Barog Tunnel No-33 Kalka Shimla Railway Line

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mahajanprateek on October 5, 2009

This tunnel is built on Kalka Shimla Railway line and is 1143.61m. For a long time this was the second longest tunnel in INDIA.Engineer H. S. Harington designed the tunnel with aid of local sadhu Bhalku!.All the tunnels were built between 1900 and 1903.The tunnel is named after Barog, a British railway engineer.Barog, who was in charge of this tunnel, committed the mistake of digging the tunnel from both ends of the hill. Both ends of the tunnel could not meet due to wrong alignment. It is said that the British authorities fined Barog Re 1 for wasting government money in the tunnel. The British engineer could not digest this humiliation and shot himself in sheer desperation.After the death of Barog, Chief Engineer H.S. Harrington was given the charge to dig a new tunnel. The new tunnel was constructed about 1 km away from the earlier point with the guidance of Bhalku, a local saint from Jhaja, near Chail .Work on it started in July 1900 and completed in September 1903. Many workers, most of them Indians, died during its construction. Trains, running at 25 kilometre per hour, take 2.5 minutes to cross the tunnel.

ROBERT MORANCHO on November 8, 2009

me gusta el comentario,felicidades por esta foto,saludos desde BARCELONA-SPAIN.

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  • Uploaded on October 5, 2009
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    by mahajanprateek
    • Camera: Nokia N73
    • Taken on 2009/05/17 17:49:39
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