Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Nilagiri Mountain Railway #2

These points levers are heritage now as Unesco has given the entire line a World Heritage status.

Lovely woods en route Ooty

Arriving at Ketti, a cute little station with its own little garden and even a level crossing.

Coonoor-Ooty shuttle leaving Wellington. Note the three flags. This is the only train I know that has 4 guards!

The Swiss Miss arrives to haul the Ooty-Mettupalayam passenger downhill. Note the sandbags in the front. these are meant to provide friction for the wheels downhill.

A closer look at the locomotive.

The Mettupalayam train is set to depart from Coonoor on the right while the Coonoor-Ooty shuttle awaits line clearance.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

SIMPLY AWESOME. Keep it going.