Visiting Darjeeling Locomotive

Steam locomotive No. 19, originally from the famous Darjeeling Himalayan Railway in India, is visiting us this summer.

Built by Sharp Stewart in 1889, No. 19 is the only locomotive of its type to have left India, and normally lives on a private railway in Oxfordshire. This is therefore a rare public opportunity to see one of these locomotives outside India!

No. 19 is kindly being loaned to us by her owner Adrian Shooter, chief executive of Vivarail.

Running Dates

Please note all dates are subject to availability. If travelling specifically to see No. 19, please check here, our Facebook page or phone nearer the time to confirm she is running.


  • Wednesdays & Thursdays – 1pm and 2pm trains only
  • Sunday 28th – 1pm and 2pm trains only


  • Wednesdays & Thursdays – 1pm and 2pm trains only
  • 15th & 16th August – Darjeeling Gala
    • See Launceston transformed into a typical Indian station by the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway Society, with stalls and Indian food.  All trains planned to be hauled by No. 19.