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Steam Express - Fairy Queen

Fairy Queen is well-known as the oldest rolling locomotive of the world and is rightly put in the category of heritage train. The train started its journey way back in the year 1855 till 1908 but due to some reasons, its regular operations were halted. The Indian Railway again in July 1997 again started the journey of this heritage train that started from Delhi and goes on till Alwar. A major highlight here is a visit to the famous Sariksa Wildlife Sanctuary.

Valve Gear Walschaert's
Cylinders (Dia X Stroke) in inches Outside 201/4 " X 28"
Boiler Barrel (Length between tube plates) X Dia 15'10 5/8" x 6'3 3/8"
Total Heating Surface (Tubes + Fire box) 2901 sq ft
Boiler Pressure 210 lb/sq. In.
Tractive Effort at 75% of Boiler Pressure 30600 lbs
Grate Area 46 Sq. Ft.
Makers Canadian Locomotive Co., Baldwin Loco. Works , Wiener Locomotivfabrik, Chittranjan Locomotive Works
Manufacture Years 1946-67
Usage Passenger Trains

Fairy Queen has a total of two coaches where one is an air-conditioned car with a capacity of accommodating 50 people. This coach is specially designed and the seats also have the capacity of reclining so that the journey is comfortable. Along with this, there is a well-kept pantry car for the purpose of catering. Then in the front of the passenger coach, the train also has a lounge with a large window offering an excellent outside view.

The journey of the heritage train, Fairy Queen is a 1 night/2 day journey where one does not get an overnight stay on the train. The train leaves from Delhi Cantonment Railway station (every 2nd and 4th Saturday) in the months of October to March. One gets an overnight stay at one of the hotels of the destination, Alwar. During the stay, one can enjoy various cultural programs that are organized during that evening. At the time of the journey, the travelers get a chance to visit numerous historical monuments of Delhi, sightseeing of Alwar and visiting the world-famous Sariska Wildlife Sanctuary where one can enjoy the facility of a Jeep Safari for exploring the amazing wildlife.

Itinerary

Day 1, Saturday
8:40 hrs Reporting at the Delhi Cantonment railway station.
9:10 hrs Steam Express departs.
13:00 hrs Lunch on Board.
16:00 hrs Welcome at Alwar station on arrival with tika & garland of guest by RTDC.
16:30 hrs Transfer to Hotel Tiger Den or Similar by Deluxe Coach via Lake Palace at Siliserh stopping at Lake Palace, Siliserh for Tea/Snacks.
17:30 hrs Welcome & Check-in at Hotel Tiger Den or Similar with welcome drink(non-alcoholic), accommodation on twin sharing basis.
20:00 hrs Cultural Programme followed by Dinner at Hotel. Over night stay at Hotel



Day 2, Sunday
6:00 hrs Wake up call with morning tea.
6:30 hrs Depart for morning visit to Sariska National Park in Canter/Gypsy (Subject to availability of Vehicle).
9:30 hrs Return back to hotel from the Park and time for freshen up etc.
10:00 hrs Breakfast
12:00 hrs Departure from hotel for Alwar Railway Station for boarding Steam Express.
13:00 hrs Departure of train from Alwar Station.

Schedule of operation

Steam Express would be running as per the following Schedule

Day 1 (Sat) Delhi Cantt. Departure 0910 hrs.
Day 1 Rewari Arr 1140 hrs.
Day 1 Rewari Dep. 1210 hrs.
Day 1 Alwar Arr. 1600 hrs.
Day 2 (Sun) Alwar Dep. 1300 hrs.
Day 2 Rewari Arr. 1610 hrs.
Day 2 Rewari Dep. 1640 hrs.
Day 2 Delhi Cantt. Arr. 1845 hrs.

Tariff

The Steam Express Package Tariff in Rs. Adult Child
Full Package 12375 6325
One-way train journey between Delhi & Alwar + sightseeing/stay at Sariska 8965 4620
One-way train journey between Delhi & Alwar only 3795 2035
Two-way train journey between Delhi & Alwar & Return 7315 3795
One-Way train journey between Delhi & Rewari 2245 1260
One-Way train journey between Rewari & Alwar 2275 1275
One-Way train journey between Alwar & Delhi 3795 2035
One-Way train journey between Alwar & Rewari 2275 1275
One-Way train journey between Rewari & Delhi 2245 1260
*(Half fare for children above 5 years but below 12 years of age).
Service Tax: The above charges are exclusive of service tax. Service tax, if applicable, will be levied by IRCTC.
Your Ticket Includes:
  • All meals-Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea / coffee provided on board or in hotels.
  • All meals in the hotel are on buffet arrangement.
  • Breakfast will be served after return from jungle safari at hotel Tiger Den / similar one.
  • To prevent inconvenience to other group members all guests are requested to adhere to the specified timings.
Booking Rules:
  • Full package cost has to be paid at the time of booking.
  • Foreign Tourists will be charged as per the prevalent exchange rate of INR vis-a vis $.

Note: "In case of failure of Steam Loco at the moment or enroute,the journey will be completed using Diesel Loco"

Cancellation Rules :

1. There shall be no refund except.

  • When the train is cancelled for technical reasons by the Railways.
  • When the tourist is not able to travel on account of unforeseen circumstances.

2. The refund will be granted as follows :-

In case of (a) above

(I) Full refund of the fare less 1% handling charges

In case of (b) above

(I) No refund, if the ticket is cancelled less than 15 days in advance including the date of journey.

(II) 50% refund, if the ticket is cancelled more than 15 days in advance excluding date of journey.


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