Dacca State Railway

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Dacca State Railway
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Line of route
Narayanganj to Mymensingh
Gauge / mileage
Metre gauge 90 miles (1885)
1885 Opened to traffic
1887 Merged into Eastern Bengal State Railway
Key locations
Presidency Bengal
Stations Dacca
System agency
1887 Eastern Bengal State Railway
How to interpret this infobox

The Dacca State Railway (DSR) 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.

The first section from Narayanganj to Dacca opened in January 1885 and reached Mymensingh in August 1885. The railway was first named the Narayanganj-Dacca-Mymensingh State Railway renamed Dacca State Railway in late 1885; [1]

At Mymensingh, there was an end-on connection to the privately owned Mymensingh-Jamalpur-Jagannath Railway, worked by the Eastern Bengal RailwayEBR.

In 1887, to ensure better management, the DSR, along with Northern Bengal State Railway(NBSR) and the narrow gauge(NG) Kaunia-Dharlia State Tram/Railway were amalgamated to form the Eastern Bengal Railway(EBR).

The DSR became the 'EBR Metre Gauge' 'Dacca Section Railway'

Further Information

See Eastern Bengal Railway - Lines owned and worked

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