|Line of route|
|Kalka to Simla|
|Gauge / mileage|
|2' 6" NG||59 miles (1905)|
|1903||Opened to traffic|
|1905||Converted to 2' 6" gauge|
|1906||Taken over by GoI|
|after 1906||North Western Railway|
|How to interpret this infobox|
The Kalka-Simla Railway (KSR) was a narrow gauge branchline, the final leg in the journey from Delhi via Umballa to the hill town of Simla, the summer retreat of the Viceroy and senior Government of India staff.
Originally built and worked by a private company, the line was opened in 1903 as a 2ft/610mm narrow gauge(NG) railway. Following the decision of the Imperial General Staffs to standardise, wherever possible, on a 2ft 6in/762mm narrow gauge(NG), the track was so converted in 1905.
The KSR remains one of the longest narrow gauge railway lines still operated by Indian Railways.
Some of the stations on the line, in order from Kalka to Simla.
Building the Railway
Attacks were an ever present threat to the builders of the Railway, who were trained in weaponry by an Instructor of Volunteers.
- Indian Hill Stations - The Kalka -Shimla Railway Youtube.com. One hour BBC Documentary Film
- Kalka-Shimla Railway Wikipedia
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- Kalka Shimla Railway (UNESCO World Heritage Site) from “Heritage of India”. Scroll down for some vintage postcards
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