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a joy ride back time | darjeeling-ghum

Published February 23rd, 2013

darjeeling himalayan railway (DHR) is a unesco world heritage site (declared on 1991) is a 2ft narrow gauge railway that runs between darjeeling and india's highest railway station, ghum. it was built between 1879 and 1881 and the old steam locomotives are still very popular among tourist of this hill station. we took a joy ride and the whole trip was very enjoying. sharing some photos of our ride in this photo story.

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darjeeling

a quick photo to show the old city from some height as fog comes down to engulf the landscape.

  • September 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 45mm / f/4 / 1/400 sec
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reunion

old residents of the city chats at darjeeling station while a bogey of the train stands behind unused.

  • September 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 40mm / f/4 / 1/30 sec
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engine

the engine prepares for the trip while a local man waits on the bench.

  • September 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 24mm / f/4 / 1/80 sec
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mechanic

a mechanic with a bottle of oil for the locomotive.

  • September 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 24mm / f/4 / 1/60 sec
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tourists

tourists overlook the scenery from the compartment of the train, which is about to start the trip.

  • September 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 105mm / f/4 / 1/250 sec
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1930

the label on the engine reads year of manufacturing as 1930!

  • September 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 105mm / f/4 / 1/60 sec
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wait

my wife on door waits for the journey to start while my son plays with the window in his seat.

  • September 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 45mm / f/4 / 1/500 sec
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flag-off

the guard flags off the joy ride.

  • September 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 24mm / f/4 / 1/200 sec
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passengers

a passenger chats with his friend while the train starts the trip towards ghum.

  • September 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 24mm / f/4 / 1/40 sec
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in his thoughts

my son got a window seat with hope of having nice view but it started to rain.

  • September 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 24mm / f/4 / 1/40 sec
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it's raining

my friend sumon's wife debarati tries to feel the rain while the train arrives at batasia loop.

  • September 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 24mm / f/4 / 1/60 sec
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the guard

the guard looks on while the train makes a scheduled stop at batasia loop.

  • September 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 24mm / f/4 / 1/60 sec
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batasia loop

after a brief stop, the train again started its journey towards ghum while rain keeps falling in a gloomy manner.

  • September 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 24mm / f/4 / 1/400 sec
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happy

my wife tanaya and sumon's wife debarati looks outside from the door while fog and rain creates a misty atmosphere enroute ghum.

  • September 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 28mm / f/4 / 1/30 sec
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ghum

train reaches ghum station.

  • September 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 24mm / f/4 / 1/50 sec
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maintenance

mechanics remove burnt coal from below during the train's scheduled stop at ghum station.

  • September 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 24mm / f/4 / 1/8 sec
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at rest

the guard waits on the rain-soaked platform while the engine gets some shower to cool off a bit.

  • September 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 32mm / f/4 / 1/13 sec
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return

a worker works with the coal used in the engine while we continue our return journey from ghum to darjeeling

  • March 16th, 2014
  • Fujifilm X-M1
  • 18mm / f/f/16 / 1/25 sec
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enlightened

the return journey towards darjeeling was memorable too and we enjoyed our trip with the heritage railway very much. thank you DHR.

  • September 30th, 2012
  • Canon EOS 5D
  • 105mm / f/4 / 1/60 sec

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nilanjangh
Nilanjan Guha  over 4 years ago

daroon

ArkaDutta
Arka Dutta (inactive)  over 4 years ago

superb! loved this

amit_maitra75
Amit Maitra  over 4 years ago

like it

AmitavaKayal
Amitava Kayal  almost 5 years ago

darun ...

avisekchoudhury
Avisek Choudhury Photography  almost 5 years ago

awesome :)

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Debarshi Duttagupta  almost 5 years ago

this is briliant work