Cooch Behar State Railway

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Cooch Behar State Railway
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Line of route
Gitaldaha to Jainti
Gauge / mileage
2' 6" NG 34 miles (1905)
Metre gauge 33 miles (1926)
Timeline
1894 First section opened to traffic
1898 Fully open to traffic
1910 Converted to metre gauge
Key locations
Presidency Bengal
Stations Gitaldaha, Cooch Behar, Jainti
System agency
Eastern Bengal Railway
How to interpret this infobox

The Cooch Behar State Railway (CBSR) was originally a 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG) line that ran north from its junction with the Eastern Bengal Railway at Gitaldaha reaching Cooch Behar in 1898 [1].

Owned by the Princely Cooch Behar State, it was worked by the Eastern Bengal Railway. The line was extended northward to the border with British Territory in 1900 and to Jainti in the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas in 1901.

In 1910 the entire line from Gitaldaha to Jainti line was converted to metre gauge(MG) becoming the 'Jainti Branch' of the 'EBR Metre Gauge' [2].

References

  1. " Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta; page 49; Retrieved 28 Dec 2017
  2. " Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta; page 47 (pdf56; Retrieved 28 Dec 2017