November 22 2011

We are indebted to Martin Holl for introducing us to these videos

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, 

nicknamed "Toy Train",    was built in 1881.

It is a 2ft narrow-gauge railway leading to Darjeeling high up in the mountain in West Bengal state in eastern India.   It was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

 To see the video of the 1930 train trip please click

 In addition there are other videos to see plus some 100 year old photographs that were taken around India