Bhavnagar State Railway

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Bhavnagar State Railway
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System timeline
1911 Bhavnagar State Railway system formed
Constituent companies / lines
1911 Bhavnagar State Railway
1911 Dhrangadra Railway
Key locations
Headquarters Bhavnagar
Major Stations Bhavnagar, Dhola, Wadhwan
Successor system / organisation
1948 Saurashtra Railway
System mileage
Metre gauge 206 miles (1921)
307 miles (1944)
Associated auxiliary force
How to interpret this infobox
Bhavnagar State Railway
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Line of route
Dhola to Wadhwan
Bhavnagar to Mahuva
Gauge / mileage
Metre gauge 307 miles (1944)
1880 First section opened to traffic
Key locations
Presidency Bombay
Stations Bhavnagar, Dhandhuka, Dhola, Jasdan, Kundla, Limbdi, Mahuva, Palitana, Wadhwan
System agency
1880 Bhavnagar-Gondal-Junagad-Porbandar Railway
1911 Own agency
How to interpret this infobox

The Bhavnagar State Railway (BSR) was formed and built by the Princely Bhavnagar State as a Metre Gauge(MG) line in 1880.

Soon after the formation of BSR in 1880 the company absorbed the the Princely Kathiawar State Railway

Initially worked by an administrative coalition as the the Bhavnagar-Gondal-Junagad-Porbandar Railway, the BSR operated as an independent system from 1911 under the administation of the Bhavnager Durbar. [1]

For some years after 1911, the BSR also worked the Dhrangadra Railway.

In 1948 the BSR was merged to form the Saurashtra Railway

Personnel Records, Chronological Order

No Staff Lists have been found.

The following are recorded as 'on loan' from the Public Works Department(PWD)

Further Information

See Bhavnagar-Gondal-Junagad-Porbandar Railway

and Kathiawar Peninsula Railway and Tramway Systems gives a map, timeline and relates this railway to others in the Kathiawar Peninsula.