The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Society is a company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales, no. 7406570.

Registered office: 9 Wardo Avenue, London SW6 6RA

DHRS Index page DHRS Main Page Travel Information Landslip Pictures Web Site Updates DHRS Events News from the Line Tour pictures Archive News Contact Details terms and conds. DHRS Membership DHRS Shop Darjeeling Mail DHR History DRCS Education Group Darjeeling Tours DHR No. 19 Photo Gallery Trip up the Line Modelling DHR Featured Articles Cresswell Rails Links Page Trainz

Details of Train Timetables and Travel Information see

News Updated
December 2014

Travel Information page

Welcome to the DHRS

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

designed in-house by DHRS © 2014


Picture taken by Santanu Banerjee on 16 November 2014
of a ‘down’ train going along the cliff edge below Tindharia works.
Work on the new temporary railway line just below the Tindharia Workshops.
The replacement of the road will have to wait for the rebuilding of the hillside
to right of the lower picture.


788 at Darjeeling Station
taken by Santanu Banerjee in 2013

Web site updates

21/12/2014
Press release on re-opening
of DHR Line

07/12/2014
Darjeeling Mail Issue 68 dispatched

05/12/2014 - DHRS Events

18/11/2014
- New page with photos of 807C

16/11/2014
- Front Page
- Darjeeling Mail pages


EVENT POSTPONED - NEW DATE TO FOLLOW
Awaiting a VIP from Delhi to re-open the line?

Back in Action?? – India’s Darjeeling Himalayan Railway to Fully Open Again

After a gap of over four years normal train services are to resume on India’s world-famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR).

The 55 mile UNESCO  World Heritage line was breached in mid-2010 by a severe landslip between Gayabari and Kurseong: this restricted almost all services to the upper section between Kurseong and Darjeeling. Major repairs to the railway and the parallel NH55 highway at Pagla Jhora (‘Raging Torrent’ and a notorious trouble spot) were disrupted on several occasions by further monsoon damage. Test trains ran in early December and the line was cleared for safe operation.

In September 2011 a further major landslip at Tindharia damaged the DHR workshop and severed the tracks and the NH55. The railway route was restored in March 2014 on a new formation using land from the workshop, although road repairs here are yet to be completed.

Said Paul Whittle, Vice Chairman DHRS: “Indian Railways has defied the doubters and Mother Nature and at huge cost and effort brought the DHR fully back to life again”.

A detailed report of the opening celebrations will be distributed by the end of this month.      Paul Whittle - 19 January 2015