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Welcome to the DHRS

To promote awareness of, interest in and support  for the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway

DHRS Photo Archive website, containing thousands of pictures Indian Locos, trains, people and places collected together from many society members

DHR promotional video

Photos of our 2022 AGM can be seen on the
AGM page

Link to Google Arts & Culture page for Indian Railways

Link to the new Indian
IRCTC Tourism web site

Link to Indian Hill Railways web site

A Driver’s eye view from Tindharia to Darjeeling!

At last. A DVD offering extensive coverage of the DHR, mainly taken from the front of the locomotive. For the first time ever, video production company Video 125, in association with the DHRS, has produced a Driver’s eye view of the Railway. This will be published in two parts: part 1 - New Jalpaiguri to Tindharia, and part 2 - Tindharia to Darjeeling.

Part 2 is available now, and was filmed on board ‘B’ class locos hauling the steam charter train on its second day, starting at Tindharia and continuing to Darjeeling.
Much of the fascinating history of the line is in Jonathan Kydd’s narration. Written and produced by Peter Middleton, edited running time 2 hours 24 minutes.

For those with a strong interest in the DHR, this DVD is essential viewing.

The full retail price is £25 for a DVD or £30 for Blu-Ray but a special offer is available for DHRS members only, see our sales website :-!.html

Trailer for the video -

New Google Arts & Culture page with stories about DHRS


1948 – 2022

The Society very much regrets to announce that our President, Adrian Shooter passed away yesterday 13th December 2022 after a long battle with Motor Neurone Disease. Barbara Shooter has asked that Adrian’s final words be conveyed to his many friends in the UK, India and around the World:

“By the time you read this I shall have gone peacefully to sleep in a clinic in Switzerland.
This is very much what I wanted to do.

As I write this my MND symptoms are getting rapidly worse with the result that I cannot exist without constant care and attention to the most basic requirements.

If I had not done this I would have been condemned to months or quite possibly years of being confined to bed, unable to do anything for myself including talking.

Thank you for your friendship over many years.

I am only sorry that we were unable to say goodbye properly


 The Memorial Service for Adrian Shooter was on
Saturday 7th January at 1:30pm GMT and was filmed,
it will be available for the next 3 months at

There is a link to a web page put up by the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA)

It is an opportunity for recording tributes to Adrian, and making donations to MNDA, any enquiries should be addressed to
Paul Whittle, Vice Chairman DHRS at

Our Sales website at

“Chiltern Railways” by Adrian Shooter
order here

“Up the Line to Darjeeling” by David Charlesworth
order here