Diamond Harbour Line Railway

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The Diamond Harbour Line Railway was a broad gauge(BG) line constructed by the Calcutta and South Eastern Railway(CSER) as a link to Diamond Harbour from their Calcutta to Port Canning line, it opened in 1863. [1] [2] Ownership of CPSR was transferred to the Government of India(GoI) on 1st April 1868. The CPSR was merged into the Eastern Bengal Railway(EBR) on 1st July 1884.


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

  • Z/E/4/24/C182; "Calcutta, Railways, Line to Diamond Harbour not to be undertaken by Government but land to be granted to private individuals for"; 1853-54

Further Information

See Eastern Bengal Railway - Lines owned and worked

See also Calcutta Port and Docks - Railways for details of early proposals to make Wet Docks at Diamond Harbour


  1. "Railway Raj Safari 1a" by Keith Scholey
  2. Wikipedia "Sealdah South lines" Retrieved on 5 Apr 2016
  3. “British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue” - Search; Retrieved 5 Apr 2016