Baran-Kotah Railway

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Baran-Kotah Railway

The Baran-Kotah Railway was a broad gauge(BG) extension constructed by the State and worked by the Great Indian Peninsula Railway(GIPR). The first section from Baran opened in 1907; reaching Kotah in 1909 connecting to the Nagda-Mathura(Muttra) Railway section of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway(BB&CIR). The total length of the line was 40 miles(64km) [1]

Further Information

See Great Indian Peninsula Railway(GIPR)

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/8/17/1216 “Great Indian Peninsula Railway Company, Contract for working the Baran-Kotah Railway; 1909”

Also the following IOR records relating to Staff employment are listed and may provide information concerning this railway:-

  • L/F/8/1-20 "Appointments to State Railways made in the UK; 1855-1946"
  • Z/L/F/8/1-2: "Index to Appointments to State Railways made in the UK; 1855-1946"

References

  1. " Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta; page 70; Retrieved 10 Nov 2018
  2. “British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue” - Search; Retrieved 20 Jan 2016