Burdwan-Katwa Railway

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Burdwan-Katwa Railway
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Line of route
Burdwan to Katwa
Gauge / mileage
2' 6" NG 33 miles
1915 Opened to traffic
Key locations
Presidency Bengal
System agency
1915 McLeod's Light Railways
1966 Eastern Railway (IR zone)
How to interpret this infobox

The Burdwan-Katwa Railway (BKR) was a 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG) line, 33 miles(54km), owned by the Burdwan-Katwa Railway Company. The railway was built and operated as part of McLeod's Light Railways(McLR), opening to traffic on 01 December 1915. [1]

The ‘Statistics of Working’ show the year-by-year financial results from 1913-14 through to 1936-37 [2].



Indian Railway Classification of 1926 - Class III railway system.

Later Development

In 1966, ownership of the BKR, together with its sister line, the Ahmadpur-Katwa Railway, was transferred to a zone of Indian Railways, Eastern Railway, which continues to operate the BKR as a narrow-gauge operation.

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