Arrah-Sasaram Light Railway

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Arrah-Sasaram Light Railway
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Line of route
Arrah to Sasaram
Gauge / mileage
2' 6" NG 65 miles (1943)
Timeline
1914 Line opened to traffic
1978 Closed
Key locations
Presidency Bengal
Stations Arrah, Sasaram
System agency
Worked by Martin's Light Railways
How to interpret this infobox

The Arrah-Sasaram Light Railway (MLR-ASLR) was a 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG) "chord" line which ran south-west from Arrah, on the Patna-Moghal section of the East Indian Railway(EIR), to Sasaram, on the Gaya-Moghal section of the EIR. The 60 mile(96km) line opened in 1911 and was extended a further 25 miles(40km) in 1914 for goods traffic only. [1]

The Arrah-Sasaram Light Railway Company was one of several small narrow gauge concerns owned and worked by Martin's Light Railways(MLR), a management company based in Calcutta.

The railway had remained as a private railway until closed in 1978. [2]

External Links

References

  1. " Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta; page 208; Retrieved 15 Dec 2015
  2. Wikipedia "Martin Light Railways # Arrah-Sasaram line; Retrieved 29 Jan 2015