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
Workshops
Major Stations Bhavnagar, Dhola, Wadhwan
Successor system / organisation
1948 Saurashtra Railway
System mileage
Metre gauge 206 miles (1921)
307 miles (1944)
Associated auxiliary force
n/a
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)
Timeline
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.

References

  1. " Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta; page 169; Retrieved 30 Jan 2016
  2. “Indian Biographical Dictionary” 1915 page 390; Retrieved on 30 May 2016
  3. Wikipedia "Bhavnagar State Railway"; Retrieved on 7 Jul 2016
  4. Google Books " India List and India Office List, 1905" page 499 (pdf page 462) Retrieved on 30 May 2016
  5. Google Books " India List and India Office List, 1905" page 466 (pdf page 429) Retrieved on 17 May 2016
  6. India Civil List 1890, page 41