Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway

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Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway was a 149 miles 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 38 in) metre gauge line owned by the provincial government and operated by the state railways. The line ran from Nagpur via Tumsar - Gondia and Dongargarh to Rajnandgaon.[1] The initial section from Nagpur to Tumsar was opened on 6 July 1880, continuing to Tirora on 21 February 1881, Gondia on 18 May 1881, Amgaon on 25 November 1881 and completed to Rajnandgaon on 16 February 1882.[2]

The Nagpur Chhattisgarh Railway was transferred to be operated by the Bengal Nagpur Railway in year 1888 and was converted into 1,676 mm (5 ft 6 in) broad gauge in the same year itself. The new track from Rajnandgaon to Asansol was later laid since 1888 onwards uner BNR.[3]


  1. ^ Hugh Hughes, Indian Locomotives part 2 Metre Gauge 1872-1940, Continental Railway Circle, 1992 (p. 89)
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  3. ^ Imperial gazetteer of India , Volume 10 by Sir William Wilson Hunter, Great Britain. India Office, 1908