Thane Railway Station to start a digital museum

In the digital museum, old pictures of Thane station would be displayed along with its historical information

Thane Railway Station to start a digital museum

On the completion of 165 years, Thane railway station will get a ‘Digital Museum’ which will display the old pictures of the station and will also depict historical information regarding the same. However, the Thane Passengers Association had demanded to place the oldest railway engine at Thane railway station but the Railways denied the proposal.

Nandkumar Deshmukh, president of Thane Railway Pravasi Sangh said that the first Indian train ran between Thane and Boribunder, in Mumbai, on April 16, 1853. He added that as the station now completed 165 years, the passenger associations had proposed to install the replica of the old steam engine at Thane Station, but, the Railways didn’t accept the proposal.

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If reports are to be believed, the Ministry of Railways has directed Central Railway to introduce the ‘Digital Museum’ at Thane as no old structure at Thane station qualified for the heritage status.

The exact location and size of the digital wall has not been finalised yet, said A K Jain, senior public relation officer, Central Railway. He added that the digital wall or museum will focus on the old pictures of the station, steam locomotives and other historical information related to Indian Railways and stations.

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Apart from Thane station, digital walls will be placed at other stations such as CSTM, Lonavala, Pune, and Daund.

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