Tumsar-Tirodi Light Railway
The Tumsar-Tirodi Light Railway was, prior to 1916; known as the Tumsar-Katangi Light Railway. The line was a 2ft/610mm narrow gauge(NG) private line built to carry manganese ore deposits found in the region.
The owner of this private industrial line was the Central India Mining Company , owned by Jambon & Cie in Calcutta, who in 1904 received a concession for manganese mining in the Central Provinces. By 1907 manganese ore had been extracted and exported to Europe and USA. A tramway/light railway of just under 43 miles(68km) was constructed and a Tumsar a 3000 ft(910 metre) long aerial rope way connected the mines to the tramway.
The line was purchased by Government of India(GoI) in 1916 and renamed Tumsar-Tirodi Light Railway The railway was worked by Bengal-Nagpur Railway(BNR) for maintenance and working as part of its Satpura Railway network. 
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