Agra-Delhi Chord Railway

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Agra-Delhi Chord Railway
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Line of route
Agra to Delhi
Gauge / mileage
Broad gauge 120 miles (1905)
Timeline
1904 Line opened to traffic
Key locations
Presidency Bengal
Stations Agra, Delhi
System agency
1904 State line worked by GIPR
How to interpret this infobox

The Agra-Delhi Chord Railway was a broad gauge(BG) line built to provide extra track capacity between Agra and Delhi. The line was worked by Great Indian Peninsula Railway(GIPR). The line from Raja-ki-Mandi(Agra) to Delhi opened in 1904-5, a distance of 120 miles(193km). The line ran via Muttra(Mathura) and Kosi (Kosi Kalan) [1].

Agra-Delhi Chord Railway

A ‘Branch Line’ of 6 miles(9.5km) from Kosi (Kosi Kalan) to Sanket was opened in 1906 [1]. This branch cannot be traced on modern maps.

In 1911 a ‘Loop Line connecting Agra-Delhi Chord Railway with Delhi-Umballa-Kalka and Southern Punjab Railways’, a distance of 0.22 mile(250 metres) was opened [1].


Records

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 [2] gives the following: -

  • L/F/8/17/1213 “Great Indian Peninsula Railway Company, Contract for working the Agra-Delhi Chord Railway; 1909"
  • L/AG/46/12 “Records of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway Company; ", which include a comprehensive record of appointments to the GIPR made in the UK 1849-1925 (IOR/L/AG/46/12/86-88)

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 " Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta; page 68 ; Retrieved 10 Nov 2018
  2. “British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue” - Search; Retrieved Jan 2016