Amraoti State Railway

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The Amraoti State Railway was a short Indian State broad gauge(BG) branch railway connecting Amraoti to the Great Indian Peninsula Railway (GIPR) mainline at Badnera [1].

The line with a length of 5½ miles(8.8km) opened in Feb 1871 and worked by Great Indian Peninsula Railway as the ‘GIPR Amraoti Branch’ [2].

The line was important to transport Amraoti cotton to Bombay via Baderna on the Nagpur branch of the GIPR [3].

The 1870-71 ‘Annual Report on Railways in India’ [4] gives the spelling as the “Oomrawuttee Railway” . This being the old spelling of Amraoti.

Further Information

See Great Indian Peninsula Railway

References

  1. “Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 7”, p. 394 Retrieved 10 Apr 2018
  2. “Administration Report on Railways 1918” page 65 (pdf73) ; Retrieved 10 Apr 2018
  3. “Imperial Gazetteer of India, v. 6, 1908”; p. 178 Retrieved 10 Apr 2018
  4. ‘Accounts and Papers of the House of Commons Vol 19, 1872’ “Annual Report on Railways in India for 1871-72; The Oomrawutee and Khangaum Railways” Paras 89 and 91, page 38, pdf 598; Retrieved 9 Apr 2018