Darjeeling Toy Train Tour
The Darjeeling Himalayan Hill Railway is one of the most fascinating and superb engineering feats of the world. The Darjeeling toy train/Sikkim toy train runs 83 kilometers between Siliguri and Darjeeling for about eight hours. The toy train runs on narrow gauge, only 0.6096 m but the journey is exhilarating.Captivated by the ethereal beauty of the Kanchenjunga, Franklin Prestage, the agent of the Eastern Bengal Railway formulated the plan for Darjeeling Railway in 1878.
The Darjeeling Himalayan Hill railway is a marvel of sorts in what one would call non-engineering. It uses neither rack mechanism nor cable as other mountain railways do, but moves only on adhesion
A Journey by Darjeeling Hill Toy Train India
A ride on the DHR is not for the hurried and hassled traveller who is impatient to reach his destination. Its for those who believe the journey is the destination. Much like a toy train strung together from match-boxes, the DHR balances on two-feet tracks moving at a maximum speed of 15-km an hour. It takes all of nine hours to reach Darjeeling from Siliguri and at quite a reasonable sum.