105-Year-Old Historic Engine Installed At Darbhanga Station In Bihar

The metre-gauge engine, bearing No.253, which had been lying decrepit at Lohat Sugar Mill, owned by the Bihar sugarcane industries department in the district, was brought to the station premises late last night.

Darbhanga: 
An England-made steam rail engine of 1913 vintage, said to be the first locomotive that was brought to Darbhanga for haulage work at a sugar mill, was installed today in front of the Darbhanga railway station and will soon be refurbished, a senior official said.
The metre-gauge engine, bearing No.253, which had been lying decrepit at Lohat Sugar Mill, owned by the Bihar sugarcane industries department in the district, was brought to the station premises late last night.
"This is a made-in-England steam engine that lay in a state of decay at the sugar mill. After campaign by a group of heritage activists, we had written to the Bihar government to shift the engine, which then gave the permission. The proposal was cleared by the state Cabinet in March," Divisional Railway Manager, Samastipur Divison, R K Jain said.
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