Rail Trivia: Know the Difference between a Bogie & Coach

The Indian Railways also known as a lifeline of the nation, knits the country together by providing connectivity between different regions and communities, making it a common thread binding the nation.

Majority of Indians are directly or indirectly connected to the railways. While we often tend to enjoy our journey’s, passing our time glancing at natural attractions. Most of us never had the curiosity to know technical aspects of the train that we travel in, even during the time when India Railway is progressing with great advancements. While trains like Vande Bharat Express, have added to these advancements, Meantime in one such instance, Railway Minister, Ashwini Vaishnav was seen briefing young kids about the difference between a bogie and a coach.

Railway Minister was in Mumbai yesterday for the launch of Mumbai-Sainagar and Mumbai-Solapur Vande Bharat Express, he was accompanied by 117 students selected from competitions. Taking to Twitter, the minister shared a video where is seen explaining students about the difference between a bogie and a coach.

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“Bogie and Coach: Understanding the Essential Components of a Train System”

Many of us must have noticed, that we often use the term bogie to dub coach. Although, we incorrectly use these terms to refer a component, many are generally unaware of this trivia.

 The terms “bogie” and “coach” refer to different components of a train system and are not interchangeable. A bogie is a type of wheeled undercarriage that provides support and suspension for a train coach. A coach, on the other hand, is the individual rail vehicle designed to carry passengers or cargo. While it is common for people to use the term “bogie” in a general sense to refer to a train coach, it is technically incorrect to do so.

In a video shared by Ashwini Vaishnav, on his twitter account, he was spotted comprehending the features of the Vande Bharat Express to school students. Besides, bringing out the difference between a bogie and coach, the minister also spoke about springs and shock-absorbers which help the train to balance even at high speeds, he also asked the students to experience the comfort and balance in the Vande Bharat express.

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