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Toy Train
West Bengal  /  Published 02.10.20

Rail plea for nod to run Toy Trains

Officials of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) have written  to the Darjeeling district administration seeking their consent for resumption of Toy Train services.  The Toy Train services...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 26.08.20

Trackless toy trains for north Bengal parks

The parks and gardens wing of the Bengal forest department has decided to introduce one trackless Toy Train each in three different parks of north Bengal. Anjan Guha, the divisional forest officer of...
By Our Correspondent in Jalpaiguri

West Bengal  /  Published 21.08.20

Darjeeling: view from loco front

A British documentary maker who shot videos on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway with active help from the UK-based Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Society just before the lockdown, has released the first...
By Avijit Sinha in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 03.08.20

Covid derails DHR toy trains rebound bid

The Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll on the toy train services of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a Unesco-recognised world heritage property.  Since the middle of March this year, train s...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 29.10.18

DHR learns lessons from UK

The toy train service of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway had started its journey in 1881 and was interrupted often by natural calamities and political disturbances. It still has huge popularity among...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 07.09.19

Two toy train stations to reopen this month

Two toy train stations in Darjeeling that had been torched during the statehood agitation two years ago have been rebuilt and are expected to be reopened for tourists this month.The buildings of the S...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 02.05.20

Toy train service faces its biggest crisis

The 139-year-old Darjeeling Himalayan Railway’s toy train service is facing perhaps its biggest crisis because of the lockdown.As the toy trains have been off the tracks for weeks now, officials and...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 14.11.19

Case filed over toy train death

The family of Hooghly tourist Pradip Saxena has filed a police complaint of negligence over his death during a toy train ride last month, reiterating their claim that he died after getting entangled i...
By Our Correspondent in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 22.11.18

Unesco meet on Darjeeling's toy train

A four-day workshop on conservation and maintenance of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) and its related assets such as station buildings and tracks concluded at Elysia Buildings, the DHR headqua...
By Bireswar Banerjee in Siliguri

West Bengal  /  Published 15.10.19

Cable cry in toy train death

Family members of Pradip Saxena, the tourist from Rishra in Hooghly who died during a toy train ride last week amid claims he was attempting a selfie, have said that he fell off after getting entangle...
By TT Bureau in Siliguri


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