Amingaon-Pandu Train Ferry
Amingaon-Pandu Train Ferry was the Eastern Bengal Railway (EBR) operation of Rail transhipment by ferry crossing the Brahmaputra River between Amingaon and Pandu Ghat.
This ferry formed part of EBR’s Gauhati Branch Railway a metre gauge(MG) line of 147 miles (235km) and connected the EBR main line at Golakganj to the ferry terminus at Amingaoan. From Pandu Ghat terminus the short Pandu Ghat-Gauhati Railway connected to the Assam-Bengal Railway(ABR) at Gauhati
It was only in 1962 that the Saraighat Bridge replaced the ferry service, this is post independence and beyond the scope of this page.
- "Marching on to Laffan’s Plain"’ by Alan Shaw, Chapter 10A from the BBC archives gives a fascinating 1943 military account of the process of a military transhipment using this ferry.