Ludhiana-Dhuri-Jakhal Railway

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Ludhiana-Dhuri-Jakhal Railway
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Line of route
Ludhiana to Jakhal
Gauge / mileage
Broad gauge 79 miles (1905)
Timeline
Key locations
Presidency Bengal
Stations Dhuri
System agency
Worked by North Western Railway
How to interpret this infobox

The Ludhiana-Dhuri-Jakhal Railway was a broad gauge(BG) line that provided a "cut-off" between the important junction of Ludhiana and Jakhal, on the Southern Punjab route to Delhi.

The line opened in 1901 and was managed, maintained and worked by North Western Railway (NWR) under an Agreement with the Princely Maler Kotla State Durbar and the Jhind State Durbars. [1]

In 1908 a Contract defining the position of the Ludhiana-Dhuri-Jakhal State Railway in relation to the Southern Punjab Railway(SPR) was drawn up, this concerns SPR traffic running on this line which was operated by NWR [2].

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 [2] gives the following: -

  • L/F/8/16/1191 “Southern Punjab Railway Company Limited, Contract defining the position of the Ludhiana-Dhuri-Jakhal State Railway in relation to the Southern Punjab Railway; 1908"

References