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

WITH A SPECIAL INTRODUCTION BY
MARK TULLY

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. Also featured is the debut of the line's smallest loco 'Baby Sivok', newly restored for a visiting party of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Society.

Historic Film
Archive film from 1990 shows visiting VIP Sir Robert Reid, retiring Chairman of British Rail, in a special train, and from 1982 we see film of now long-withdrawn freight trains, plus passenger extras following on sight at full speed.

Duration: 74 mins (includes 1' 30" clip from 'Steams Indian Summer')

SUPPORT THE DARJEELING HIMALAYAN RAILWAY SOCIETY!
Buy this title direct from John Flower, Sales Officer, Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Society, 111 Anston Avenue, WORKSOP Notts S81 7JF.
Email: john@a1models.fsbusiness.co.uk
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The DHRS uses its sales commission to support projects such as building a replica vintage coach and helping establish a local museum