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Jamalpore, Railway Station.jpg
Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 25.3°N 86.5°E
Altitude: 151 m (495 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Jamalpur
State/Province: Bihar, Bengal wikipedia
Country: India
Transport links
East Indian Railway

Jamalpur was the headquarters of the subdivision of Monghyr District during the British period.
Situated 299 miles from Calcutta, "Jamalpur is the head-quarters of the locomotive department of the East Indian Railway and contains the largest manufacturing workshops in India". (Imperial Gazetteer of India, 1908)

The Locomotive workshops were established in 1862. On 15 January 1934, the workshops along with the entire railway colony were destroyed by an earthquake. It took 3 years to rebuild the facility.


Spelling variants

Modern name: Jamalpur
Variants: Jamalpore

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The BACSA Archive at the British Library contains a file relating to Jamalpur , catalogue reference Mss Eur F370/92. There are two cemeteries: I: consecrated 1870; 1870-1904, open; II: consecrated 1928; 1895-1947, open.

External links

Historical books online