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HH the Nizam's Railway, Poosapally gorge.

HH the Nizam's Railway, Poosapally gorge.

Photographer: Dayal, Deen

Medium: Photographic print

Date: 1880

Shelfmark: Photo 430/6(36)

Item number: 36

Length: 19.5

Width: 26.3

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Photograph

Photograph of a section of HH the Nizam's railway line, taken by Deen Dayal in the 1880s, from the Curzon Collection: 'Views of HH the Nizam's Dominions, Hyderabad, Deccan, 1892'. This is general view of the line passing through a gorge with a group of Europeans being pushed along in a type of railway car. India’s vast railway network is a legacy of the East India Company. In 1853 there were 32 kilometres of tracks, whereas by 1948 there were nearly 50,000 kilometres. The railway extended to Hyderabad in the 1870s, built by Cyril Lloyd Jones. The line was worked by the Great Indian Peninsular Railway Unit until the end of 1878, followed by the State Railway Agency for the next six years. It was then run by the Nizams Guaranteed State Railway Company from January 1895 to the end of April 1930 when it came into the possession of the government.

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