Khost Colliery Tramway

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Khost Colliery Tramway

The 'Khost Colliery', owned by North Western Railway(NWR) opened in 1877 to supply coal for the NWR. The other collieries supplying NWR were the Dandot Colliery,the Sharigh Colliery [1] and the Bhaganwala Colliery [2].

The Colliery was situated in the 'Khost-Sharigh-Harnai Coal Belt' some 30-40 mile (48-64km) east of Quetta, and at an altitude ofabout 4,000 feet(1,200 metres). These coal mines were approachable from the Sibi-Zardalu section of the NWR [3].

The records show that in 1902 a 18 inch/1ft 6 in/457mm narrow gauge(NG) tramway from Mine No.12 to Mine No.13, with rope incline at the middle, was under construction; due to be opened in March 1903. It was reported in 1904-05 that mule transport had been replaced on the main hillside tramway by an 18 inch locomotive [4].

No further information has been found.

References

  1. Google Books'The Making of India: The Untold Story of British Enterprise' by Kartar Lalvani; page 281; Retrieved 24 Nov 2017
  2. “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 PP14 page ....
  3. Google Books 'Mineral wealth' by John Coggin Brown, Abani Kumar Dey, Abani Kumar Dey; page 63; Retrieved 24 Nov 2017
  4. “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 BA06 page ....