Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Journey on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway train from Coonoor to Ooty

Journey on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway train from Coonoor to Ooty. Being in the front is a vantage position to get a 'driver's view'. It's pretty challenging to be at the front on a moving train without a windshield, in the cold Nilgirils.

Leaving Coonoor

Leaving Coonoor, the major mid way station in the Mettupalayam to Ooty Nilgiri Mountain Rail line.

Wellington Railway station

Wellington Railway station

Lovedale Station

It is one of the highest places above mean sea level in the Nilgiris.

Gangman on Nilgiri Mountain Railway

A gangman is person who attends track. He's responsible for maintaining the track stretch near this tunnel.

Tunnel 16 near Udhagamandalam.

About to enter Tunnel 16, near to Ooty.

Approaching Ooty Railway Station

Just before the final station - Udhagamandalam (Ooty)- of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway

Ooty Railway Station

Eagerly awaing passengers - mostly tourists - the train approach the last station in the Nilgiri Mountain Railway.

Crossing near Aruvankadu Railway station

Crossing near Aruvankadu Railway station. Closing the gate , just before the train leaves the station.

Gangman near Aruvankadu

Gangman near Aruvankadu, waving at the driver/guard