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]


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”-