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Welcome to the DHRS

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


New DHR News 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

Web site updates

2018 Pictures & AGM Minutes added

Travel information

New book  The Incredible ‘B’ Class
www.dhrs.org/sales2

New book - BACK ON TRACK – Restoring Darjeeling's Railway
www.dhrs.org/sales2

New book about DHR 19B www.dhrs.org/sales2


The Beeches Light Railway

On 11th February 2019 the BLR issued this statement:

Adrian Shooter has announced that his Beeches Light Railway will be closing permanently after 15 years in May this year, 2019.
It is intended, however, to re-locate it to another site not too far distant and for it to reopen in spring next year, 2020.
The new layout will be a little different and about 50% longer but will still feature significant gradients and other features of interest.
All the existing rolling stock will be transferred to the new location.
Further details will be revealed in due course.

The DHRS is able to offer tickets to the BLR on Saturday 30th March,
one of the last events to be held at the Steeple Aston site.
Tickets are £25.  The event starts at 12.00 and includes lunch.

Please send cheques, payable to DHRS, and a SAE to
Janine Bird, Bryn Rhyd, Betws Garmon, Caernarfon, LL54 7YR
by Tuesday 26th March.

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8mm cine film of the DHR that Paul Ravenscroft took back in 1979

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ra6AlCG4Dpo

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The Incredible 'B' Class
At last, the definitive story of Darjeeling's 'B' Class Locomotive

The history, build details and operating practices, and it includes detailed plans for model makers too. It expands considerably on the knowledge base we have from previous publications and will prove to be the definitive work on this iconic class of locomotives which have worked on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway since 1889! Written by David Churchill, probably the world’s foremost authority on Darjeeling Locomotives, it balances diligent research with information from the DHRS archive and the support of friends with specific expertise. The book also covers the locomotives initially delivered to the Raipur Forest Tramway and those subsequently sold to Coal India to work at Tipong in Assam. No-one with an interest in the DHR or the surrounding area should be without it.

Gloss laminated soft cover with 128 pages
with SEWN BINIDINGS, 282 x 210mm.

Price £22.50 plus postage. UK £3.00, EC £6.50 Rest of World £9.00

Former DHR B Class loco No 19 heads up the loop incline.

President DHRS Adrian Shooter presents author David Churchill with the first copy of the Society’s latest publication –
the definitive story of the iconic DHR B Class fleet.

New Google Arts & Culture page with stories about DHRS