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Date: 08/31/19 20:13
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway 777B, a 2 Foot Gauge Steamer
Author: MartyBernard

I took this at the  National Rail Museum, New Delhi, India in May 1981 of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway 777B.  She is still there.

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as the DHR or the Toy Train, is a 2 ft (610 mm) gauge railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal. Built between 1879 and 1881, it is about 88 km (55 mi) long. It climbs from about 100 m (328 ft) above sea level at New Jalpaiguri to about 2,200 m (7,218 ft) at Darjeeling, using six zig zags and five loops to gain altitude. Six diesel locomotives handle most of the scheduled service, with daily tourist trains from Darjeeling to Ghum — India's highest railway station — and the steam-hauled Red Panda service from Darjeeling to Kurseong. Steam-enthusiast specials are hauled by vintage British-built B-Class steam locomotives.  Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darjeeling_Himalayan_Railway

Marty Bernard




Date: 09/01/19 03:53
Re: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway 777B, a 2 Foot Gauge Steamer
Author: Hiroshi

MartyBernard-san:

Thank you for sharing the photo of the engine 777B.

I would like to share my photos I took at the Schiphol airport.
It is one of B777s operated by KLM named "Darjeeling Railway."

Hiroshi

MartyBernard Wrote:
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> I took this at the  National Rail Museum, New
> Delhi, India in May 1981 of Darjeeling Himalayan
> Railway 777B.  She is still there.
>
> The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, also known as
> the DHR or the Toy Train, is a 2 ft (610 mm) gauge
> railway that runs between New Jalpaiguri and
> Darjeeling in the Indian state of West Bengal.
> Built between 1879 and 1881, it is about 88 km (55
> mi) long. It climbs from about 100 m (328 ft)
> above sea level at New Jalpaiguri to about 2,200 m
> (7,218 ft) at Darjeeling, using six zig zags and
> five loops to gain altitude. Six diesel
> locomotives handle most of the scheduled service,
> with daily tourist trains from Darjeeling to Ghum
> — India's highest railway station — and the
> steam-hauled Red Panda service from Darjeeling to
> Kurseong. Steam-enthusiast specials are hauled by
> vintage British-built B-Class steam locomotives. 
> Source:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darjeeling_Himalayan
> _Railway
>
> Marty Bernard






Date: 09/01/19 08:24
Re: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway 777B, a 2 Foot Gauge Steamer
Author: CPRR

Most sad to see it and others outside in the elements......



Date: 09/11/19 18:05
Re: Darjeeling Himalayan Railway 777B, a 2 Foot Gauge Steamer
Author: Harlock

CPRR Wrote:
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> Most sad to see it and others outside in the
> elements......

It's actually fairly well cared for.   As of 2010 it had a new paint job.    A photo from my friend John who measured it for his 1/4 scale live steam 777.

-M

Mike Massee
Tehachapi, CA
Photography, Railroading and more..




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