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Notes on the Geography of Northern India: Shimla Railway

The Simla Railway was never a financial success, and it's lost money ever since the government took it over in 1906. Still runs, though.

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There are many tunnels along the narrow-gauge route. The smoke here isn't coming from an engine, though; it's from the women by the umbrella, who are roasting ears of corn.

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Oops, here comes the train.

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You could almost jump on. In fact, maybe you could.

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It's holding up traffic.

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Farther on, at Kandaghat, the track passes over a substantial bridge.

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Hours later, it rolls into Shimla.

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Entering the station.

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Another view.

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Side-tank steam-engine on display.


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