The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Society is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, no. 7406570. Registered office: Lime Tree Lodge, Thorpe Road, Mattersley, Doncaster, DN10 5ED
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Welcome to the DHRS
To promote awareness of, interest in and support for the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
ADRIAN SHOOTER CBE - 1948 – 2022
Following from the death of our President, Adrian Shooter in December 2022,
his beloved railway is for sale by auction in June 2023 and the DHRS is helping to support a group bidding for 19B.
There is an opportunity for you to help the group bidding, see details on page 19B.
DHRS Photo Archive website, containing thousands of pictures Indian Locos, trains, people and places collected together from many society members Dhrs.org/archive
DHR promotional video
Photos of our 2023 AGM can be seen on the
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 Part 1,
from NJP to Tindharia!
We have good news at last!! Following the recent filming at the lower end of the line, Part 1 of the Driver’s eye view, from New Jalpaiguri to Tindharia will soon be in post production with the expectation that this will be published by the middle of April.
This will follow the same format and high quality as the highly-acclaimed ‘Part 2’ which covered Tindharia to Darjeeling.
Part one will be over two hours long to show virtually the whole route. It is based on the Darjeeling Tours’ charters mainly filmed (pre-Covid) in 2020 with a diesel charter from New Jalpaiguri to Siliguri Junction and a steam charter from there to Tindharia.
As with Part 2, the DVD has been produced by Peter Middleton of Video 125 with the same Indian support crew. This Driver’s eye view is essential viewing for anyone with an interest in the DHR.
We now have the DVD in stock, now dispatched as soon as we receive your order.
The full retail price for Part 1 or Part 2 is £25 for each is DVD or £30 for Blu-Ray but a special offer is available for DHRS members only, see our sales website :-
Part 1 https://www.dhrs.org/sales2/contents/en-uk/p55275_DHR-DVD-Vol-1.html
Part 2 https://www.dhrs.org/sales2/contents/en-uk/p55232_Tindharia-to-Darjeeling!.html
New Google Arts & Culture page with stories about DHRS
Darjeeling locomotive 19B
Following our Annual General Meeting, where the opinion of the Society membership was sought, the Board of the Society has today agreed to donate the sum of £40,000 to the Darjeeling Tank Locomotive Ltd (DTLL) to swell the fund to allow DTLL to make a realistic bid to purchase the late
Adrian Shooter’s B class Darjeeling Tank number 19B, which is to be auctioned on 21 st June.
Chairman David Mead said “we hope that this will form the foundation of a three-way partnership between the DHRS, the DTLL and Statfold Barn to provide a secure long-term UK home for the locomotive, accessible to the public.”
The DHRS is hoping to base its archive display at Statfold and expects to have a presence there on most of their narrow-gauge open days.
DHRS members will be welcomed on Statfold event days for donors only.
There is an opportunity for you to help the DTLL group bidding, See details on this page 19B.