Burma, Mahamyaing Forest Tramway

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Burma, Mahamyaing Forest Tramway

The Burma Forest Department, Myittha Division, leased the Mahamyaing Forest concession of teak forest to the 'Bombay Burma Trading Corporation Ltd'. A 18mile(29km) Tramway of unknown gauge was in use by 1919-20. It was used to move 12,000 trees per year thaty were dragged from the stump by road tractors from a radius of up to 20 miles (32km) to a launching point on the Chindmin River. The line was still in use in 1939-40 [1].

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  1. “Industrial Railways and Locomotives of India and South Asia” compiled by Simon Darvill. Published by ‘The Industrial Railway Society’ 2013. ISBN 978 1 901556 82-7. Available at http://irsshop.co.uk/India. Reference: Entry SA01 page ....