The first formation of 1 rake comprising new all steel stainless steel coaches for the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) have been just rolled out from ICF and they are now on their way to Mettupalayam by rail.
A Railways press statement here said on Monday that Nilgiri Mountain Railways, a UNESCO Heritage Railways, is one of the oldest Railway Systems in Indian Railways dating as back as 1899.
This 120 years old Hill Railways is unique in many ways including the pinion and racked meter gauge track between Mettupalayam and Coonoor that boasts of coaches being hauled by nostalgic X Class Steam Locos albeit with a modern tech added to it. Read More
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