Pachora-Jamner Light Railway

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The Pachora-Jamner Light Railway, was sanctioned for construction by the Pachora-Jamner Railway Company in 1915 to link Pachora to Jamner, a length of 34 miles( km) with a 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG) railway [1]. The line opened in 1918-19.

The line was owned by Central Provinces Railway Co Ltd; worked by Great Indian Peninsula Railway(GIPR). The GIPR came under Government of India(GoI) management from 1925.

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/8/19/1454 “Pachora-Jamner Railway Company Limited, Contract for construction and working of a railway from Pachora to Jamner; 1919"
  • L/F/8/20/1601 “Great Indian Peninsula Railway Company, Draft contract as to working and maintenance of a railway from Pachora to Jamner; 1921"

Further Information

See Central Provinces Railway Co Ltd and Great Indian Peninsula Railway

References

  1. " Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta; page 80; Retrieved 26 Jan 1916
  2. “British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue” - Search; Retrieved Jan 2016