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About Fairy Queen
Fairy Queen, is the oldest working Steam Locomotive in the world, built in
1855. It was completely over hauled in 1996 & resumed commercial
operations in 1997 for 2 Days/1 Nights Tourist circuit from Delhi to Alwar
with overnight stay in Sariska Tiger Reserve, as Fairy Queen train tour In
1998. It was Certified as the world's oldest working locomotive by the
Guinness Book of World Records.
Recently, the Fairy Queen Engine has been replaced by another Steam
Locomotive- WP 7161,built at Chittranjan Locomotive Workshop in 1965 &
easily recognized by its cone shaped bulging nose ,with a silver star
devise painted on it.The train trip has now been renamed as Steam Express
Tour & departs every 2nd & 4th Saturday morning from New Delhi to
Alwar. You travel in comfort of Air-Conditioned Chair Car Saloon Car hauled
by a steam engine & go back 50 years in time for once-in-a lifetime
You are met on arrival at Alwar Railway Station in the afternoon &
transferred to Sariska by Deluxe Buses for overnight stay in RTDC Tiger Den
Forest Lodge/similar. Enroute brief halt at Siliserh Lake for high tea.
Evening enjoy cultural program at Sariska.On Sunday early morning proceed
for Jeep /Canter Excursion to Sariska Tiger Reserve, former hunting preserve
of Alwar Royalty. The scrub thorn dry deciduous forest is home to Bengal
Tiger, Leopard, Jungle Cats, Striped Hyena, Golden Jackal, herds of deer
family, besides plenty of bird species & reptiles.
Later you visit museum in Alwar town, before boarding the Steam Express by
noon & arrive back in New Delhi on Sunday evening . Your travel,meals,
overnight stay, sightseeing & jungle excursion are included in package
The Steam Express has a 60-seater air-conditioned chair car specially
designed with a large glass window from where you can have a frontal view of
the Locomotive, besides there is a well maintained pantry car for on board
catering. As an added attraction, the coach has a beautiful lounge in the
front, which provides a scenic view of the countryside. In Sariska you stay
in RTDC Tourist Bungalow/similar.
The Steam Express Train Tour is jointly operated by Indian Railways &
IRCTC and arrangements in Alwar & Sariska are managed by RTDC.
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