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The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, known affectionately as the toy train, made its first journey along its precipice-topping, 2ft-wide tracks in September 1881 and is one of the few hill railways still operating in India. It's even listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site. Besides its regular passenger service to/from Kurseong, there are steam-powered joy rides during high season. Enthusiasts can see the locomotives up close in the shed across the road from Darjeeling train station.
Steam-powered joy rides leave Darjeeling at 10.40am, 1.20pm and 4.05pm, with three more services in high season, while diesel rides leave at 8am, 11am and 1.30pm.