Noakhali (Bengal) Railway

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Noakhali (Bengal) Railway
Noakhali (Bengal) Railway 1942.jpg
1942 map
Line of route
Sahebghatta to Laksham
Gauge / mileage
Metre gauge 35 miles (1905)
1903 Construction of Noakhali to Laksham section
1906 Line merged with Assam-Bengal Railway
Key locations
Presidency Bengal
Stations Noakhali
System agency
Assam-Bengal Railway
How to interpret this infobox

The Noakhali (Bengal) Railway was a metre gauge(MG) line built to connect Sahebghatta and Noakhali to Laksham on the Assam-Bengal Railway(ABR). The line was constructed by the Noakhali (Bengal) Railway Company Ltd.

The ABR worked the railway from opening until 1906 when they purchased Noakhali (Bengal) Railway Company Ltd and absorbed the line into the ABR network.


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 [1] gives the following: -

  • L/F/8/15/1084 “Noakhali (Bengal) Railway Company Ltd., Contract for the construction of a railway from Laksam via Noakhali to Ichakali; 1901"
  • L/F/8/15/1085 “Noakhali (Bengal) Railway Company Limited, Contract for working a railway from Laksam to Ichakali with Assam-Bengal Railway Company Limited; 1901"
  • L/F/8/16/1163 “Assam-Bengal Railway Company Limited, Contract for the acquisition of the Noakhali Railway as from 1st January 1906. Supplemental to contract of 26th April 1892; 1906"