Cawnpore Sugar Works Ltd Railways

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Cawnpore Sugar Works Ltd Railways

The 'Cawnpore Sugar Works Ltd' was incorporated in 1894 by Begg, Sutherland & Co. They operated at a number of sites [1] :-

  • 'Cawnpore Sugar Factory', Cawnpore, opened 1896.
  • 'Marhaura Sugar Refinery',(c.300km south-east of Cawnpore), opened 1904. There was a 2ft/610mm narrow gauge(NG) railway at this site [2]
  • 'Padrauna Sugar Factory', (c.430km east of Cawnpore), opened 1921
  • 'Katkuiyan Sugar Factory', (c.320km north-east of Cawnpore), opened 1933

The records show that there was a 2 km branch of metre gauge(MG) line connecting to the mainline, together with two MG locomotives dated 1915 and 1923. The location and details are unclear [1].

The records also show thar there were a significant number of 2ft/610mm narrow gauge(NG) dating 1916-1925 but the location is not clear [1].


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 “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 BR28 pages 128-129
  2. "Indian Narrow Gauge Remembered" by Lawrence Marshall, published by Blue Heron Books; Retrieved 19 Feb 2017