Oudh and Tirhut Railway

The Oudh and Tirhut Railway was a Railway company operated in India.

Oudh and Tirhut Railway
PredecessorBengal and North Western Railway
Rohilkund and Kumaon Railway
Tirhut Railway
Mashrak-Thawe Extension Railway
Lucknow-Bareilly Railway
Founded1 January 1943 (1943-01-01)
Defunct14 April 1952 (1952-04-14)
SuccessorNorth Eastern Railway
Area served
Northern India
ServicesRail transport

History edit

Oudh-Tirhut Railway F1 class 0-6-0 locomotive No. 620 shunting stock at Kathgodam station probably in April 1947. It was withdrawn by 1957.

On 1 January 1943, the Bengal and North Western Railway and the Rohilkund and Kumaon Railway (R&K worked) were acquired by the Government of India and they were amalgamated with the Tirhut Railway, the Mashrak-Thawe Extension Railway (BNW worked) and the Lucknow-Bareilly Railway (R&K worked) to form the Oudh and Tirhut Railway.[1][2] Its headquarters was at Gorakhpur. Train no. 301UP - 302DOWN Kanpur Anwarganj-Siliguri Avadh (then Oudh)-Tirhut Mail (popularly known as A.T. Mail) was most legendary train of this zone.

The Oudh and Tirhut Railway was later renamed the Oudh Tirhut Railway. On 14 April 1952, the Oudh Tirhut Railway was amalgamated with the Assam Railway and the Kanpur-Achnera section of the Bombay, Baroda and Central India Railway to form North Eastern Railway, one of the 16 zones of the current Indian Railways.[2][3]

Classification edit

It was labeled as a Class I railway according to Indian Railway Classification System of 1926.[4]

References edit

  1. ^ Rao, M.A. (1988). Indian Railways, New Delhi: National Book Trust, p.37
  2. ^ a b "Chapter 1 - Evolution of Indian Railways-Historical Background". Ministry of Railways website.
  3. ^ Rao, M.A. (1988). Indian Railways, New Delhi: National Book Trust, pp.42-3
  4. ^ "Indian Railway Classification". Retrieved 10 November 2022.