Mu Valley State Railway
|Mu Valley State Railway|
|Line of route|
|Sagaing to Myitkyina|
Sagaing to Alon (branch)
Nada to Katha (branch)
|Gauge / mileage|
|1892||First section opened to traffic|
|Stations||Alon, Katha, Mogaung, Monywar, Myitkyina, Nada, Sagaing, Shwebo, Wuntho|
|1896-1928||Worked by Burma Railway|
|How to interpret this infobox|
The Mu Valley State Railway (MVSR) was the third metre gauge (MG) railway to be constructed in Burma. The first being the Irrawaddy Valley State Railway (IVSR), which had opened in 1877; followed by the Sittang Valley State Railway (SVSR) which finally reached Mandalay in 1889.
The MVSR, shown in Blue on map, from Sagaing, on the opposite bank of the Irrawaddy River facing Mandalay, the line opened in stages reaching Wuntho, 152 miles(244km) in 1892 and onward via Na Bar (Naba) and Mohnyin reaching Mogung, total 294 miles(473km) in March 1896. From Na Bar (Naba/Nada) a short 15 mile(24km) branch to Katha opened in Oct 1895. The final 37 miles(60km) onward to Myitkyina was under construction when the IVSR was transferred to the Burma Railway Company in 1896 
Although there do not appear to be any MVSR staff records held in the India Office Records at the British Library, the names of staff transferred to the successor company may appear in Burma Railway records.
However the following staff have been identified from other sources:-
- John Walker Buyers from Public Works Department(PWD)posted as Engineer-in-Chief to Mu Valley State Railway , he was in 1890 transferred to Burma Railway.
- Hugh Lewin Monk deployed from the Railway Branch of the PWD to Mu Valley State Railway: 1889, P.A to Chief Engineer; 1891, Engineer-in-chief; 1892, Superintending Engineer .
- Frederick Robert Bagley from PWD; 1890, Mu Valley Railway Survey, Superintending Engineer .
- Ronald Chapman Beeston from PWD; 1890, Mu Valley Railway Survey, Superintending Engineer 
The SVSR was merged with other State railways in 1896 to form the Burma State Railway (BR):-.
- ‘Sittang Valley State Railway’(SVSR), from Rangoon to Toungoo, became the ‘BR Sittang Section ’
- ‘Irrawaddy Valley State Railway’ (IVSR), from Rangoon to Prome, became the ‘BR Irrawaddy Section’
- ‘Mu Valley State Railway’(MVSR), from Sagaing, on the opposite bank of the Irrawaddy River facing Mandalay was under construction in 1896, later becoming the ‘BR Mu Valley Section ’
See Burma Railway
- “Administration Report on Railways 1918” page 171 (pdf180) ; Retrieved 18 Apr 2018
- Wikipedia "History of Rail Transport in Burma"; Retrieved 26 Apr 2016
- Google Books " India List and India Office List, 1905" page 454 (pdf page 417) Retrieved on 29 May 2016
- Google Books "India List and India Office List, 1905" page 569 (pdf page 532) Retrieved on 23 May 2016
- India Civil List 1890, page 40/41