Anklesvar -Rajpipla Railway

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The Anklesvar-Rajpipla Railway was an Indian State 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG) railway opened in 1897 and used for famine relief 1899-1902. It was originally opened under the auspices of Maharana Chhatrasinhji, Raja of Rajpipla and was a 40 mile(64km) railway line connecting Rajpipla to Ankleshwar on the main Delhi-Ahmedabad-Bombay line [1].

The line was constructed and worked by the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway(BB&CIR)and used for massive famine relief during the period 1899-1902.

In 1899 renamed the Rajpipla State Railway the line became part of Rajpipla State Railway; worked by Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway(BB&CIR) and owned by the Princely Rajpipla State. [2].

The gauge was converted to broad gauge(BG) in 2013. [3].

Further Information

See Rajpipla State Railway

References

  1. Wikipedia “Rajpipla State - Section 1.2 1900s and Maharaja Vijaysinhji”; Retrieved 17 Feb 2016
  2. [ https://singhiv.wordpress.com/2015/07/16/rajpipla-state-railway/ “ Rajpipla State Railway” by Singh. IV 2015"]; Retrieved 17 Feb 2016
  3. Zeenews.india.com "Ankleshwar-Rajpipla railway route"; Retrieved 17 Feb 2016