Darjeeling Himalayan Railway in 1979 (Darjeeling to Ghum)

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A digitized super 8 cine film of the Darjeeling Himalayan railway taken in April 1979.

Original sound recorded on a cassette tape. The film covers the section from Darjeeling to Ghum via the famous Batasia Loop. In those day days the railway was very much part of the community unlike the tourist attraction it has now become.

The Gorkha Memorial and gardens are yet to be built at Batasia. Locomotives 797, 801 and 803 are seen in action.

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