Heritage Centre and Library inaugurated at ECoR

Bhubaneswar: East Coast Railways (ECoR) opened a Railway Heritage Centre and a library at its headquarters here.

A large numbers of old photographs depicting Railways before Independence and during old Bengal Nagpur Railway (BNR), East India Railway (EIR) days are on the display.

Various Logos, Emblems, photos of Steam Engines, station and other articles used in different State Railways since the evolution of Railways in India have been kept for viewing, an official said.

"Plans are being taken to develop this Heritage Centre by exhibiting vintage equipment of signalling system, rich and vibrant history, romance, nostalgia of old world charm items used in Railway Stations, Retiring Rooms, Railway Institutions, workshop items used in steam era, furniture, and old tickets," the official said.

Books on various subjects, newspapers, magazines, in- house journals including reference books for children, students, railway employees have been kept in the library. The aim is to develop the habit of reading in children, said Indra Ghosh, General Manager, East Coast Railway and Ratna Ghosh, President, East Coast Railway Womens Welfare Organisation, after inaugurating the facilities.

At present over 15,000 books are available and plans are there to increase it to more than 30,000 books in near future, they said.