Dhond-Manmad State Railway

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The Dhond-Manmad State Railway was a 'chord' line, constructed to connect the Great Indian Peninsula Railway(GIPR) south-eastern main line to Madras with the GIPR north-eastern main line to Allahabad.

The railway was a broad gauge(BG) line 145 miles(197km) long between the two sections of the GIPR connecting Manmad 162 miles (260km) from Bombay on the north-east section, with Dhond in Poona 167 miles(267km) from Bombay on the south-east section. [1]

The line was opened for traffic on the 17th of April 1878. Some large bridges which were begun in 1879 were not finished till the rains of 1880. Up to the end of 1880 the line was managed by Government; it was then handed to the Great Indian Peninsula Railway(GIPR) [1].


Further Information

See Great Indian Peninsula Railway


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  2. “Indian Biographical Dictionary” 1915 page 390; Retrieved on 26 May 2016
  3. Grace's Guide "Trevredyn Rashleigh Wynne" Retrieved on 26 May 2016
  4. Institution of Civil Engineers "Biographical Dictionary of Civil Engineers" Retrieved on 26 May 2016
  5. Wikipedia "Bhavnagar State Railway"; Retrieved on 18 Jul 2016
  6. Grace's Guide "James Rhind" Retrieved on 25 Jul 2016
  7. Google Books " India List and India Office List, 1905" page 479 (pdf page 442) Retrieved on 26 May 2016