Bhore Ghat

Solomon Tredwell was appointed as the contractor for the Bhore Ghat line in India, having died his wife Alice Tredwell assumed control. Construction proved particularly challenging: 16 miles in length, the line has to rise 1821 feet, with a maximum gradient of 1 in 37: 25 tunnels, with a combined length of 3985 yards had to be built, along with 1330 yards of viaduct; and a reversing station for changing the position of the engines prior to descent. These photographs give us a rare look at railway construction in the late 1850s-1860s. The photographs were given by the Tredwell family and all have original captions, using the spelling Bhore Ghaut.

Archive reference PHO/1/1