What is the name of Darjeeling train?

Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the DHR or the Toy Train, is a 2 ft (610 mm) gauge railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal.

Why Darjeeling train is called Toy Train?

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, part of the Northeast Frontier Railway of the Indian Railways, runs on the narrow gauge to negotiate the mountainous terrain. Therefore, the engine and all the coaches are small in size, and hence, the train is playfully referred to as the Toy Train.

Who started the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway?

Historically, the origins of the DHR dates back to 1878, when Franklin Prestage, an agent of the then Eastern Bengal Railway (EBR), proposed a hill tramway of two-foot gauge (610mm), following the Hill Cart Road from Siliguri to Darjeeling.

Which Indian Railway is named as Toy Train?

Darjeeling Himalayan railway
Which Indian railway train has been nicknamed as Toy Train? Darjeeling Himalayan railway runs from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling in West Bengal and it was declared a World Heritage Site in 1999. It took three years to build this train from 1879-1881 CE. Darjeeling Himalayan railway.

What is IRCA in Indian Railway?

The ‘Indian Railway Conference Association’ (IRCA) came into existence in the year 1902. At that time railway network in India consisted of 19 privately owned separate railways systems covering a total of 8,475 miles (13,640 km).

Is Darjeeling toy train running?

The toy train joyride from Darjeeling to Ghum and back is currently operational. The one from NJP to Darjeeling has not yet started.

What is coupe in train?

Compartment having 2 berths (1 lower + 1 upper) are called coupe and compartments with 4 berths (2 lower + 2 upper) are called cabin.

Which is the first train from Siliguri to Darjeeling?

52541 Njp Dj Passenger is the first train to run between Siliguri and Darjeeling. It takes 7hr 20min to reach Darjeeling. The train 52541 leaves Siliguri NJP at 10:00:00 and reaches Darjeeling DJ at 17:20:00. Njp Dj Passenger operates on Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat, Sun.

When did Darjeeling Himalayan Railway start passenger service?

In 1962, the railway was realigned at Siliguri and extended by nearly 4 miles (6 km) to New Jalpaiguri (NJP) to meet the new broad-gauge line there. The extension began freight service that year, and passenger service in 1964. The locomotive shed and carriage depot at Siliguri Junction were moved to NJP.

When was the Darjeeling Bazar railway line extended?

The line was extended by a quarter-mile to Darjeeling Bazar in 1886. The Darjeeling station was renovated in 1891 and Kurseong got a new station building and storage shed in 1896, but the railway was impacted by an 1897 earthquake and a major cyclone in 1899. In 1910, the DHR carried 174,000 passengers and 47,000 tons of goods.

Which is the highest train from Darjeeling to Ghum?

Six diesel locomotives handle most of the scheduled service, with daily tourist trains from Darjeeling to Ghum – India’s highest railway station – and the steam-hauled Red Panda service from Darjeeling to Kurseong. Steam-enthusiast specials are hauled by vintage British-built B-Class steam locomotives.