The Fairy Queen, the oldest working Steam Locomotive in the world, is a 2-2-2WT BG loco built in 1855 by Kitson, Thompson, & Hewitson for the British firm, the East India Railway. It used to travel on the Howrah-Raniganj line (121 miles) and later in Bihar till 1908. For the first time in the year 1895, it was christened as the fairy queen.
Chronology of the Fairy Queen
1855 - the steam locomotive was built and started its operation on Howrah-Raniganj line.
1895 -- Chiristened as 'Fairy Queen'.
1908 -- Halted its operations
1971 - First exhibition in National Rail Museum
1996 - Completely over hauled by ICF (Integral Coach Factory), Perumbur
1997 - Rejuvenated to work on main lines with a chair car and service car with a powerful generator and compressor
July 18, 1997 - made its first commercial Trip from Delhi to Alwar
January13, 1998 - Certified as the world's oldest working locomotive by the Guinness Book of World Records
January25, 1999 - Received National Tourism Award for the most innovative and unique tourism project.
No doubt fairy queen will be your finest experience for the tour of Rajasthan. If you have completed this tour or desire to go for this tour then you should also give a visit to Tour Itinerary of Palace on Wheels, Tour Itinerary of Heritage on Wheels, Wildlife Parks/Sanctuaries in Rajasthan as well as you should also check out Facilities Fairy Queen.
on board Fairy Queen
Itinerary of Fairy Queen
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