East Coast State Railway

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The East Coast State Railway (ECSR) was a guaranteed company formed in 1890 to undertake the running of the line built between Bhopal, Gwalior and Cawnpore.


The ECSR opened the line from Cuttack via Khurda Road to Puri in 1893, having a comparatively brief existence before being divided.

The Southern part of ECSR was transferred to the Madras Railway(MR) in 1901; subsequently renamed Madras (North-East) Railway, becoming part of Madras and Southern Mahratta Railway(M&SMR) in 1908.

The other part of ECSR was absorbed by the Bengal-Nagpur Railway in 1902.


Unfortunately, there are no ECSR Staff appointments held in the India Office Records at the British Library.