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The Saraya Sugar Mills System, India, 28/12/1993
Photographs of trains and locomotives on the Saraya Sugar Mills system, near Gorakhpur, north India. Unfortunately, the weather was overcast and sultry on the day of the group’s visit, so the trains are not shown to best advantage.
The railway system serving the Saraya Sugar Mills and its sugar cane fields employed a fascinating collection of mainly ancient, ex-main line rather than industrial, steam locomotives of both 2’ 6” gauge and metre gauge, which were very interesting to study.
The locomotives seen were (with most details from irfca.org/docs/locolists/preserved-steam-india.xls):
No. 52 was the locomotive used on a photographic charter train for the tour group on the rail system through the fields around the mills. The train consisted of a small 4-wheel coach, for the group to travel in, and a couple of wagons of sugar cane.