The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Society is an International group, based in the UK, dedicated to promoting awareness of, interest in, and support for, The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, India.
The DHR Society was founded by a small band of concerned enthusiasts in 1997, who, aware of the railways uncertain state, decided to be active and form a focus for all those who are interested in the line and are concerned for its future.
With a membership of over 800 in 24 countries the DHRS seeks to appeal to those who may, have an interest in the area, or merely this remarkable line, whether it is of an historical nature, more contemporary history or even to 'model it'.
Picture of the staff at Kurseong Loco shed that have completed a major overhaul of 804B ‘Queen of Hills’ The staff that overhauled 804B, from Left to Right are 1. Mr. Kishen Pradhan M.C.M. 2. Mr.Sunil Manger Steamman Grade II 3. Mr.D.R.RanaÂ MIC/TDH. 4. Mr. Satish Rai Tech. Grade II. 5. Mr. B.Lama Head Clerk, Loco Shed Kurseong. 6. Mr. Kishu Rai Tech. Grade II 7. Mr. Sanjib Mazhi Boiler Maker.Grd II 8. Mr.R.B.Raouth Tech. Grade I.
Membership of the society
Includes a high quality 'quarterly' magazine, The Darjeeling Mail packed with a wide variety of articles and photos, including current information from the line, as well as reports and submissions from past workers and people who live along the line. To join our society, please see “DHRS Membership” page
We have a growing selection of sales items,
Full details of all goods for sale including books, DVDs, atlas and maps of the DHR and details of payment by credit card, please see “DHRS Shop”
Holiday Tours to DHR and other locations in India and USA For those wishing to visiting the DHR line and other locations, tours that include charter trains and access to Tindharia workshops, are arranged through Darjeeling Tours Ltd. (www.darjeelingtours.co.uk)
The "Darjeeling Railway Community Support" group is adjunct to the DHRS, formed to give direct support to the local people along the line. See photos of their latest support for schools in the area.
DHRS Education Group
Formed in 2005 the Education Group aims to encourage and support local schools and colleges along the DHR in achieving an increased awareness of, and commitment to the railway.
Members have access to our archive. In the time the society has been in existence, liasing with Indian Railways, it has played a key role in the decision not only to retain steam on the DHR but to inject fresh energy into the line as well.