Lloyd Dam Construction Railway

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Lloyd Dam Construction Railway

The Poona(Pune) District Public Works Department completed a dam on the Yelwani (Velvandi) River , 40 km south of Poona (Pune) in 1929. The vast reservoir created became known as Bhatgar (Bhatghar) Lake and Dam [1].

The records show that a light railway system, including track, tip wagons and locomotive, was in use during the construction [2].

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  1. Pune Diary “ Bhatghar Dam” ; Retrieved 30 Apr 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 MH106 page ....