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.

References

  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 ....