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Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway

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1855 The Bombay, Baroda, and Central India Railway (BB&CI) was a company incorporated to construct a railway line between Bombay and Vadodara in India.

1860 Received Government Guarantee[1]

1864 The Bombay-Surat-Baroda-Ahmedabad route was completed. Total mileage=306.

1867 The first suburban railway in India was started by BB&CI, operating between Virar and Colaba, a station in Bombay Backbay.

1868 John Pitt Kennedy, Consulting Engineer; Francis Mathew, Chief Resident Engineer.[2]

1875 430 miles in operation

1885 461 miles in operation

1905 December 31st Ownership of the BBCIR passed to the Government of India and a new company formed to manage the BBCIR under a contract agreed in 1907 and revised in 1913.

Management of the BBCIR passed to the Government of India on 1 January 1942.

1952 The Kanpur-Achnera section became part of the North Eastern Railway

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] Indian Railway History.
  2. 1868 Bradshaw's Railway Manual