Created 15-Aug-11
Modified 11-Jun-12
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In February and March 2011 I took part in a crazy circumnavigation of India by rail, mainly in aid of charity. It took fourteen days and covered 14,000 plus kilometres using an Indrail Pass. Although not designed for rail enthusiasts I managed to ride on and photograph the Himalaya and Darjeeling line for the first time since 1983. We also visited Tipong Colliery where there is a 2' gauge railway

Categories & Keywords
Category:Transportation
Subcategory:Railway
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:DHR, Darjeeling, Darjeeling and Himalaya Railway, Tipong

DHR train at Ghum with 'B' class 791Morning 'Joy Train' awaits departure from DarjeelingA 'B' Class has it's smokebox cleaned at Darjeeling shedNDM class diesel 602 at darjeelingThe sign says it all!Trains stop at Batasia for tourists to photograph the views'Baby Sivok' at GhumGreasing 791 before the return to DarjeelingRunning round at GhumRunning round at GhumContemplating the loco at GhumNeat little NDM dieselTrain leaving Batasia and the end of the loopSleepers - but not as we know them Jim!NDM leaving Darjeeling stationApproaching the Batasia loopTrain aproaching the start of Batasia loop