Segowlie-Raxaul Railway

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The Segowlie-Raxaul Railway was owned by the Segowlie-Raxaul Railway Company. The line between Sagauli(+Segowlie see note) and Raxaul, a distance of 18 miles(29 km) opened in 1899.

The line was worked by the Bengal and North-Western Railway(BNWR).

The Segowlie-Raxaul Railway was absorbed by the Tirhoot State Railway around 1920.

Note +Sagauli and Raxaul are the place names used in The Imperial Gazetteer of India rather than +Segowlie(the Company name)


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/8/15/1025 “ The Segowlie-Raksaul Branch Railway Company Limited, Indenture between the parties; 1896" (Note Catalogue spelling difference of Raxaul)