Karnataka

KARNATAKA

Associated Cement Co
Shahabad Works   86 A2
Gauge: BG

			4wDH			Telco		007
			4wDH			Telco		008
			4wDH			Telco		009			(a)
			4wDH			Telco		100
			4wDH			Telco		197
			4wDH			SAN		138		1978

(a) Shahabad New Works

Wadi Works   86 B2
Gauge: BG

			4wDH			Telco		074
			4wDH			SAN		208		1981


Bagalkot Cement Co, Bagalkot
Gauge: 2'0"
			        D		Brookv
			        D		Brookv

Gauge: MG

			4wDM			OK		25850		1957
			4wDM			OK		25851		1957


Kanartaka Power Corporation Ltd
Dandoli Site
Gauge: 2'0"

			4wDM			SAN		99		1977

Gauge: MG

			4wDM			SAN		132		1978

Gauge: 3'6"

			4wDM			SAN		102		1977


Raichur Site
Gauge: BG

			4wDM			SAN		409		1989
			4wDM			SAN		419		1990
			4wDM			SAN		485		1995		


Mangalore Chemicals and Fertilizers Ltd, Mangalore  90 C2
Gauge: BG

			4wDM			SAN		171		1979


Mysore Cements, Ammasandra
Gauge: MG

			0-4-0DH			Telco		086


Mysore Gold Mines, Kolar Goldfields, Kolar   92 C6

Of the 1% of world total of gold that India produces, 99% of that comes from the KGF. The KGF are situated 60 miles from 
Bangalore and 10 miles from Bangrapet.

Ancient workings around KGF are found up to depths of 300 feet. Early workings used fires lit against rock faces, which when
hot enough drained water from the rock and the rock disintegrated. In Coromandal mine (now part of Nundydroog mine) there 
are still ancient workings at 200 feet.

In the 18th century, Tipu Sultan tried to work the KGF but failed. Locals still tried to extract gold but a series of 
accidents led to laws being passed to prohibit underground working in 1859.

The first authentic record of gold in the KGF was a report in the Asiatic Journal in 1804 by Lt John Warren of HM 33rd 
Regiment. Whilst demarcating the Mysore boundary in 1802, he heard rumours of the discovery of gold at Marrikuppam and 
Oorgaum. He prospected the area but found nothing.i

Gauge: 2'0"

			4wBE		     	GB	     	1363	  	1934	(a)
               		4wBE		     	GB	     	1509		1937	(a)
               		4wBE	          	GB	     	1510	       	1937	(a)
			4wDM			RH		256805		1948	(a)
			4wDM			RH		256806		1948	(a)
			4wDM			RH		256807		1948	(a)
			4wDM			RH		256808		1948	(a)
			0-4-0D			HE	     	4023	        1949 	(b)
               		0-4-0D			HE	     	4024	        1949 	(b)
               		4wBE		     	GB	     	2456	        1954 	(a)
               		4wBE		     	GB	     	2457	        1954 	(a)
               		4wBE		     	GB	   	2458	  	1954 	(a)
               		4wBE	     		GB	   	2502	  	1954 	(c)
               		4wBE		     	GB	   	2503     	1954 	(c)
              		4wBE		     	GB	   	2504	  	1954 	(c)
              		4wBE		     	GB	   	2968	  	1959 	(d)
               		4wBE		     	GB	   	2969	  	1959 	(d)
               		4wBE		     	GB	   	2970	  	1959 	(d)
               		4wBE		     	GB	   	2990	  	1960 	(d)
               		4wBE    		GB	   	2992	  	1960 	(d)
               		4wBE		     	GB	   	2993	  	1960 	(d)
               		4wBE		     	GB	   	2994	  	1960 	(d)
               		4wBE		     	GB	   	6016	  	1960 	(e)
               		4wBE		     	GB	   	6103	  	1964 	(d)
               		4wBE		     	GB	   	6104	  	1964 	(d)
              		4wBE		     	GB	   	6105	  	1964 	(d)
               		4wBE		     	GB	   	6106	  	1964 	(d)
			4wDH			SAN		164		1979

(a) supplied to Nundydroog Mines Ltd, Mysore
(b) supplied to Kolar Gold Mining, Kolar
(c) supplied to Kolar Gold Fields
(d) supplied to Government of Mysore, Kolar Gold Mining Undertakings, Nundydroog Mines

Gauge: 2'0 1/2 "

              		4wBE		   	GB	   	1290	  	1932 	(a)
               		4wBE		   	GB	   	1291	  	1932 	(a)
               		4wBE		    	GB	   	1292	  	1932 	(a)
               		4wBE		    	GB	   	1352	  	1932 	(a)
               		4wBE		    	GB	   	2346	  	1950 	(a)
               		4wBE		    	GB	   	2347	  	1950 	(a)
               		4wBE		    	GB	   	2348	  	1950 	(a)

(a) supplied to Mysore Gold Mining Co

Gauge: 2'6"

			4wDM			RH		280858		1949   	(a)
			4wDM			RH		280859		1949   	(a)
			4wDM			RH		421434		1959	(b)

(a) supplied to Champion Reef/Doreguin joint operation
(b) supplied to Kolar Gold Mining Undertakings

Gauge: MG

			
			0-6-0			SS		2521		1875   	(a,b)
			0-6-0T			K		T259		1891	(c)
CURZON			0-6-0T			HC		693		1904   	(b)
			4wWE		     	(WB			  	1910 	(b)
					     	(Siemens
               		4wWE		     	(WB			  	1910 	(b)
                              			(Siemens

(a) ex SIR A class, No 66. Acquired 1900
(b) supplied to Mysore Gold Mining Co. Painted light green.
(c) Supplied by Tata Power Co Ltd


Mysore Manganese, Shimoga   91 E4
Gauge: 2'0"

			0-6-0T			OK		2658		1907
			0-6-0T			OK		2659		1907


Mysore Paper, Bhadaravati   91 E4
Gauge: MG

			4wDH			Telco 		202


Mysore Sugar Co Ltd
Bangalore Works  92 A6
Gauge: MG
		
			0-4-0PM			JF	  	20157	  	1933
No.2			0-4-0PM			JF      	20603	  	1934
No.2			0-4-0PM			JF      	21087	  	1936

Mandya Works
Gauge: MG

			4wDH			SAN		340		1985


Rajashree Cement Ltd, Malkhed
Gauge: BG

			4wDH			SAN		310		1984
			4wDH			SAN		312		1984
			Bo-BoDH			SAN		481		1995
			0-6-0DH			SAN		487		1995


Sandur Manganese & Iron Ltd    91 G1

Sandur Iron and Manganese started as a private limited company in 1953 by Shri Y H Ghorpade when he took over the 
governments mining lease of 29 square miles. A foreign company called GSM from 1907 to 1953 formerly held this lease.

A second hand electric reduction furnace (from Italy) was installed at Vyasanakere on the banks of the Tunghadbarha River 
near Hospet. A metal and ferro-alloy plant was opened here on 20/02/1969.

Manganese was first discovered around Sandur in 1838 by a Captain Newbold. The first prospecting licence was granted in 1906.
 It is reputed for its low sulphur content. During 1968 2.1 lakhs of ore was produced. About 1.7 lakh of this was exported. 
The iron ore is from 62-66% iron. In 1969-70 about 1 lakh tonnes were produced each year.

The mining area has an integrated system of internal transport by diesel locomotive, self-acting inclines and ropeways. 
The labour force is c.3000.ii

Gauge: 2'0"

			4wDM			RH		7002/097/1	1967	(a)
			4wDM			RH		7002/097/2	1967	(a)
			4wDM			RH		7002/097/3	1967	(a)

(a) via Greaves Cotton


Shahabad Cement   86 A2
Gauge: 2'6"

			0-4-0T			Hens		23795		1937


Tharpar Intrafor of India Ltd, Kulgi
Gauge: 2'0"

			4wDM			SAN		13		1974
			4wDM			SAN		14		1974
			4wDM			SAN		16		1974
			4wDM			SAN		19		1974
			4wDM			SAN		31		1975
			4wDM			SAN		32		1976
			4wDM			SAN		58		1975
			4wDM			SAN		61		1976
			4wDM			SAN		88		1976

Gauge: 3'6"

			4wDM			SAN		29		1975
			4wDM			SAN		31		1975
			4wDM			SAN		36		1975
			4wDM			SAN		37		1975
			4wDM			SAN		39		1975
			4wDM			SAN		40		1975


TB Steel Products Ltd

This site also has diesel locomotives - identities unknown. iii (Is this site Sandur Iron & Manganese??)

Gauge: 2'0"

			4wVBGT			S		7835		1929	(a)

(a) Supplied for use on Cauvery Mettur project. Later to Tungabhadra Dam project. In use at this site in 1967.iv


Vasavadatta Cements, Gulbarga
Gauge: BG

			4wDH			SAN		343		1985
			4wDH			SAN		344		1985


West Coast Paper, Dandeli    84 D6
Gauge: MG

			4wDH			Telco		003			(1)
			4wDH			Telco		004			(2)
			4wDH			SAN		339		1985

(1) Later rebuilt as Telco 029 and sold to Indian Oil, Barauni
(2) Later rebuilt as Telco 031 and sold to Okha Port

i Mysoe State Gazetteer - Kolar District 1968, p 183-201
ii Mysore State Gazetteer
iii IRS 109/4
iv IRS 109/4



Material provided by Simon Darvill. Copyright (c) 2000-2004, Simon Darvill
Note: This site is not officially affiliated with Indian Railways! The official web site of Indian Railways is: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in
Site contact: webmaster@irfca.org
Copyright © 2010, IRFCA.org. About IRFCA  Contact Us  Search this site  Site Map  Links   Acknowledgements  Legal Information & Disclaimers