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Walter Home

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Walter Home (1855- )

Walter Home succeeded D. Joscelyne on April 20, 1882 and was appointed as Manager, Jodhpur Railway and in charge of Public Works Department, Marwar State.

He built Jodhpur Railway from a scratch and after a quarter century, at the time of his departure to U.K. on October 4, 1906, Jodhpur Railway was having operations over 828 miles in the territories of Sind(under British control) and in territories of the States of Jodhpur and Bikaner.]

1906 Resigned from the Jodhpur Railway and went to England. After a short while Walter found himself in the driving seat of the loss-making Burma Railway. Walter's appointment was mainly due to his experience of a quarter century on the Jodhpur Railway and his managing a metre gauge line on a most profitable basis. When Walter took charge, the Burma Railway had about 600 miles of route open for traffic. Home served as Managing Director of Burma Railway Company for about two decades. And at the close of his era, Burma Railway had extended its operations over 1,800 miles.

1922 Chairman and Man. Dir., Burma Railway, since 1921

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