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The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, May 2015
Nick Fitzgerald writes:
I visited the DHR on 29th -31st May 2015 and travelled on the early morning up train from Kurseong to Darjeeling and then on the 13.20 “joy” train from Darjeeling to Ghum and back. The rest of my visit was conducted by car. Here’s a summary of what was where:
Siliguri Loco (Friday 29th 16.00)
Kurseong Trip Shed (Saturday 30th 06.00)
Darjeeling (Saturday 30th 10.00)
Ghum (Saturday 30th 14.30)
Finally on return to Siliguri NDM6 605 was seen at Rangtong on the Jungle passenger.
I was not able to visit the site of the landslip above Tindharia, but below the works the railway is in place but NH55 is impassable for about 200 yards. Although a lot of material was on site for stabilising the rock faces etc, there did not appear to be any active work at the main landslip site. The works itself looks very precarious indeed, and even a couple of inches of further erosion of the
rock face would cause collapse of part of the works.
Loco 787 in the yard at Tindharia, hopefully will re-emerge one day as a coal fired B to be numbered 02
Loco 791 as a spares donor at Siliguri shed
Loco 01 Tindharia on shed at Siliguri with 806 behid
Baby Sivok, the OK 0-4-0 in Ghum museum.