Dasghara-Jamalpurgunj Railway

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The Dasghara-Jamalpurgunj Railway was a 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG) railway extension of 8 miles(12km) length to the Bengal Provincial Railway(BPR) Company network. [1] [2]

Special Shares were issued by BPR in December 1916 and the line was completed after 1919. [3]

Records

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/8/19/1451 “Bengal Provincial Railway Company Limited, Contract for construction and working of a railway from Dasghara to Jamalpurganj; 1919”

Further Information

See Bengal Provincial Railway

References

  1. "1948 National Planning Committee Report"; page 114; Retrieved 2 Feb 2016
  2. 2.0 2.1 “British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue” - Search; Retrieved 22 Jan 2016
  3. Spinks Auctions "Share Certificate 1916"; Retrieved 10 Dec 2015