway, and Kangra Valley Railway.
The exhibition will also bring alive the lost stories and heroic efforts of people like the
track-man, station master, and workshop engineers. Glimpses of Railway history and
evolution are captured in 33 Rail Museums & Heritage Galleries, four World Heritage
Sites, hundreds of buildings, bridges, locomotives, coaches, other rolling stocks, artifacts
"Being a 165 year old organization, the Railways has a lot of material which we need to
preserve and leave behind for posterity. The Indian Railways has a lot of treasured
moments for the world to see how technologies evolved over time: "This project is all
about the iconic moments, the movements, and the making of Indian Railways, which
today is the backbone of the country in many ways.