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Steam locomotive runs for the first time in two decades

Date: 11 December 2019 Tags: Railways
  • For the first time in two decades, a steam locomotive was operated in a commercial capacity along the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) section between Coonoor and Udhagamandalam railway stations.
  • Over the last two decades, the oil-fired steam locomotives were operated only between Mettupalayam and Coonoor and not till Udhagamandalam. Diesel locomotives were used to complete the final leg of the journey between Coonoor and Udhagamandalam.
  • The trip is a part of chartered heritage train services introduced by the Indian railways to get the tourists experience the train journey on heritage routes.