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The Cresswell Rails Archive

Thanks to  an introduction by DHRS member Nick Trudgian,

Dick Cresswell, probably Australian's most famous WW2 fighter pilot,

gave these rails to the DHRS for safe keeping.

Rail Marked:


Gauhati Nuzira

Last link


7 - 6 -1900

(A.B.R. stands  for Assam Bengal Railway)

Rail Marked:


Hill Section

Last Rail

linked in

May 10th 1903

G.B. Cresswell 

This railway  ran between Badarpur & Lumding, through 33 tunnels & covered ways  on gradients as sever as 1 in 37. Connection was made at Dyong (now Dayang  or Dayung) Bridge.

Rail Marked:



Last Rail linked



G.B. Cresswell

G.M & E.N.C.

C.C. Royston R.E.

T. Pkone A.Y.O.

G.C. Patterson A.E.N.

A.Y. Linger Y.D.O.

(on reverse)

This piece commemorates the last rail link for the
D.H.R. extensions  on
24 February 1915

These  artefacts are presently held by the Society Archivist.