Damoodah Canal Construction Tramway

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Damoodah Canal Construction Tramway

The Bengal Presidency Public Works Department constructed the 'Damoodah Canal' from 1890. The irrigation canal, 100 miles(160km) in length runs between the Damoodah (now called the Damodar) River and the Hooghly River [1].

A Construction Tramway of unknown gauge was laid between the laterite quarries at Munglepoor to the headworks at Raniganj (with alternative spellings Raneegunge and Raneegungee) [1].

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  1. 1.0 1.1 “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 WB03 page ....