Burma-Yunnan Railway Project

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The Burma-Yunnan Railway was a project to connect the Burma Railway network to the China’s south-western Yunnan project. Construction started in 1938 and was abandoned in the early 1940’s [1]


An on-line search of the India Office Records (IOR) records held at the British Library relating to this tramway [2] gives several entries, the most relevant as follows: -

  • M/3/67; “B159/37; Burma-Yunnan Railway: proposed construction”; 26 Apr 1932-18 Aug 1943
  • M/3/75 ; “B159/37(a); Burma-Yunnan Railway: general file; proposed construction”; 17 Dec 1938-3 Feb 1941
  • M/5/77; “B(I)376 Burma-Yunnan railway project”; 18 Mar 1939-8 Jan 1940