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Another important line was Yeshvantpur-Hindupur which was opened for traffic in 1892-93.  
 
Another important line was Yeshvantpur-Hindupur which was opened for traffic in 1892-93.  
  
But in 1911-12 the Mysore Government decided the formation of the State Railway Construction Department and it was put under the control of [[E. A. S. Bell]], Engineer in chief.  
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But in 1911-12 the Mysore Government decided the formation of the State Railway Construction Department and it was put under the control of [[Ernest Albert Seymour Bell]], Engineer in chief.  
  
 
On 1 October 1919, the [[Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway]] company handed over to the Mysore Durbar the metre gauge sections of Bangalore-Mysore-Nanjangud and Birur-Shimoga.  
 
On 1 October 1919, the [[Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway]] company handed over to the Mysore Durbar the metre gauge sections of Bangalore-Mysore-Nanjangud and Birur-Shimoga.  

Latest revision as of 05:58, 9 March 2015

The Mysore State Railway (1879- ) was the first state-owned railway department established when the entire rail network in India was owned by private companies.

In 1879, the Madras Railway Company Constructed a railway line from Madras Royapuram to Bangalore city. At that time, Maharaja of Mysore established a separate railway organization to carryout extension from Bangalore to Mysore. This establishment came to be known as Mysore State Railway.

Mysore-Nanjangud of 25.51 km was opened for traffic in 1891.

Birur-Shimoga section of 60.74 km was opened for traffic in 1899.

Another important line was Yeshvantpur-Hindupur which was opened for traffic in 1892-93.

But in 1911-12 the Mysore Government decided the formation of the State Railway Construction Department and it was put under the control of Ernest Albert Seymour Bell, Engineer in chief.

On 1 October 1919, the Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway company handed over to the Mysore Durbar the metre gauge sections of Bangalore-Mysore-Nanjangud and Birur-Shimoga.

1951 April 14th. Merged with Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway to form the Southern Railway.

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