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Welcome to the DHRS

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

Secondhand Railway books we have for sale, many in mint condition.
you can view a pdf copy of the list of books at Books.pdf
( List of books updated
14:00-13/03/23 )

We are open to offers on the price for each book, please contact our Sales Manager at
If offer is acceptable, he will email you back with accepting and cost of postage.
Books can be collected at our AGM postage free.

Details of two events that the sales stall will be attending, see Event Page

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 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 end 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.

Advance orders are welcome for Part 1, but please note that despatch will not take place until the end of April. Watch this website should there be any delays.

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

Part 2!.html

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 on 13th December 2022 after a long battle with Motor Neurone Disease.

The Memorial Service for Adrian Shooter was on
Saturday 7th January at 1:30pm GMT and was filmed,
and 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

Wall map of the Railways of India
order here