Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway

The Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway was a railway company that operated in southern India. It was founded on 1 January 1908 by merging the Madras Railway and the Southern Mahratta Railway.[1][2]

Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway
IndustryRailways
PredecessorMadras Railway, Southern Mahratta Railway
SuccessorSouth Indian Railway
Headquarters
ServicesRail transport

Initially, its headquarters was at Royapuram in Madras but was later shifted to a newly constructed building at Egmore, which was inaugurated on 11 December 1922. On 1 April 1944, its management was taken over directly by the Government of India.[3] On 14 April 1951, the Madras and South Mahratta Railway, the South Indian Railway and the Mysore State Railway were merged to form the Southern Railway, one of the 16 zones of the Indian Railways.[3]

Rolling stock edit

In 1936 the company owned 663 locomotives, 1561 coaches and 15.092 goods wagons.[4]

 
Beypore Railway Station at Chaliyam, Malabar District, which, for a short period, was the western terminus of Madras Railway
 
Map of the Madras and South Mahratta Railway lines

Classification edit

It was labeled as a Class I railway according to Indian Railway Classification System of 1926.[5][6]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Railways. Orient Longmans Private Limited. 2005. ISBN 9788125027317. Retrieved 13 February 2013. {{cite book}}: |work= ignored (help)
  2. ^ "Third oldest railway station in country set to turn 156". Indian Railways Turn Around News. Retrieved 13 February 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Chapter 1 - Evolution of Indian Railways-Historical Background". Ministry of Railways website.
  4. ^ World Survey of Foreign Railways. Transportation Division, Bureau of foreign and domestic commerce, Washington D.C. 1936. p. 216.
  5. ^ "Indian Railway Classification". Retrieved 10 November 2022.
  6. ^ World Survey of Foreign Railways. Transportation Division, Bureau of foreign and domestic commerce, Washington D.C. 1936. pp. 210–219.