Canning Branch Railway

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Canning Branch Railway

Originally part of the Calcutta and South Eastern Railway, a private Company that was taken into Government ownershgip in 1868.

The broad gauge(BG) line was constructed in 1862-63 to handle traffic from the opening of Port Canning as an auxiliary harbour to Calcutta, but the failure of Port Canning involved the railway in its ruin. [1]

The railway was absorbed into East Bengal Railway(EBR) becoming the Canning Branch Railway.

Further Information

See East Bengal Railway


  1. "Bengal District Gazetteers: 24-Parganas" Page 167 by Lewis Sydney Steward O'Malley,I.C.S.;Retrieved 10 Dec 2015