Bengal Dooars Railway

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Bengal Dooars Railway
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Line of route
Lalmanir Hat towards Bhutan
Gauge / mileage
Metre gauge 153 miles (1905)
158 miles (1922)
Timeline
1891 Company formed
1941 Merged into Eastern Bengal Railway
Key locations
Presidency Bengal
Stations Lalmanir Hat
System agency
Company owned and worked
How to interpret this infobox

The Bengal-Dooars Railway was a company owned and operated collection of small metre gauge lines that ran from its junction with the Eastern Bengal Railway north west towards the Bhutan border.


History

The Company was formed in the UK in 1891 and the main contract signed in the same year. The longest line ran from Lalmanir Hat in Rangpur District north west through Cooch Behar and Jalpaiguri Districts to the Western Dooars on the borders of Bhutan. The line's headquarters were at Domohani.

The undertaking was amalgamated with the Eastern Bengal State Railway in January 1941.