Jacobabad-Kashmore Railway

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The Jacobabad-Kashmore Railway was a 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG) line, opened in 1914 with a length of 76 miles linking Jacobabad to Kashmore. The railway was worked by North Western Railway(NWR) as part of the NWR network. [1]

This railway, also referred to as the Upper Sind Light Railway, was owned the ‘ Upper Sind Light Railways Jacababad Kushmore Feeder Limited’ , a Public Company incorporated on 30 April 1913. [2]

The railway was purchased by Government of India(GoI) in 1945 and passed to Pakistan on partition. [3]


An on-line search of the India Office Records (IOR) records held at the British Library relating to this railway [4] gives the following:-

  • 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
  • L/F/8/18/1411; “Upper Sind Light Railways, Jacobadad-Kashmore Feeder, Limited, Indenture; 29 Jul 1916

Further Information

See North Western Railway