Single and Narrow Rail track between Kalka and Shimla

The 100-km long Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge railway track is an amazing engineering example which opens gates for actual hilly route through multiple bridges, hills, valleys, rivers and tunnels. The rail motor car of 1927 vintage which had the unique distinction of bringing Mahatma Gandhi in 1945 to Shimla for talks with Viceroy Wavell about British plans for leaving India, is still rail worthy and remains a tourist's delight....

The 100-km long Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge railway track is an amazing engineering example which opens gates for actual hilly route through multiple bridges, hills, valleys, rivers and tunnels. The rail motor car of 1927 vintage which had the unique distinction of bringing Mahatma Gandhi in 1945 to Shimla for talks with Viceroy Wavell about British plans for leaving India, is still rail worthy and remains a tourist's delight....Going back to 1903, it is an engineering marvel, with 103 tunnels and over 700 non-girder bridges in a distance of only 100km. The route has longest tunnel, midway at Barog, which is 3800 feet long. More than two-thirds of the entire track is on curves, some as sharp as 45 degrees.Beside the sleek rail services, the train stops at or run past Jabli, Dharampur, Barog, Solan, Salogra, Kandaghat and Taradevi, to name a few of other railway stations on route. There are 12 seven coach trains and two of rail-motor cars to serve passengers...  Shivalik Deluxe Express, popularly known as the narrow-gauge Shatabdi, is most popular.Just see in these pictures... this is how it looks and there are lot many curves on the way... Luxury Trains includes- Shivalik Express, Shivalik Palace Ordinary Trains includes- Himalayan Queen, Shimla Kalka - Passenger Train -, Shimla - Kalka Mail, Mixed Train- Attached Honeymoon Coach. Himachal Pradesh enjoys the 2 narrow gauge Rail tracks - Kalka/ Shimla and Pathankot/ Jogindernagar. Kalka/ Shimla mini trains run on these treks popularly called 'Toy Trains' by the tourists. 


  Going back to 1903, it is an engineering marvel, with 103 tunnels and over 700 non-girder bridges in a distance of only 100km. The route has longest tunnel, midway at Barog, which is 3800 feet long. More than two-thirds of the entire track is on curves, some as sharp as 45 degrees.

The 100-km long Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge railway track is an amazing engineering example which opens gates for actual hilly route through multiple bridges, hills, valleys, rivers and tunnels. The rail motor car of 1927 vintage which had the unique distinction of bringing Mahatma Gandhi in 1945 to Shimla for talks with Viceroy Wavell about British plans for leaving India, is still rail worthy and remains a tourist's delight....Going back to 1903, it is an engineering marvel, with 103 tunnels and over 700 non-girder bridges in a distance of only 100km. The route has longest tunnel, midway at Barog, which is 3800 feet long. More than two-thirds of the entire track is on curves, some as sharp as 45 degrees.Beside the sleek rail services, the train stops at or run past Jabli, Dharampur, Barog, Solan, Salogra, Kandaghat and Taradevi, to name a few of other railway stations on route. There are 12 seven coach trains and two of rail-motor cars to serve passengers...  Shivalik Deluxe Express, popularly known as the narrow-gauge Shatabdi, is most popular.Just see in these pictures... this is how it looks and there are lot many curves on the way... Luxury Trains includes- Shivalik Express, Shivalik Palace Ordinary Trains includes- Himalayan Queen, Shimla Kalka - Passenger Train -, Shimla - Kalka Mail, Mixed Train- Attached Honeymoon Coach. Himachal Pradesh enjoys the 2 narrow gauge Rail tracks - Kalka/ Shimla and Pathankot/ Jogindernagar. Kalka/ Shimla mini trains run on these treks popularly called 'Toy Trains' by the tourists. 

Beside the sleek rail services, the train stops at or run past Jabli, Dharampur, Barog, Solan, Salogra, Kandaghat and Taradevi, to name a few of other railway stations on route. There are 12 seven coach trains and two of rail-motor cars to serve passengers...  Shivalik Deluxe Express, popularly known as the narrow-gauge Shatabdi, is most popular.

The 100-km long Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge railway track is an amazing engineering example which opens gates for actual hilly route through multiple bridges, hills, valleys, rivers and tunnels. The rail motor car of 1927 vintage which had the unique distinction of bringing Mahatma Gandhi in 1945 to Shimla for talks with Viceroy Wavell about British plans for leaving India, is still rail worthy and remains a tourist's delight....Going back to 1903, it is an engineering marvel, with 103 tunnels and over 700 non-girder bridges in a distance of only 100km. The route has longest tunnel, midway at Barog, which is 3800 feet long. More than two-thirds of the entire track is on curves, some as sharp as 45 degrees.Beside the sleek rail services, the train stops at or run past Jabli, Dharampur, Barog, Solan, Salogra, Kandaghat and Taradevi, to name a few of other railway stations on route. There are 12 seven coach trains and two of rail-motor cars to serve passengers...  Shivalik Deluxe Express, popularly known as the narrow-gauge Shatabdi, is most popular.Just see in these pictures... this is how it looks and there are lot many curves on the way... Luxury Trains includes- Shivalik Express, Shivalik Palace Ordinary Trains includes- Himalayan Queen, Shimla Kalka - Passenger Train -, Shimla - Kalka Mail, Mixed Train- Attached Honeymoon Coach. Himachal Pradesh enjoys the 2 narrow gauge Rail tracks - Kalka/ Shimla and Pathankot/ Jogindernagar. Kalka/ Shimla mini trains run on these treks popularly called 'Toy Trains' by the tourists. 
Just see in these pictures... this is how it looks and there are lot many curves on the way... 

Luxury Trains includes- Shivalik Express, Shivalik Palace
Ordinary Trains includes- Himalayan Queen, Shimla Kalka - Passenger Train -, Shimla - Kalka Mail, Mixed Train- Attached Honeymoon Coach.

The 100-km long Kalka-Shimla narrow gauge railway track is an amazing engineering example which opens gates for actual hilly route through multiple bridges, hills, valleys, rivers and tunnels. The rail motor car of 1927 vintage which had the unique distinction of bringing Mahatma Gandhi in 1945 to Shimla for talks with Viceroy Wavell about British plans for leaving India, is still rail worthy and remains a tourist's delight....Going back to 1903, it is an engineering marvel, with 103 tunnels and over 700 non-girder bridges in a distance of only 100km. The route has longest tunnel, midway at Barog, which is 3800 feet long. More than two-thirds of the entire track is on curves, some as sharp as 45 degrees.Beside the sleek rail services, the train stops at or run past Jabli, Dharampur, Barog, Solan, Salogra, Kandaghat and Taradevi, to name a few of other railway stations on route. There are 12 seven coach trains and two of rail-motor cars to serve passengers...  Shivalik Deluxe Express, popularly known as the narrow-gauge Shatabdi, is most popular.Just see in these pictures... this is how it looks and there are lot many curves on the way... Luxury Trains includes- Shivalik Express, Shivalik Palace Ordinary Trains includes- Himalayan Queen, Shimla Kalka - Passenger Train -, Shimla - Kalka Mail, Mixed Train- Attached Honeymoon Coach. Himachal Pradesh enjoys the 2 narrow gauge Rail tracks - Kalka/ Shimla and Pathankot/ Jogindernagar. Kalka/ Shimla mini trains run on these treks popularly called 'Toy Trains' by the tourists. 
 Himachal Pradesh enjoys the 2 narrow gauge Rail tracks - Kalka/ Shimla and Pathankot/ Jogindernagar. Kalka/ Shimla mini trains run on these treks popularly called 'Toy Trains' by the tourists.

2 comments:

Parnashree said...

Nice one.....Love the colours and the railway track..........would love to experience the ride....

Ripple (VJ) said...

Thanks Parnashree :)

Its 7 hrs long journey and can be an amazing experience if you plan to have this trip with your friends...

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