Never a Toy · DVD · 59 mins


This second film from the UNESCO inspection of the Kalka Shimla Railway largely follows the diesel-hauled inspection train over the whole journey, with asides to visit the line’s workshops, inspect the very speedy repair of a landslip, various entertaining reception committees, interspersed with useful comments from Dr. Robert Lee. The fantastic scenery the line travels through is evident, as are the numerous galleried bridges. Unlike the Darjeeling Himalayan railway, this line is heavily used, and arguably as scenic, so this is a good look at a different Indian railway.

The first film from the UNESCO inspection is Indian Railways ~ 4 short films