Kalka Shimla Toy Train

Kalka Shimla Toy Train Timings

Shimla-toy-train-stationThe age of the Kalka-Shimla toy train has gone more than 100 years from the day it has inaugurated by the Viceroy of India. Now the Kalka-Shimla toy train is a stimulating desirability for the vacationers visits Shimla, more people travels by toy train now as compare to the heydays. It is the fun ride for the honeymooners come to the Shimla hill station. Frequency of the trains between Kalka and Shimla route depends on the number of vacationers wants to take a trip by the train.

High season time ( April to Mid July ) means toy train coming to Shimla is full of tourist from all around the India. To serve this big chunk of tourism inflow, Kalka Shimla Railways increase the frequency of trains between both of the station

About Toy Tain 

Kalka Shimla toy train line was opened for people on 9 November 1903.  Initially there were 107 tunnels but in 1930 a few out of them were defunct and it renumbered to 1903. Today there are 102 tunnels, but numbering on tunnels has not changed because of tradition. It still keeps 103 No. tunnel at Shimla. There are 800 bridges and 900 curves in between its course.

On July 2008, UNESCO has listed it in its  world heritage list because of its altitude, length and tropical conditions in which it travel.  The main stoppages being at Dharampur, Barog, Solan and Kandaghat. Rooms are available on nominal rates at Dharampur and Barog station.

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Kalka to Shimla toy train timings

Five departures and arrivals occur daily as mentioned in the time table. During the summer holidays, demand for the toy train increases as a lot of people travel to Shimla.To cater to this increase in demand for the toy train, two holiday special trains run between Kalka  to Shimla and vice-versa. Timings of those toy trains have given below in the article.

Train Name Train No Starts from Kalka Arrive at Shimla
Shimla Kalka Passanger 52457 4:00 AM 9:20 AM
Rail Motor 72451 5:10 AM 9:50 AM
Shivalik Deluxe 52451 5:30 AM 10:10 AM
Kalka Shimla Express 52453 6:00 AM 11:05 AM
Himalayan Queen 52455 12:10 PM 5:20 PM

Shimla to Kalka toy train timings


Train Name Train No Starts from Shimla Arrive at Kalka
Himalayan Queen 52456 10:30 AM 4:10 PM
Shimla-Kalka Passanger 52458 2:00 PM 8:10 PM
Rail Motor 72452 4:25 PM 9:35 PM
Shivalik Deluxe express 52452 5:40 PM 10:25 PM
Kalka Shimla Express 52454 6:15 PM 11:20 PM

Holiday special toy train timing Kalka to Shimla


Train Name Train No Starts from Kalka Arrive at Shimla
Holiday Special 253 6:05 AM 11:00 AM
Holiday Special 257 12:30 PM 6:35 PM

Holiday special toy train timing Shimla to Kalka


Train Name Train No Starts from Shimla Arrive at Kalka
Holiday Special 258 9:25 AM 3:15 PM
Holiday Special 254 3:50 PM 9:05 PM

Main trains on Kalka-Shimla Railways

Shimla-Kalka Passenger Train

Shimla-Kalka passenger train primarily served the local passengers who wish to reach to their offices for work. It starts early morning from Kalka. School kids also use these train to get to school. This train also has first class coaches, the only tourist uses these coaches for travel between the two stations.  Other standard bogies have wooden seats, but all the bogies have a toilet in it. The first class have sliding windows and cushioned seats.

Rail Motor Car

Rail Motorcar used to be the private vehicle of the viceroy of India.  Only the top notch bureaucrat and viceroy used to travel using the rail motor car. It is suitable for the people who wish to experience  lifestyle of the top British officers. This car has a transparent roof to view the weather conditions. The car is equipped with antique temperature /time showing  instrument and also the route indication unit used like GPS we use in our cars.

Shivalik Deluxe express

Shivalik Deluxe express is the deluxe category of train runs between Shimla and Kalka. This train has properly cushioned seating arrangements, sliding windows and neat and clean carpeting. A meal is also served in the Shivalik Deluxe express with unlimited cups of tea. This train is suitable for couples and families.

Kalka Shimla Express

Kalka Shimla express trains  stop on important stations on the way. This train takes lesser time as compared to a passenger train. You can also book second class seating tickets online of this train.

Himalayan Queen

Himalayan queen has the most convenient timings from Kalka for the passenger reaches Kalka during the day time. It reaches Shimla by 5:20 PM which is also convenient for the tourist. This train has a larger window for view and Car chair accommodated in all the bogies.

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