Fairy Queen's Engine

Fairy Queen's engine
world's oldest working locomotive

1855, The year when the majestic fairy queen rolled out for the erstwhile East Indian railway. For the first time after 1908, the Fairy Queen rolled again on February 1st 1997 from Delhi to Alwar. The steam engine, is the oldest working engine in the world. Finding its place in the Guinness Book of Records and also capturing the National tourism Award. The prestigious Fairy Queen which graces the national Rail Museum, New Delhi, is steaming once again. The Fairy Queen with the privileged ones abroad reaches the picturesque town of Alwar in Rajasthan the same day, from where the guests are taken to Sariska Tiger Reserve for an overnight stay. The 50 select guests will certainly go back with fond memories of a once-in-a lifetime experience.


  • JANUARY   11, 2003

  • JANUARY   25, 2003

  • FEBRUARY 08, 2003

  • FEBRUARY 22, 2003

The train will stop for 10 minutes each at Garhi Harsaru, Pataudi Road, Rewari, Ajarka and Khairthal railway station for watering of the Fairy Queen Steam engine.

Fairy Queen's inside

1855 : Built by Kitson, Thompson & Hewitson, UK, for the erstwhile East Indian Railways (EIR). 


26 tonnes

Coal Tender

20 tonnes

Water Capacity

2000 litres (under slung water talk)

Horse Power



5 ft. 6inch or 1.67m (Broad gauge)

Wheel arrangement

2-2-2. Driving wheel diameter diameter 1800mm

Max. Speed

40 Kmph


2 outside (12inch X 22inch)

 Earlier worked from Howrah to Raniganj (121 miles) or EIR 

1908          Stopped service
1971          First exhibit of National Rail Museum
1996          Completely overhauled in Perambur workshops of Southern Railway
1997          Revived for working on main line. Chair Car for carrying 60 passengers and
                 service car including Generator (230v supply) and Compressor (Air Brakes)
                 for the train readied for the engine to work commercial trips.

18-7-97     First commercial trip
13-1-98     Certification of Guinness Book of Records as the world's oldest working
25-1-99     National Tourism Award given by Prime Minister of India for the most
                 innovative and unique tourism project

Entire Tour : 1 Night & 2 Days


Day 01


0930 hours

Reporting at Delhi Cantt. Railway Station. Traditional welcome (Arti, Garland and Tikka). Board train. Welcome drink (non-alcoholic)

1000 hours

Fairy Queen departs. AM Service of tea / coffee / juices and snacks.

1300 hours

On board lunch.

1515 hours

PM service of tea / coffee / juices and snacks.

1620 hours

Departure by air-conditioned coach for Sariska. The journey will be totally guided by way of live commentary b an experience guide.

1730 hours

Arrival at The Sariska Palace. Traditional Rajasthani Welcome. Welcome drink (non-alcoholic). Check-in to the rooms. Accommodation on twin sharing basis.

2000 hours

Regrouping at the terrace. Rajasthani cultural programme.

2100 hours

Dinner. Calling the day off.

Day 02


0600 hours

Wake up call with bed tea.

0630 hours

Depart for jungle safari in open jeeps (5 tourists in each jeep)

0930 hours

Arrival back at the hotel from the safari 30 minutes for freshening up.

1000 hours

Breakfast. After breakfast guests at leisure.

1200 hours

Departure for Alwar station in air-conditioned coach.

1245 hours

Arrival at Alwar Railway Station. Boarding the Fairy Queen.

1300 hours

Fairy Queen departs for Delhi. On board refreshments.

1330 hours

On board lunch.

1600 hours

PM service of tea / coffee / juices and snacks.

1845 hours

Arrival at Delhi Cantt. Railway Station.

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