Shahdara-Saharanpur Light Railway

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Shahdara-Saharanpur Light Railway
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Line of route
Shahdara to Saharanpur
Gauge / mileage
2' 6" NG 93 miles (1943)
1907 Line opened to traffic
1970 Closed; later re-opened after conversion to broad gauge
Key locations
Presidency Bengal
Stations Shahdara, Saharanpur
System agency
Worked by Martin's Light Railways
1970 Taken over by Indian Railways
How to interpret this infobox

The Shahdara-Saharanpur Light Railway (SSLR) was a 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG) privately owned railway with a length of line of 92 miles when completed in 1907. The Shahdara(Delhi)-Saharanpur Light Railway Company had been formed in 1905. [1]

The line, which ran north from Shahdara, one of the north-eastern suburbs of Delhi, to Saharanpur, a junction on the Meerut to Umballa section of the North Western Railway with the Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway. The SSLR was distinguished as the first and only narrow gauge line to originate from Delhi. The SSLR was one of several small narrow gauge concerns owned and worked by Martin's Light Railways, a management company based in Calcutta.

According to IRFCA, the line closed in 1970 but was later taken over by Indian Railways, the line being converted to broad gauge and re-opened to traffic.

External links

"Martin's Light Railways" Wikipedia.
"Non-IR Railways in India" Indian Railways Fan Club.
"History of Railway construction" Indian Railways Service of Engineers [see "Martin & Co" in table].

Further Information

See page Martin's Light Railways