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A JOURNEY ON THE FAMOUS DARJEELING HIMALAYAN RAILWAY, NOW A UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITE.

A Unique Railway
The Darjeeling Himalayan, Asia's best-known steam railway, was founded in the 19th century and now steams into the 21st with its original locomotives. It is frequently blocked by landslips and has been threatened by withdrawal of subsidies, but its future is assured now that UNESCO has declared it a World Heritage Site. This varied and affectionate portrait of the line starts on the edge of the hot dusty Bengal Plains. The picturesque 'toy trains' toil up through lowland forest, round dramatic spirals, see-sawing through numerous switchbacks and ploughing through village markets before reaching the cool climate of Darjeeling, dubbed 'Queen of The Hill Stations' in the days of the British Raj.
Stars of the show are the charming little Sharp Stewart locomotives designed in the 1880s and still going strong.


Duration: 56 mins

SPECIAL PRICE: £12.95


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