Kalka-Simla Railway

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Kalka-Simla Railway
Gallery on the line near Dhorampur.jpg
Line of route
Kalka to Simla
Gauge / mileage
2' 6" NG 59 miles (1905)
Timeline
1903 Opened to traffic
1905 Converted to 2' 6" gauge
1906 Taken over by GoI
Key locations
Presidency Bengal
Stations Kalka, Simla
System agency
1903 Own agency
after 1906 North Western Railway
How to interpret this infobox

The Kalka-Simla Railway (KSR) was a narrow gauge branchline, the final leg in the journey from Delhi via Umballa to the hill town of Simla, the summer retreat of the Viceroy and senior Government of India staff.

History

Originally built and worked by a private company, the line was opened in 1903 as a 2' 0" narrow gauge railway. Following the decision of the Imperial General Staffs to standardise, wherever possible, on a 2' 6" gauge, the track was so converted in 1905.

The KSR was taken over by the Government in 1906 and later worked by the North Western Railway.

The KSR remains one of the longest narrow gauge railway lines still operated by Indian Railways.

Stations

Some of the stations on the line, in order from Kalka to Simla.

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