Lucknow-Bareilly State Railway

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Lucknow-Bareilly State Railway
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Line of route
Lucknow to Bareilly
Mailani to Chandan Chowki (branch)
Gauge / mileage
Metre gauge 237 miles (1905)
Key locations
Presidency Bengal
Stations Daliganj, Sitapur, Kheri, Pilibhit, Bhojeepura
System agency
Rohilkund and Kumaon Railway
How to interpret this infobox

The Lucknow-Bareilly State Railway was a metre gauge(MG) railway which formed an alternative northern "loop" between the cities of Lucknow and Bareilly to the broad gauge(BG) main line of the Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway.


Formed 1891 from merger of Lucknow-Sitapur & Bareilly Railway and Bareilly-Pilibheet Provincial State Railway; worked by Rohilkund and Kumaon Railway(R&KR) [1] [2]

The Lucknow-Bareilly State Railway was amalgamated in 1943 with the Bengal and North-Western Railway(B&NWR and the Rohilkund and Kumaon Railway (R&KR) to form the Oudh and Tirhut Railway(O&TR). [3]


Refer to FIBIS Fact File #4: “Research sources for Indian Railways, 1845-1947” - available from the Fibis shop. This Fact File contains invaluable advice on 'Researching ancestors in the UK records of Indian Railways' with particular reference to the India Office Records (IOR) held at the British Library

An on-line search of the IOR records relating to this railway [4] gives the following: -

  • L /F/8/19/1436 “Rohilkund and Kumaon and Lucknow Bareilly State Railways and Powayan Steam Tramway, Reprint of contracts showing modifications up to and includng the contract of July 3rd 1914; 1917”
  • L /AG/46/35 “Records of the India Office relating to the Rohilkund and Kumaon Railway Company; 1882-1931” – ‘The Company also managed the Lucknow-Bareilly State’


  1. "Guaranteed Railways in India" Hansard 1803-2005 (accessed 04 December 2008)
  2. " Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta; page 201; Retrieved 19 Dec 2015
  3. Great Britain. Law Commission, Stationery Office H.M. Government “Statute Law Repeals: Nineteenth Report : Draft Statute Law (Repeals) Bill; April 2012"; page 118, paragraph 3.15. Retrieved on 31 December 2015.
  4. “British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue” - Search; Retrieved 26 Jan 2016