History of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

History of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, nicknamed the "Toy Train," is a 2 ft narrow-gauge railway from Siliguri to Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal, run by the Indian Railways. Siliguri, located at the base of the Himalayas, was connected with Calcutta by standard gauge railway in 1878. Between Siliguri and Darjeeling tonga services ran on a cart road. Franklin Prestage, an agent of Eastern Bengal Railway Company approached the government with a proposal of laying a steam tramway from Siliguri to Darjeeling. Sir Ashley Eden, the Lieutenant Governor of Bengal, formed a committee to assess the feasibility of the project. The proposal was accepted in 1879 following the positive report of the committee. Construction started the same year.show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 236g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135674579
  • 9786135674576