Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway

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Map of the Madras and South Mahratta Railway lines

The Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway was a railway company that operated in southern India. It was founded on the 1st of January 1908 by merging the Madras Railway and the Southern Mahratta Railway.[1][2]

Beypore Railway Station at Chaliyam, Malabar District, which, for a short period, was the western terminus of Madras Railway

Initially, its headquarters was at Royapuram in Madras but was later shifted to a newly constructed building at Egmore, which was inaugurated on the 11th of December 1922. On the 1st of April 1944, its management was taken over directly by the Government of India.[3] On the 14th of April 1951, the Madras and South Mahratta Railway, the South Indian Railway and the Mysore State Railway were merged to form the Southern Railway, one of the 16 zones of the Indian Railways.[3]


  1. ^ "Railways". The Cambridge Economic History of India, Vol 2, page 755. Orient Longmans Private Limited. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  2. ^ "Third oldest railway station in country set to turn 156". Indian Railways Turn Around News. Retrieved 2013-02-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Chapter 1 - Evolution of Indian Railways-Historical Background". Ministry of Railways website.