railway turntable - darjeeling (india)


Railway Turntable, in Darjeeling (India)

Railway Turntables are used for changing the orientation of locomotives.­ This one is very small and operated manually.­

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Hill Cart Road, Limbugaon, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101, India

The steam locomotives of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (India)

This is the all black and white version of the series.­ The original color photos can be viewed here

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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- Steam Engines