A Class WG locomotive number 8350, 1941
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A Class WG 2-8-2 locomotive number 850 at an Indian station, by Patrick Ransome-Wallis, 1941. Many locomotives used on Indian railways were built in Britain, especially during the 19th century. To cope with India's varied terrain, the Indian Railways used three gauges: 2' 6', metre gauge and 5' 6'.