In a first, Indian Railways’ ICF makes swanky coaches for UNESCO Heritage Nilgiri Mountain Railway; see pics


In a first, Indian Railways’ ICF makes swanky coaches for UNESCO Heritage Nilgiri Mountain Railway; see pics

One of the oldest railway systems in Indian Railways, Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) now gets a makeover! The NMR, which dates back to 1899 is a UNESCO Heritage Railways.

Interestingly, the 120 years old NMR is unique in many ways including the pinion as well as racked meter gauge track between Mettupalayam and Coonoor that has coaches hauled by nostalgic X class steam locos along with a modern technology added to it. The coaches that will now run on NMR will be swankier. This is the first time, that Integral Coach Factory (ICF) has come forward for designing and developing new age steel bodied coaches for the NMR.

ICF is likely to manufacture 15 coaches for the NMR. Out of these 15, 12 coaches will make three rakes, each comprising of one first class, two second class seater and one luggage-cum-passenger car formation. Read More

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