Surat-Bombay Railway

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The Surat-Bombay Railway was the first section of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway Company(BB&CIR) network. In 1855, the company commissioned the first section of 29 mile(46km) of broad gauge(BG) line from Ankleshwar to Utran in Gujarat State on West Coast. The first train ran 1 Jan 1861 and the Bombay-Surat-Baroda-Ahmedabad route was completed by 1865.


An on-line search of the India Office Records (IOR) records held at the British Library relating to this railway [1] gives several entries for the year 1857 which give remarks and opinions from a number of towns and States – Malwa , Broach, Rajputana, Neriad, Gujerat, Baroda, Ratlam. Also

  • Z/E/4/30/G219; “Great Indian Peninsular Railway, Question respecting junction of proposed Surat-Bombay line “


Further Information

See Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway