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Thul Ghat

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A section on the Great Indian Peninsula Railway

1858 Work started to construct the incline after much debate about routes.

The Thul Ghat (Ghaut) incline enabled the North-Eastern, or Jubbulpore branch of the railway to ascend the coast steeps, or ghauts, to the east of Bombay. The ascent at Thul Ghat was 972ft., or about half as much as the Bhore Ghat incline on the same railway. The maximum gradient, 1 in 37, was the same on both inclines, and the sharpest curvature was 17 chains on the Thul Ghat incline. There were 13 tunnels and 6 viaducts on this incline and a reversing station.

Mr. James J. Berkley was the chief resident engineer of the line.

1865 January 1st. The steep Thull Ghat (Thal Ghat) section up to Egutpoora (Igatpuri) was opened and completed the crossing of the Sahyadri.

1866 Site of a disastrous accident when a train overran the reversing station.[1]

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Sources of Information

  1. Hull Packet - Friday 26 January 1866