On 22nd December, 1851 - The first freight train is operated in Roorkee, India.

The remarkable system that the British East India Company had left in India is the Railway system for which all Indians have to give a great acknowledgement. Yes, though British East India Company had an intention to expand their business and had introduced the railway system for commercial and military purpose initially in 1940s (The first train in India was operational on December 22, 1851, used for the hauling of construction material in Roorkee), finally they started to operate passenger trains between Bori Bunder-Bombay-Thana(34 km-21 miles) on April 16,1853 that led to the birth of railways in India