Old Book 2012- Dabhoi Lines Railways Of Yore
Title – Dabhoi Lines Railways Of Yore
Sub-title- Beginning of Narrow Gauge
Publisher- A H Wheeler & Co, Allahabad
This book Dabhoi Lines Railways Of Yore is about the beginning of narrow gauge. It is based on a study sponsored by the Institute of Rail Transport. Dabhoi-Miyagam was the beginning of the narrow-gauge in India and the line was still running after 150 years in 2012.
But by 2018 the railway ministry was dilly-dallying whether to preserve this historic railway line or convert it into a broad-gauge. When this narrow-gauge (NG) line was conceived in 1862 by Maharaja Gaekwar, there were no NG lines not only in India but in any nearby country. Back then the railways had just begun in India.
This new transportation system’s main purpose was to provide back bone to British Administration and provide a conduit for the movement of army and goods to remote parts of India. Dabhoi is a town in Vadodara district in Gujarat. It was established in the early 6th century AD. In 1862, the first narrow gauge line was built from here to Miyagam (33 km), a town located between Vadodara and Bharuch. In the early days, the train on this line was hauled by a pair of trotting bullocks. Click on the photo for better view.
See older post First Narrow Gauge Railway In India, Old Print 1863.
From the collection- 1964 M. Suriyamoorthy Charcoal Art Abstract (#7)., Inauguration Of Parliament Building Delhi – Old Photo 1927., Street Scene In Bombay – Old Print 1873., Kulri Bazaar Mussoorie – Old Postcard 1910