The International Steam Pages
Raj Steam - North Indian Narrow Gauge - On Line
Click here for the Raj Steam On Line index page which includes general information about the project,
Having kicked off with Nepal in November 2014, I have now compiled a first version covering the public narrow gauge railways of Northern India (ie excluding purely industrial operations). I have used the historical railway zone name that existed at the time the vast majority of the pictures were taken. This completes the survey of public railways, I will return for the industrial railways in due course.
This section is, of course, mostly about the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. I would welcome more images from those who visited in the 1970s and early 1980s before the 'classic' coaches were replaced by those which looked more like buses on steel wheels.
Eventually, the images will be available as a (cheap) download, these will be higher quality JPG images and without the water marks present in this version.
Special thanks go to the late Peter Michie (PM) and Brian/Marion Manktelow (BM/MM), who allowed me to go through their entire collections taken on many extended visits. Without their co-operation it would have been impossible to make this compilation. The late Chris Walker (CW) was again an absolute mine of information on obscure railways and locomotives.
Other contributors to the Raj Steam series are gratefully acknowledged: Bill Alborough (BA), the late George Bamberry (GB), John Benson (JB), the late Bruce Chennel (BC), Stewart Blencowe (SB), Mark Carter (MC) the late Derek Cross (DC), Jan Willem van Dorp (JD), the late David Eatwell (DE), Gordon Edgar (GE), Rod Farr (RF), Alexander Gillieron (AG), Chris Grimes (CG), the late Peter Hodge (PH), Rob Kingsford-Smith (RK), Wilson Lythgoe (WL), Laurie Marshall (LM), Peter Newsome (PN), Richard Pelham (RP), the late Basil Roberts (BR), Bernd Seiler (BS), the late John Tillman (JT).
If you can contribute, please email me at the address below, those whose pictures are used will be invited to download the existing Images of Rail products and will obviously be entitled to the parts of this project as they are prepared.