Agony Point - Lundana Loop, Darjeeling Railway, 1880 - 1889
Scope and Contents
291 x 237 mm. Showing a section of the line where the track makes a complete loop to cope with the tortuous nature of the hills. A locomotive with freight cars and open-sided passenger wagons is in the process of negotiating the curve. Before the construction of the hill railway, travellers bound for Darjeeling could take a train on the Eastern Bengal Railway as far as Siliguri, but then had to make a roundabout journey by bullock cart and boat to reach the hill station fifty miles to the north. The line up to Darjeeling, on a 2 ft gauge was built in 1880-85, with a ruling gradient for the greater part of the line of 1 in 25.
- 1880 - 1889
Conditions Governing Access
Unless restrictions apply, the collection is open for consultation by researchers using the Manuscripts Reading Room at Cambridge University Library. For further details on conditions governing access please contact email@example.com. Information about opening hours and obtaining a Cambridge University Library reader's ticket is available from the Library's website (www.lib.cam.ac.uk).
Language of Materials
DateText: The date is approximate..
Bourne and Shepherd
Finding aid date
Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository
Cambridge University Library
Cambridge CB3 9DR United Kingdom
Map Dept enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
all other enquiries: email@example.com