Wednesday, 23 November 2016

DHR Plys Freight Wagons After 25 Years

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway has once again revived an important part of its history, by resuming commercial use of its unique freight wagons in the section.

The last freight wagon operated on DHR was in 1991.

Mr. Mingyur Bhutia, Director DHR informed us, "The steam hauled wagons were booked by German tourists between Sig and Gayabari on 22/11 and 23/11 for shooting and photography. In the past the wagons were used for carrying tea & food stuffs."

Some of those who did get to see freight wagons earlier may remember, as kids we used to say, 'rato rai heryo bhane fail huncha...' (you will fail in exams if the red sees you) so we would shut our eyes, every time a red coloured wagon passed by.

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Pic: Sanjit Nandi