Indian Railway History

The following are articles, original material, and extracts of historical interest, contributed by IRFCA members, or collected from various archives of historical material relating to railways in India.

For a chronological account of the development of railways in India, see the IR history FAQ.

Articles on Railway History

The following texts are from the UK Law Commission's publication on statute law revision to repeal British laws related to railways in India. They contain much information on the legal frameworks for the early railways operating in India.

Historical Archives - Extracts (Chronological)

Unless otherwise noted these extracts have been selected and edited by Prof. R Sivaramakrishnan.