Heritage and History

Date: 2003-02-25
Owner: Gallery Administrator
Size: 368 items (2280 items total)

Picture bought at local postcard fair. No identification of photographe ror publisher. Train is BNR which is readable on the loco buffer beam. Date probably about 1910 (David Churchill)


Close up of locomotive in previous picture. Clearly one of the GIPR 4-4-0 types. I'm not knowledgeable enough to know which. (David Churchill)


Card purchased at local postcard fair. GIPR loco and corridor train. Probably on some special occasion - note the man standing to attention in foreground.

Hughes' in India 092

Picture of the Khojak Tunnel which was built to cross the Khojak Pass on the Quetta-Chaman railway in Balochistan. This was a strategic line built with the aim of taking this railway ultimately to Kandahar and hence was built to accommodate a double line

Hughes' in India 093

HGS class 2-8-0 locomotive No. 2298 is seen hauling a goods train making its way through the Bolan Pass in 1930. This locomotive was built by Vulcan Foundry in 1923. It was being driven by my father Louis Phillip Hughes when he was stationed in Quetta, Ba


Two metre gauge locomotives of Bengal and Assam Railway from the World War II era. The larger locomotive numbered 980 is a War Department 2-8-2 of MAWD class based a Mariani Jn. From the collection of George Duffy Jr., whose father was stationed at Marian


Indian Government Railway WG Class locomotive No. 8350 built by North British Locomotive Co. at Glasgow (26463/1950) is seen at the Festival of Britain in London before it was shipped to India. The exhibit on the right perhaps illustrates the various gaug


who are these gentlemen? their bust is in entrance lounge of Churchgate WR Hq (Rajendra Saxena)

Hughes' in India 091

EM 937 was my father Louis Phillip Hughes' permanent Locomotive. He is the gent leaning on the front window sil, in the white T shirt is John Buston, first fireman and in the white hat is my eldest brother Neville who was foot plating to Lahore with my f


LOCOMOTIVES FOR INDIA: Canadian Locomotive Company, Kingston, Ontario, Canada - The first of 145 Canadian-built war department locomotives that will be sent to India to haul allied supplies across 1600 miles of India Railways to our fighting lines in Burm

WP 7288 cabside SRE

WP 7288 was an East Indian Railway locomotive seen here at Saharanpur on an unknown date. It was from a batch of 200 WP class locomotive built amongst Baldwin Locomotive Works, Canadian Locomotive Company and Montreal Locomotive Works in 1949. 7288 was bu

NWR XC 1865

Eastern Punjab Railway locomotive No. 1865 seen at Saharanpur shed on an unknown date. It is an IRS 4-6-2 locomotive of XC class designed for fast passenger duties. This example was built by William Beardmore & Co. at Glasgow in 1931. Courtesy Hal Hug

NWR XC 1865 Cabside SRE

Saharanpur shed staff pose along the cab side of XC 1865. This locomotive began its working life under North Western Railway from which Eastern Punjab Railway was created. With 28 XC class locomotives in its rooster at its peak, North Western Railway was




A meter gauge loco pulling few wagons in an oilfield in Assam. The loco was built by Hudswell, Clarke & Co, Leeds in 1923 AD. This is one of the three locos delivered. Exact date uncertain but taken in the 1920s. (Rahul Biswas)