Agra-Delhi Chord Railway
|Agra-Delhi Chord Railway|
|Line of route|
|Agra to Delhi|
|Gauge / mileage|
|Broad gauge||120 miles (1905)|
|1904||Line opened to traffic|
|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) .
A ‘Branch Line’ of 6 miles(9.5km) from Kosi (Kosi Kalan) to Sanket was opened in 1906 . 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 .
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  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)