The only surviving old coal-fired loco, which was brought to Coonoor loco shed for maintenance last February, is simply stationed there even after it has been readied for operation.
Loco No.X-37384 is the only surviving coal-fired steam locomotive in the world and is in working condition. All other steam locomotives in the NMR section are oil-fired. The coal-fired loco (Swiss Class X) made in 1918 was earlier officially declared as decommissioned by the Salem division of Southern Railways.
The loco was brought to Coonoor from Mettupalayam on February 17, 2017. The very next day, it was shifted to Ooty railway station to be displayed at the station as a heritage ornamental piece. Read More…
Credit By: ET Energy World
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