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World's Oldest Steam Engine, Fairy Queen Is Back On The Track After Five Years

The world’s oldest steam engine “Fairy Queen” is back on track after the gap of five years. Fairy Queen is…

By Administrator in News on February 13, 2017

The world’s oldest steam engine “Fairy Queen” is back on track after the gap of five years. Fairy Queen is back on Saturday. The engine is joined to a heritage train which is running from Delhi Cantt to Rewari in Haryana. The officers said, this three hours round trip with passengers will be done every month, the next trip is scheduled on March 11.
At the time National Rail Museum was built, Fairy Queen was restored and brought to Delhi in 1997 and from that time it is the part of the museum.
Passengers will visit the Rewari locomotive museum; there are numbers of engines have been kept with the sheds where many engines are still in operation. The director of National Rail Museum, Uday Singh Mina said,”With National Rail Museum’s 40th anniversary round the corner, it is fitting that Fairy Queen is back in operations. Up to 60 passengers can take a heritage ride and can also see a working steam shed in Rewari.”

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In 1998, Fairy Queen became the part of Guinness book records as it is the world’s oldest steam engine which was still in operation. In 1997, Fairy Queen was restored for a special ride between Delhi to Alwar. An officer said,”Several tourists took part in that ride as the train was brought back to operations after 88 years. It had been operational till 2011 before certain parts went missing and work was undergoing to restore it again.”
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