Bezwada Extension Railway

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The Bezwada Extension Railway opened in 1889 as south west extension to the broad gauge (BG) network of Nizam's Guaranteed State Railway(NGSR). [1]

Note - Bezwada is the present day Vijaywada, Andhra Pradesh.


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 4 references. The most important being:-

  • L/F/8/20/1782 “His Exalted Highness the Nizam of Hyderabad, Memorandum of agreement for working of the Bezwada Extension Railway; 1933”
  • L/F/7/2225 “Collection 370/68: Railways: Miscellaneous: Bezwada Extension Railway; 1930-36"

Further Information

See Nizam's Guaranteed State Railway


  1. " Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta; page 100; Retrieved 30 Jan 2016
  2. “British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue” - Search"; Retrieved 20 Jan 2016