Dholpur-Bari Light Railway
|Dholpur-Bari Light Railway|
|Line of route|
|Dholpur to Tantpur|
|Gauge / mileage|
|2' 6" NG||55 miles (1944)|
|1908||Dholpur to Bari section opened|
|1914||Bari to Tantpur section opened|
|1951||Part of Central Railway (IR zone)|
|Stations||Dholpur, Bari, Baseri, Tantpur|
|How to interpret this infobox|
Dholpur-Bari Light Railway, also called the Dholpur State Railway in some records.
The Dholpur-Bari Light Railway (DBLR) was first described in the Imperial Gazetteer of India, 1908 as the Bari-Dholpur Tramway a ‘light steam tramway’ under construction to carry red sandstone from Bari to Dholpur to connect with the Indian Midland section of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway (GIPR) 
The DBLR was a 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG) line owned and managed by the Princely Dholpur State Durbar. The line ran from an interchange at Dholpur on the Great Indian Peninsula Railway(GIPR) mainline to Bari, a length of 19 miles(31km) and opened in Feb 1908 .
Narpura Quarry Siding
The quarry at Narpura, 4 miles north-west of Dholpur, was connected to the DBLR by a railway siding and was the source of red sandstone used for building purposes. It is fine grained, easily worked, hardens by exposure and does not deteriorate by lamination .
Tantpur Extension Railway
The Mohari-Barauli Railway was a NG line, with a length of 15 miles(24km) that opened in Feb 1917. The line was constructed by the Imperial Delhi Committee for the carriage of stone for Delhi (later to be named New Delhi) from quarries at Barauli and was managed, maintained and worked by the Dholpur State Durbar in conjunction with the DBLR .
From Barauli the line ran to Mohari Junction, 5 miles(8km) north-west of Bari, where it joined the narrow gauge NG DBLR line to Dholpur . At Dholpur there was an interchange to the GIPR broad gauge BG line to Agra and onward to Delhi.
See also Delhi Imperial Construction Railways for further information
Sirmuttra Extension Railway
- "Imperial Gazetteer of India", v. 11, p. 327; 1908; Retrieved 15 Apr 2018
- "Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta; page 225; Retrieved 15 Apr 2018
- "Imperial Gazetteer of India", v. 11, p. 327.; Retrieved 15 Apr 2018
- Times of India “At Dholpur the train arrives at your door”, 26 Aug 2015; Retrieved 23 Aug 2016