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Welcome to the DHRS

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

Head of Indian Railways Visits DHR
See - DHR News page

The current plans are for the DHRS sales stand to be in attendance at the
following events


We have a number of 'Pre-owned' rare books which
are in 'pristine / mint' condition including
Halfway to Heaven,
Iron Sherpa Volume One and
sets of Iron Sherpa Vol. 1 & Vol. 2.

 See our Sales shop page

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

Link to Google Arts & Culture page for Indian Railways

Link to the Indian
IRCTC Tourism web site

Link to Indian Hill Railways web site

A Driver’s eye view DVDs
Parts 1 & 2 from NJP to Darjeeling
Kolkata (Calcutta) Trams
and now Kalka to Shilmla via Railcar

Part 1

Part 2!.html

Kolkata Tram

Kalka to Shimla Railcar

New Google Arts & Culture page with stories about DHRS

Darjeeling Locomotive 19B

The Darjeeling Tank Locomotive Trust are delighted to be able to say that, “we have succeeded in our goal of securing 19B along with the two blue carriages for everyone.”

19B is at Statfold Barn Railway with the two blue carriages and has been used last summer at Statfold, along with all the other 2ft gauge locos on site.

19B has been stripped down for it’s 10 year overhaul in the workshop, it was hoping that it will be running again this summer but a new boiler is required as there are too many old age problems with the original one. The new boiler construction will take a year, unless they get donations of £80,000+ to move things forward.

Statfold Barn website is at

For details of the 19B trust visit

Or view their Facebook page at

More pictures on our page 19B.

A late publication of the May issue!

Over the past few years news from the DHR can described
as nothing less than downright depressing, with nothing
more than the occasional glimmer of hope that is invariably shattered with the following issue of the Darjeeling Mail.

So as Paul Whittle wrote in February, it was good to report the series of discussions at Rail Bhavan, Delhi tackling the key issues affecting the DHR.
Unfortunately these were indecisive and we are yet again on the pendulum of Indian decision-making.

We have therefore decided to hold Issue 106 to await the outcome of further meetings.