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.