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Indian Railways Vintage Steam Express

Indian Railways Vintage Steam Express Train is set to chugs again to ferry tourists to Tiger City Alwar

Once again the steam tourist train consists of two coaches hauled by steam engine, named ‘Akbar’ is all set to commence its package tour between Delhi Cantt and Alwar in current session from 10th October 2015. The 50 year old vintage steam engine ‘Akbar’ which will haul this train is one of the last surviving vintage steam locomotives and manufactured at Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (later rehabilitated at Amritsar Railway Workshop) has been renamed after the great Mughal emperor of the same name. The engine was in news with its use in the famous film ‘Bhag Milkha Bhag’ - A film portraying famous Indian runner Shree Milkha Singh. The steam engine hauled train takes us to nostalgic scenario of rhythmic chugging and whistling in form of quintessential chhuk chhuk and synchronized thro of black cmoke from steam loco.

This tourist train starts from Delhi Cantonment of the capital and travels to Alwar(138 kms) in Rajasthan via Rewari on a tour package which inclused a visit to the Sariska Tiger Reserve near Alwar. This will give an opportunity to the tourists for tiger sighting at Sariska. The train in its current session will travel from 10th October 2015 to 10th April 2016. As per following Schedule

Dates Of Operation
Month Dates
OCTOBER'2015 10TH & 24TH
NOVEMBER'2015 14TH
DECEMBER'2015 12TH & 26TH
JANUARY'2016 09TH
FEBRUARY'2016 13TH
MARCH'2016 12TH
APRIL'2016 10TH

Itinerary

8:40 HRS Reporting at the delhi cantonment railway station.
9:10 HRS Steam express departs.
13:00 HRS Lunch on board.
16:00 HRS Welcome at Alwar station on arrival.
16:30 HRS Transfer to hotel Tiger den or similar by deluxe coach via lake palace at Siliserh.
17:30 HRS Welcome & check-in at hotel tiger den or similar Accommodation on twin sharing basis.
20:00 HRS Cultural programme followed by dinner at hotel. Over night stay at hotel
6:00 HRS Wake up call with morning tea.
6:30 HRS Depart for morning visit to Sariska Tiger Reserve in canter/gypsy (subject to availability of vehicle).
9:30 HRS Return back to hotel from the park and time for freshen up etc.
10:00 HRS Breakfast
12:00 HRS Departure from hotel for Alwar railway station for boarding steam express.
13:00 HRS Departure of train from Alwar station.
The Steam Express Package Tariff in Rs. Adult Child
Full package 12375 6325
One-way train journey between Delhi & Alwar + sightseeing/stay at Sariska 8965 3950
One-way train journey between Delhi & Alwar only 3795 2035
Two-way train journey between Delhi & Alwar & return 7315 3795
One-way train journey between Alwar & Rewari 2275 1275
One-Way train journey between Delhi & Rewari 2245 1260
One-Way train journey between Rewari & Alwar 2275 1275
One-Way train journey between Alwar & Delhi 3795 2035
One-Way train journey between Rewari & Delhi 2245 1260
*(HALF FARE FOR CHILDREN ABOVE 5 YEARS BUT BELOW 12 YEARS OF AGE).
SERVICE TAX: THE ABOVE CHARGES ARE EXCLUSIVE OF SERVICE TAX.
It also includes all on board catering services as well as lodging & boarding in hotel at Sariska (organized by RTDC). There is a cultural show in the evening of the 1st day of the trip at the hotel itself. For more memorable trip, there is a jungle safari to Sariska Tiger Reserve as a part of the package.

Director National Rail Museum- Shri Uday Singh Mina shared the information that this tourist train is being run under the ageis of National Rail Museum with the participation of dedicated hardworking Railway Team from Rewari Heritage Steam Shed and Delhi division since 1997. Enthusiasts from across the globe enjoys this ride and relive the steam nostalgia. The guests after having a marvelous experience of this rare vintage ride shares the moments in various social media, friends and acquaintances.

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