Futwah-Islampur Light Railway

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Futwah-Islampur Light Railway
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Line of route
Futwah to Islampur
Gauge / mileage
2' 6" NG 27 miles (1943)
Timeline
1922 Line opened to traffic
1986 Nationalised, then closed, converted to broad gauge and re-opened to traffic
Key locations
Presidency Bengal
Stations Futwah, Islampur
System agency
Worked by Martin's Light Railways
Indian Railways
How to interpret this infobox

The Futwah-Islampur Light Railway (FILR) was a short narrow gauge (2' 6") branchline located to the west of Bihar and the east of Patna.

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

According to IRFCA, the line operated independently until 1986 when it was taken over by Indian Railways and closed. Subsequently, according to Wikipedia, the line has been converted to broad gauge and connects to the main Delhi line.


External links

"Martin's Light Railways" Wikipedia.

"Islampur (Nalanda)" Wikipedia.

"Non-IR Railways in India" Indian Railways Fan Club.