Finlay, Muir & Co

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Finlay, Muir & Co

'Finlay, Muir & Co' was a Managing Agent established in the late 1880's by James and John Muir. Their main offices were at Lyons Range, Calcutta with offices in Bombay, Karachi, Colombo and Chittagong. Their UK based company was 'James Finlay & Co' , Glasgow. They had interests in the tea, cotton,jute, indigo shipping and insurance industries [1].

Tea Gardens

The following Tea Gardens where tramways have been identified are listed on FIBIS page 'Assam Tea Industry' as having 'Finlay, Muir & Co' as Agent:-

  • Amalgamated Tea Estates Co Ltd
  • Anglo American Direct Tea Trading Co Ltd
  • Chabua Tea Co Ltd
  • Chargola Tea Association Ltd
  • Consolidated Tea & Lands Co. Ltd
  • Dhamai Tea Co
  • East India & Ceylon Tea Co Ltd
  • Kanan Devan Hills Produce Co Ltd


  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 Reference: Entry WB75 page ....