Chaparmukh Silghat Railway

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Chaparmukh Silghat Railway
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Line of route
Chaparmukh to Silghat
Gauge / mileage
Metre gauge 51 miles (1919)
1919 Chaparmukh to Silghat section opened
Key locations
Presidency Bombay
Stations Chaparmukh to Silghat
System agency
1919 worked byAssam-Bengal Railway
How to interpret this infobox

The Chaparmukh-Silghat Railway was a privately constructed and financed metre gauge(MG) railway worked by Assam-Bengal Railway(ABR). The line between Chaparmukh and Silghat , a distance of 51 miles(82km) was sanctioned for construction in October 1915. [1]

The line was in use by 1919 and used to connect the tea gardens in Nagaon to the ABR main line.


Refer to FIBIS Fact File #4: “Research sources for Indian Railways, 1845-1947” - available from the Fibis shop. This Fact File contains invaluable advice on 'Researching ancestors in the UK records of Indian Railways' with particular reference to the India Office Records (IOR) held at the British Library

An on-line search of the IOR records relating to this railway [2] gives the following: -

  • L/F/8/19/1445 “Chaparmukh-Silghat Railway Company Limited, Contract for construction and working of a railway from Chaparmukh to Silghat ; 1918