Narrow Gauge Routes in 1948

Narrow gauge in the Indian context means any gauge narrower than 1m. The two such gauges that survive now are the 2' (610mm) and 2'6" (762mm) gauges.

See also the FAQ section on gauges in India, the Rinbad article on Indian narrow gauge and present day narrow gauge route list. The present day MG route list may also be of interest.

Class I Railway
Name Distance (miles)
Bengal Nagpur Railway
Mayurbhanj 71
Parlakimedi Light 56
Purulia-Ranchi 117
Raipur-Dhamtari 55
Satpura 626
Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway
Champaner Shivrajpurpani Light 31
Godhra Lunavada 26
Nadiad Kapadvanj 28
Rajpipla State 58
Piplod-Devgad Baria 10
East Indian Railway
Santipur-Nabadwip 17
Eastern Punjab Railway
Kalka-Simla 60
Kangra Valley 68
Great Indian Peninsular Railway
Dhond-Baramati 27
Achalpur-Yavatmal 118
Pachora-Jamner 35
Pulgaon-Arvi 22
Mysore State Railway
Bangalore-Chikballapur Light 39
Kolar District 64
Tarikere-Narasimharajapura Tramway 27

Class II Railway
Name Distance (miles)
Barsi Light Railway
Barsi Light 203
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
Darjeeling Himalayan 51
Darjeeling Himalayan extension 95
Gaekwar's Baroda State Railway
Gaekwar's Baroda State 405
Bodeli Chota Udaipur 23
   
Shahdara (Delhi) Saharanpur Light 93

Class III Railway
Name Distance (miles)
Ahmadpur-Katwa 32
Bankura Damodar river 60
Baraset Basirhat Light 52
Bukhtiarpur Bihar Light 33
Burdwan Katwa 32
Cutch state 72
Dehri Rohtas Light 24
Dhoulpur state 55
Futwa Islampur 27
Howrah Sheakhala Light 20
Jagadhri Light 3
Kalighat Falta 26
Matheran (Hill) light 13
Scindia State 294
Tezpore-Balipara light 20
Bengal Provincial
Bengal Provincial 33
Dasghara-Jamalpurganj 8
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