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Bengal Provincial Railway

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Subject: Sheoraphuli–Bishnupur branch line, Barauni–Gorakhpur, Raxaul and Jainagar lines, Barharwa–Azimganj–Katwa loop, Howrah–Allahabad–Mumbai line, Howrah–Delhi main line
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Bengal Provincial Railway

The Bengal Provincial Railway Company was a 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) narrow gauge railway opened in 1895 from Tarakeswar on the East Indian Railway to Magra, also on the East Indian Railway broad gauge. Built by local interests, the line was 32 miles long, until extended a further 2 miles to Tribeni in 1904. The railway mostly used small 2-4-0T locomotives. Increasing losses post World War 2 led to its closure in 1956.[1] There is a branch line from Dashghora to Jamalpur



  1. ^ Hughes, Hugh 1994 Indian Locomotives Pt. 3, Narrow Gauge 1863-1940. Continental Railway Circle.


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