Rajputana State Railway

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Rajputana State Railway(RSR)


The Rajputana State Railway was formed by the joining of the Rajputana - Agra District Railway and the Rajputana - Delhi District Railway. The line was metre gauge(MG) and the initial construction started in 1873. Delhi was linked to Agra via Alwar and Bandikui in 1874. [1]

In 1875, the line had extended as far as Ajmer with the aim to reach Ahmadabad and to connect to the Broad Gauge (BG) of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway(BB&CIR).

In 1879, the RSR was again authorised to build new lines in metre gauge.

In 1881-82, the Rajputana-Malwa State Railway (RMSR) was created amalgamating, under single management, existing State Railways:-

All these State railways were worked by Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway(BB&CIR)


An on-line search of the India Office Records (IOR) records held at the British Library relating to this railway [2] gives the following:-

  • V/24/3587; “India. Public Works Department: Administration report of the Rajputana State Railway, 1871/72-1874/75”
  • R/V/24/3590; "Public Works Department: Railways" which includes "Administration report on the Rajputana State Railway, 1878/79”

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