Steam Locomotives in India how many?

#1 Feb 7th, 2011, 09:33
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Does anyone know any other good steam engines that are still running in India...

I only know of these:

Nilgiri Mountain Railway
Darjeeling Mail
Kalka Shimla Railway

Does the Fairy Queen (oldest steam locomotive still run?)

Thank you..
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Does the Fairy Queen (oldest steam locomotive still run?)
An old report in Times of India states that:

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It's time for the world's oldest working steam engine to chug along again. The Fairy Queen will begin its onward journey from Delhi Cantonment railway station to the Sariska tiger reserve from October 23.

The heritage train, popular among tourists and steam engine lovers across the globe, will ply on this route till March 12, 2011.
For the time being I have no other info on it.

The full report is here: Fairy Queen to chug again from Oct 23
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This link may be of some help to you http://www.irfca.org/faq/faq-steam.html
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Try this

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/0...71200A20110203
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Originally Posted by MissSyrup View Post Does anyone know any other good steam engines that are still running in India...

I only know of these:

Nilgiri Mountain Railway
Darjeeling Mail
Kalka Shimla Railway

Does the Fairy Queen (oldest steam locomotive still run?)

Thank you..
I don't think Kalka-Shimla still runs steam locomotive...they now run diesel locomotives.
The Palace on wheels still run by steam locomotive.
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Its about time Steven. Where were you, cleaning up the house?

I love to see these behemoths operating. But, as one who has logged a few miles on such it does get pretty dirty. Don't ask about cinders down the back of your shirt. Still, its makes for a good feeling that some may still be operating somewhere..

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