Burma Railways 1928


In 1928, the Burma Railway Company was dissolved and the railways were brought directly under the government and renamed Burma Railways.Around this time the railways began to lose money because of competition from road transport; Burma Railways became the single biggest debt item when the financial separation of India and Burma took place in 1937. Burma gained independance in 1948. In 1989 it was renamed Myanmar Railways (or Myanma Railways, also MR).