Kanchrapara Railway Workshop was established in 1863, initial activities included periodic overhauling of steam locomotives and haulage of timber. Kanchrapara Railway workshop dealt with overhauling and repairing aircraft during World War I and also manufactured hand-grenade shells. Kanchrapara Railway Workshop is one of the major workshops of Indian Railways and it’s located in the Sealdah Division. It is divided into two Loco Complex and Carriage Complex. Kanchrapara Railway Workshop also had the privilege of commissioning the first electric locomotive in 1965 and the electric multiple-unit motor coaches in the same year. If would you like to collect Indian Stamps and miniature Sheets, then you can visit our site Philacy.com
26-11-2013: 150 Years of Railway Work Shops at Jamalpur and Kanchrapara Miniature Sheet
Indian Railway Started in 1853, railway network has expanded tremendously. Therefore, the Department of Posts released a miniature sheet on 26th Nov 2013 to celebrate 150 years of Jamalpur and Kanchrapara Workshops. Jamalpur Workshop was established on 8th Feb 1862 as the first railway workshop facility in India. It was introduced in India as a result of the East Indian Railway Company, which started in 1854. A wagon workshop was set up at Howrah to commission and repair imported rolling stock. Unfortunately, this workshop was unsuccessful. Within eight years, the workshop at Howrah was closed and the Jamalpur workshop was established.