Kasur-Lodhran Railway

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The Kasur-Lodhran Railway was completed in 1909/10 by the Southern Punjab Railway (SPR) as part of the Sutlej Valley Railway irrigation project. The line linked Kasur to Lodhran, a length of 208 miles(332km), where it connected to the SPR mainline to Karachi.

‘However from 1914 onwards, owing to the First World War, which caused financial strigencyt, developments of railways stagnated....in order to meet the necessities of the military authorities the Sutlej Valley Railway, from Kasur to Lodhran, with 208 miles of track, was dismantled in 1917. ‘However from 1914 onwards, owing to the First World War, which caused financial strigencyt, developments of railways stagnated....in order to meet the necessities of the military authorities the Sutlej Valley Railway, from Kasur to Lodhran, with 208 miles of track, was dismantled in 1917.’[1]

Records

An on-line search of the India Office Records (IOR) records held at the British Library relating to this railway [2] gives the following:-

  • L/F/8/17/1223; “Southern Punjab Railway Company Limited, Contract as to extension of railway from Kasur to Lodhran”; 24 Jun 1909

References

  1. Google Books "Punjab, the Crucial Decade (1911-1920)" by Subash Chander Sharma; page 81; Retrieved 8 Apr 2016
  2. “British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue” - Search; Retrieved 8 Apr 2016