Good News for Nilgiris Toy Train Travelers
To accommodate more tourists in Nilgiris during the summer season, special trips will be in operation on the Nilgiris Mountain Railway (NMR) between Mettupalayam and Ooty. The summer special mountain railway trip is likely to commence from April 14 and continue at least for two months, according to Deepak Krishan, General Manager, Southern Railways.
The first indigenous oil-fired loco, a first of its kind made at Golden Rock work shop rolled out in February 19, 2011. he second indigenous oil-fired engine was put into service in the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) with four passenger coaches on Tuesday. The second new loco is an addition to the Nilgiri Mountain Railways. T
After completing several trial runs between Mettupalayam and Coonoor, the new engine chugged uphill with four coaches, fully occupied with passengers, reached Coonoor from Mettupalayam.
According to a Coonoor railway station official, the four passenger coaches, including a first class coach, were fully occupied with over 200 passengers. The journey was smooth and the loco will return to Mettupalayam on Wednesday with passengers, said the official. The loco has been put on trial for the last one month and never developed any technical snags. On Tuesday, the service was started successfully, added the official.
The second indigenous oil-fired loco engine was rolled out from the Golden Rock workshop in Trichy on February 6.