Indian Railways resumes Neral-Matheran toy train services, Railway Minister shares photo | So Good News


Heritage Neral- Matheran toy train whistles again

Heritage Neral- Matheran Toy Train.

Photo: Twitter

Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw shared the news on Twitter by sharing a picture of the toy train along with some additional details.

He wrote, “Heritage Neral- Matheran toy train whistles again!”

The tweet mentioned that the trains will have a Vistadome bus, Gabion protection and grouting of rock throwing under the track.

Gabion protection and gabion erosion control are areas where Concrete Canvas® (CC) can be used to quickly repair any damage and provide long-term protection to gabion walls.

The Ministry of Railways shared a small video of the toy train on Twitter to inform the public about the resumption of service.

“Visual delight for the passengers! Winding its way through the breathtaking scenery of the Western Ghats, the Neral-Matheran Toy Train has resumed services with the addition of the Vistadome Coach for passengers to experience the grandeur of travel, Indian Railways tweeted.

The toy train service was stopped in 2019 following unprecedented rainfall and damage at more than 20 places in the Neral-Matheran section. As a result, the Central Railway had to start infrastructure work to repair and improve the track and riding in the section.

Although the site has a hill on one side of the track and a deep valley on the other, the Central Railway teams were able to complete the task of moving the necessary sleepers and materials.

The teams worked overnight to strengthen the embankment by providing a retaining wall, gabion protection and grouting of stonework under the track, as mentioned by Union Railways Minister, Ashwini Vaishnaw.

The improvement work also ensured provision of an anti-crash barrier along the track, provision of side drains to divert rainwater, and provision of additional box bridges, according to a report by Mint.


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