Khulna-Bagerhat Railway

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The Khulna–Bagirhaut Railway was a 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG) railway operating between Khulna and Bagirhaut (now called Bagerhat, in Bangladesh).

The 20 miles(32km) line, owned by a private company, was under construction in 1916 by the Eastern Bengal Railway(EBR), [1] and was opened for traffic in 1918.

In 1916-17 the NG rolling stock had been transferred to the Khulna–Bagerhat Railway as a result of the conversion of the Teesta-Kurigram Railway from NG to MG. [2]

The railway was dismantled in the 1980s. [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 [4] gives the following: -

  • L/F/8/20/1711 “Khulna-Bagirhaut Railway, Contract for construction, maintenance and working of a railway; 1921”-

References

  1. " Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta; page 52; Retrieved 27 Dec 2017
  2. "Railways in India – GOI Administrative Report 1916-17; page 16"; Retrieved 25 Jan 1916
  3. Wikipedia "Kulna Bagerhat Railway"; Retrieved 12 Dec 2015
  4. “British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue” - Search; Retrieved 25 Jan 2016