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Presidency: Bengal
Coordinates: 22.3310478°N, 87.1924589°E
Altitude: 61 m (200 ft)
Present Day Details
Place Name: Kharagpur
State/Province: West Bengal
Country: India
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Bengal-Nagpur Railway

Kharagpur was the headquarters subdivision of Midnapore District in the Burdwan Division of Bengal during the British period.

Photograph of the Kharagpur Loco Running Staff 1910

Originally it was the railway suburb of Midnapore (Medinipur), but increased in importance when the Bengal-Nagpur Railway(BNR) made it the headquarters, with workshops, of its Locomotive, Carriage and Wagon Departments.

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Spelling variants

Modern name: Kharagpur
Variants: Kharakpur / Khargpur

Recommended Reading

  • Lines of the Nation: Indian Railway workers, Bureaucracy, and the Intimate Historical Self Columbia University Press. New York, 2007 by Laura Bear. This book is reviewed in Transport and communications reading list

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