Hardwar-Dehra Railway

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Hardwar-Dehra Railway
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Line of route
Hardwar to Dehra
Gauge / mileage
Broad 32 miles (1905)
1900 Line opened
Key locations
Presidency Bengal
Stations Hardwar, Dehra
System agency
Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway
How to interpret this infobox

The Hardwar-Dehra Railway (HDR) was a short 32 mile, privately-owned, assisted broad gauge(BG) branchline worked by the Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway (O&RR), and which connected with the O&RR spur from Lhaksar Junction. [1]


Refer to FIBIS Fact File #4: “Research sources for Indian Railways, 1845-1947” - available from the Fibis shop. This Fact File contains invaluable advice on 'Researching ancestors in the UK records of Indian Railways' with particular reference to the India Office Records (IOR) held at the British Library

An on-line search of the IOR records relating to this railway [2] gives the following: -

  • L /F/8/15/1030 “Messrs. Gillanders, Arbuthnot and Company, (Calcutta), Agreement for the formation of the Hardwar-Dehra Branch Railway Company Limited; 1897”
  • L /F/8/18/1397 “Hardwar-Dehra Branch Railway Company Limited, Agreement modifying terms of working agency agreement of 26 March 1897 as to half-yearly dates for making up accounts ; 1915”