Barsi Light Railway

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Barsi Light Railway
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System timeline
1897 Line opened to traffic
Constituent companies / lines
Key locations
Headquarters Kurduvadi
Major Stations Barsi Road, Barsi, Pandharpur, Tadwala
Successor system / organisation
1954 purchased by Indian Railways
System mileage
2' 6" NG 22 miles (1897)
202 miles (1927)
Associated auxiliary force
How to interpret this infobox

Barsi Light Railway (BLR).

A small, privately-owned and worked Narrow Gauge(NG) (2' 6") railway that initially connected Barsi to the main Bombay-Madras trunk line of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway (GIPR) at Barsi Road, a distance of 22 miles. Conceived by the ex-GIPR engineer, Everard Calthrop, the Basri Light Railway revolutionised the approach to narrow gauge feeder lines in India, and was immensely successful. By 1927, the line had been extended significantly over 202 route miles.

The line remained in private ownership until 1954 when it was purchased by Indian Railways.

External Links

"Barsi Light Railway" Wikipedia.

"Everard Calthrop" Wikipedia.