- Title: Tourists in Shimla enjoy ride in Indiaâ€™s first train with glass ceiling
- Date: 25th December 2019
- Summary: SHIMLA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA (DECEMBER 25, 2019) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** VARIOUS OF NARROW-GAUGE TRAIN WITH SEE-THROUGH CEILING ARRIVING AT A STATION TRAIN MOVING VIEW FROM THE MOVING TRAIN SOUNDBITE (English) TOURIST FROM CHANDIGARH CITY, NEERAJ GUPTA, SAYING: "The way they have made it, they have made the arrangements for AC and all that and top dome is transparent and you can have the view of the sky also and the windows are very good, I would say. The sitting arrangement is good." VIEW OF A HILLTOWN AS SEEN FROM THE MOVING TRAIN SOUNDBITE (English) TOURIST FROM MIAMI, ALEXENDRA, SAYING: "It was fantastic, I have never been in anything like this before. Especially the viewsâ€¦they were so gorgeous. And it was also very comfortable, a comfortable train though it was small." PASSENGERS IN THE TRAIN VARIOUS OF TRAIN MOVING SOUNDBITE (Hindi) STATION SUPERINTENDENT SHIMLA RAILWAY STATION, PRINCE SETHI, SAYING: "This train is our country's first see-through train in a narrow-gauge, in which all coaches are Vistadome coaches. The capacity of one coach is of 15 (people), and a total 90-plus people can travel in this." PASSENGERS GETTING DOWN FROM THE TRAIN RAILWAY STATION
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- Keywords: Himachal Pradesh India Shimla Tourism Toy train Train Vistadome glass ceilings
- Location: SHIMLA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA
- City: SHIMLA, HIMACHAL PRADESH, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Arts / Culture / Entertainment
- Reuters ID: LVA001BBH3U4V
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- Story Text: Tourists and locals in India's northern hill state of Himachal Pradesh enjoyed a ride on Wednesday (December 25) in country's first narrow-gauge train with translucent ceiling.
The train, which has seven coaches, was decked up for its first ride from northern Kalka railway station to its final destination of Shimla town.
The tourists said they were elated with the experience of the journey where they could enjoy the views from the windows and the see-through ceilings called the 'Vistadomes' provided the view of the skies.
Famed for its panoramic views as it climbs more than 4,000 feet through heritage tunnels and along multi-arched bridges, the narrow-gauge 96 kilometre Kalka-to-Shimla route is a UNESCO world heritage site.
The line, known affectionately as the "toy train" line, was opened in 1903 to connect Shimla, the summer capital under British colonial rule, to the north Indian plains.
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