The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Society is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, no. 7406570.
Registered office: 9 Wardo Avenue, London SW6 6RA
The Cresswell Rails Archive
Thanks to an introduction by DHRS member Nick Trudgian,
Dick Cresswell, probably Australian's most famous WW2 fighter pilot,
gave these rails to the DHRS for safe keeping.
7 - 6 -1900
(A.B.R. stands for Assam Bengal Railway)
May 10th 1903
G.B. Cresswell Exc:Engr.
This railway ran between Badarpur & Lumding, through 33 tunnels & covered ways on gradients as sever as 1 in 37. Connection was made at Dyong (now Dayang or Dayung) Bridge.
Last Rail linked
G.M & E.N.C.
C.C. Royston R.E.
T. Pkone A.Y.O.
G.C. Patterson A.E.N.
A.Y. Linger Y.D.O.
This piece commemorates the last rail link for theD.H.R. extensions on24 February 1915
These artefacts are presently held by the Society Archivist.