Happy Birthday Deccan Queen !
The Deccan Queen started 79 years ago, on June 1, 1930. It was the first deluxe train introduced on the Railways . It had 7 coaches; one rake was painted aluminium with scarlet mouldings, and the other blue with gold lines. The under-frames of the coaches of the original rake were built in England. The coach bodies were built at the Matunga Workshop. A new rake, was pressed into service in 1966, and updated again in 1995. A single journey first-class fare in 1930 was Rs 11 and 4 annas. Today, a one-way fare is Rs 267 (AC chair-car).