"If you want to get from A to B quickly, don't go on the world's oldest working steam locomotive, the Fairy Queen. Part of the charm of such a trip is its unpredictability. And the "old lady", as she's affectionately known by some, certainly is charming." Kay McMahon tells of her weekend trip on Indian Rail's Fairy Queen, pulled by the world's oldest main-line steam locomotive.
"Although no stranger to the Indian sub-continent, I am new to New Delhi. Perhaps I should shut up and write about what I know. Rule one in any 'How to write' manual. Even so, the observations of a newcomer may be of interest. Let's give it a shot." Stravaig kicks off her column about life in New Delhi.