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Vintage Locomotives of India

RMC No -12

 

 

Builder: Wickham & Co., Ware, UK Class: RMC (non-standard) Year Built: 1931 Service: Kalka-Simla line on the NWR (North WesternRailway) (later NR: Northern Railway), Wheel Arrangement: 4-wheeler Numbering: 12 Named: --- Unique Features: Petrol engined, fitted with bottle jacks to turn the vehicle on its axis for the return journey. Rail Gauge: ng (2' 6" )

 

This elegant specimen is really a car on rails. She was used by inspection officials on the Kalka-Simla line of the erstwhile NWR (now under NR). The car is fitted with a 4-cylinder Meadows petrol engine, and can seat four persons in the cab. The light weight (a mere 2.6 tonnes) and dimunitive size of the car are exploited to the full: the car is provided with in-built bottle jacks which could raise the vehicle off its undercarriage and turn her round for the return journey.This elegant Rail car was mainly used for inspection purposes on Kalka Simla section of erstwhile NW Railway. Built by Wickham & Co., UK, in 1931.



Kalka Shimla Rail Bus

 

 

Builder: Sir W.G. Armstrong Whitworth, UK Class: --- Year Built: 1933 Service: Kalka-Simla line on the NWR (North WesternRailway) (later NR: Northern Railway), Wheel Arrangement: Bogie stock Numbering: 14 Named: --- Unique Features: Dual brakes (mechanical and air). Rail Gauge: ng (2' 6" )

 

 

This 15-seater railbus saw service on the Kalka-Simla line of the NR. The bus is dual braked, (mechanical and air brakes), which is commendable for a railway vehicle of her time. Like all other railcars on the Kalka-Simla line, this one too is fitted with a swivelling headlight, which turns along with the curvature of the track on the steeply graded hill line.

Steam Locomotive A -885 HASANG

 

 

Built by W.G BAGNALL , UK , in 1897 , this tiny 2 Gauge Locomotive is perhaps the Smallest  Steam Locomotive ever used in the Indian Subcontinent .

 

 

It spent its working life Shunting Wagons in LEDD COAL MINES in Assam . Subsequently it was donated to this Museum by Coal India Ltd .

 

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