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The Division serves the southern and central regions of Karnataka which have several places of historical and tourist interest. With the conversion of the Hassan – Mangalore line to Broad gauge, port connectivity to Mangalore Port has been provided to these regions.

Mysore State Railway

1864                            First Railway line between Madras and Bangalore,

1882                            Opening of Mysore-Bangalore Line,

1884-1921                   Chikjajur-Chitradurga,

1891-1926                   Mysore-Chamarajnagar,

1899-1940                   Birur-Talaguppa,

1918                            Mysore-Arsikere,

1921                            Construction of Bangalore-Hubli,

1951                            Evolution of Zonal System,

            Formation of Southern railway with the merger of Madras& Southern Maratha Railway, The Mysore State Railway and The South Indian Railway

1976    Opening of Hassan-Sakalespur Line,

1977    Opening of Subramanya Road-Mangalore Line,

1979    Opening of Sakalespur-Subramanya Road Line,

1981    Bifurcation of Mysore Division

Into Mysore and Bangalore Divisions,

2003    Evolution of New Zonal System

            Formation of South Western Railway on 01.04.2003,

            Mysore Division becomes part of South Western railway.


Mysore Division came into existence in the year 1951 as a part of Southern Railway.   In 1981, the Mysore Division was bifurcated into Mysore and Bangalore Divisions. Mechanical Branch of MYS Division is lead by Sr.DME assisted by One ADEE/Coaching at MYS, One ADME at ASK and One CDO at MYS.

            This Division is presently maintaining 24 Primary rakes and 04 Secondary rakes with total holding of 490 coaches.

            Division is having Ghats Section between SAKLESHPUR & SUBRAMANYA ROAD with a ruling gradient of 1 in 50 for a distance of 55 KMs in Hassan-Mangalore Section.

            Harihar (HRR) is a wagon depot also correlated with coaching activities.

            MNGT (Mysore New Goods terminal) is a major wagon depot in Mysuru Division. ROH activities are being carried out at MNGT for BCN, BOBYN, BRN, BOXN and BLC wagons.

            A-Class ART is stationed at ASK.  

            B-Class ART is stationed at Sakalespur,

            C-class ART stationed at Harihar 

            SPART is stationed at Mysore.

            ARMV scale -1 is stationed at ASK, HRR, SKLR& SMET.




List of Officers in Mysore Division




Contact No

Shri. R. Senthil Kumar

Sr. Divisional Mechanical Engineer/MYS


ShriAaron Kuruppassery

Asst. Divisional Electrical Engineer(Coaching) / MYS


Shri Anil Kumar Pandit

Asst. Divisional Mechanical Engineer / ASK


Shri B.Sasikumar Nair

Asst. Coaching Depot Officer / MYS



Water recycling Plant

The work of “Provision of water conservation and recycling plant at Mysuru” was sanctioned under LAW 2015-16 in Plan head – 64 at a total cost of Rs. 111.05 lakhs.

Work was awarded to M/s. Aqua Tech Enviro Engineering.

Water Re-cycling plant at Mysuru has been commissioned on 8th of August 2017.

Capacity of Water Re-cycling plant: 4 lakh liters per day.

Capacity of GLR tank: 1.5 lakh liters.

At present, around 150 KL of recycled water is utilizing for coach washing and toilet cleaning purpose in a day.


The Mysore Rail Museum was setup in 1979 as the first regional rail museum with an aim to preserve few relics from the era of steam transportation.

Fast forward to 2019-20. The museum has been completely redesigned and refurbished. Museum remained closed for a year during which works were planned and executed in a strict timeline and to high standards. Reconceptualized and renovated rail museum was opened on 14th March 2020. Expanding the geographical reach it is now spread over three acres, the revitalized museum aims at setting a new qualitative benchmark not only in terms of exhibit display and design but also in the matter of variety of its collection and re-imagined landscape. It tells the story of the evolution of Indian Railways by creating a captivating and experiential atmosphere, complementing heritage locomotives and carriages with contemporary art, multimedia, video, and sound.

The galleries in different sections are added and connected visually and spatially by the pathways. A vintage gabled style iconic wayside railway station creates the nostalgia of the bygone era. One can go in for a serious info-gaze into the exhibits, learning about rail-related trivia, or enjoy the ride on toy train which chugs along a circular track, complete with level crossing and a green tunnel. The visitors can explore a section and return to the central plaza for a fresh view from watchtower or stop by for a casual read and coffee or take a peek into the rail coach restaurant.

The museum creates visually stunning spectacles with some outstanding railway behemoths in the background which have been restored painstakingly. It attempts to kindle your interests in the nuances of the Railway world. Souvenir shop offers wide variety of mementos.




IOH of AC & Non-AC coaches (30 Coaches /Month).

PFTR attention for 275/day coaches at MYS station (17 trains).

Primary maintenance for 375 coaches (4 trains/day).

Secondary maintenance for 87 coaches (01 train /day).

Sickline activities.

SPART maintenance.

Central store for coaching materials.

Summary of Primary maintenance

Total No of Primary maintenance trains: 08

Total No rakes: 20 (15 ICF + 05 LHB).

Summary of Secondary maintenance

An average secondary maintenance per day:01 Rake

Total no of rakes: 04 Nos

Total no of coaches: 87 Nos

All the secondary maintenance trains are having OBHS facilities by concerned railways.

Summary of OBHS

OBHS facilities operated by Mysore Division: 06 Trains

Total No of Primary Maintenance trains: 02 Nos 




            Arsikere is the minor coaching depot with a holding of 58 coaches, consisting of 04 rakes of 01 train. All are primarily maintained by ASK. IOH activities are being carried out for ART/ARMV and GSLRD coaches. ‘A’ Class ART is stationed at Arsikere.


IOH of AC/Non-AC coaches (08 Coaches /Month).

 PFTR attention for 20 coaches/day.

Primary maintenance of 12 coaches per day.

Sickline activities.

140 T Crane maintenance.

En-route attention.

Rolling in and rolling out examination.



HAS is an important junction among MYS, ASK, SBC & SKLR.

There is major a oil loading side maintained by M/s HPCL.

Electronic-in-Motion Weighing Bridge is also located here. The Electronic in Motion Weighbridge works as a Secondary Weighbridge to PNMB weighbridge located in Southern Railway.


At HPCL siding on an average of 60 BTPN rakes/month are offered for loading.

PFTR attention for 22 coaches per day.

Rolling in /out examination.

Maintenance of in motion electronic weighbridge.

Any special attention if required for both freight and coaching stock.

Hydrant provision for the watering of 24 coaches.

Locomotive is reversed here for trains coming from MYS and going towards MAJN and vice-versa.



            Shimoga Town is a C&W point located in-between RRB and TLGP Section. Platform turn round attention is being carried out for 51 coaches.  Scale-I ARMV stationed at SMET.


PFTR is carried out of 51 coaches.

Rolling examination.

Maintenance of Scale-I ARMV.



At TLGP station, C&W activities are coming under SSE/C&W/SMET. One Sr. Tech and 02 C&W Helpers are posted. Plat form Turn round attention is being carried out for 60 Coaches.


Three plat form with one common watering line.


PFTR attentions.



            MNGT is an ‘A’ class ROH depot. Six roads are available at this station, all of them meant for reception. Road Nos. 5 & 6 is goods shed lines. Road Nos. 3 & 4 ‘B’ class intensive examination yard nominated for outgoing train examination. Road 6 is being used for loading. 


A class ROH shed.

B class intensive yard.


Rolling in/out examination of freight trains.

Freight examination.

Sick line attention

Ultrasonic testing of released wheels.

ROH attention of BCN, BOBYN, BRN, BOXN and BLC Wagons

Central store activities of wagon materials.




            HRR is having “A” class intensive examination yard and “B” class Sick line. Which is consisting of two lines each is having 5 wagons capacity. At one Sick line, a set of Whiting Jack (05 Nos.) of 25 Ton capacity each is available.


Rolling in/out Examination lights with Rolling Huts are provided in both the directions of all the individual line.

22coaches capacity (530 mtrs) watering provision with Overhead tank having capacity of 45000 ltrs with 6.0 mtrs height.

Intensive examination line connected with welding terminal point.

New sick line and service building 80Mtrs length 50 x 25 mtrs covered shed.

Train service office at Platform No.1.


Rolling in/out examination of all trains

Watering of nominated trains

Yard maintenance

Sick line activities



Weigh Bridge maintenance


JRU is coming under HRR jurisdiction.

Main activities: -

C&W Emergency attention as per the requirement in between JRU-RDG, JRU-HRR and JRU-ASK section.



The section between SKLR-SBHR is opened for rail traffic in the year 1977.  The length of the section is 55 Kms. The section consists of 5 block stations. The ruling gradient of the section is 1 in 50. 8 degree curves are in the section. On an average 4+5 UP / DOWN freight trains are running in this section daily. Daily one pair of express trains is running in day & night. The Locos fitted with AEB only are allowed to work in this section.


Covered Shed of 30mts length x 15 mts consisting of examination pit, heavy duty flooring and service building.

Road No.2 nominated for UP goods train checking and brake van attachments.

Road No.3 for spare wagons.

Road No.4 & 5 nominated for brake gear up-gradation.

Apart from this, two lines are nominated especially for ART/ARMV with single exit system.


Rolling in/out examination.

Up-gradation of Brake Power for freight trains moving towards SBHR.

Ensure the working of Auto Emergency Brake for all Mail Express/Passenger and freight trains with a speed of 30kmph.

AC & TL Depot-MYS:


AC Depot was created in the year 2005 & TL Depot was created in the year
1993. This depot is maintaining the Air-Conditioning and Train Lighting of all the Railway
coaches of various trains under MYS Division. The LHB (Linke-Hofmann-Busch) type
coaches was first introduced in MYS Division in 2019.

The activities under taken by this depot includes- maintenance of AC units of
coaches, maintenance of power supply arrangement of coaches, maintenance of other
electrical amenities like mobile charging points, lights, reading lights, fans etc. and
accompanying of the AC Coaches of various trains of MYS Division.

The AC staff deployed on board the AC coaches during the journey to attend to
any passenger complaints arising during the journey of the train to monitor the electrical
parameters. It is our duty to ensure comfortable and safe journey of passengers and give good
customer service to passengers through our on board staff.

Source : South Western Railway CMS Team Last Reviewed : 25-03-2022  

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