(updated 18 Sept. 2004)
Railways of India

Map of early railroads in India (1825-49) 
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Tank locomotive built 1892 in Glasgow, on the Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway (photo from 1960s)
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Map of India railroads (1872-1932) 
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The East Indian Railway, lithograph from the Illustrated London News (19 Sept. 1853) 
300 dpi [260 K] 
Click on images to get a full-screen (72 dpi) version; see also the links below each image.

Railroads and Development:

Additional websites:
  • Library 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 images).
  • National Rail Museum -- India's "first" museum on the Web; see e.g. "Darjeeling Himalayan Railway" and many others
  • India Railways -- present-day tourist information; short history from 1853 onward, with illustrations; network maps
  • "India under the British" (part of Internet Modern History Sourcebook--a gold mine)