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Punjab Northern Railway

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The first railway constructed by the Government of India - see Indian State Railways

1869 construction started

1875 First 62 miles were open to traffic

1879 Opening of the first broad gauge tracks.

By the end of 1879 103 miles were open.

1883 The Star and Crown of India awarded to Alexander Grant, late chief engineer and Francis Langford O'Callaghan, chief engineer.[1]

1885 446 miles in operation

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Sources of Information

  1. St James's Gazette - Saturday 26 May 1883