Micheal Brice from New Zealand will get a chance to reconnect with his childhood spent in Ajmer, thanks to the Western Railway (WR).
His father, AL Brice, used to work in the Bombay Baroda and Central Railway from 1923 to 1953 as an electrical engineer in Ajmer. When the British set up the Western Railway in 1951, Ajmer in Rajasthan included in it.
Curious about the colonial history of railways in India and to know more about his father’s work, Brice wrote to the Western Railway authorities saying he was keen to buy the book, Western Railway: Heritage, Tradition and Legend.
Brice learned about the book on the WR’s website, wr.indianrailways.gov.in, which was revamped in January. Penned by AK Jhingrao, former general manager of WR, the book was published in 2009.
“The WR is nothing but a custodian of common man’s heritage, we have presented it on the website and such letters are showing the results,” said Sharat Chandrayan, chief public relations officer, WR. A copy of the book would be gifted to Brice, he added.