According to a PIB release, the ‘Fairy Queen’, oldest surviving functional steam engine in the world, is once again ready in this season to haul a heritage train from Delhi to Sariska National Park, Alwar, Rajasthan. This train will run between Delhi Cantonment Station and Alwar from October 23, 2010 to March 12, 2011. However, Northern Railway plans to run an additional trip on October 9, 2010 during the Commonwealth Games.
The tourist train will take about two trips every month from next month to March 2011. The first trip will commence on October 23, 2010 and the subsequent trips will be on November 13; November 27; December 11; December 25; January 8, 2011; January 22, 2011; February 12, 2011; February 26, 2011 and the last trip will be on March 12, 2011.
In this heritage travel, Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation (RTDC) will provide a comprehensive two-day tourist package including on ground catering, boarding, lodging transfer facilities, visit to Sariska National Park, cultural programmes etc. The Fairy Queen train will depart from Delhi Cantonment Station on day one at 09.00 a.m. to reach Alwar at 3.00 p.m. the same day, and the passengers will be lodged in Hotel ‘Tiger Den’ at Sariska, as has been done in the past. On day two, the train will depart from Alwar at 1.00 p.m. (noon) to reach Delhi Cantonment Station at 6.45 p.m. the same day. It will stop for ten minutes each at Garhi Harasuru, Pataudi Road, Rewari, Ajarka and Khairthal stations enroute in both the directions.