Children can again enjoy Mini Steam engine ride at Bal Bhavan

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New Delhi, June 15 (IANS) Now children going to the Bal Bhavan can again enjoy a ride on the famous Mini Steam Locomotive, which has been restored, a Railway official said on Friday.

“The Northern Railways has successfully restored Mini Steam Locomotive 17655, made in 1950 by Krauss Maffic of Germany,” the officials said.

“The steam locomotive was flagged off by Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani and NR General Manager Vishwesh Chaube at the Bal Bhavan.”

According to Northern Railway officials, the steam locomotive has been restored by a team of Rewari Steam Locomotive Shed and DEMU Shed.

“This mini steam engine was gifted by first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to Bal Bhavan in 1958 and it continued to run till 2007 providing fun-filled rides to children and evoking a sense of nostalgia in adults,” the official said.

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In January, the Northern Railway had restored the Fairy Queen, also known as EIR 22, manufactured in 1855 by Kitson Thompson and Hewitson Leeds of UK.

In April, the railways had restored WP 7200 Azad, a Broad Gauge locomotive manufactured by Baldwin Locomotive Works in US in 1947.



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