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1862 The Indian Branch Railway Company was formed to build short branch and feeder lines. It received no guarantee but was offered a 20-year subsidy.
In the 1850s, it secured a guaranteed return.
In 1863, it built the 4 ft (1,219 mm) wide narrow gauge railway line between Azimganj and Nalhati.
1872 The Azimganj-Nalhati line was taken over by the Government as the Nalhati State Railway.
In 1867, it opened the 1,000 mm (3 ft 3 3⁄8 in) wide metre gauge Kanpur-Lucknow branch line.
Around 1872, it was transformed into Oudh and Rohilkhand Railway.