Narayanganj-Dacca-Mymensingh State Railway

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The Narayanganj-Dacca-Mymensingh State Railway was a metre gauge(MG) line of 90 miles(144km) mainly for carriage of raw jute up to the inland port of Narayanganj and then onwards by river to Calcutta.

Also known as the Dacca-Mymensingh Branch Railway when under construction in December 1881 until early 1884 when Horace Bell was Engineer-in-Chief of the works.

The first section from Narayanganj to Dacca opened in January 1885 and reached Mymensingh in August 1885. The railway was renamed Dacca State Railway in late 1885; which in 1887 merged into Eastern Bengal Railway(EBR). [1] [2]

Records

An on-line search of the India Office Records (IOR) records held at the British Library relating to this railway [3] gives the following:-

  • L/F/7/2162; “Collection 370/7: Railways: Miscellaneous: East Bengal State Railway, working of Dacca-Mymensingh Branch by Assam-Bengal Railway Company”; 1907-1919

Further Information

See Dacca State Railway and Eastern Bengal Railway

References

  1. “National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh – Railways”; Retrieved 27 Dec 2015
  2. Wikipedia “Narayanganj Bahadurabad-Ghat Line; Retrieved 27 Dec 2015
  3. “British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue” - Search; Retrieved 10 Apr 2016