Mashrak-Thawe Extension Railway

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Mashrak-Thawe Extension Railway
Industry Railways
Predecessor none
Successor Oudh and Tirhut Railway
Founded 12 January 1931
Defunct 1 January 1943.
Headquarters India
Area served
Northern India
Services Rail transport

Mashrak-Thawe Extension Railway was owned by the Government of India and worked by Bengal and North Western Railway.

History[edit]

The 39 miles long metre gauge line from Mashrak to Thawe was opened 12 January 1931. The Mashrak-Thawe Extension Railway was merged into the Oudh and Tirhut Railway on 1 January 1943.

Conversion to broad gauge[edit]

The railway line was converted to 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge in 2017.

Notes[edit]

  1. Rao, M.A. (1988). Indian Railways, New Delhi: National Book Trust
  2. Chapter 1 - Evolution of Indian Railways-Historical Background