Hoshiarpur Doab Railway

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Hoshiarpur Doab Railway
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System timeline
c.1915 Hoshiarpur-Doab Branch Railway Company formed
Constituent companies / lines
1915 Jullundur-Mukerian Railway opened
1915 Phagwara-Rahon Railway opened
1917 Jaijon Extension Railway opened
Key locations
Major Stations Jullundur, Mukerian, Phagwara, Rahon, Nawashahr, Jaijon
Successor system / organisation
1915 Worked by by North Western Railway
later Absorbed into North Western Railway network
System mileage
Broad gauge 90miles (1917)
Associated auxiliary force
How to interpret this infobox

The Hoshiarpur Doab Railway was a private company (The Hoshiarpur-Doab Branch Railway Company), that opened a number of railway lines between 1915 and 1917. All these lines were worked by North Western Railway(NWR) and were integrated into the NWR network. [1] [2]

  • Jullundur-Mukerian Railway, broad gauge(BG), between Jullundur and Mukerian, 44 miles (70km), opened 1915. Construction by the Hoshiarpur Doab Branch Railway Company; worked by NWR[1].
  • Phagwara-Rahon Railway, broad gauge(BG), between Phagwara and Rahon, 25 miles (40km), opened 1915. Construction by the Hoshiarpur Doab Branch Railway Company; worked by NWR[1].
  • Jaijon Extension Railway, broad gauge(BG), between Nawashahr and Jaijon; 19 miles, opened 1917. Construction by the Hoshiarpur Doab Branch Railway Company; worked by NWR[1].

The lines were all worked and apparently finally absorbed by North Western Railway(NWR) BG network


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/8/19/1427 “Hoshiarpur Doab Branch Railways Company Limited, Indenture between the parties; 1917
  • L/F/8/20/1658 “Hoshiarpur Doab Branch Railway Company Limited, Indenture supplemental to indenture dated 21st February 1917; 1922
  • L/AG/46/34/1 “Copies of agreements with the Secretary of State, including those relating to the following lines worked by the Company, 1893-1924: Larkana-Jacobabad (Sind) Light Railway; Sialkot-Narowal Railway; Upper Sind Light Railway; Hoshiarpur Doab Branch Railways; 1893-1924”

Further Information

See North Western Railway


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 " Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta; page 111 ; Retrieved 27 Feb 2016
  2. Forgotten Books "Bengal and Assam, Behar and Orissa: Their History" ... p.204-5.; Retrieved 11 Dec 2015
  3. “British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue” - Search; Retrieved 23 Jan 2016