Bukhtiarpur-Bihar Light Railway

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Bukhtiarpur-Bihar Light Railway
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Line of route
Bukhtiarpur to Rajgir
Gauge / mileage
2' 6" NG 18 miles (1905)
33 miles (1943)
1903 Section to Bihar opened to traffic
1911 Extended to Rajgir
1950 Taken over by local district board
1962 Nationalised, converted to broad gauge and re-opened to traffic
Key locations
Presidency Bengal
Stations Bukhtiarpur, Bihar, Rajgir
System agency
Worked by Martin's Light Railways
1962 Eastern Railway (IR zone)
How to interpret this infobox

The Bukhtiarpur-Bihar Light Railway (BLR) was a short, narrow gauge branchline which connected the city of Bihar to the East Indian Railway at Bukhtiarpur. The line was later extended from Bihar to Rajgir.

The BLR was one of several small narrow gauge concerns owned and worked by Martin's Light Railways, a management company based in Calcutta.

The line was taken over by the local district board in 1950. In 1962, the track was acquired by Indian Railways, converted to broad gauge and re-opened to traffic.

External links

"Bukhtiarpur Bihar Light Railway" Wikipedia.

"Martin's Light Railways" Wikipedia.

"History of Railway construction" Indian Railways Service of Engineers [see "Martin & Co" in table].