Toy Train services suspended for quake
Toy Train services from New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling has been suspended due to landslides in several areas along its route following Sunday`s quake.
Guwahati: Toy Train services from New
Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling has been suspended due to landslides
in several areas along its 86-km route following Sunday`s
quake, a spokesman of the North East Frontier Railway said
here on Tuesday.
The two-feet narrow gauge railway tracks of the world
heritage train, however, was not damaged, he said.
All out efforts were being made to clear the debris and
it was expected to run the train from tomorrow.
Four modern diesel locomotives handle most of the
scheduled services though the daily Kurseong-Darjeeling return
service and the daily tourist trains from Darjeeling to Ghum,
country`s highest railway station, are handled by vintage
British-built B Class steam locomotives.
Run by the Indian Railways, the Toy Train built
between 1879 and 1881 is officially known as Darjeeling
Himalayan Railway which was declared a world heritage site by
the UNESCO in 1999.