Mountain railways of India


Mountain railways of India

Infobox World Heritage Site
WHS = Mountain Railways of India


State Party = IND
Type = Cultural
Criteria = ii, iv
ID = 944
Region = Asia-Pacific
Year = 1999
Session = 23rd
Extension = 2005; 2008
Link = http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/944
Several railways were built in the mountainous regions of India. Collectively they are known as the Mountain railways of India:
* Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
* Nilgiri Mountain Railway
* Kalka-Shimla Railway

The collective designation refers to the current project by the Indian government to nominate a representative example of its historic railways to UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway was recognized in 1999, while the Nilgiri Mountain Railway was added as an extension to the site in 2005 and Kalka-Shimla Railway was added as an extension in 2008. They were recognized for being "outstanding examples of bold, ingenious engineering solutions for the problem of establishing an effective rail link through a rugged, mountainous terrain." [http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/944]

External links

* UNESCO World Heritage Site, [http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/944 Mountain Railways of India] . Retrieved 26 October 2006.
* International Working Steam [http://www.steam.dial.pipex.com/internat.htm]


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