18 Sept. 2004)
Map of early railroads in India (1825-49)
300 dpi [214 K]
Tank locomotive built 1892 in Glasgow, on the Darjeeling-Himalayan
Railway (photo from 1960s)
300 dpi [512 K]
Click on images
to get a full-screen (72 dpi) version; see also the links below each image.
Map of India railroads (1872-1932)
400 dpi [151
The East Indian Railway, lithograph from the Illustrated
London News (19 Sept. 1853)
300 dpi [260 K]
Railroads and Development:
of Congress photos -- direct link to 32 select images of Indian
railroads photographed by the World Transportation
Commission in 1894-96. Among the 'must-see'
images are the Choonbatty Loop in the Himalayas and Bombay's Victoria Station.
(A local list of these 32 images, with selected
National Rail Museum
-- India's "first" museum on the Web; see e.g. "Darjeeling Himalayan Railway"
and many others
-- present-day tourist information; short
history from 1853 onward, with illustrations; network
under the British" (part of Internet Modern History Sourcebook--a gold