Central Indian Coalfields Railway
The Central Indian Coalfields Railway was owned by the Government of India.
With the development of South Karanpura Coalfield, the Central India Coalfields Railway opened a line from Gomoh to Barkakana in 1927 and from Barkakana to Daltonganj in 1929. Later these lines were amalgamated with East India Railway(EIR)  
The section from Anuppur to Chirimiri was worked by the Bengal Nagpur Railway(BNR) and was absorbed by that railway on 1st October 1944.
- "South Karanpura Coalfield" Wikipedia
- "Nouth Karanpura Coalfield" Wikipedia
- "Barkakana Railway Station " Wikipedia
- Indian Railway Line History by Keith Scholey; Retrieved 10 Dec 2015
- ‘Symphony of Progress – The History of Easternn Railways’ by Pradeep Kumar and Soumitra Majumdar. Page 23.