Jamalpur Locomotive Workshop

Jamalpur Locomotive Workshop was established on 8 February 1862 as the first fully-fledged railway workshop facility in India. It was started by the East Indian Railway Company (EIR) as a result of the so-called "Railway Age" in India, which began in 1854.[1][2]

Entrance of Jamalpur locomotive workshop

A locomotive, carriage and wagon workshop had been set up in Howrah to put into commission imported rolling stock for the EIR and also to carry out repairs. Unfortunately this workshop was unsuccessful, partly because of problems with procuring supplies and sourcing enough skilled labour. Within eight years of its establishment in Howrah, the workshop was closed and the Jamalpur Workshop was established at Jamalpur.