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Dholpur–Sarmathura Railway

Dholpur–Sarmathura Railway is a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow-gauge railway in Dholpur. It was built by Dholpur State during British India. The route length from Sarmathura to Dholpur is 72 km and from Dholpur to Tantpur is 60 km.

Dholpur–Sarmathura Railway
A narrow gauge diesel locomotive
Narrow gauge train in Bari
Overview
Locale Dholpur, Rajasthan, India
Termini Dholpur Junction railway station
Operation
Opened 1908
Owner Indian Railways
Operator(s) Northern Central Railway
Technical
Line length 72.6 km (45.1 mi)
Track gauge 2 ft 6 in (762 mm)

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HistoryEdit

Dholpur–Sarmathura Railway was sanctioned by the then Maharaja Ram Singh of the Dholpur State on December 14, 1905 and formally opened in February 1908.

The rail initially used steam locomotives, but later diesel locomotives are used.[1]

Conversion to broad gaugeEdit

The railway is under gauge conversion to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge. There is also a plan to connect the railway to Gangapur via Karauli.[2]

 
Narrow Gauge Ticket
 
Narrow Gauge
 
Steam Engine Narrow Gauge Train

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