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List of abandoned/non-functional railway lines  
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Oct 05 2019 (01:05)

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Yash M^~
List of abandoned/non-functional railway lines

Oct 05 2019 (00:44)
Blog Post# 4448587-10     
TheMadrasMail^~   Added by: Yash M^~  Oct 05 2019 (01:05)
This is going to be a long post - I'll try to spread it over 2-3 posts.
State-wise list of abandoned/non-functional lines (Going South to North - Some states really do not have any notable abandoned lines, in those cases, I've highlighted some small bypass lines that were abandoned).
Kerala -
Meter gauge - Cochin State Forest Tramway - Thrissur-Parambikulam (dismantled)
gauge and Mono-rail - Kundale valley railway (near Munnar, Kerala) - Washed away in floods.
Tamilnadu -
2'6" narrow gauge - Morappur-Dharmapuri - Dismantled. Line originally extended to Hosur. Dharmapuri-Hosur is now a BG line.
2'6" Narrow gauge - Tirupattur-Krishnagiri - Dismantled
2'0" Narrow gauge - Kulasekharapatnam light railway - Tiruchendur to Kulasekharapatnam/Tissianvilai - Dismantled
Meter gauge - Rameswaram-Dhanushkodi (dismantled) Pamban- Dhanushkodi (washed away in a cyclone in 1964)
Karnataka -
2'0" Narrow gauge - Tarikere-Narasimharajapura tramway - Dismantled.
2'0" Narrow gauge - Tadasa-Hebbe tramway - Dismantled
Ex-Andhra Pradesh (including Telangana) - No real major abandoned railway in both states, so combining them
Broad gauge - Tsunduru-Vejandla chord line (dismantled)
Meter gauge - Macherla - Nagarjuna sagar dam construction line (dismantled)
unknown gauge - Godavari river tramway - Operated on the East bank of the Godavari river, near Bhadrachalam. Dismantled in the 1800's.
Maharashtra -
Meter gauge - Chinchwad-Mulshi and Mulshi-Kolad/Roha construction railway used by Tata Power for constructing and maintaining the Mulshi dam. Dismantled now.
2'6" narrow gauge - Darwha-Pusad - Branch line on the Murtizapur-Yavatmal Shakuntala railway (dismantled)

Oct 05 2019 (02:16)
Blog Post# 4448587-16     
TheMadrasMail^~   Added by: Yash M^~  Oct 06 2019 (19:08)
Part 2 -
Odisha -
2'0" narrow gauge - Balasore-Nilgiri tramway - Used for the Granite mines at Nilgiri (not sure if it has been converted to BG)
Madhya Pradesh -
Broad gauge -
Gadarvara-Mohpani - Served the Coal mines at Mohpani and also had passenger traffic (dismantled)
2'6" narrow gauge - Saongi-Ramrama - branch line on the Balaghat-Katangi route (dismantled)
2'6" narrow gauge - Rohna-Kachchidhana - branch line on the Nagpur-Chinndwara narrow gauge line (dismantled)
2'0" - Ujjain-Agar narrow gauge railway (dismantled)
Gujarat -
I am not sure about some of these lines. They are shown as 'closed for Gauge conversion' on the IRI map, but looks like some of them have been shut down permanently
2'6" narrow gauge - Dabhoi-Chandod, chhuchhapura-Tankhala - (closed/GC)
2'6" narrow gauge - Joravarnagar-Sayla tramway (dismantled)
2'6" narrow gauge - Bhavnagar state tramway (dismantled/abandoned)
2'6" narrow gauge - Godhra-Lunawada (dismantled)
Meter gauge - Hadmatiya-Jodiya - (Not sure if it has been converted)
Meter gauge - Jamnagar-Bedi Bandar/Rosi - Connection to the port from Jamnagar. Abandoned after GC.
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