As we stroll along the tracks towards the passenger station, we pass the loco shed. KSR (Kalka Shimla Railway) 700 stands there with its maintenance doors open, to give me a good look at her engine and additional machinery.
We venture along the tracks of adjoining yard, where the 112 year old steam engine KC520 is waiting for us. It was built in Great Britain in 1906 and used on the line until 1971. After 30 years it was rehabilitated in 2001 and is now used on special occasions.