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Barachak railway station

Barachak
Indian Railway Station
LocationBarachak, Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman district, West Bengal
India
Coordinates23°42′25″N 86°55′43″E / 23.706944°N 86.928611°E / 23.706944; 86.928611
Elevation127 m
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated byEastern Railway
Line(s)Howrah-Delhi Main Line
Asansol-Patna section
Howrah-Gaya-Delhi line
Howrah-Allahabad-Mumbai line
Grand Chord
Asansol-Gaya section
Platforms3
Tracks4
Construction
Structure typeStandard on ground station
ParkingNot Available
Bicycle facilities?
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeBCQ
Division(s) Asansol
History
Opened1871
Electrified1960-61
Previous namesEast Indian Railway
Location
Barachak is located in West Bengal
Barachak
Barachak
Location in West Bengal
Barachak is located in India
Barachak
Barachak
Location in India
Railways in Asansol
km
Up arrow to Mughalsarai Junction via Grand Chord
UpperRight arrow to Mughalsarai Junction via Main Line
9 Sitarampur
Radhanagar (Chinakuri & Seetalpur colliery sidings)
LowerRight arrow to Andal via Barabani line
(planned Y connection to Sitarampur & Barachak)
Sodepur colliery siding
5 Barachak
Hirapur Exchange Yard of IISCO Steel Plant of SAIL
IISCO Damodar Yard / IISCO Burnpur Siding
Left arrow to Adra / Damodar / Burnpur
Burnpur Airstrip
0 Mohishila/Asansol Junction
Freight bypass to Damodar station
6 Kalipahari
Asansol Airfield
Down arrow to Bardhaman

Sources: [1][2]

Barachak is a railway station in Asansol, Paschim Bardhaman district, West Bengal, India. This is a railway station between Asansol and Sitarampur railway stations.

The railway station

Barachkak railway station is located at an elevation of 127 m above sea level. It has been allotted the railway code – BCQ and is under the jurisdiction of Asansol railway division of Eastern Railway. It has 3 platforms.[3]

History

The East Indian Railway Company, extended the railway track that had been laid between Kolkata and Hooghly to Raniganj in 1855 and up to Asansol in July 1863.[4] The initial route of the Howrah-Delhi main line was via what is now called the Sahibganj Loop. The "shorter main line" was in position in 1871 with the completion of the Raniganj-Kiul section.[5]

Electrification

The Asansol-Sitarampur section, including Barachak-Hirapur Exchange Yard, was electrified in 1960-61.[6]

Mining industry

"The entire belt between Durgapur (158 km from Howrah), and all the way up to Dhanbad and beyond is industrialized. Apart from factories, there are many coalmines, some closed now, and some with fires burning deep in the mineshafts. The mining area extends for a large area, mostly to the south of the tracks. Quite a portion of the track passes through cuttings, where the surrounding area is higher than the track level, resulting in the profusion of characteristic small masonry bridges crossing the tracks." This description is from "Gomoh loco shed and CLW trip record" by Samit Roychoudhury.[7]

References

  1. ^ "Asansol Division Railway Map". Eastern Railway.
  2. ^ "Adra Division Railway Map". South Eastern Railway.
  3. ^ "Barachak". India Rail Info. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  4. ^ "Asansol". railindia. Archived from the original on 7 May 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  5. ^ "IR History: Early days II (1870-1899)". IRFCA. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  6. ^ "History of Electrification". IRFCA. Retrieved 15 July 2013.
  7. ^ "Gomoh loco shed and CLW trip record". Indian Railway Reports. IRFCA). Missing or empty |url= (help)

External links

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