Part of the unesco recognised Nilgiri Mountain Railways the X class locomotives are still going strong in this part of the Indian Subcontinent.
X-class steam locomotive of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway reverses itself to get attached with the Ooty-Mettupalayam passenger at Coonoor.
Coonoor steam shed
X 37399 is the last of the four oil fired steam engines of X Class 0-8-2T rack and pinion compound engine built for the Nilgiri Mountain Railway.
On the ride downhill from Udagamandalam to Mettupalayam, the train stops in Coonoor. Here, the diesel engine is replaced by a steam engine. This meant that I had some time to look around and make ... (more)
Metre-gauge DLW-Alco RSD30/DL535A 6545 sits outside the loco shed at Coonoor, in the Nilgiri Hills of southern India. The shed's two YDM4 locos (6157 and 6545) work passenger trains up the 4% grad... (more)
Meter Gauge YDM 4 loco brings the Nilgiri Passenger downhill to Coonoor station on the beautifull Nilgiri Mountain Railway