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Agony Point - Lundana Loop, Darjeeling Railway, 1880 - 1889

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y3022U/8

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.


  • Creation: 1880 - 1889

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Bourne and Shepherd

Finding aid date

2011-01-18 15:48:32+00:00

Includes index.

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