The 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.
Steam Express Tour
Recently, the Fairy Queen Engine has been replaced by another Steam Locomotive- WP 7161,built at Chittranjan Locomotive Workshop in 1965 & easily recognized by it’s cone shaped bulging nose ,with a silver star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 experience.
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 cost.
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.
1. In case of technical problem with Steam Engine, the train is hauled by Diesel/Electric Engine
2. The Steam Train Tour will operate subject to minimum 10 passengers
3. Liability of Lawrence Travels & Tours Pvt Ltd, New Delhi is restricted to that of Booking Agent Only.
4. All Information displayed on website as per information given by Indian Railways/IRCTC
Your Overnight Stay Ticket Cost Includes:
All meals-Breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee provided on board or in hotels.
All meals in the hotel are on buffet arrangement.
Breakfast will be served after return from jungle safari at hotel Tiger Den/similar one.
To prevent inconvenience to other group members all guests are requested to adhere to the specified timings.
Train Ticket Booking Rules:
We require Name/Sex/Date Of Birth/Address/Contact Number of all the passengers
Full package cost has to be paid at the time of booking.
Foreign Tourists will be charged as per the prevalent exchange rate
In case of failure of Steam Loco at the moment or enroute,the journey will be completed using Diesel Loco
Indian Railways Cancellation Rules :
There shall be no refund except.
a) When the train is cancelled for technical reasons by the Railways.
b) When the tourist is not able to travel on account of unforeseen circumstances.
c) Full package cost has to be paid at the time of booking.
d) Foreign Tourists will be charged as per the prevalent exchange rate of INR vis-a vis $.
2. The refund by Indian Railways will be granted as follows :-
In case of (a) above(I) Full refund of the fare less 1% handling charges
In case of (b) above
(I) No refund, if the ticket is cancelled less than 15 days in advance including the date of journey.
(II) 50% refund, if the ticket is cancelled more than 15 days in advance excluding date of journey.
1. Train Tour will operate subject to minimum 15 paid passengers
2. In case of breakdown of Steam Engine, the carriage will be hauled by Diesel Engine & no refund will be made