Annual Administration Reports for Railways

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Each year an Annual Report on the Railways in India was published.
The first Report was for the year 1858-59 and was presented to both Houses of Parliament by Julian Danvers, the Government Director of the Indian Railways. He published 21 Reports, the last being for the year 1879-80.
Each Report is full of details, information and a map showing the development of the railway network in India.
The Reports continued through until the late 1930’s.

  • The British Library have kindly given permission for these documents in the India Office Records to be photographed.
  • Where online versions of the complete Report is available the website link is given.

Fibis are looking in detail at these Reports and will be extracting relevant and useful information and transferring this to separate pages within the Fibiwiki Project.

Administration Reports for Railways in India

The following Administration Reports for Railways in India have been located at this time:-

1858-59 Report on Railways

Online pdf version from 'Google Books' “Railways in India for the year 1858-59” by Juland Danvers , Government Director of the Indian Railways’- presented to both Houses of Parliament by HM Command. Paragraphs 1-110; Pages 1-42 with Index on Page 3. This being the 1st Annual Report.

1868-69 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Report to the Secretary of State in Council on Railways in India, 1868-69” by Juland Danvers , Government Director of the Indian Railways’- presented to both Houses of Parliament’ by HM Command .

1870-71 Report on Railways

British Library ‘India Office Records L/PARL/2/100 “Railways in India for the year 1870-71” by Juland Danvers , Government Director of the Indian Railways’- presented to both Houses of Parliament’ by HM Command.
Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’.
For extract of relevant paragraphs of this 1870-71 Report and Map - see separate page

1871-72 Report on Railways

British Library ‘India Office Records L/PARL/2/100 “Railways in India for the year 1871-72” by Juland Danvers , Government Director of the Indian Railways’- presented to both Houses of Parliament’ by HM Command.
Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ .

1872-73 Report on Railways

British Library ‘India Office Records L/PARL/2/100 “Railways in India for the year 1872-73” by Juland Danvers , Government Director of the Indian Railways’- presented to both Houses of Parliament’ by HM Command.
Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’.

1873-74 Report on Railways

British Library ‘India Office Records L/PARL/2/100 “Railways in India for the year 1873-74” by Juland Danvers , Government Director of the Indian Railways’-– presented to both Houses of Parliament’ by HM Command.

1874-75 Report on Railways

British Library ‘India Office Records L/PARL/2/100 “Railways in India for the year 1874-75” by Juland Danvers , Government Director of the Indian Railways’- presented to both Houses of Parliament’ by HM Command.
Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’.

1875-76 Report on Railways

British Library ‘India Office Records L/PARL/2/100 “Railways in India for the year 1875-76” by Juland Danvers , Government Director of the Indian Railways’- presented to both Houses of Parliament’ by HM Command.
Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ .

1876-77 Report on Railways

British Library ‘India Office Records L/PARL/2/100 “Railways in India for the year 1876-77” by Juland Danvers , Government Director of the Indian Railways - presented to both Houses of Parliament’ by HM Command. This being the 17th Annual Report.
Online pdf version from 'Google Books' Paragraphs 1-108; Pages 1-47 with Index on Page 2.

1877-78 Report on Railways

British Library ‘India Office Records L/PARL/2/100 “Railways in India for the year 1877-78” by Juland Danvers , Government Director of the Indian Railways’– presented to both Houses of Parliament’ by HM Command.
Online pdf version from 'Google Books' Paragraphs 1-110; Pages 1-42 with Index on Page 2

1878-79 Report on Railways

British Library ‘India Office Records L/PARL/2/100 “Railways in India for the year 1878-79” by Juland Danvers , Government Director of the Indian Railways’ – presented to both Houses of Parliament’ by HM Command.
Online version from 'Archive.org' Paragraphs 1-85; Pages 1-49 with Index on Page 2

1879-80 Report on Railways

British Library ‘India Office Records L/PARL/2/100 “Railways in India for the year 1870-71” by Juland Danvers , Government Director of the Indian Railways’- presented to both Houses of Parliament’ by HM Command.

1880-81 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ Administration Report on the Railways in India for 1881-82 by W.S Trevor; Railway Department, Government of India.

1881-82 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ Administration Report on the Railways in India for 1881-82 by Col. F.S.Stanton; Railway Department, Government of India.

1882-83 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ Administration Report on the Railways in India for 1882-83 by Col. F.S.Stanton; Railway Department, Government of India.

1883-84 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ Administration Report on the Railways in India for 1883-84 by Col. F.S.Stanton; Railway Department, Government of India.

1887-88 Report on Railways

Online pdf version Archive.org ‘Parliamentry Papers’ “1888 Administration Report on Railways in India 1887-88” by Lieut-Col. L.Conway-Gordon, Director General of Railways pages 1-122, 253, pdf pages 253-379.

1895-96 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Administration Report on the Railways in India for 1895-96” by Col. T.Gracey, Railway Department, Government of India .

1896-97 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Administration Report on the Railways in India for 1896-97” by Col. T.Gracey, Director General of Railways - presented to both Houses of Parliament’ ..

1897-98 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ Administration Report on the Railways in India for 1897-987 by A.Brereton, Director of Railway Traffic and Statistics - presented to both Houses of Parliament.

1903 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Report on the Administration and Working of the Indian Railways, 1903” by Thomas Robertson, Special Commissioner for Indian Railways - presented to both Houses of Parliament.

1913-14 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Administration Report on the Railways in India 1913-14 Vol. 1.” by the Railway Department.

1916-17 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Administration Report on the Railways in India 1916” by the Railway Board, Simla, India.

1918 Report on Railways

“Administration Report on Railways 1918”
'This is a very precise resume of the Railways, with details of Contracts etc etc.
Fibis use this 1918 Report as primary definitive record.
also available as a pdf:-
Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Indian Railways in 1919-20. Administration Report. Vol. I Railway Department, Government of India”.

1919-20 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Indian Railways in 1919-20. Administration Report. Vol. I Railway Department, Government of India”.

1921-22 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Indian Railways in 1921-22. Administration Report. Vol. I Railway Department, Government of India”.

1923-24 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Report by the Railway Board on Indian Railways for 1923-24. Vol. I Railway Department, Government of India”.

1924-25 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Report by the Railway Board on Indian Railways for 1924-25. Vol. I Railway Department, Government of India”.

1925-26 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Report by the Railway Board on Indian Railways for 1925-26. Vol. I Railway Department, Government of India”.

1926-27 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Report by the Railway Board on Indian Railways for 1926-27. Vol. I Railway Department, Government of India”.

1927-28 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Report by the Railway Board on Indian Railways for 1927-28. Vol. I Railway Department, Government of India”.

1928-29 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Report by the Railway Board on Indian Railways for 1928-29. Vol. I Railway Department, Government of India”.

1929-30 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Report by the Railway Board on Indian Railways for 1929-30. Vol. I Railway Department, Government of India”.

1930-31 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Report by the Railway Board on Indian Railways for 1930-31. Vol. I Railway Department, Government of India”.

1931-32 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Report by the Railway Board on Indian Railways for 1931-32. Vol. I Railway Department, Government of India”.

1932-33 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Report by the Railway Board on Indian Railways for 1932-33. Vol. I Railway Department, Government of India”.

1934-35 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Report by the Railway Board on Indian Railways for 1934-35. Vol. I Railway Department, Government of India”.

1935-36 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Report by the Railway Board on Indian Railways for 1935-36. Vol. I Railway Department, Government of India”.

1936-37 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Report by the Railway Board on Indian Railways for 1936-37. Vol. I Railway Department, Government of India”.

1938-39 Report on Railways

Online pdf version ‘Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics’ “Report by the Railway Board on Indian Railways for 1938-39. Vol. I Railway Department, Government of India”.