steam train sharing the road with cars - darjeeling (india)

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steam train sharing the road with cars - darjeeling (india)

Steam train departing from Darjeeling (India), pulled by steam locomotive ­#782 "Mountaineer".­

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The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway narrow gauge tracks are sharing the road with car traffic on the entire length of the tracks, along the narrow mountain road (National Highway 55) between Siliguri and Darjeeling (78 kilometres /­ 48 mi).­

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, locally known as the "Toy Train", is a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling (India).­ It is still operated by vintage British-built B Class steam locomotives.­ Operations between Siliguri and Kurseong have been temporarily suspended since 2010 following a Landslide at Tindharia (view photos of the landslide).­

For more info about the DHR steam locomotives, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­DHR_­778_­(locomotive) and www.­irfca.­org/­docs/­locolists/­dhr-locos-full.­html.

For more information about the Darjeeling Steam-powered Train, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Darjeeling_­Himalayan_­Railway.

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March 25, 2013
Hill Cart Road, Limbugaon, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101, India

The steam locomotives of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (India)

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The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, locally known as the "Toy Train", is a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow gauge railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling (India).­ It is still operated by vintage British-built B Class steam locomotives.­ Operations between Siliguri and Kurseong have been temporarily suspended since 2010 following a Landslide at Tindharia (view photos of the landslide).­

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway tracks are sharing the road with car traffic on the entire length of the tracks, along the narrow mountain road (National Highway 55) between Siliguri and Darjeeling (78 km /­ 48 mi).­

For more info about the DHR steam locomotives, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­DHR_­778_­(locomotive) and www.­irfca.­org/­docs/­locolists/­dhr-locos-full.­html.

For more information about the Darjeeling Steam-powered Train, read en.­wikipedia.­org/­wiki/­Darjeeling_­Himalayan_­Railway.

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India 2013 1558 photos

Photos taken in India in 2013

The highlight if this trip was the Maha Kumba Mela Hindu Festival, the largest human gathering on earth, which happens once every 12 years.­

Other regions visited include the springs of the Ganges river, Varanasi, the Konark sun temple.­

See also my photos of Nepal that I took the same year.­