Assam Saw Mill & Timber Railway

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Assam Saw Mill & Timber Railway

The 'Assam Saw Mill & Timber Company', with Bird & Company as Managing Agent opened at Sadiya in 1920. It manufactured plywood for the construction of tea chests for the local tea industry. The factory after World War Two moved from Sadiya to Namsai [1].

The record indicates that a 2ft/610mm narrow gauge(NG) locomotive dated 1920 was operating at the Sadiya factory [1].


  1. 1.0 1.1 “Industrial Railways and Locomotives of India and South Asia” compliled by Simon Darvill. Published by ‘The Industrial Railway Society’ 2013. ISBN 978 1 901556 82-7. Available at Reference: Entry AR01 page 78