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Nepal’s Janakpur locals rejoice as they welcome a modern train after nearly a decade(Twitter/KonkanRailway)

Nepal’s Janakpur locals rejoice as they welcome a modern train after nearly a decade

By Asian News International | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz | Janakpur [Nepal]
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 12:52 PM IST
While the train service is expected to come into regular operation from November, the locals of Nepal’s Janakpur cannot hold back their excitement as they lay sight on their first modern train after seeing ones that ‘that ran on coal and then the steam engine’
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The railway department has kept the train running for its historical importance.(ANI)
The railway department has kept the train running for its historical importance.(ANI)

117-year-old heritage steam engine is giving foreign tourists a taste of history

By Asian News International | Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 01:10 PM IST
The northern railway is offering the steam engine travel on booking to the tourists on 12 to 20 miles (20 km to 32 km) here on the Kalka-Shimla heritage line.
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Steam Locomotive train making trial run at Chennai ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.(ANI File Photo)
Steam Locomotive train making trial run at Chennai ahead of the Independence Day celebrations.(ANI File Photo)

World’s oldest working steam engine makes heritage run. It’s 164-year-old

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 17, 2019 07:16 PM IST
The locomotive was originally shipped to India from England in 1855.
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As many as 25 foreign tourists took a ride in the two coaches of the heritage KC-520 on Wednesday.(Deepak Sansta /HT)
As many as 25 foreign tourists took a ride in the two coaches of the heritage KC-520 on Wednesday.(Deepak Sansta /HT)

113-year-old steam engine back on Shimla-Kalka track

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Shimla
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2018 09:42 AM IST
The steam engine had developed a snag three months back after which it was sent for repair to Amritsar
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On the occasion of World Heritage Day Central Railway runs(Ceremonial) Matheran toy train with Steam locomotive from Aman Lodge to Matheran in Mumbai, India.(HT File Photo)
On the occasion of World Heritage Day Central Railway runs(Ceremonial) Matheran toy train with Steam locomotive from Aman Lodge to Matheran in Mumbai, India.(HT File Photo)

Darjeeling’ steam engine toy trains grounded after labourers strike work

By Pramod Giri | Hindustan Times, SIliguri
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 10:41 AM IST
The trains pulled by coal-fired engines are preferred by most of the tourists as the puffing beauties accentuate the old-world charm to the rides. Steam engines are the soul of the DHR.
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Thane Railway station is the oldest station in the country.(Praful Gangurde)
Thane Railway station is the oldest station in the country.(Praful Gangurde)

Thane railway station to get digital museum

By Priyanka Dhomse | Hindustan Times, Thane
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2018 12:44 AM IST
This digital museum will be introduced on the wall with digital screen displaying old pictures of the Thane station and depicting historical information regarding it.
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Locals residing between Neral and Matheran will soon be allowed to sell local cuisine, display their art work and culture on the railway premises and the entire rail route.(HT File)
Locals residing between Neral and Matheran will soon be allowed to sell local cuisine, display their art work and culture on the railway premises and the entire rail route.(HT File)

Dig into all things local on Neral-Matheran train soon

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2018 03:20 PM IST
This comes after executive director of the railway board sent a letter stating delegation of special powers to Divisional Railway Managers (DRM).
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The heritage steam engine that will be run.(HT FIle)
The heritage steam engine that will be run.(HT FIle)

Hop onto Neral-Matheran toy train with heritage steam engine

By Aroosa Ahmed | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON APR 12, 2018 01:14 AM IST
The engine will run on diesel and will have only two coaches as it is not able to take the load of additional coaches.
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