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South Indian Railway Company

The South Indian Railway Company operated a number of 1,000 mm (3 ft3+38 in) gauge lines in South India from 1874 to 1951.

South Indian Railway Company
Overview
HeadquartersYork Street, Westminster, London, UKGBI (R. O.)
Trichinopoly, Madras Presidency, British Raj (Operations)
Reporting markSIR
LocaleMadras Presidency
Dates of operation1 July 1874 (1874-07-01)–13 April 1951 (1951-04-13)
(76 years, 9 months and 13 days)
PredecessorGreat Southern Railway of India
Carnatic Railway
SuccessorSouthern Railway zone
Technical
Previous gauge1,000 mm (3 ft3+38 in)

Contents

The Great Southern of India Railway Company was established with its headquarters in England in 1853. The Carnatic Railway Company was founded in 1869. The two companies merged in 1874 to form the South Indian Railway Company. The new firm was registered in London in 1890 with Trichinopoly as its headquarters. In 1891, the Pondicherry Railway Company (incorporated in 1845) merged with the South Indian Railway Company. The company moved its headquarters later to, Chennai Central. The company operated a suburban electric train service for Madras city from May 1931 onwards. The South Indian Railway Company was nationalized in 1944. On 1 April 1951, the South Indian Railway Company, the Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway Company and the Mysore Railway Company were merged to form the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways.

The railway lines were converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge in the 1990s[citation needed].

Notes

  1. South Indian Railway Company 2015, Chapter 1.
  2. "Indian Tramway Limited". Herepath's Railway and Commercial Journal. 32 (1595): 3. 1 January 1870.
  3. Report on the Administration of the Madras Presidency During the Year 1875-76. Government Press. 1877. p. 260.

Bibliography

  • South Indian Railway Company (2004) [1st pub. (1926) Madras: Offices of the SIRC]. Illustrated guide to the South Indian Railway (Incorporated in England): including the Tanjore District Board, Pondicherry, Peralam-Karaikkal, Travancore State, Cochin State, Coimbatore District Board, Tinnevelly-Tiruchendur, and the Nilgiri Railways. New Delhi: Asian Educational Services. ISBN 8120618890.
  • South Indian Railway Company (2015) [1st pub. (1900) Madras: Higginbotham & Co]. The Illustrated Guide to the South Indian Railway. Stroud, Gloucestershire, England: Amberley Publishing. ISBN 9781445650814.
  • Subramhanyan, S (2010). Marvels of the South Indian Railway: 1859 - 1951. Tiruchchirappalli: Railway Heritage Centre, Southern Railway, Tiruchchirappally Division. ISBN 9788192146607.

South Indian Railway Company
South Indian Railway Company Language Watch Edit The South Indian Railway Company operated a number of 1 000 mm 3 ft 3 3 8 in gauge lines 1 in South India from 1874 to 1951 South Indian Railway CompanyOverviewHeadquartersYork Street Westminster London UKGBI R O Trichinopoly Madras Presidency British Raj Operations Reporting markSIRLocaleMadras PresidencyDates of operation1 July 1874 1874 07 01 13 April 1951 1951 04 13 76 years 9 months and 13 days PredecessorGreat Southern Railway of India Carnatic RailwaySuccessorSouthern Railway zoneTechnicalPrevious gauge1 000 mm 3 ft 3 3 8 in Contents 1 History 2 Conversion to broad gauge 3 See also 4 References 4 1 Notes 4 2 Bibliography 5 External linksHistory EditThe Great Southern of India Railway Company was established with its headquarters in England in 1853 The Carnatic Railway Company was founded in 1869 2 The two companies merged in 1874 to form the South Indian Railway Company 3 The new firm was registered in London in 1890 with Trichinopoly as its headquarters In 1891 the Pondicherry Railway Company incorporated in 1845 2 merged with the South Indian Railway Company The company moved its headquarters later to Chennai Central The company operated a suburban electric train service for Madras city from May 1931 onwards The South Indian Railway Company was nationalized in 1944 On 1 April 1951 the South Indian Railway Company the Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway Company and the Mysore Railway Company were merged to form the Southern Railway zone of the Indian Railways Opening of the South Indian Railway between Tuticorin and Madura by Madras Presidency Natives waiting to see the Prince in 1876 An up country railway stationConversion to broad gauge EditThe railway lines were converted to 1 676 mm 5 ft 6 in broad gauge in the 1990s citation needed See also Edit1928 South Indian Railway Strike Southern Railway zoneReferences EditNotes Edit South Indian Railway Company 2015 Chapter 1 a b Indian Tramway Limited Herepath s Railway and Commercial Journal 32 1595 3 1 January 1870 Report on the Administration of the Madras Presidency During the Year 1875 76 Government Press 1877 p 260 Bibliography Edit South Indian Railway Company 2004 1st pub 1926 Madras Offices of the SIRC Illustrated guide to the South Indian Railway Incorporated in England including the Tanjore District Board Pondicherry Peralam Karaikkal Travancore State Cochin State Coimbatore District Board Tinnevelly Tiruchendur and the Nilgiri Railways New Delhi Asian Educational Services ISBN 8120618890 South Indian Railway Company 2015 1st pub 1900 Madras Higginbotham amp Co The Illustrated Guide to the South Indian Railway Stroud Gloucestershire England Amberley Publishing ISBN 9781445650814 Subramhanyan S 2010 Marvels of the South Indian Railway 1859 1951 Tiruchchirappalli Railway Heritage Centre Southern Railway Tiruchchirappally Division ISBN 9788192146607 External links Edit Retrieved from https en wikipedia org w index php title South Indian Railway Company amp oldid 1023109253, wikipedia, wiki, book,

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