"Railway from Calcutta to Delhi--baggage train passing the fortress of Rhotas," from the Illustrated London News, 1851; also *"Railways in India--Embankment for the Calcutta Railway, behind the town of Serampore" (ILN 1853)*

Source: ebay, June 2009

"An Indian railway station," from the Illustrated London News, 1854; *a very large scan of this engraving*

Source: ebay, June 2004

*"Opening of the East Indian Railway--the Burdwan Station," from the Illustrated London News, 1855*

Source: ebay, Nov. 2010

"Opening of the Madras railway," from the Illustrated London News, 1856

Source: ebay, Dec. 2007

"Santhan Rebellion: Affray between Railway Engineers and Santhals," Illustrated London News, 1856

Source: ebay, July 2009

"Engineer's camp, on the East Indian Railway," from the Illustrated London News, 1857

Source: ebay, Sept. 2009

*"East Indian railway water-tank at Barwarie, defended against the mutineers for thirty-two hours," from the Illustrated London News, 1858*

Source: ebay, Aug. 2010

*"Accident on the East Indian railway between Ahmoodpore and Rampore," from the Illustrated London News, 1863*

Source: ebay, Apr. 2010

*"The Bhore Ghaut incline" (a very taxing track engineering feat), from the Illustrated London News, 1867*

Source: ebay, June 2009

The track loop: trains climbed up to Darjeeling, then turned around and headed back down; an albumen print, c.1870; *another view of the Darjeeling track loop, c.1880's*; *another Darjeeling railway scene, c.1890's*; *a railway bridge near Darjeeling, c.1890's*

Source: ebay, May 2008

*A mountainous route in Ceylon, photo by Skeen, c.1870*

Source: ebay, June 2012

"Entrance of the first locomotive into Indore, Central India," from the Illustrated London News, 1875; also *"Embarkation of artillery in railway trains in India"*

Source: ebay, Nov. 2008

"The old railway station in Dibrugarh, Assam," c.1880; the *new railway station* is in the background

Source: ebay, Aug. 2013

"The Bhor Ghat: Gradient of the Railway Near Khandala, India"; a wood engraving from 1884

Source: ebay, Apr. 2006

"The ghats, or "steps," by which the range is interrupted at intervals, have naturally acquired exceptional importance, as affording direct communication between the peoples of the coast and the plateau.  North-east of Kalyan lies the Thal, or Kasara ghat, traversed by the main highway and by the railway from Bombay to Calcutta, which, by a gradient of 26 millimetres in the yard, attains an elevation of 1,900 feet.  The Bhor ghat, formerly known as the "Key of the Dekkan," is even lower, being only 1,800 feet high; but it is crossed at a much steeper incline by the Bombay-Madras railway, which, before the opening, of the lines over the Alps, Rocky Mountains, and Andes, was regarded as one of the greatest triumphs of modern engineering skill.  All the other ghats south of this pass have hitherto been utilised only by tracks and carriage-roads, but they are so numerous that every town and village on the coastlands enjoys direct access to the plateau. Most of them are jealously guarded by garhs, or forts, whose frowning ramparts crown every rocky prominence.  Some of these strongholds are perched on the edge of precipices accessible only by steps hewn in the live rock, or by hidden galleries."

*"Magellan Gallery, Ceylon Railway, India," from the Illustrated London News, 1876*

Source: ebay, Mar. 2010

"The Loop, Darjeeling," an albumen photo by Bourne and Shepherd, c.1880's, showing another feat of railway engineering

Source: ebay, Mar. 2008

*"An unexpected danger -- an English engineer's predicament in India," from The Graphic, 1890*

Source: ebay, Dec. 2008

*"An awkward visitor at an up-country railway station in India," from The Graphic, 1892*

Source: ebay, Nov. 2008

"Thirty miles an hour: trolleying down to New Chaman from the Khojak Tunnel on the Quetta and Khojak Railway," from The Graphic, 1894

Source: ebay, Mar. 2006

A private rail-trolley ride; an albumen photo, c.1880's-90's

Source: ebay, Feb. 2008

*Fast food at the window of your train compartment; a visitor's photo, 1902*

Source: ebay, Feb. 2010

*"Railway Cafeteria, near Agra," a professional photo, 1925*

Source: ebay, Dec. 2009

A railway station, Calcutta, 1940's; photo by an American military photographer; *another view*

Source: ebay, May 2009

"Train to Girnar, Gujarat," a postcard by Ketaki Sheth, c.1990's

Source: ebay, Apr. 2009

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