Thaton-Duyinzaik Light Railway

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Thaton-Duyinzaik Light Railway
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Line of route
Thaton to Duyinzaik
Gauge / mileage
2' 6" NG 8 miles (1905)
1885 Line opened
1907 Line closed
Key locations
Presidency Bengal, Burma
Stations Thaton, Duyinzaik
System agency
1885 Own agency
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The Thaton-Duyinzaik Light Railway was a 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG) railway in Lower Burma, opened in 1885.The railway connected Duyinzaik to Thaton, on the Gulf of Martaban in Lower Burma.

The line was built and worked by Mr. George Dawson of Rangoon. From Thaton, the railway extended 8 miles east alongside a public road through jungle to Duyinzaik, connecting with a daily launch service also operated by Mr. Dawson to Moulmein. [1]

In 1900 the Irrawaddy Flotilla Company took over the line until closure in 1907 when the metre gauge Burma Railway(BR) line reached Thaton. After closure, all four NG locomotives were transferred to the Madaya Light Railway.

External links


  1. "Thaton–Duyinzaik Railway" by Jan Ford; Retrieved 14 Dec 2015