Charanpore Colliery Tramway

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Charanpore Colliery Tramway

The 'Charanpore Colliery' was 7½ miles(12km) from Asansol, being the western part of the Raniganj Coalfield. The Colliery was owned by Seth Apcar [1] of ‘Apcar & Co’.

A line ran from the Colliery to the East Indian Railway(EIR) to Asansol Station. It is thought that the line was a 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG) tramway. An advert ran regularly in 'Indian Engineering' in 1887 for a colliery at Seebpore that was described as connected to the EIR at Asansol by a 5 mile(8km) steam tramway; this may have been this tramway

No further information has been found.

References

  1. “Industrial Railways and Locomotives of India and South Asia” compiled by Simon Darvill. Published by ‘The Industrial Railway Society’ 2013. ISBN 978 1 901556 82-7. Available at http://irsshop.co.uk/India. Reference: Entry WB25 page ....