The Cuddapah-Nellore State Railway from Tirupati ( Ranigunta ) to Nellore was under survey/construction by the Railway Branch of the Public Works Department with Frederick Lewis Dibblee Executive/Superintending Engineer in 1884-5; followed by Charles Albert Bull 1886 as Engineer-in-chief.
The line was further extended to Guntakal where, in 1887, a junction station was, being created for the joint use of the Madras Railway(MR), the Southern Mahratta Railway(SMR) and Bellary-Kistna State Railway.
- Forgottenbooks.com "Indian Engineering March 12, 1887"; p.133 (188); Retrieved 10 Dec 2015
- Google Books - "India List 1905" pages 451-452 for BULL, Charles Albert, M.I.C.E., late India Public Works Dept; Retrieved 10 Dec 2015
- "Railways worked on by F L Dibblee between 1856 and 1888"; Retrieved 10 Dec 2015