This is the Barog Tunnel.
(I was Lucky Enough to take the Pic of an upcoming Train)
This was the 2nd Longest tunnel in India, until recently and is 1143.61m long.
The Trains n this track runs at 25 kilometer per hour and takes about 2.5 minutes to cross this tunnel.
If coming from Kalka side then, Barog station is immediately after the tunnel.
Barog tunnel is the straightest tunnel in the World.
Some More Interesting (Must read) Trivia.
Barog was settled in the early 20th century during the building of the narrow gauge Kalka-Shimla Railway. It is named after Colonel Barog, an engineer involved in building the railway track in 1903.
Barog, the engineer, was responsible for designing a tunnel near the railway station. He commenced digging the tunnel from both sides of the mountain, which is quite common as it speeds up construction. However, he made mistakes in his calculation and while constructing the tunnel, it was found that the two ends of the tunnel did not meet.
Barog was fined an amount of 1 Rupee by the British government. Unable to withstand the humiliation, Barog committed suicide. He was buried near the incomplete tunnel. The area came to be known as Barog after him.
It is said that today also you can see his Ghost in the Tunnel. he walks in a Over Coat, his hat and a stick in his hand. His Dog is always seen with him. 🙂
Though this is a Major Station, but to reach the nearest road one has to either climb for 1.5km or descend a same distance. In our last fun trip from Dharampur to Barog we had planned to come back from Barog in other train. However, we were informed that next train would be back in 90 minutes and then we decided to go back by taking a taxi. It was then we got to know that about this issue. Needless to say, we stayed back for 90 minutes rather than climb the khuds with 2 young Children. However those 90 minutes gave me enough time to Click pics and more around the station