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Fairy Queen Train Tour

Fairy Queen Train1855, The year when the majestic Fairy Queen rolled out for the erstwhile East Indian Railway. For the first time after 1908, the Fairy Queen rolled again on February 1st, 1997 from Delhi to Alwar. The steam engine is the oldest working engine in the world. Finding its pride of place in the Guinness Book of World Records and also capturing the National Tourism Award, this prestigious pristine beauty that graces the National Rail Museum, New Delhi, is steaming once again. The Queen with the privileged ones aboard reaches the picturesque town of Alwar in Rajasthan the same day, from where the guests will be taken to Sariska Tiger Reserve for an overnight stay. The guests will certainly go back with fond memories of a once-in-a lifetime experience.

Duration : 1 Nights / 2 Days
Places to Visit : Delhi - Alwar - Sariska - Alwar - Delhi


Day 1 : Saturday
1000 hrs Train leaves Delhi Cantt. railway station
1030 hrs Light snacks on board
1300 hrs Lunch on board
1500 hrs Light refreshment on board
1600 hrs Arrival Alwar railway station
1620 hrs Departure Alwar by air-conditioned coach
1730 hrs Arrival Hotel Tiger Den
1930 hrs Theme dinner. Night stay at Hotel.

Fairy Queen Train TourDay 2 : Sunday
0630 hrs Jeep Safari for Tiger Sanctuary
0930 hrs Return from Sanctuary & breakfast at Tiger Den Hotel
1200 hrs Departure Sariska by air-conditioned coach
1245 hrs Arrival Alwar railway station
1300 hrs Fairy Queen leaves Alwar
1330 hrs Lunch on board
1600 hrs Light refreshments on board
1845 hrs Fairy Queen arrives Delhi Cantt. railway station

INTERESTING FACTS AND FEATURES OF THE FAIRY QUEEN ENGINE
1855: Built by Kitson, Thompson Hewitson, UK for the erstwhile East Indian Railways (EIR)
Weight : 26 tonnes
Coal Tender : 20 tonnes
Water Capacity : 2000 litres (under slung water tank)
Horse Power : 130
Gauge : 5 ft. 6 inch or 1.67 m (Broad Gauge)
Wheel arrangement : 2-2-2 Driving wheel diameter 1800 mm
Maximum Speed : 40 Kmph
Cylinders : 2 outside (12 inch x 22 inch)

Earlier worked from Howrah to Raniganj (121 miles) on EIR
1908 Stopped service

1971 First exhibit of National Rail Museum

1996 Completely overhauled in Perambur workshop of Southern Railway

1908 Stopped service

1971 First exhibit of National Rail Museum

1996 Completely overhauled in Perambur workshop of Southern Railway

1997 Revived for working on main line. Chair Car for carrying 60 passengers and service car including Generator (230v supply) & Compressor (Air Brakes for the train) readied for the engine to work commercial trips.

18.7.1997 First commercial trip

Fairy Queen Train Travel13.1.1998 Certification of Guinness Book of Records as the World’s oldest working locomotive.

25.1.1999 National Tourism award given by PM of India for the most innovative & unique tourism project. Revived for working on main line. Chair Car for carrying 60 passengers and service car including Generator (230v supply) & Compressor (Air Brakes for the train) readied for the engine to work commercial trips.

18.7.1997 First commercial trip

13.1.1998 Certification of Guinness Book of Records as the World’s oldest working locomotive.

25.1.1999 National Tourism award given by PM of India for the most innovative & unique tourism project.


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