Workers Using Mechanical Lift to Raise Steam Locomotive - Darjeeling (India)

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Workers Using Mechanical Lift to Raise Steam Locomotive - Darjeeling (India)

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Workers are using a mechanical lift to raise the rear end of steam locomotive -#902 "Victor", in the Darjeeling train yard.

Because of the heavy weight of the steam engine, three workers must put their weight together on the long steel bar they use with the lift.

View more photos of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway.

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 and

For more information about the Darjeeling Steam-powered Train, read

Date & GPS location
Photo taken on March 25, 2013
Hill Cart Road, Limbugaon, Darjeeling, West Bengal 734101, India
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