Dholpur-Bari Light Railway

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Dholpur-Bari Light Railway
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Line of route
Dholpur to Tantpur
Gauge / mileage
2' 6" NG 55 miles (1944)
1908 Dholpur to Bari section opened
1914 Bari to Tantpur section opened
1950 Nationalised
1951 Part of Central Railway (IR zone)
Key locations
Presidency Bengal
Stations Dholpur, Bari, Baseri, Tantpur
System agency
1908-1950 Own agency
How to interpret this infobox

The Dholpur-Bari Light Railway (DBLR) was first described in the Imperial Gazetteer of India, 1908 as the Bari-Dholpur Tramway a ‘light steam tramway’ under construction to carry red sandstone from Bari to the Dholpur to connect with the Indian Midland section of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway (GIPR) [1]

Later renamed the Dholpur State Railway, the DBLR was a 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG) line owned and managed by the Princely Dholpur State Durbar. The line ran from its junction at Dholpur on the GIPR mainline from Jhansi to Agra to Bari , a length of 19 miles(31km)and opened in Feb 1908. The line was extended a further 16 miles(26km) to reach Tantpur in 1914 [2]

The Mohari-Karauli Railway was constructed by the Imperial Delhi Committee for the carriage of stone for New Delhi from Karauli (in some records Barauli) to Mohari Junction. The 2ft 6in/762mm (NG) line opened in Feb 1917 and was managed, maintained and worked by the Dholpur Durbar in conjunction with the DBLR [2].

The line was further extended to reach Sirmuttra in 1929 [3]

In 1950, the DBLR was nationalised and in 1951 merged with others to form Central Railway, a zone of Indian Railways.


  1. "Imperial Gazetteer of India", v. 11, p. 327; 1908; Retrieved 23 Aug 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta; page 225; Retrieved 23 Aug 2016
  3. Times of India “At Dholpur the train arrives at your door”, 26 Aug 2015; Retrieved 23 Aug 2016