Sargent, John & Badaway, Emile D. & Crow, Lindsay: The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway - a Photographic Profile 1962 - 1998
Book Number: ATHB-TDHR
Train Hobby Publications Australia Studfield, Victoria, Australia 1999 48 pages profusely illustrated colour photos - The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, nicknamed the "Toy Train", is a 2 ft (610 mm) narrow-gauge railway from Siliguri to Darjeeling in West Bengal, run by the Indian Railways. It was built between 1879 and 1881 and is about 86 km (53 mi) long. The elevation level is from about 100 m (328 ft) at Siliguri to about 2,200 m (7,218 ft) at Darjeeling. It is still powered by a steam engine. A modern diesel engine is used for Darjeeling's mail. Since 1999 the train has been a World Heritage Site as listed by UNESCO. In 2005, UNESCO added the Nilgiri Mountain Railway as an extension to the original inscription.