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In the year 1832 the first Railway running on steam engine, was launched in England. Thereafter in May 1843 a young Engineer Graham Clark got down from a ship harbored at Mumbai (then Bombay). He was sent to India at the insistence of the Textile Industrialists of Manchester, Lancashire, Liverpool, in England to find out how and in which part of India a railway can be built which would be useful to transport cheap cotton from Indian hinterland first to Bombay Harbor and then from there to England by ship.

Thereafter on 1st of August, 1849 the Great Indian Peninsular Railways Company was established in India. On 17th of August 1849, a contract was signed between the Great Indian Peninsular Railways Company and East India Company.
 

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