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Título: THE LIGHT RAILWAY, DELHI CORONATION DURBAR, ...
Editorial: Royal Engineers Institute, Chatham
Año de publicación: 1903
Encuadernación: Hard Bound
Edición: 1st Edition.
Very large folding plan of Durbar camps showing military and civil camps with route of railway, folding plan of index of stations, folding plate of Kushalgarh-Kohat-Thal Railway 4 wheel engine, folding plate of military truck, folding drawing of Najafgarh Canal Bridge, folding plan of Kashmir Gate & Mori Gate stations, folding plan of Durbar Road Junction, 2 other folding plates, title page, pp127-177, 9 folding plates. Sold as a comlete volume : "Professional Papers of the Royal Engineers" Vol XXIX in which this is Paper V, Original green cloth gilt, a clean, bright copy, all plates neatly folded. There is an small but somewhat indistinct ownership signature of a R E Captain dated 1904 at the top o the title page. The massive nature of the 1903 Delhi Durbar merited four miles of double track railway and two short branches (Ampitheatre Branch and Review Branch) all constructed and run by the Royal Engineers with a company from Bengal and another from Bombay. The entire system was closed down and removed in just 23 days at the end of the Durbar, during which some 100,000 passenger tickets had been sold. Hepper describes the construction of the railway and Magniac (the Traffice Officer] describes the running of the system. The volume contains four other papers with plates including "Construction of the Connaught Bridge across the Swat River" at Chakdara" [by Maj E Biddulph] and Notes on Platelaying on Light Railways by Native Labour in India" [by Maj U W Evans. This is a very heavy book that will require extra shipping costs if sent overseas. Size: 8vo. N° de ref. de la librería 007769
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