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.


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.


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