A Pilkington

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A Pilkington

Railway Achievements

‘In the year 1900 a very comprehensive scheme was prepared by the then Deputy Locomotive Superintendent Mr A Pilkington under the orders of Mr C E Phillips, Locomotive Superintendent at that time. Building operations were commenced in 1901, but a delay of several years occurred, owing to a lack of necessary funds. The works and grounds now cover (in 1914-15) an area of about 66 acres and about 5500 hands are employed, 500 of which are Europeans and Anglo-Indians.’[2].


  1. The Locomotive Magazine and Railway Carriage and Wagon Review "Indian locomotive superintendents of the nineties", Volume 31, Number 393, 15 May 1925, page 133+ plate; Retrieved 22 Jul 2016
  2. Google Books “Southern India: Its History, People, Commerce, and Industrial Resources by Somerset Playne, edited by Arnold Wright page 538. Originally published 1914-15 Retrieved on 23 Jul 2016