Hindupur-Yesvantpur Railway

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Hindupur-Yesvantpur Railway
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Line of route
Hindupur to Bangalore
Gauge / mileage
Metre gauge 51 miles (1905)
Timeline
1893 Opened to traffic
Key locations
Presidency Madras
Stations Hindupur, Yesvantpur
System agency
1893 Worked by Southern Mahratta Railway
1907 Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway
How to interpret this infobox

Hindupur-Yesvantpur Railway This line was originally known as the Bangalore Hindupur Railway - see separate page

Also known as the Hindupur (Yesvantpur-Mysore Frontier) Railway
and the Yesvantpur-Mysore Frontier Railway

This metre gauge(MG) line was originally owned by the Princely Mysore State and was a portion of the Guntakal to Bangalore connection. [1]

This railway also included the Yesvantpur Dod-Ballapur Section section - see separate page

The line opened in 1893 and had 9 stations and was worked by the Southern Mahratta Railway (SMR) .

On 1 July 1893 two sections of the MSR, the Bangalore-Harihar and Bangalore-Hidupur Railways were transferred by the State of Mysore to the Government of India, giving full jurisdiction and operation [2]. The Railway continued to be operated by the SMR.

From 1 Jan 1938, the lines leased to M&SMR, which included the ‘Bangalore Hindupur Section’ reverted to the control of the State of Mysore, creating a homogenous railway of just under 740 miles. In 1950, MSR was nationalised and in 1951 became part of Southern Railway, one of the then newly formed zones of Indian Railways.

Records

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 [3] gives the following: -

  • L/F/8/20/1733 “Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway Company Limited, Indenture supplemental to that dated 2nd December 1899 for working and maintenance of the Yesvantpur-Hindupur Railway Government of H.H. the Maharajah of Mysore; 1925”

Further Information

See Bangalore Hindupur Railway
and Mysore State Railway and Southern Mahratta Railway up to 1907
See Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway from 1907


References

  1. " Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta; page 90; Retrieved 12 Nov 2018
  2. British Library ‘India Office Records’ IOR/R/2/Box 4/35 “Mysore Govt. cede jurisdiction over the Bangalore - Hindupur & the Bangalore - Harihar railway lines. Question of jurisdiction over the Kolar Gold Fields Railway”; 1893-94
  3. “British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue” - Search; Retrieved 23 Jan 2016