Mayurbhanj Railway

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Mayurbhanj Railway
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Line of route
Rupsa to Baripada
Gauge / mileage
Narrow (2' 6") gauge 32 miles (1905)
1905 First section opened to traffic
Key locations
Presidency Bengal
System agency
Worked by Bengal-Nagpur Railway
How to interpret this infobox

The Mayurbhanj Railway was a 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG) railway, belonging to the Princely Mourbhanj State and worked by the Bengal-Nagpur Railway(BNR).

Formerly Mourbhanj Railway, renamed 1920 and transfered to private co; worked by BNR

The Baripada-Talbond Railway was an extension of the Mayurbhanj Railway to Talbond(now named Talbandh); opened in 1920 and worked by BNR [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/F/8/20/1669 “Mayurbhanj Railway Company Limited, Contract for construction of a railway extension; 1922"
  • L/8/20/1682 “ Bengal-Nagpur Railway Company Limited, Contract for the maintenance, management and working of the Mayurbhanj Railway and the Baripada-Talbond extension; 1923"