Tarkessur Railway

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Tarkessur Railway
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Line of route
Howrah to Tarkessur
Gauge / mileage
Broad gauge 22 miles (1905)
1885 Line opened
Key locations
Presidency Bengal
Stations Howrah, Tarkessur
System agency
1885 East Indian Railway
How to interpret this infobox

The Tarkessur Railway (also named the Tarakeshwar and Tarakeswar Railways) was a short (22 mile/35 km) broad gauge(BG) branch line which ran from Howrah to the pilgrimage centre of Tarakeshwar.

The line was owned by Tarkessur Railway Company and worked by East Indian Railway(EIR) as part of the EIR network. In 1915 the Company was merged into the EIR with the line becoming the 'Tarkessur Branch Line'..

Branch Line


An on-line search of the India Office Records (IOR) records held at the British Library relating to this railway [1] gives the following:-

  • L/F/8/13/936; "East Indian Railway Company, Contract for working the Tarkessur Line"; 15 Sep 1887

Further Information

See East Indian Railway page

and East Indian Railway - Lines owned and worked page