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Heritage steam engine now running at Bal Bhavan

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A mini steam engine on which Jawaharlal Nehru, S Radhakrishnan, R Venkatraman, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Indira Gandhi, and former US First Lady had enjoyed rides, is now up and running at Bal Bhavan, the Northern Railway said today.

Chairman flagged off the engine gifted by India's to Bal Bhawan in 1958, it said in a statement.

The engine continued to run till 2007, providing fun-filled rides to children and evoking a sense of nostalgia in adults.

This is the latest in the line of steam locomotives that have been restored in recent times by the Indian Railways.

The first among the restored engines was the Fairy Queen, used to haul the ceremonial heritage run of "69 Up Ganrajya Express" on January 26 this year.

Then the Azad Steam loco was restored and used to haul the ceremonial heritage run of "63 Up Saptah Express" from New to (main) station on April 12 this year.

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First Published: Fri, June 15 2018. 22:20 IST