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Surviving Steam Rollers (and other Road Engines) in India

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Derek Rayner has a passion for steam rollers and, in fact, anything powered by steam. He has compiled the following list of known surviving steam rollers in India and would very much welcome additions (preferably with photographs). Please send me an email at the address at the foot of the page and I will forward it to him immediately. Actually that request extends to any steam roller (or steam road engine) not shown on these pages.

This list was last amended on 6th December 2018 with a Tata Marshall at Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, previously on 2nd November 2018 with an updated picture of the Tata Marshall at Moradabad, on16th October 2018 with a Ruston Proctor portable at Katwa, 12th September 2018 with a Tata Marshall in Khimsar, previously on 21st February 2018 with identification and a picture of the Aveling & Porter roller in Jhansi, on 19th April 2017 with a Marshall portable at Howrah, 17th March 2017 with two rollers in Madhya Pradesh, 26th January 2016 with entry 27, on 11th October 2015 with the relocation of entry 14.

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Steam Rollers

Place State Location Maker Size /Type Works No. Date Customer

Kolkata West Bengal Lake Park Aveling-Barford 8ton single - T type  U/I Not Known Not Known

Kolkata West Bengal Birla Technical Museum Garrett 8ton single 27251 13-Oct-1908 Burn & Co, Calcutta

Kolkata West Bengal Birla Technical Museum Marshall 10ton single 78863 26-Feb-1925 J&H Marshall & Partners, Calcutta

Kolkata West Bengal Howrah Railway Museum Garrett 9ton single 28417 31-Aug-1910 Burn & Co, Calcutta

Siliguri West Bengal PWD Main Offices (5) Aveling & Porter 10ton single 7756 17-Feb-1912 Barnes Bros, Trowbridge

Siliguri West Bengal PWD Bungalow Aveling-Barford 6ton single - R type AG 753 31-Jan-1947 ISD, Calcutta (6)

Malbazar West Bengal PWD Bungalow Aveling & Porter 10ton single 3569 17-Jul-1895 A & H Rutty, Bromley by Bow

Coochbehar West Bengal PWD Main Offices Marshall 10ton single U/I Not Known Not Known

Jalpaiguri West Bengal PWD Depot Fowler 8ton single U/I Not Known Not Known

Burdwan (10a) West Bengal nr Railway Station Garrett 10ton single U/I pre-1905/6 Burn & Co, Calcutta (10b)

Dehradun Uttarakhand Main street nr clock tower Fowler 14ton comp - D5 type 16359 22-Feb-1927 John Fowler, Bombay

Click here for more pictures from Harry Liddle


Mhow Madhya Pradesh Main street Aveling & Porter 12ton pv single - G type 10442 30-Oct-1922 J Birch & Co Ltd, London

Navsari Gujarat nr Railway Station Aveling & Porter 8ton single 7192 17-Oct-1910 J Birch & Co Ltd, London Wall

Bandra Terminus Mumbai Railway Station Tata-Marshall 8-10ton single 126 (14) 14-12-1948 ISD, formerly at Valsad (picture left) 

Ferozepur Cantt Punjab PWD Depot (former location) Aveling & Porter 6ton single (i/flywheel) 6465 29-Feb-1908 India Office, Karachi
15a Ferozepur Cantt Punjab DRM's office near Railway Station (new location) Aveling & Porter 6ton single (i/flywheel) 6465 29-Feb-1908 India Office, Karachi

Gorakphur Uttar Pradesh Railway Museum Aveling-Barford Click here for more pictures from Harry Liddle.
17 Dungarpur Rajasthan Dungarpur Mews Transport Museum Marshall S-type single cylinder 82745 1927 
18 Monghyr (18) Bihar On road from town centre to the ghats, just beyond the gate through the walls, on the left. Aveling-Barford 6ton (?) single - R type U/I Not Known Not Known
19 Rewari Haryana Railway Museum Fowler 10 ton DNA single 16935 1926 JF, Bombay
20. Nagpur Maharashtra PWD Office Sankul, Nagpur North side of Civil Line Road Fowler 10 ton DN1 compound 16354 1924 JF, Bombay
21 Chandrapur Maharashtra ? Ruston & Hornsby Not known
51 Mettupalayam Tamil Nadu Park between the bus and railway stations Marshall 6 ton compound S type 85076 1928 Incomplete (Thanks also to Michael Stokes for finding this one) Despatched from Gainsborough to Marshall's Madras office on 10th October 1929 (thanks to Robert Crawford for additional information.)
52 Moradabad Uttar Pradesh Road junction near Divisional Railway Managers Office. Tata Marshall 1949
53 Moradabad Uttar Pradesh Rajghat Narora Aveling-Barford "Remote station on Moradabad -Chandausi -Aligarh section'
54 Salem Tamil Nadu Sri Krishna Rajendra Chattiram, corporation office in Arisipalayam Fowler Incomplete
Story in the Hindu, 27th April 2015
55 Satpura Madhya Pradesh Satpura Tiger Reserve Tata Marshall Pictures on Panoramio
56 Seoni Madhya Pradesh Opposite Circuit House Marshall Pictures on Panoramio
57 Jhansi Uttar Pradesh In Laxmi Bai Park near the Fort Aveling & Porter 6548 1908 Picture on Alamy
58 Khimsar Rajasthan Privately preserved Tata Marshall
58 Chandrapur Maharashtra Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve Tata Marshall


5 - PWD - Public Works Department
6 - India Stores Department
10a - Also known as Bhardamann
10b - Assumed from Garrett's records
14 - Date of Acceptance
18 - Also known as Munger.

Other Miscellaneous Road Engines

Place State Location Maker Size /Type Works No. Date Customer
22. near Ajmer Rajasthan See note below Marshall 77282 1924
23 Chennai Tamil Nadu Railway Museum Fowler AA7 Class Ploughing 15613 1921
24 Mumbai Maharashtra Nehru Science Museum Sentinel 'Super' model 6954 
25 near Chandigarh Punjab Pinjore Gardens, 10 miles north Ransomes, Sims and Jefferies  


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26 Rajahmundry Andra Pradesh Cotton Museum, Dowleswaram (Ruston and Hornsby?) Click for picture
27 Sukna (Mohurgong) West Bengal See note below. Ransomes, Head and Jefferies 5700 ca 1884
28 Bangalore Karnataka

Visvesvarya Museum

Sentinel (Alley & MacLellan) 'Standard' model 1496 1917


29 Kolkata West Bengal Howrah Railway Museum Marshall Portable
30 Katwa West Bengal Near the station, behind the loco shed Ruston Proctor Portable, picture dates from 2010

22. In a small holding near a main road. A portable together with two 'locomotive style' boilers probably used to power a stationary engine.
23. This engine was confirmed as No 15613 during a visit in January 2013. Fowler AA7 ploughing engine No 15613, fitted with double speed ploughing gear and a 600 yard drum was paired with 15612 and despatched from Fowlers at Leeds on 19th September 1921, against an order (number 1451) from John Fowler, Bombay. They were delivered for a contract for Sarda [Sharda] Canals, India. In 1980, 15613 from this pair was noted by a visitor to the Railway Works at Perambur, Madras.
24. Despatched from Shrewsbury in April 1927. It was exported to agents William Jacks & Co and both their plates and the works plates are still on the wagon's cab. It was owned by Mazagon Docks Ltd and said to have been used to haul ships into a dry dock there.
25. Portable engine.
27. This engine may well be the one on a tea plantation close to Sukna on the DHR, first station out of Siliguri going north and adjacent to and visible from the Hill Cart Road.
28. It was owned by Mazagon Docks Ltd

Engines for which further information and pictures would be appreciated!

a Karnataka Marshall 10 ton single [?] 74681 1921 (a)
b Click for picture Pune Maharashtra  College of Military Engineering, Dapodi Marshall (b)
c Calcutta (?) West Bengal Sentinel 'Super' model ca 5617 (c)
d Mumbai (?) Maharashtra  Sentinel 'Standard' model 1379 1916 (d)


a. Steam roller, for sale, see, October 2010 and
b. Portable engine

c. 1924 Jamshedpur, Tata, at TISCO in 1985 and then to R. C. Agarwal, Calcutta. No recent reports...
d. It was owned by Mazagon Docks Ltd, last reported in 'Mumbai City Museum', 1962

Rob and Yuehong  Dickinson