Pench Valley Coalfield Railway

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The Pench Valley Coalfield Railway was a 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG)line, length 22 miles (36km). The line ran from the Pench and Kanhan coalfields to Chhindwara; where it connected to the Bengal Nagpur Railway(BNR) Satpura Railway network centred on Nagpur. The line opened in 1906-7 and was worked by BNR. [1] [2] [3]

The expansion of the Pench and Kanhan coalfields required an additional outlet and the Eastern Section broad gauge(BG) branch of the Itarsi-Nagpur Railway was opened in 1915. [4]

Further Information

See Bengal Nagpur Railway and Satpura Railway


  1. Wikipedia "Chhindwara Railway Station"; Retrieved 02 Jan 2016
  2. Google Books - “Spatial Framework and Economic Development: A Geographical Perspective – Coalfields” by Shri Kamal Sharma page 159; Retrieved 02 Jan 2016
  3. Google Books “Gonds of the Central Indian Highlands" by B.H.Mehta, Vol II; page 770 published 1984; Retrieved 02 Jan 2016
  4. "Railways in India – GOI Administrative Report 1916-17" page 14; Retrieved 02 Jan 2016