Bunder Abbas-Kerman Railway

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The Bunder Abbas-Kerman Railway is mentioned in the India Office Records, 1916. The railway was proposed as a strategic line in Persia (now Iran) . The record and many accounts of this railway available by an internet search have not been examined

Records

An on-line search of the India Office Records (IOR) records held at the British Library relating to this railway [1] gives the following:-

  • L/PS/18/C153; “Bunder Abbas – Kerman Railway” with Contents note “ a proposed Bunder Abbas–Kerman railway line. .. the line's commercial effect on any future extension of the Nushki railway beyond Dalbandin should also be considered, since both lines would then be competing for the trade of East Persia and Khorasan... one strategic advantage of constructing a line from BunderAbbas to Kerman would be the prospect of diverting a future Teheran–Yezd–Kerman Russian railway line away from the direction of India; 24 Aug 1916

References

  1. “British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue” - Search; Retrieved 11 Apr 2016