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Darjeeling Railway 1

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India can show a most interesting experiment in railway constructioon in the recently built line to Darjeeling, on the slopes of the Himalayas. The problem to be solved by its projectors was how to construct a railway for goods and passenger traffic which shouold rise to a height of 7,000 feet in a distance of forty-five miles. The distance as the crow flies to be covered by the railway is only sixteen miles, but by winding out and in among the slopes an entire length of nearly fifty has been obtained.” (p. 253)

A steam-fired tank engine is shown pushing (or pulling) a short train. There are three people in the cab of the steam locomotive.

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102 x 55mm (4.0 x 2.2 inches)

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