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May 15 2012 (15:22)  30 STUNNING heritage trains of the world ..India boasts of about four Heritage Railways. (
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Posted by: Amita  3363 news posts
A heritage railway tells a lot about a particular nation and its history. It adds to a country's glamour quotient and draws tourists from across the world.
Such a rail is, at times, run by volunteers and often seeks to re-create scenes of the past.
Wikipedia recently came up with a list of Heritage Railways across the world.
We present in this slide show,
30 such railways from the pages of history.
1. India
India boasts of about four Heritage Railways.
These are:
Darjeeling Himalayan Railway: Also known as the 'Toy Train', this is a 2 foot (610 mm) narrow gauge railway from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling run by the Indian Railways. Nilgiri Mountain Railway: This railway in Tamil Nadu was built by the British in 1908 and was initially operated by the Madras Railway. This railway still runs its fleet of steam locomotives. Matheran Hill Railway: Matheran Hill Railway is a heritage railway in Maharashtra. It was built between 1901 and 1907 by Abdul Hussein Adamjee Peerbhoy, financed by his father, Sir Adamjee Peerbhoy of the Adamjee Group. The total construction was worth Rs 16 lakhs (Rs 1.6 million). Kalka Shimla Railway: The Kalka–Shimla Railway is a 2 foot 6 inches (762 mm) narrow gauge railway near Delhi India travelling along a mostly mountainous route from Kalka to Shimla. The history of Indian Railways dates back to the mid-nineteenth century.
In 1849, there was not a single kilometer of railway line in India.
By 1929, there were 41,000 miles of railway line serving every district in the country.
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