Dhond-Manmad State Railway
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. 
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) .
- Ernest Ifill Shadbolt from the Public Works Department was posted as Assistant Engineer to the Dhond-Manmad State Railway in the period 1874-83 
- Trevredyn Rashleigh Wynne deployed from the Railway Branch of the Public Works Department, 1877-79, to the Dhond-Manmad State Railway as Assistant Engineer .
- John Edwin Dallas, Assistant Engineer, also from the Railway Branch, was posted after 1876 and before 1881 to the Dhond-Manmad State Railway for 'setting out and construction' .
- Alexander Izat, Chief Engineer, on loan from PWD c.1878 
- James Rhind, Assistant to Alexander Izat c.1878-80 .
- Thomas Freeman Dowden Col. R.E. was appointed Manager of the Dhond-Manmad State Railway in the years 1878-79 .
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