|Line of route|
|Jind to Panipat|
|Gauge / mileage|
|Broad gauge||26 miles (1944)|
|East Indian Railway|
|North Western Railway|
|How to interpret this infobox|
The Jind-Panipat Railway (JPR) was a 41 mile(66km) broad gauge(BG) line which connected Jind, a station on the Southern Punjab Railway line from Delhi to Bhatinda, with Panipat, a station on the East Indian Railway route from Delhi north to Amballa and Kalka. The line opened in November 1916 and comprised two sections:-
- ‘Jind-Panipat Railway - British Section; BG, opened in 1916 as a 15 mile(24km) section of the ‘Delhi-Umballa-Kalka Railway’ from Panipat Junction to “2¾ miles from Madhuka” . The line connected to the ‘Jind-Panipat Railway - Indian State Section’, 26 miles(41km). Both sections funded by Jind State Durbar. The entire railway was originally worked by the ‘East Indian Railway’(EIR) as part of the ‘EIR System’ . The line was constructed by the ‘ Delhi-Umballa-Kalka Railway Company’ from funds supplied by the Jind Durbar. The Company was taken over by the Government of India (GoI) in 1925 and the working transferred to the North Western Railway(NWR) on 1 Apr 1926 .
- ‘Jind-Panipat Railway - Indian State Section, earlier named the ‘Native State Section’ , BG, 26 miles(41km) from Jind City to “2¾ miles from Madhuka” where it connected to the ‘Jind-Panipat Railway - British Section’ 15 mile(24km). Both sections opened 1916 funded by Jind State Durbar. Originally worked by EIR , then from 1 Apr 1926 by NWR .
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  gives the following: -
- L/F/8/20/1730 “Jind-Panipat Railway, Contracts and agreements relating to Jind-Panipat Railway: Indenture and agreement for construction and working of the railway; 1924”
- "Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta; page 61 pdf 69; Retrieved 17 Sept 2020
- US Archive .org pdf download of ‘History Of Indian Railways, constructed and in progress’, 31 March 1937 by ‘The Government of India - Railway Department’ page 162, pdf 201; Retrieved 17 Sept 2020
- “British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue” - Search; Retrieved 24 Jan 2016