Tag Archives: IN – Mountain Railways of India

Holiday special train resumes run, only three avail facility; Tribune

A holiday special train (04514) which plied today on the world heritage Kalka-Shimla rail track after seven months, saw just three passengers.

Source: Holiday special train resumes run, only three avail facility

India, Taiwan Exchange Knowledge On Promotion, Preservation Of Mountain Railways; Odisha TV

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.

Source: India, Taiwan Exchange Knowledge On Promotion, Preservation Of Mountain Railways | Odisha TV

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.

Source: Himalayan Queen toy train to be back on Shimla-Kalka track from October 15 – cities – Hindustan Times

How teas led the way for trains; Aravinda Anantharaman; Live Mint

The enduring romance of tea and trains goes back to a time when posters with recipes went up on station walls…

Source: Opinion | How teas led the way for trains

Heritage steam engine attracts foreign tourists in Shimla; Times of India Videos

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.

Source: Heritage steam engine attracts foreign tourists in Shimla | News – Times of India Videos

All aboard India’s joyful ‘toy train’; Pavlo Fedykovych; CNN


With 103 tunnels, 917 curves and 988 bridges spanning over 20 stations, India’s UNESCO-listed Kalka-Shimla “toy train” is a spectacular feat of engineering. The views are incredible, too.

Source: All aboard India’s joyful ‘toy train’

India’s Nilgiri Mountain Railway: a train journey into the clouds; Len Williams; The IET

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.

Source: India’s Nilgiri Mountain Railway: a train journey into the clouds

How the Shimla-Kalka special heritage train has been attracting tourists; ANI

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…

Source: How the Shimla-Kalka special heritage train has been attracting tourists

The Track Less Travelled; Natalia Ahmed; Khaleej Times

India’s mountain railways are sure to take your breath away with its awe-inspiring views…

Source: The Track Less Travelled

Nilgiri Mountain Railway: As old as the hills; Sofia Juliet R; The Hindu

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.

Source: Nilgiri Mountain Railway: As old as the hills