Larkana-Jacobabad (Sind) Light Railway

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The Larkana-Jacobabad (Sind) Light Railway opened in c.1924. It was a 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG) line between Larkana and Jacobabad. The line was worked by North Western Railway(NWR).

The railway is still in use today as part of Pakistan Railways. In 1956 the NG line line was converted into 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge(BG. [1]


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/AG/46/34/1 “Copies of agreements with the Secretary of State, including those relating to the following lines worked by the (North Western State Railway) Company, 1893-1924: Larkana-Jacobabad (Sind) Light Railway .......; 1893-1924”
  • L/F/8/20/1700 “Larkana-Jacobabad (Sind) Light Railway Limited, Contract for the construction maintenance and working of a railway; 1924”