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56137/Ooty-Mettupalayam MG Passenger
ஊட்டி-மேட்டுப்பாளையம் எம்.ஜி. பயணிகள்     ऊटी-मेट्टुपालयम एमजी पैसेंजर

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Feb 24 2017 (16:46)   56136/Mettupalayam-Ooty MG Passenger | MTP/Mettupalayam (3 PFs)

Prancing Deer ED   129 blog posts   57 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 2177056            Tags   Past Edits
Can I buy a ticket on UTS app from MTP-UAM and board this train? The app does allow to book this route! There also is an ATVM machine in MTP i guess.

Yesterday (11:50)
Prancing Deer ED   129 blog posts   57 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Any admins please reply! I need help as ticket availability not there.

Yesterday (12:24)
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Yes, u can book the same & take printout at ATVM machine at MTP

Yesterday (12:28)
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Re# 2177056-3            Tags   Past Edits
Between Tatkal option is there for 2S

Yesterday (13:20)
Prancing Deer ED   129 blog posts   57 correct pred (68% accurate)
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But then there is a strict queue system for the toy train right? It will be easy to buy ticket by UTS and board the train. Has anyone tried this?
Tatkal only 9 tickets are there and get sold very quickly!

Yesterday (13:23)
▓██▓▒░sGs░▒▓██▓*^~   6119 blog posts   9821 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 2177056-5            Tags   Past Edits
Take the printout & stand on the q.
UTS will be mostly free
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Feb 23 2017 (10:34)   56136/Mettupalayam-Ooty MG Passenger | MTP/Mettupalayam (3 PFs)

PixelTrailzDotCom*^~   1741 blog posts   51 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 2175206            Tags   Past Edits
Prologue :
If you know your adversary and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not your adversary, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither your adversary nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle – A slightly modified Sun Tzu, The Art of War.
to December 2015 : No idea about whom we were trying to conquer. We underestimated our opponent and over confident of our abilities. We had the will but we couldn’t find the way. We planned a lot and fell short. Nevertheless, we did not give up. We learnt from our mistakes, we respected our opponent, we understood our limitations, we figured out how to mitigate our weaknesses and harness them into strengths. December 2015 never let us down, it gave us what we needed to complete our mission. We came back a year later determined, prepared, stronger, confident & with a load of genuine respect for our opponent and this time we conquered.
Read about our 2015 Experiences here :
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Winter of 2015, we were refreshingly tired after our experience with the Nilgiri Mountain Railways(NMR) trekking from Kallar to Hillgrove. The Nilgiris brought us down to our knees and were forced to cut short our expedition by at least 4-5 kilometers for various reasons which includes a minor casualty due to slight dehydration. Down, but not yet out a unanimous decision was made to complete the challenge the following year and thus started the planning for the second half of the adventure, which is to trek from Hillgrove to Coonoor on the UNESCO Heritage NMR. After a full couple of minutes, the plan was finalized. Take the NMR ride from Mettupalayam to Hillgrove & trek along the tracks from Hillgrove to Coonor. Book tickets on the opening day and this time be prepared, mentally prepared. Dates, a weekend of Dec 2016. With 5 options for weekends in Dec 2016, we would end up discussing / planning / evaluating individual’s availability, commitments and constraints before we would end up with the weekend of Dec 17-18 2016 to complete our mission. Permissions would be obtained and bookings would be completed in due course.
It was a mildly overcast sky when I returned from work. An unusually busy day at work followed by usual domestic stuff, a day unlike any other. I could vividly recollect the events of that Monday. Extreme fatigue and I had all the symptoms of going under the weather until the weekend. Wanting to cheer me up, for a change, I decided to engage myself in the whatsapp conversations of the selected two or three rail groups, I am a part of. I hate typing on mobiles and not very good at trying to send my message across on text. I kind of need supplemental messaging formats commonly called as body language & delivery tone associated with my postings to accurately deliver my message, which I so lack in Whatsapp and chats. Emoticons can only do so much. Added to that being not an outgoing extrovert myself, a post from me on Whatsapp usually takes a couple of seconds for others to register and realize my presence amongst them. The moment I opened up my chats, I could sense some “tension” and with the lack of real emotions, our group already had a dropout. Apparently some nerves got pinched and resulted in unexpected outcomes. There were already around four dropouts earlier. The group is now down from around 22-23 to a paltry 15-16. I am now struck with a dilemma, as the drop out was none other than my usual partner in crime. With all these uncertainties, I just left the situation as it is and expected time to take care of the situation. It was not until a couple of weeks prior to the planned trek, that issues started resolving itself and not before other emergencies claimed a couple more wickets. Over a quick get together with IRFCAns in Bangalore, PK & self confirmed to have the trek back on track to the organizing team in Coimbatore. With things now looking up and the schedule now back on track, nature had other plans for us.
Week of Dec 12-17 2016. Cyclone Vardah rips apart Chennai. Nature unleashes its fury. Trains were cancelled and those running had unpredictable delays and schedules. NMR passes through some dense jungle, steep & curvy mountainous gradients and is ripe for landslides even during dry weather. It is a very delicate customer and just as Mr Murphy wanted, land slides disrupt the rail traffic on the Hillgrove – Coonoor section just after Hillgrove, the exact section we wanted to trek. All NMR train services stand cancelled until 17-Dec-2016, the exact date we were scheduled to board the “OOTY TRAIN” from Mettupalayam to Hillgrove. The optimistic bunch of railfans that we were and our lack of faith in Mr Murphy’s persistence ensured we did not alter our plans and decided to proceed as scheduled. Meanwhile in Bangalore, my travel partner, being a sincere employee that he is threatens to cancel his trip again prioritizing his official commitments. No longer interested in these uncertainties, I decided to care no more and collected my PRS tickets from him the previous day, 15-Dec-2016 en route from my workplace to home.
By Now, the news was official and the press started spewing its venom. Accusations flew liberally on the mismanagement in NMR, how tourists are made to suffer due to cancellation of these services, how IR whiles away its time without doing any real proactive work. During the course of our trek, we witnessed how NMR was trying to get the tracks cleared of the landslide, which I would present in due course. After all, it is press, who is no longer interested in delivering news, but focused only on TRP, cheap attention grabbing headlines and letting us know how a simple and straightforward twitterati response by an unknown self proclaimed celebrity has knocked the wind out of everyone criticizing them. Little do these armchair activists with 3 inches of makeup, who follow celebrities and pornstars in social media for “real” news, know the real world. Please allow me to vent my frustration because these news articles did make a dent in may plan. I had to spend an eternity in convincing everyone back home, that we are a bunch of crazy folks, but would never do to anything to put anyone of us in jeopardy. If nature had other plans, so do we and we will venture out doing something else. After a challenging session to make people see the sanity and levelheadedness in me, it was time for a conference to decide what to do. It was ultimately decided that we would meet at Mettupalayam and evaluate.
Next Episode : The Trip Starts.

Feb 23 2017 (16:58)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18027 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Looks interesting...keep writing :)

Feb 23 2017 (22:11)
PKV*^~   19086 blog posts   72 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Brilliant beginning. Eagerly awaiting the remaining parts.

Feb 24 2017 (12:59)
maheshsunda*^~   4331 blog posts   31393 correct pred (71% accurate)
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Well, what can I say...ummm...you just got on tracks, but a landslide..waiting for proceed. Though it's no secret what I'm gonna say here of the text above (evident from the refulgent prelude), I reserve it till the concluding part. Don't want to play my stupid interlude in an otherwise seemingly wonderful composition. Go MSN go!
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Aug 04 2013 (20:25)   56136/Mettupalayam-Ooty MG Passenger

zenesprit   29 blog posts
Entry# 820780            Tags   Past Edits
It was exciting with Nilgiri mountain railway .
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Feb 04 2017 (13:46)
Bhuvaneshwaran3369   2 blog posts
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56136/Mettupalayam-ootyMG passenger
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Jan 22 2017 (21:35)   56136/Mettupalayam-Ooty MG Passenger | LOV/Lovedale (1 PFs)

Nazeer*^~   9912 blog posts   16371 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 2136472            Tags   Past Edits
56136 leaving Lovedale station
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Jan 22 2017 (21:30)   56136/Mettupalayam-Ooty MG Passenger | LOV/Lovedale (1 PFs)

Nazeer*^~   9912 blog posts   16371 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 2136471            Tags   Past Edits
YDM4 pushing 56136 in to lovedale station through the mist
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Jan 13 2017 (08:18)   56137/Ooty-Mettupalayam MG Passenger | UAM/Udagamandalam (2 PFs)

Rizwan NZB Jn~   221 blog posts
Entry# 2125375            Tags   Past Edits
5 compliments
Scenic. Beautiful Beautiful picture & station... Nice beautiful
One of the beautiful railway stations I have ever seen in IR.
#Admin #StationBoard #sb #moderator
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Nov 08 2016 (11:17)   56136/Mettupalayam-Ooty MG Passenger | UAM/Udagamandalam (2 PFs)

athul   2412 blog posts   154 correct pred (81% accurate)
Entry# 2052538            Tags   Past Edits
credits: binai sk

Nov 08 2016 (21:08)
Guest: 7ffdc5c9   show all posts
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What is the man doing in pic 5 on standing top of the loco?

Nov 08 2016 (22:20)
athul   2412 blog posts   154 correct pred (81% accurate)
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Wattering I guess....

Nov 08 2016 (22:23)
athul   2412 blog posts   154 correct pred (81% accurate)
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Other members might give u an exact answer to this.

Nov 13 2016 (10:59)
Guest: 7ffdc5c9   show all posts
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yes.it is watering itself
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Dec 23 2016 (18:12)   56136/Mettupalayam-Ooty MG Passenger | UAM/Udagamandalam (2 PFs)

Hel wid Blog cnt wen derz no useful content in dem~   460 blog posts   28 correct pred (84% accurate)
Entry# 2101939            Tags   Past Edits
"100th Station to have WIFI"
Here comes the good news! Google has successfully implemented its high speed Wi-Fi at Udhagamandalam (Ooty) Railway Station, making it the 100th one to have internet connection! Google has partnered with Railtel, an Indian Railways subsidiary to install Wi-Fi at railway stations in India!
Source:click here
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Jan 06 2017 (11:13)   56137/Ooty-Mettupalayam MG Passenger | ONR/Coonoor (2 PFs) | GOC/YDM-4/6664

▓██▓▒░sGs░▒▓██▓*^~   6119 blog posts   9821 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 2117557            Tags   Past Edits
56137 arrived ONR, train was partially cancelled between ONR - MTP Due to land slide near Hillgrove. 17/12/2016

Jan 06 2017 (11:36)
Royal Enfieid Bike Models~   195 blog posts   12 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Nice cliks..

Jan 07 2017 (10:55)
The pride of VM TPJ Main Line goes LHB^~   8903 blog posts   9985 correct pred (85% accurate)
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How will YDM locos be taken to GOC DLS for maintenance?

Jan 07 2017 (11:11)
▓██▓▒░sGs░▒▓██▓*^~   6119 blog posts   9821 correct pred (77% accurate)
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They will be brought down to Mettupalayam & then it will be taken in open Wagon.
Onr has a shed to maintain, for major issues it be taken to Goc
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