The route to Shimla by "Toy Train." The contract for this was awarded in 1898, and the line was finally opened in November 1903. To be precise, it has "103 tunnels, 864 bridges and 919 curves" (Hindustani Times, Chandigarh, Wednesday February 27, 2008, p.3). The line is in the news at the moment because it is expected to become a Wold Heritage site this year, making India the only country in the world to have four railway World Heritage sites. Photograph and caption 2008 by Jacqueline Banerjee. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link to this site.]

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