Shimla, Dec. 24 -- With the aim of promoting tourism, Northern Railways started a steam engine train on the 900m long heritage track between Shimla railway station and Baba Bhalku Railway Heritage Museum on Sunday. The heritage track has been lying unused since 1999 and now the service has been restored.

A special team of Indian Railways headed by railway board member (rolling stock) Rajesh Agarwal monitored the museum area and took a ride on the heritage track in the new coaches pulled by the steam engine.

Agarwal said "This train has been started with an objective to promote heritage tourism and draw more tourists on the track."

Earlier trials were conducted this year in July after nearly 20 years. No train has been running on this t...