Western Rajputana State Railway
The ‘Rajputana State Railway’(RSR) had extended their metre gauge(Metre Gauge line) as far as Ajmer in 1875 with the aim to reach Ahmadabad and to connect to the Broad Gauge (BG) of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway(BB&CIR). The RSR further extended their line from Ajmer as far as Beawur, 32 miles(51km) which opened in May 1878,.
The Western Rajputana State Railway was apparently created as a separate State Railway in order to complete the connection from Beawur to Ahmadabad.
Surveys were undertaken by the Railway Branch of the Public Works Department - Railway Branch over the years 1873-75 as the ‘Administration Report’  by Mr James Collet, Engineer-in-Chief, Western Rajputana State Railway, with the following personnel mentioned as being involved in the surveys:-
- Captain Bond, replaced by Mr Jenkinson - Marwar Chord line and the upper portion of the Aboo (Abu) Division
- Mr Parker, assisted by Mr Cloete and Mr Hogarth with Mr Coppin - Sendra Pass Division of the Arawali range
- Mr W W Clarke, assisted by Mr W Scott with input from Lieut Turner R.E.- Sindhpore (Siddhpur) and Ahmedabad Divisions
The ‘India List’ records:-
The following is from the 1879 Report  by Mr A C Cregeen, Engineer-in-Chief, Western Rajputana State Railway, Northern Section:-
the ‘Northern Section’ consisted three divisions Sendra, Godwar and Marwar. Its total length from Beawur to Bhimana where it joins the Southern Section is 148 miles, 18 miles of this length i.e. the portion between Beawur and Raipore was opened for, Traffic on the 11th August 1879.
‘The Western Rajputana Railway, completed in 1879, passed some little distance away, with a metalled (or broken stone) running between the town and the station.’
No other information has been found
It seems most likely that the ‘Western Rajputana State Railway’ was merged into the ‘Rajputana State Railway’, probably upon opening in 1879.
The railway was amalgamated Into the Rajputana-Malwa State Railway(RMSR) which was created in 1881-82, joining under single management, existing State Railways:-
- Rajputana State Railway
- Holkar State Railway
- Scindia-Neemuch Railway
- Neemuch Nasirabad State Railway
All these railways were worked by Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway(BB&CIR), a State Railway.
- “Administration Report on Railways 1918” page 22 (pdf31) ; Retrieved 8 May 2019
- British Library Indian Office Records V/24/3588 No 566 ‘Report from the Engineer-in-Chief, Western Rajputana State Railway, 1875’
- Google Books " India List and India Office List, 1905" page 424 (pdf page 387 ) Retrieved on 23 May 2016
- British Library Indian Office Records V/24/3590 ‘Administration Report of the Western Rajputana State Railway, Northern Section, 1878-79’
- Google Books “Joan in India” by Suzanne Falkiner; Chapter 10 “Portrait of a Princely State in the Nineteenth Century”; Retrieved 15 Apr 2016