Northern Railway celebrates World Heritage Day
Ceremonial Steam Run of the KC 520 Heritage locomotive from Shimla-to-Shimla Extension was conducted
New Delhi : The Northern Railway celebrated the World Heritage Day . Ceremonial Steam Run of the KC 520 Heritage locomotive from Shimla-to-Shimla Extension was conducted.
The heritage wing of the Northern Railways launched a website for conservation and proliferation of the great legacy of the Northern Railway. It is to note that the World Heritage Day is observed every year on April 18 to preserve the human heritage and recognize the efforts of the organizations working for it.
The World Heritage Day is a collective effort of the communities in the world to do the needful. This day is celebrated to maintain the legacy and save the rich heritage which has been given to us by our ancestors.
To commemorate and celebrate the heritage history, the Northern Railway performed activities like Radio broadcast of “Baba Bhalku ki Amar Kahani” – a story on Kalka Shimla Heritage Railway line, written and narrated by author Sanjeev Jaiswal (retd. director/RDSO) which was aired on 18.04.2021.
The Northern Railway Heritage Wing launched a special website i.e. https://nr.indianrailways.gov.in/index.jsp or https://nr.indianrailways.gov.in/NRHERITAGE/index.html . To commemorate the World Heritage Day the Heritage Shed Rewari lit up the Iconic and the world’s oldest working steam locomotive the FAIRY QUEEN EIR-22.
The shed also echoed with the Steam whistle of the recently received MG steam locomotive from Riga sugar mills. These two steam beauties along-with the miniature working steam loco model “Yugantar” once again took us through the glorious era of STEAM.
A Photographic exhibition at Shimla Station (World Heritage Site) as well as Kalka Station was organized for the passengers at the station. Online exhibition of the Heritage galleries of the Northern Railway Workshops, Amritsar and the Palampur Station through the newly inaugurated Website.