Virtual tours of railway heritage sites in trains, classrooms to begin soon; PTI

Taking forward its digital initiative to preserve and promote its heritage, Railways has tied up with Google’s education initiative to create and deliver virtual educational expeditions using 3-D imaging and virtual tours of its prominent heritage places.

Source: Virtual tours of railway heritage sites in trains, classrooms to begin soon

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Passengers thrilled as glass coach chugs on Shimla-Kalka route; Bhanu P Lohumi; Tribune India

SHIMLA: It was a historic day for locals and tourists visiting the Queen of Hills as the Shimla-Kalka route on Tuesday experienced its first see-through Vistadome coach.

Source: Passengers thrilled as glass coach chugs on Shimla-Kalka route

Big plans! How Indian Railways aims to generate Rs 350 crore profit from the Kalka-Shimla route; Nikita Prasad; Financial Express

Indian Railways is in the process for boosting revenue and cash in on the heritage of the Kalka-Shimla route. Being Indian Railways’ first ever hop-on-hop-off service, the line is also likely to begin the tourist season this year. According to senior officials, the heritage Kalka-Shimla train route will be completely revamped.

Source: Big plans! How Indian Railways aims to generate Rs 350 crore profit from the Kalka-Shimla route

Leopard Spotted On Kalka-Shimla Heritage Railway Track; PTI

Station Superintendent Sanjeev Sharma draws attention of curious tourists as trains roll into the Gumman Railway Station in Himachal Pradesh’s Parwanoo district.

Source: Leopard Spotted On Kalka-Shimla Heritage Railway Track

Unesco meet on Darjeeling’s toy train; Bireswar Banerjee; Telegraph India

The workshop discussed the restoration, preservation and management of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway…

Source: Unesco meet on Darjeeling’s toy train

The popular Kalka-Shimla rail gets its first glass-roof Vistadome coach; Times Travel

The latest offering from the railways is the Kalka-Shimla rail vistadome coach, which means the rail will now come equipped with a coach that has a see-through glass roof top. This initiative by the Northern Railways comes in the wake of making train journey delightful for the passengers.

Source: The popular Kalka-Shimla rail gets its first glass-roof Vistadome coach

Indian Railways introduces Hop-On-Hop-Off service on Kalka-Shimla heritage section; What this means for you; Devanjana Nag; Financial Express

Now, exploring the Kalka-Shimla hills via rail would be more exciting. With effect from October 25, 2018, the national transporter will commence Hop-On-Hop-Off services in all trains running on the Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge railway section, which is a World Heritage Site of UNESCO.

Source: Indian Railways introduces Hop-On-Hop-Off service on Kalka-Shimla heritage section; What this means for you

Himachal: Tourists Can Now “Hop-On, Hop-Off” The Train Anywhere Anytime On Kalka-Shimla Section; Swarajya

Under the hop-on, hop-off service, a passenger can board any coach of any train at any station on a single ticket…

Source: Himachal: Tourists Can Now “Hop-On, Hop-Off” The Train Anywhere Anytime On Kalka-Shimla Section

113-year-old steam engine back on Shimla-Kalka track; Hindustan Times

The steam engine had developed a snag three months back after which it was sent for repair to Amritsar…

Source: 113-year-old steam engine back on Shimla-Kalka track

UK steam for toy train; Avijit Sinha; Telegraph India

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Source: UK steam for toy train