Shibpur, Fort William Jute Mill Railway

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Shibpur, Fort William Jute Mill Railway

The 'Fort William Jute Mill' was a Jute Mill at Chengail, Howrah District, located between the Howrah and Shalimar stations on the East Indian Railway(EIR) [1].

In 1917 'Kettlewell, Bullen & Co' were the Managing Agent,as seen in the FIBIS page.

The records indicate that a broad gauge(BG) system was operational at the mill and used to transfer raw jute from a quay on the Hoogly River to the mill a distance of approximately 1 Kilometre[1].

The record indicates that at some time the business was taken over by 'Vijai Shree Ltd' becoming the 'Fort William Jute Mill Division '.

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 Reference: Entry WB48 page ....