Mysore Junction railway station

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Mysuru Junction
Premium train Express train and Passenger train station
Railway Offices, Mysore.jpg
Railway Offices, Mysore
LocationMysore, Mysore District, Karnataka
India
Coordinates12°18′59″N 76°38′43″E / 12.3163°N 76.6454°E / 12.3163; 76.6454
Elevation760 m (2,490 ft)
Owned byIndian Railways
Operated by(SWR)
Line(s)Mysore-Bangalore railway line
Mysore-Chamarajanagar branch line
Platforms6
Construction
Structure typeStandard (on ground station)
ParkingYes
Other information
StatusFunctioning
Station codeMYS
Zone(s) South Western Railway zone
Division(s) Mysore
History
Opened1870; 149 years ago (1870)
ElectrifiedYes
Location
Mysuru Junction is located in India
Mysuru Junction
Mysuru Junction
Location within India
Mysuru Junction is located in Karnataka
Mysuru Junction
Mysuru Junction
Mysuru Junction (Karnataka)

Mysore railway station is a station on Mysore-Bangalore railway line serving the city of Mysore, Karnataka, India. Previously Mysore was connected to Bangalore by a single line meter gauge. It was later converted into non-electrified broad-gauge line, which has now been converted to double line electrified broad gauge.

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Railway museum[edit]

Close to the railway station is a museum which has exhibits of vintage locomotives. It was established in 1979 by the Indian Railways, and the second such museum after the one in Delhi. One of the exhibits is the Maharani Saloon Carriage, with a kitchen and royal toilet, dating back to 1899, belonging to the Mysore Royal family. Wooden doors and pillars of the old Srirangapatna Railway Station are also on display. Other exhibits include a 1925 Austin rail motor car, 1900 built WG Bagnall 1625, a Surrey Iron Railway (SIR) Class E 37244 4-4-4T Locomotive built in 1920 by the North British Locomotive Co, a Southern Railway Class TS/1 37338 2-6-2T built by WG Bagnall for the Mysore Railways in 1932, etc.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Rao, Bindu Gopal (26 August 2014). "Reliving journeys of a bygone era" (Bangalore). Deccan Herald. Retrieved 16 January 2015.

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