Mahewar & Roorkee Railway

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The Mahewar & Roorkee Railway was one of the first railways in India. It was constructed to convey materials for a major irrrigation project & 'Solani River Aquaduct' crossing the River Ganges at Roorkee and to Mahewar.

Iinitially the ballast trucks were moved by animal/human power; the first reference to the use of a steam locomotive is 1852. [1]

Further Information

See Solani River Aquaduct Construction Railway for construction details

and Early Railway Experiments and Proposals for more information and background.