A holiday special train (04514) which plied today on the world heritage Kalka-Shimla rail track after seven months, saw just three passengers.
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India and Taiwan, both endowed with impressive heritage mountain railways, have exchanged knowledge and experience in preserving and maintaining their tangible and intangible rail inventory amid increasing natural disasters due to climate change, officials said on Monday.
Himalayan Queen toy train to be back on Shimla-Kalka track from October 15; Navneet Rathore; Hindustan Times
Arrangements are being made to adopt proper social distancing norms and sanitisation at the railway station.
The enduring romance of tea and trains goes back to a time when posters with recipes went up on station walls…
A century-old heritage steam engine has been attracting tourists to Shimla to come and experience the scenic beauty of the hill station. The 117-year-old KC-520 steam engine that runs coaches on narrow gauze was restarted again by rail authorities in a bid to attract tourism. The Kalka-Shimla railway line was declared as the UNESCO’s world heritage line in the year 2008.
Len Williams takes a ride on South India’s iconic Nilgiri Mountain Railway – a classic of Victorian engineering – and learn how the UNESCO world heritage railway line came to be.
Besides welcoming tourists, the railway authorities here have also been sensitising passengers on cleanliness and preservation of heritage. The Kalka Shimla railway line was declared a UNESCO world heritage line in 2008…
India’s mountain railways are sure to take your breath away with its awe-inspiring views…
Source: The Track Less Travelled
First stop: The train on its way to Kallar station, the first stop after Mettupalayam. Between Mettupalayam and Coonoor, the line uses a rack-and-pinion system to help it along the steep gradient.