Madaya Light Railway

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Madaya Light Railway
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Line of route
Mandalay to Madaya
Gauge / mileage
2' 6" NG 8 miles (1912)
16 miles (1917)
Timeline
1912 First section opened to traffic
1917 Line fully opened
1919 In voluntary liquidation
1923 Purchased by Government
1927 Line closed (replaced by metre gauge line)
Key locations
Presidency Bengal, Burma
Stations Mandalay, Toungbyon, Madaya
System agency
1912 Own agency
1923 Burma Railway
How to interpret this infobox

The Madaya Light Railway (MLR) was a short 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG) line which operated for just 15 years in Burma.

Also known as Mandalay-Madaya Light Railway

History

The first section of the MLR was opened to traffic in 1912 and ran northwards for 8 miles from Mandalay to Toungbyon.  !n 1917, the second (and final) section, also of 8 miles, was opened through to Madaya. [1] [2]

The company went into voluntary liquidation in 1919 and was sold on privately. The Government of Burma bought the line in 1923 and made it over to Burma Railway.

The line finally closed in 1927 when it was replaced by a metre gauge railway.

References

  1. "World-wide 30 inch Gauge Railways and Railroads/Burma"; Retrieved 12 Dec 2015
  2. "Administration Report on the Railways in India – corrected up to 31st March 1918"; Superintendent of Government Printing, Calcutta; page 234; Retrieved 9 Feb 2016