Toy trains have always fascinated me. Although these trains are a little slow, the scenic journey and amazing views make it worthwhile. The journey might take hours to reach the final destination but it is a once in a lifetime experience. Three of these railways—the Kalka-Shimla, Nilgiri Mountain and the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway have been recognised as UNESCO World Heritage sites.
These toy trains are great living examples of engineering marvels. Demand for these trains generally goes up during tourist seasons or during holidays. We have seen these trains being featured in many Indian movies. Some of them are still hauled by a steam locomotive which is the main attraction for several tourists.