Booking Kalka-Shimla Toy Train Online?

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#1 Sep 5th, 2008, 10:42
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OK, I am almost there!!

I have finally gotten to the point where I can book a train form Delhi to Kalka (either the #4095 or the 2011)- discovered I was trrying to do this too far in advance - but the Toy Train dosen't come up as an option when I try to book 'Kalka to Simla.' Is this an unreserved train? Or do I have to enter another code?

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What toy train?

Or are you saying that no toy train appears?

Select 'all class' before you search for a train.
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This is how I booked online my Delhi to Shimla Tour rail tickets (apologies for not remembering train numbers)

Delhi to Kalka Shatabdhi (Leaves Delhi on 7.45AM and supposed to reach Kalka on 11.40AM)
Kalka - Shimla Leaves Kalka on 12.10.

I think you cannot see any train in the Kalka-Shimla route as 'Toy-Train' because every train on the route is 'toy trains'. Its is a narrow guage railway, hence the term 'toy train'.
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All the trains to Simla run on the narrow gauge (toy) train. Many of them run with different classes - so for example if you put in 'CC' on a random date you will get these trains:

241 SHIVALK DLX EXP 05:30 10:15 M T W TH F S SU
255 HIMALYAN QUEEN 12:10 17:20 M T W TH F S SU

You get results with first and second too, but not 2AC for example as it doesn't run with that class of train.

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Maury, you've been asking about this before. This site doesn't allow for multiple-posting (which includes continuing essentially the same thread elsewhere), and it would be very handy if you could keep your related queries together. For yourself and for others.

nb I don't know if this pertains (don't know the area so well), but there was this post today on (the non-possibility of) booking the Shivalik Queen between Kalka and Shimla: how can i get the train ticket from kalka to shimla? . A couple of trains of similar names if I'm not mistaken in this region get asked about a lot with never much of a result, and/but I think this is the answer. Maybe someone in the know about that region should rework it into a sticky.
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Originally Posted by maury View Post OK, I am almost there!!

I have finally gotten to the point where I can book a train form Delhi to Kalka (either the #4095 or the 2011)- discovered I was trrying to do this too far in advance - but the Toy Train dosen't come up as an option when I try to book 'Kalka to Simla.' Is this an unreserved train? Or do I have to enter another code?

Thanks1
HI,
WELCOME TO INDIA.
I HAD BEEN TO THAT TRAIN AND I DONT THINK THERE IS POSSIBILITY OF ADVANCE BOOKING OF THAT TRAIN. YOU CAN ANYTIME GO THERE AND TICKETS ARE ALWAYS AVAILABLE. BUT YOU SHOULD BE VERY CAREFUL THAT YOU SHOULD BOARD THE TRAIN AT THE INITIAL STATION WHICH IS NAMED PATHANKOT. OTHERWISE, FROM IN BETWEEN, THERE WILL BE MUCH CROWDED. SO BETTER GO FROM INITIAL OR ORIGIN STATION WHICH IS PATHANKOT.

FOR ANY FURTHER ASSITANCE, YOU CAN FREELY ASK.

SHAILESH
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Shailesh,

I think you're confusing the Kalka-Shimla train with the Kangra Valley train, which runs from Pathankot to Jogindernagar.

And your caps lock seems to be stuck.
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I have decided that this whole process is just too confusing: I cancelled my trip to India and instead will spend the month of October ridding the subway here in New York City..............




JUST KIDDING!!!

Just Booked My Tickets On Line!

Will be traveling on October 4th from New Delhi to Simla. Anybody on the same trains: say hello to the tall, grey haired America guy with the contented grin!

MY SINCEREST THANKS TO ALL FOR YOUR HELP!!
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Originally Posted by Mickey S View Post Shailesh,

I think you're confusing the Kalka-Shimla train with the Kangra Valley train, which runs from Pathankot to Jogindernagar.

And your caps lock seems to be stuck.
hi,
yes you are right i am confused. i was thinking for that train.
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Can anyone tell me the schedual of the train from Jogindernagar to Pathankot? Also, if I recall a previous post, there are no reserved seats on this train, you just show up; is that correct?

Thanks!
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Exclamation Looking for information on Ticket booking for TOY train

Hi There!!

I am Looking for information on Ticket booking for TOY train
from Kalka to shimla.

I am planning to go to shimla, I have two choices, VOLVO from ISBT but i was kind of thinking if i could get some information about the TOY Train from KALKA station till Shimla I am going for the first time...so Please help me!!!!
Hi ,




Thank you for your Help!!



Cheers,
Prabhakar
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#12 Dec 22nd, 2008, 00:34
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here are india mike links to help you out prabmish...

link 1

older IM link

googled thisaone


all links pointing to irctc link - indian railways reservations url.




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Hey Prabhakar... Nice to see a fellow IBMer...

Not to scare you off or anything but please read this...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/I...ow/3871008.cms

Not sure if services have resumed since.

Having said that, I used the toy train on 28th November, 5-30 am and it was a breeze. I took a Volvo from ISBT at 10pm and reached Kalka at 3-30 am, Spent a couple of hours at the lovely station and caught the Shivalik Express at 5-30am.

Click on www.irctc.co.in and create an account. Reservations can be done online between 5am to 11-30pm..

Kalka Station code - KLK

Shimla Station code - SML

Shivalik Deluxe Express Train number - 241

Leaves at 5-30 am.

Have fun!

Cheers
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Some more information about the Toy Train for you:

There are 5 services:

1. Rail Motor - Leaves at 5:10 am, Fare Rs. 247, Train no 101
2. Kalka Shimla Pass - Leaves at 4 am, Fare Rs. 189, Train no 1KS
3. Kalka Shimla Exp - Leaves at 6 am, Fare Rs. 228, Train no 251
4. Shivalik Deluxe Exp - Leaves at 5:30am, Fare Rs. 280, Train no 241
5. Himalayan Queen - Leaves at 12:10 afternoon, Fare Rs. 167, Train no 255

As far as I know, Shivalik has on-board breakfast and stops only at Barog. I dont think others serve breakfast on-board. It reaches Shimla well within 5 hours and is probably the fastest train on the route.

P.S. - I Just looked up and Shivalik's tickets are available from 3rd Jan onwards only.
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