Mysore-Bangalore Railway

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Mysore-Bangalore Railway, opened 1881-82 was the original section of Mysore State Railway(MSR) owned by the Princely Mysore State Durbar.

The railway was transferred to the Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway(M&SMR) in 1924 [1]. The M&SMR prior to 1907 being the MSR.


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 [1] gives the following: -

  • L/F/8/20/1704 “Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway Company Limited, Contract as to transfer of Mysore-Nanjangud, Birur-Shimoga and Mysore-Bangalore sections of the Mysore Railway to the Mysore Durbar; 1924"

Further Information

See Mysore State Railway