Himalayan Kalka-Shimla train on its final journey

August 7th, 2012 - 7:24 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

Shimla, Aug 7 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Kalka-Shimla train which is famously known for romantic travel is now destined for its end in the railways. Himalayan officials come to a conclusion that they can no longer come up with the spare parts of the train claiming that it the high time for it to retire from the long services that it has delivered.

The train together with other four were the ones that transported the colonial officials together with there families in case they needed a break. It is not only remembered for that but it is also the one that was picturised in many Bollywood movies. The train came to existence numerous years ago.

It was one of the first trains to use the Kalka-Shimla railway line which is commonly considered as one of the biggest engineering projects in the world. The main aim of its construction was to ensure that traveling to British during different seasons is made efficient and quick. It has as well earned its fame through a number of Bollywood films whereby it has featured in them.

Its suspension which will probably lead to its permanent stop is an idea that is regretted by many because of the services that it delivers and the good old memories that it brings.

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