Patri Branch Line

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Patri Branch Line also described as the Patri Railway was a broad gauge(BG) branch line, opened 1873 of a line length of 22 miles(35km) from Viramgam to Kharaghoda[1]

Operated as a branch of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway Bombay-Ahmadabad BB&CIR Main Line.

At Kharaghoda the BB&CIR laid sidings on behalf of the ‘Bombay Salt Department’ and leased locomotives, wagons and personel to operate the Kharaghoda Salt Works Railway each year during the salt collection period normally from early April to mid May or the beginning of June Works’ [2].


Further Information

See Bombay, Baroda & Central India Railway Network - Lines owned and worked

References

  1. “Administration Report on Railways 1918” Page 13 (pdf 22) ; Retrieved 4 Nov 2016
  2. “Industrial Railways and Locomotives of India and South Asia” compliled by Simon Darvill. Published by ‘The Industrial Railway Society’ 2013. ISBN 978 1 901556 82-7. Available at http://irsshop.co.uk/India. Reference: Entry GJ39 page 156-157