C W Bowles

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C W Bowles Colonel (d.1865), was a British civil engineer engaged in India.

Railway Achievements


  • Bengal Nagpur Railway Company(BNR); Engineer in charge of constructing its workshops, houses, schools, churches, hospitals, armoury, recreational facilities and a gaol. It was during this period that he experimented with using the Ewing System for transporting construction material during the laying of railway tracks for BNR.
  • Patiala State Monorail Trainways Chief Engineer in charge of the construction using the Ewing System Monorail, and later operation, of the unique rail-guided, partially road-borne railways system running in Patiala from 1907 to 1927.


  1. Wikipedia " Colonel C W Bowles; Retrieved on 18 Apr 2016