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Exhibition to feature Indian railways

STAFF WRITER, WITH CNA

The Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA) and the Taipei-based India-Taipei Association will hold an exhibition featuring three Indian mountain railways to mark the 123rd anniversary of the founding of the TRA, an association spokesman said yesterday.

It will be the first time that the three Indian railways and Mumbai Railway Station, which have been listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List, will be featured in Taiwan, the spokesman said.

The exhibition, a collection of photos, posters and other materials relating to the railways, will be held at Taipei Main Station from Wednesday to June 13 and will be accompanied by Bollywood dancing, food-tasting and prize-draws.

The TRA has some connections with India, having purchased 113 trains from the country more than 30 years ago. Only about 10 remain in service today, as commuter trains in southern Taiwan.

One was recently used to support the resumption of operations of a mountain railway line in Miaoli.

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