Darjeeling Himalayan Railway
Steam Locomotive List

With updates by Alan Lewendon, David Churchill, and others.

This list includes all of the 'original' steam locos of the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which is to say that the newer oil-fired locomotives built by Golden Rock in 2003-2004 are not included, nor are the diesel locos that also now run on the DHR.

StatusClassNumberNameWheelsBuiltBuildersLocation
Locomotives at Tindharia awaiting disposal
Preserved CondemnedB783 DHR 26 0-4-0ST1899Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, ManchesterWorkshops Tindharia (Frames only)
Preserved Condemned?B790 DHR 35 0-4-0ST1914North British Loco Co, Glasgow, UKWorkshops Tindharia ? (Recorded at Tindharia as condemned; actual location uncertain; seen at New Jalpaiguri in 2000.)
Preserved CondemnedB793 DHR 40 0-4-0ST1917Baldwin Locomotive Works, PhiladelphiaWorkshops Tindharia (Condemned boiler; to be plinthed with condemned boiler and replacement superstructure and cab. Frames used in recent years for moving boilers around.)
Locomotives Working
Working PassengerB779 DHR 21Himalayan Bird0-4-0ST1892Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, ManchesterWorkshops Tindharia
Working PassengerB780 DHR 22Green Hills0-4-0ST1892Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, ManchesterWorkshops Tindharia
Working PassengerB782 DHR 25Mountaineer0-4-0ST1899Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, ManchesterWorkshops Tindharia
Working PassengerB786 DHR 30 0-4-0ST1904North British Loco Co, Glasgow, UKWorkshops Tindharia
Working PassengerB787 DHR 32 0-4-0ST1913North British Loco Co, Glasgow, UKWorkshops Tindharia. Converted to oil-burning.
Working PassengerB788 DHR 33 0-4-0ST1913North British Loco Co, Glasgow, UKWorkshops Tindharia
Working PassengerB791 DHR 36 0-4-0ST1914North British Loco Co, Glasgow, UKWorkshops Tindharia
Working PassengerB792 DHR 39 0-4-0ST1917Baldwin Locomotive Works, PhiladelphiaWorkshops Tindharia. Said to have been sent to Golden Rock in 2006 for 'rehabilitation'.
Working PassengerB794 DHR 41 0-4-0ST1917Baldwin Locomotive Works, PhiladelphiaTransferred to Matheran Light Railway
Working PassengerB795 DHR 42 0-4-0ST1919Workshops TindhariaWorkshops Tindharia
Working PassengerB802 DHR 49 0-4-0ST1927North British Loco Co, Glasgow, UKWorkshops Tindharia
Working PassengerB804 DHR 51 0-4-0ST1928North British Loco Co, Glasgow, UKWorkshops Tindharia
Working PassengerB805 DHR 52 0-4-0ST1928North British Loco Co, Glasgow, UKWorkshops Tindharia
Working PassengerB806 DHR 53Queen of the Hills0-4-0ST1928North British Loco Co, Glasgow, UKWorkshops Tindharia
Working Private RailwayB778 DHR 19 0-4-0ST1889Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, ManchesterBeeches Light Railway, Oxfordshire*
Locomotives Preserved
Preserved MuseumB777 DHR 18 0-4-0ST1889Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, ManchesterNational Rail Museum
Preserved PedestalB785 DHR 28 0-4-0ST1903Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, ManchesterRailway Station Dehradun
Preserved PedestalB797 DHR 44 0-4-0ST1925Workshops TindhariaRailway Station Charbagh
Preserved PedestalB799 DHR 46 0-4-0ST1925North British Loco Co, Glasgow, UKRailway Board, New Delhi
Preserved PedestalB800 DHR 47 0-4-0ST1925North British Loco Co, Glasgow, UKReasearch Designs & Standards Organization, Lucknow
Preserved PedestalB801 DHR 48 0-4-0ST1927North British Loco Co, Glasgow, UKWorkshops New Bongaigaon
Preserved PedestalC808 DHR 38 4-6-2 tender1914North British Loco Co, Glasgow, UKHead Quarters Office NFR, Guwahati
Preserved PrivateB781 DHR 24 0-4-0ST1899Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, ManchesterNorth Eastern Coalfields Ltd., Tipong, Assam
Preserved PrivateB784 DHR 27 0-4-0ST1903Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, ManchesterNorth Eastern Coalfields Ltd., Tipong, Assam
Preserved PrivateB789 DHR 34 0-4-0ST1914North British Loco Co, Glasgow, UKNorth Eastern Coalfields Ltd., Tipong, Assam
Preserved PrivateB796 DHR 43 0-4-0ST1923Workshops TindhariaNorth Eastern Coalfields Ltd., Tipong, Assam
PreservedB798 DHR 45 0-4-0ST1925North British Loco Co, Glasgow, UKRecorded at Tindharia as condemned; now at Regional Railway Museum, Howrah.
Preserved PrivateC807 DHR 37 4-6-2 tender1914North British Loco Co, Glasgow, UKNehru Science Centre, Mumbai
PlinthedB803 DHR 50 0-4-0ST1928North British Loco Co, Glasgow, UKTransferred from Tindharia to Moradabad
Preserved; restored in 2000.?Baby Sivok0-4-0 T1911Orenstein & Koppel, A.G. BerlinTransferred from Tindharia to Ghum Museum***
Locomotives Gone
Scrapped? Tiny0-4-0 ST1874MW?
ScrappedA (NG) DHR 09 0-4-0WT1881Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, ManchesterSurvived until 1954. See note** below.
ScrappedA (NG) DHR 10 0-4-0WT1881Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, ManchesterSurvived until 1944. See note** below.
ScrappedA (NG) DHR 11 0-4-0WT1882Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, Manchester?
ScrappedA (NG) DHR 12 0-4-0WT1882Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, Manchester?
ScrappedA (NG) DHR 13 0-4-0WT1882Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, Manchester?
ScrappedA (NG) DHR 14 0-4-0WT1882Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, Manchester?
ScrappedA (NG) DHR 15 0-4-0WT1883Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, Manchester?
ScrappedA (NG) DHR 16 0-4-0WT1883Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, Manchester?
ScrappedB DHR 17 0-4-0ST1889Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, Manchester?
ScrappedB DHR 20 0-4-0ST1889Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, Manchester?
ScrappedB DHR 23 0-4-0ST1896Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, Manchester?
ScrappedB DHR 29 0-4-0ST1904North British Loco Co, Glasgow, UK?
ScrappedC DHR 01 0-4-0T1880Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, Manchester?
ScrappedC DHR 02 0-4-0T1880Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, Manchester?
ScrappedC DHR 03 0-4-0T1880Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, Manchester?
ScrappedC DHR 04 0-4-0T1880Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, Manchester?
ScrappedC DHR 05 0-4-0T1880Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, Manchester?
ScrappedC DHR 06 0-4-0T1880Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, Manchester?
ScrappedC DHR 07 0-4-0T1880Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, Manchester?
ScrappedC DHR 08 0-4-0T1880Sharp Stewart & Co, Atlas Works, Manchester?
ScrappedD DHR 31 0-4-0 +0-4-0 Garratt1910Bayer Peacock & Co, Manchester?

* DHR 19 B has travelled far. It was acquired for private use on a family estate in Lake Forest, Illinois, USA, in 1960, and then transferred to the Hesston Steam Museum, Indiana, USA, in 1982. It was damaged by fire in 1985, repaired, but then taken out of commission in 1987. In 2003 it was purchased by Adrian Shooter for the private 2' Beeches Light Railway in Oxfordshire, England, and underwent a complete restoration to working order at the Tyseley Locomotive Works in 2004.

** There is a class A chassis at Tindharia, but it is not clear which locomotive it belongs to. Only Nos. 9 and 11 survived beyond 1911. No. 9 survived until 1954, and No. 11 until 1944. The chassis has a front axle bearing marks of replacement in 1925, so it must be of either No. 9 or No. 11, probably the latter, from observations in 1979-1980 by David Churchill.

*** Baby Sivok was restored in 2000 but the extent of restoration is unclear. It is known that the loco can be placed in light steam (as was done as recently as Feb. 3, 2006) but it is unknown whether it can stand high pressure or actually run.

Also see the list of DHR locos as of January 1998 by David Churchill.

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