Kalka Shimla Railway

Kalka Shimla Railway
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About KSR

KSR stands for “Kalka Shimla Railway”. The Kalka Shimla Toy Train consists of 02 feet and 06 inches or 762 mm narrow gauge. The Kalka-Shimla Railway travels from Kalka to Shimla. The Shimla Toy Train was introduced in the year 1898 by HS Harington and headquartered at Shimla.

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As the toy train Kalka to Shimla is known for dramatic views of the hills, and the surrounding villages the UNESCO along with the DHR (Darjeeling Himalayan Railway) and NMR (Nilgiri Mountain Railways) added the toy train from Kalka to Shimla to the Mountain Railways of India World Heritage Site in the year 08th July of 2008.

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Kalka-Shimla Railway Operators

The following management, divisions, day to day maintenance, several programs are operated by NR (Northern Railways). The IR departments are responsible for the Toy Train Shimla Railway repairs.

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Kalka Shimla Toy Train Route

The Kalka-Shimla Railway was constructed in order to connect the Shimla which is the summer capital of India during the period of British Raj with the railway system of Indian rail. Currently, Shimla is the capital of the state of Himachal Pradesh and Kalka is a town located at the district of Panchkula of Haryana State.

Kalka Shimla Railway Stations

There are about 18 Kalka Shimla Railway Stations with the distance length of about 96 Kilometres. The Shimla Train starts its 01st train from Himalayan Shivalik Hills located at Kalka and ends at Shimla at an altitude of 2076 meters or 6811 feet.

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The following are the Kalka Shimla Railway Stations:

  • Kalka
  • Past Dharampur
  • Solan
  • Kandaghat
  • Taradevi
  • Barog
  • Salogra
  • Totu (Jutogh)
  • Summerhill
  • Shimla

Kalka to Shimla Train Details

The following are the trains that travel from Kalka to Shimla:

  • Firstly, Shivalik Deluxe Express
  • Secondly, Kalka Shimla Express
  • Thirdly, Himalayan Queen
  • Kalka Shimla Passenger
  • Rail Motor
  • Shivalik Queen

Kalka Shimla Toy Train Timetable

The following are the Toy Train Kalka to Shimla Timetable and Toy Train Shimla to Kalka Timetable:

Toy Train Kalka to Shimla Timetable

The following is the Toy Train Kalka to Shimla Timetable:

Train Name Train Number Starts from Kalka Arrive at Shimla
Shimla Kalka Passenger 52457 4:00 AM 9:20 AM
Rail Motor 72451 5:10 AM 9:50 AM
Shivalik Deluxe 52451 5:30 AM 10:10 AM
Kalka Shimla Express 52453 6:00 AM 11:05 AM
Himalayan Queen 52455 12:10 PM 5:20 PM
Holiday Special 253 6:05 AM 11:00 AM
Holiday Special 257 12:30 PM 6:35 PM

Toy Train Shimla to Kalka Timetable

The following is the Toy Train Shimla to Kalka Timetable:

Train Name Train Number Starts from Kalka Arrive at Shimla
Himalayan Queen 52456 10:30 AM 4:10 PM
Shimla-Kalka Passenger 52458 2:00 PM 8:10 PM
Rail Motor 72452 4:25 PM 9:35 PM
Shivalik Deluxe express 52452 5:40 PM 10:25 PM
Kalka Shimla Express 52454 6:15 PM 11:20 PM
Holiday Special 258 9:25 AM 3:15 PM
Holiday Special 254 3:50 PM 9:05 PM

Shimla Train Fares

The following are the fare details of Kalka Shimla Toy Train for different trains:

  • For Rail Motor the Kalka Shimla Toy Train fare is approximately about Rs. 300
  • For Shivalik Deluxe the Kalka Shimla Toy Train fare is approximately about Rs. 500
  • For Himalayan Queen, the Kalka Shimla Toy Train fare is approximately about Rs. 260
  • For Shimla Kalka Express the Kalka Shimla Toy Train fare is approximately about Rs.70