Dhanbad, Jealgore Colliery Railway

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Dhanbad, Jealgore Colliery Railway

The 'Jealgore Colliery'was owned by the 'East India Coal Company' [1] with 'Jardine, Skinner & Co' as Managing Agents

The 'Jealgore Colliery' at Dhanbad, 8 km north of Jharia, and situated within Jharia Coal Field, was developed first to supply the railways. [2].

The record shows that a 2ft/610mm narrow gauge(NG) locomotive, dating from 1920 was working at this colliery [1].

No further information has been found.


  1. 1.0 1.1 “Industrial Railways and Locomotives of India and South Asia” compliled 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 JH14 page 166
  2. Google Books “Natural Resources in Tropical Countries” by Jin-Bee Ooi, page 145; Retrieved 18 Feb 2017