Mysore-Nanjangud Railway

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Mysore-Nanjangud Railway
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Line of route
Mysore to Nanjangud
Gauge / mileage
Metre gauge 16 miles (1905)
1891 Opened to traffic
Key locations
Presidency Madras
Stations Mysore, Nanjangud
System agency
1891 Worked by Southern Mahratta Railway
1907 Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway
1919 Mysore State Railway
How to interpret this infobox

The Mysore-Nanjangud Railway was a short metre gauge(MG) line that extended the Mysore State Railway(MSR) mainline from Mysore to Nanjangud. The railway was owned by the Princely Mysore State Durbar and worked by the MSR [1]. The MSR became the Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway(M&SMR) in 1907, they worked the line until 1919 when the railway was transferred to the M&SMR[2].


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/8/20/1704 “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"