Railway Network Sizes From The 19th Century

Data is represented for 1891 and 1895. Columns marked with '--' indicates that either the railway ceased operations or was made part of a state railway.

There is also a list of current MG routes, list of present day NG routes andd a list of NG routes of 1948.

Railway Network Sizes in 1891 and 1895

Railways Size (track kilometers)
1891 1895
GUARANTEED COMPANIES
Madras 1,342 1,342
South Indian 1,441
Great Indian Peninsula 2,060 2,059
Bombay, Baroda, and Central India 737 833
ASSISTED COMPANIES
Delhi-Umballa-Kalka 259 259
Bengal North-western 641  
Deoghur 8 8
Tarakeshwar 35 35
Assam 124 124
Darjeeling-Himalayan 81 81
Rohilkhand-Knmaon 88 87
Pondicherry 13 13
Thatone-Duyinzick 13 -
West of India, Portuguese 82 52
Bengal Dooars - 58
STATE LINES
East Indian 2,440 2,720
North Western 3,683 3,963
Rajputana-Malwa 2,678 2,889
Eastern Bengal 1,241 1,302
Dhond-Manmad 232 232
Wardha Coal 72 72
Southern Mahratta 2,168 2,485
Bengal Central 200 200
Indian Midland 1,083 1,384
Bengal-Nagpur 1,331 1,377
Patna-Gya 91 -
Oudh and Rohilkhand 1,109 1,275
Burma 984 1,334
Bezvada Extension 35 33
Bhopal-Itársi 21 21
Nalhati 43
South Indian 1,753
Bengal and North Western - 1,209
Tirhoot 539 -
Amritsar-Pathankot 105 -
Jorhat 45 45
Lucknow-Sitapur-Sihramau 316 370
Bareilly-Pilibheet
Cherra-Company-Ganj 13 -
Villupuram-Tiruvanamalai 69 -
Villupuram-Nellore 133 -
Hyderabad-Umarkot - 94
Calcutta Port Commissioners' - 14
East Coast - 683
Assam Bengal - 208
NATIVE STATES
Bhopal 70 70
Bhavnagar-Gondal 526 608
Gaekwa of Baroda 115 115
Jodhpore 397 512
Jodhpore-Bickancer 70 70
Khamgaon 13 13
Amraoti 10 10
The Nizam's 526 531
Rajpura-Bhatinda 173 173
Wadhwán-Morvi 150 150
Gaekwar's Mahsana-Vadnagar 148 148
Jammu and Kashmir 25 25
Gaekwar's Petlad 21 21
Kolhapur 46 -
Cooch Behar - 35
Kolar - 16
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