McLeod's Light Railways

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McLeod's Light Railways
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System timeline
1915 First line opened
1967 Last line nationalised
Constituent companies / lines
1915 Burdwan-Katwa Railway
1916 Bankura-Damodar Railway
1917 Kalighat-Falta Railway
1917 Ahmadpur-Katwa Railway
Key locations
Headquarters Calcutta
Major Stations
Successor system / organisation
Some lines taken over by Indian Railways
System mileage
2' 6" NG 152 miles (estimated)
Associated auxiliary force
How to interpret this infobox

McLeod & Company was the subsidiary of a London company of managing agents, McLeod Russell & Co. Ltd, formed to build and operate four narrow gauge railways (McLeod's Light Railways) in and around Calcutta.

The lines continued to operate independently after Independence in 1947, the last being transferred to Indian Railways in 1967.

Other Railways

  • The Krishnager-Nabadwip Light Railway was originally owned by McLeod and Company and transferred to Eastern Railway in 1966. It was a 28 km (17 miles) line with 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge lines. It has recently been converted to 1,676 mm(5 ft 6 in).

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External links

"Bankura-Damodar Railway" Evolution of SER over the years.

"Kalighat-Falta Railway" Wikipedia.

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

"History of Railway construction" Indian Railways Service of Engineers [see both "BDR Railway" and "McLeod & Co" in table].