Victor Bayley

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Victor Bayley

Railway Achievements

Colonel Gordon Hearn was assigned to the work of surveying and recommending the best route through Khyber Pass. Previously all surveys recommended a metre gauge(MG) track. However the proposal to use broad gauge(BG) was adopted and construction restarted in 1920.

Victor Bayley was the engineer who was assigned the construction of the line. The section from Jamrud to Landi Kotal was opened on November 3, 1925 by the wife of the engineer Victor Bayley. [1]

Historical books online


  1. Bayley, Victor (1939). Permanent Way Through the Khyber. London: Jarrold