Lahore Rapid Mass Transit – Rail Project

Owais Mughal Last month there have been several news items about the Lahore Rapid Mass Transit (LRMT) Rail project. We have tried to gather key information from many of these news items and will present it in the following as one concise post on the topic. The proposed rail service is the main part of […]

Pakistan Railways Posts by Owais Mughal

Owais Mughal * 150th Anniversary of Railways in Pakistan * 3000hp Locomotives of Pakistan *¬†Attock Railway Bridge on the Indus * Bhowani Junction and Ava Gardner * Bolan Pass and the Railways through it * Changa Manga Forest Railway * Chappar Rift * Gangapur’s Historic Horse (ghora)¬†Tram * First Railways in Pakistan – Karachi to […]

Changa Manga Forest Railway

Owais Mughal While the dieselization of Pakistan Railway Network is complete, there remains three little bastions of old-fashioned steam railway still in operation. One is the on-demand Khyber Pass Railway (a portion of which got swept away in 2007 flash floods), second is the on-demand Meter Gauge Network of Sindh province and the third is […]

Railways Through Bolan Pass

Owais Mughal One of the greatest Engineering feats of British rule in India was to lay a railway track through the famous Bolan Pass. More than a century old, this railway track still generates an awe among rail enthusiasts all over the world. Orders for a feasibility survey of Bolan Pass Railway were first issued […]

The Trans-Balochistan Railway

Owais Mughal Very recently I was reading a book on world rail travel called the Illustrated Book of Steam and Rail by Colin Garratt. It lists one hundred great railway routes around the World. Two railway routes from Pakistan are also included in this top 100 list. One of them is the historic Khyber Pass […]