The opening of the Khyber railway, 1925
Photograph by Randolph Bezzant Holmes (1888-1973), India, North West Frontier, 1925.
The Khyber Pass Railway from Jamrud, near Peshawar, to the Afghan border near Landi Kotal was opened on 4 November 1925. Built to allow easier movement of troops to the frontier, the railway climbed more than 1,200 metres (3,900 feet) through 34 tunnels and 92 bridges, and culverts to reach Landi Kotal.
One of 262 photographs taken and collected by R B Holmes, 1890 (c)-1944.
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National Army Museum, Out of Copyright
National Army Museum, Study collection