Ranigani & Sripur Equitable Coal Co. Railways

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Ranigani & Sripur Equitable Coal Co. Railways

The 'Equitable Coal Company' with its head office at 1-2 Lord Sinha Road, Calcutta had collieries in the following locations [1]:-

  • Ranigani Coalfield at Ranipur
  • Sripur Coalfields at Bhanora, Bhanora South and Jamuria.

The records show that the company operated a significant number of 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG) locomotives based on a shed at Balidah. The railway was used for quarrying and transportation of sand used for backfilling worked out underground coal seams [1].

No further information has been found.


  1. 1.0 1.1 “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 http://irsshop.co.uk/India. Reference: Entry WB36 page ....