Loop No 1 Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, 1910 PC
A rare 1910 photo postcard of Loop No 1 of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The lengthening of a line by way of a loop helps the locomotive to climb a steep gradient. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR) has several loops and zigzags. This is a rare photo of Loop No 1. It is not in existence now since it was removed in 1942.
The Loop No 2 was removed in 1992. Consequently Loop No 3 became Loop No 1 from 1992. Although, the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway did not require the rack and pinion tracks. Unlike the Nilgiris Mountain Railway where rack and pinion tracks were used. The loops and zigzags made it easy to travel for the toy train. Click on the photo for better view.
Read more Darjeeling Line – Loops.
Did you know – in the early days herds of elephants stopped the movement of the toy trains.