Did you know that there is a special place not far from Delhi where Steam Engines and their controllers live ?
Yes, for all of you out there who were brought up on Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends and model railways this is a little corner of India worth exploring- it is called Rewari and it is some 80 kms from Delhi, an easy car journey to Rewari itself but be aware the shed is tucked at the back of the Main Station and there is a detour of some interest to get to it.
Rewari was one of the biggest junctions of the meter gauge route dating back to 1893.It existed for some 100 years but was shut down in 1993. In 2001 it was decided to convert it into a heritage shed and since then wonderful locos have been brought here from all corners of India and lovingly restored and fired up. Usually one is fired up every Sunday but check before you make the journey if you want to see them in action. It now has a little coffee shop and a small but very interesting museum with all the coats of arms of the various districts and the implements used all those years ago. It is the pride of dedicated lovers of steam engines and it will not surprise you to hear that on the day we visited a coach of British steam engine fans arrived, all the way from the UK, on a special Indian steam engine trip of considerable excitement to them all