Iconic Fairy Queen rechristened as 69 Ganrajya Express

ANI | Updated: Jan 27, 2018 06:27 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 27 (ANI): On the occasion of 69th Republic Day, the Railways has rechristened the iconic Fairy Queen rail engine as 69 Ganrajya Express.

In an attempt to mark the solemn occasion, the Railways took its distinctive evocative trip to yonder years of steam-run trains on the national soil. The Fairy Queen hauled two coach trains from New Delhi railway station to Delhi Junction. Minister of State (Railways), Rajen Gohain took a ride in it.

Marking the solemn and celebratory occasion of 69th Republic Day, the Railways took its distinctive evocative trip to yonder years of steam-run trains on the national soil. Bringing alive the magic of steam-hauled trains, Minister of State for Railways Rajen Gohain took a ride on the Fairy Queen hauled two coach trains from New Delhi railway station to Delhi Jn. Station amidst popular elation and enthusiasm with colourful fanfare as the Ganrajya Express chugged off from the platform, read an official note.

The 69th Ganrajya Express celebrates the preservation of the rich heritage of Indian Railways giving a delightful glimpse of the past era, it added

The iconic engine, built in 1855, is the oldest working steam locomotive in the World. Over a period of time, the livery of the Fairy Queen has changed. After serving for 54 years, the locomotive was sent to National Rail Museum. In January 1999, the Fairy Queen was given the National Tourism award. (ANI)

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