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ONR/Coonoor (2 PFs)
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Track: Metre Gauge

NH 67, Coonoor
State: Tamil Nadu

Elevation: 1720 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern   Division: Salem

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Number of Platforms: 2
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★★★  Rail Fanning
May 06 2017 (22:45)   56136/Mettupalayam - Udagamandalam MG Passenger | ONR/Coonoor (2 PFs)

KJMNaveen~   636 blog posts   62 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2266229            Tags   Past Edits
This was the only thing we could enjoy in our trip to OOty. A well spent 45 mins.
From 7 AM to 10 PM (15 hours) 12 hours we were in the car in traffic, 1.5 hours we were waiting in the restaurant for Lunch, 45 mins at coonoor and another 45 mins at boat house saving ourselves from rain. That's the summary of our recent ooty trip.
★★★  Rail Fanning
Dec 22 2016 (23:31)   56136/Mettupalayam - Udagamandalam MG Passenger | ONR/Coonoor (2 PFs)

Solo™^~   3534 blog posts   244 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 2100760            Tags   Past Edits
The Nilgiri Mountain Railways is, perhaps, the sole surviving metre-gauge railway line in India. India once had a large network of metre-gauge lines - but, probably, only this 46km line now survives. Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) is famous for more than this trivial reason - it is also a UNESCO Heritage site. The origin of the NMR dates back to 1908. It was originally laid by the British, and is now under the Salem Division of Southern Railway. NMR is also famous for being the sole section with regular scheduled steam powered trains.
had last traveled in this section back in 2011 (read here). Back then, I couldn't enjoy much of the Coonoor-Ooty ride. I was in Ooty recently for a six-day long training program. On the closing day of the program, I and another participant who was at the venue decided to have a quick ride on the NMR. We initially thought of traveling from Ooty to Coonoor, but later reversed the stretch and decided to ride up the hills from Coonoor to Ooty.
June 25, 2016:
We hurried out of the venue sometime around 1430hrs. Luckily, we got an auto soon after we came out of the venue, which dropped us at the Ooty bus station some 5 minutes later. We had to be in Coonoor before 1600 to comfortably make it to the 56138 Coonoor-Udhagamandalam Passenger, than leaves at 1630hrs. We decided not to take an ordinary bus, but looked for a long distance bus, which could take us to Coonoor faster. We got a bus heading to Tiruppur - the conductor first didn't entertain us, but called us in as the bus started from the bus station. We were dropped at Coonoor by around 1550hrs. We rushed to the railway station to get our tickets. A notice at the ticket counter announced that only 140 tickets will be sold - Each coach had seating for about 57 passengers.
The 56138 Udhagamandalam passenger had 5 coaches - including two-and-a-half unreserved second class sitting coaches, one-and-a-half reserved second class sitting and a half first class sitting coaches. A YDM4 (#6730) of Ponmalai (Golden Rock) Diesel Locomotive Shed was to work the consist up the hills. The loco was shut down at that time. The loco pilots came around at 1615hrs and turned on the engine. The familiar phur phur sounds from the loco began. The LPs were seen doing pre-departure checks on the engine. A bell was rung at 1625 announcing that the train would depart shortly, and one more at 1630hrs, followed by a series of whistles and green flags being waved by brakesmen in each coach. A long horn from the loco, and we slowly powered forward.
Based on my previous experience, I knew that the engine would be at the rear when the train heads to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - Me and my friend selected seats based on this direction of movement, while majority of the passengers guessed the direction wrong and selected seats facing the engine. The train slowly crawled out of the station and moved towards Mettupalayam for some time. Soon all the brakesmen waved a red flag - a rarity on Indian Railways, and the train came to a complete halt. We stopped for a couple of minutes. Soon the semaphore lifted , the guard at the, now leading end, blew a long whistle, all the brakesmen waved the green flag, the loco blew a long horn and began pushing the train forward. The train makes a very sharp climb out of Coonoor, with a gradient of 1 in 27. Soon after the climb is a left curve and then the section more or less levels out
A little after we climbed up, the train came to a complete halt. I initially thought it could be some technical halt - but the loco honked a lot. It was not the usual emergency chain pull signal. A little later I understood what was the scene - cattle were blocking the permanent way! There was continuous honking from the loco for sometime. We slowly inched forward at the speed of the cattle, which was moving along the tracks. After a lot of attempts by the crew, the cattle moved off the track and we picked up speed. Speed - I am not talking of great speeds - we moved in the range of about 25-30kmph. There were some gradients around, and a total of three tunnels - all of them around 400~500m long. The first halt was at Wellington. My coach got fully crowded here - atleast 10-12 standing passengers in addition to 57 seated passengers.
The section generally passes through sparsely inhabited areas - the tracks were lined on both sides with eucalyptus plantations. The valley got visible on the left side in some places. The smell of eucalyptus gave company through the journey. The air was chilling and my fingers got numb often. I did not note down the timings at each station. There were 4 stops, excluding the origin and destination, on the route - Wellington, Aravankadu, Ketti and Lovedale. Except Lovedale, the other stations were on the left side. There were some areas where I really wished I was on the ground than the train - lovely photogenic curves with awesome picturesque locales! From the looks of it, majority of the passengers were tourists who were travelling just to experience the train. The locals seem to prefer buses!
I saw a token exchange at Lovedale - but since the train moves are extremely slow speeds, and the train halts there, the token exchange was nothing spectacular. The train stopped, the pointsman handed over the token and collected the old token. A highway ran parallel to the tracks after Lovedale, and a lot of vehicle drivers stopped to see the train - feels very good. There is one ghost station - more of a halt station - at Fernhill. The train fully slowed, honked and picked pace again. We pulled into Udhagamandalam a little before the scheduled time. People jostled to get off the train so that they could click selfies with the train. The coach has only one exit, which is terribly narrow as well. There is another door, that opens to the platform outside the coach, which is used by the brakesman. They used this door as well to let passengers out. While I did not click selfies, but I did spend some time clicking the train.
This was another awesome trip on the NMR. The last time, I slept through this section (Coonoor to Udhagamandalam) - so this trip was an awesome chance to experience the section fully. The seats in this coach was terrible - hardly any legroom, and the seats were narrow. The seats were good for this 1 hour ride, but certainly not for a longer ride to Mettupalayam. That is not a deal breaker - you are becoming part of a heritage ride anyways! The ticket counter at Coonoor issued the normal computer printed tickets using the Unreserved ticketing system - the good ol' Edmundson tickets would have helped keep the heritage feel. Another railway journey that I enjoyed - and perhaps the sole metreguage and steam section that the future generations in India would witness [I did not travel in the steam section as part of this journey].
Source : (By Binai SK)
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Dec 22 2016 (23:41)
JBP ET OHE OMG 😲~   15638 blog posts   22 correct pred (43% accurate)
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Love mg & the beautiful green cute little beauties of ponmalai

Dec 23 2016 (20:50)
PKV*^~   19134 blog posts   77 correct pred (79% accurate)
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A graphic account and excellent narration, Athul. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for the pleasure.

Jun 24 2017 (22:16)
12301HowrahRajdhaniTheGod~   2448 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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earlier 12671/72 used to run upto OOTY from MAS

Sep 08 2017 (02:26)
HOG WAM4 WAP1~   3230 blog posts
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Though I am not sure if through booking is allowed, even today, the Ooty passenger's timings are synchronized to 12671/72 at MTP. Earlier, there was a separate Niligiri express from MTP to UAM for which tickets could be booked from MAS to OOty directly and the passengers just had to transfer at MTP. The express no longer runs today and has been replaced with a passenger with slightly different timings.
★★★  Info Update
Jun 10 2017 (11:47)   TPTY/Tirupati Main (5 PFs)

Divyanshu Gupta   42329 blog posts   28620 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 2314656            Tags   Past Edits
1. Tirupati
2. Vijayawada
3. Visakhapatnam
4. Guntur
6. Patna
7. Hajipur
8. Muzaffarpur
10. Darbhanga
11. Chhapra
12. Bhagalpur
13. Chandigarh
14. Raipur
15. Bilaspur
16. Durg
17. Surat
18. Ahmedabad
19. Vadodara
20. Rajkot
21. Ambala Cantt.
22. Ranchi
23. Dhanbad Jn
24. Tatanagar
25. Bangalore City
26. Mangalore Central
27. Hubli
28. Gulbarga
29. Mysore
30. Yesvantpur (Bangalore)
31. Ernakulam Jn
32. Thiruvananthapuram Central
33. Thrissur
34. Kollam Jn
35. Kozhikode
36. Ujjain
37. Bhopal
38. Jabalpur
39. Gwalior
40. Indore
41. Mumbai Central
42. Churchgate
43. Bandra
44. Bandra Terminus
45. Dadar (WR)
46. Dadar (CR)
47. Khar Road
48. Kalyan
49. Lokmanya Tilak Terminus
50. Byculla
51. Panvel
52. Thane
53. Borivali
54. Kurla
55. Andheri
56. Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
57. Belapur
58. Vashi
59. Pune
60. Nagpur
61. Solapur
62. Aurangabad
63. Hazarat Nizamuddin
64. Anand Vihar Terminus
65. New Delhi
66. Delhi Jn
67. Bhubaneswar
68. Cuttack
69. Puri
70. Jalandhar City
71. Amritsar
72. Ludhiana
73. Jaipur
74. Ajmer
75. Udaipur City
76. Kota
77. Jodhpur
78. Madurai
79. Coimbatore
80. Chennai Egmore
81. Tambaram
82. Arakkonam Jn.
83. Tiruchchirappalli
84. Chennai Central
85. Udagamandalam (Ooty)
86. Coonoor
87. Mettupalayam
88. Kacheguda
89. Secunderabad
90. Hyderabad
91. Warangal
92. Jhansi
93. Lucknow NR
94. Lucknow Jn.
95. Ayodhya
96. Mughalsarai Jn.
97. Gorakhpur
98. Allahabad
99. Aligarh
100. Bareilly
101. Kanpur
102. Mathura
103. Varanasi
104. Agra Cantt.
105. Ghazipur City
106. Moradabad
107. Ghaziabad
108. Dehradun
109. Haridwar
110. Sealdah
111. Kharagpur
112. Asansol
113. Barddhaman
114. New Jalpaiguri
115. Howrah
116. Darjeeling
117. Ghoom
118 Jammu Tawi
TOTAL 118 Stations
Source- click here

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5 posts - Sun Jun 11, 2017

Jun 11 2017 (14:43)
Divyanshu Gupta   42329 blog posts   28620 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Jun 11 2017 (14:44)
Akbar~   279 blog posts   28 correct pred (60% accurate)
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Jun 11 2017 (15:08)
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Jun 21 2017 (18:34)
Guest: 390f00b2   show all posts
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Sealdah and Howrah.

Jun 23 2017 (00:34)
12165 Ratnagiri Superfast Express~   2477 blog posts   15 correct pred (58% accurate)
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hamare mulund me bhi wifi laga hai CCTV ke sath but internet access hi nhi ho raha
★★★  General Travel
Jan 07 2017 (18:25)   56141/Coonoor Udagamandalam MG Passenger | ONR/Coonoor (2 PFs) | GOC/YDM-4/6664

Being Educated is Just a statement*^~   11673 blog posts   468 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 2119244            Tags   Past Edits
YDM 4 6664 is all set to ferry the passengers from Coonoor to Udhagamandalam (Ooty)..

Mar 14 2017 (22:15)
😍😍Erode Fun Da😍😍~   394 blog posts   29 correct pred (59% accurate)
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Shot pic capture ...

Mar 14 2017 (22:15)
JBP ET OHE OMG 😲~   15638 blog posts   22 correct pred (43% accurate)
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Ac fitted??
★  Rail Fanning
Jan 29 2017 (11:19)   ONR/Coonoor (2 PFs) | GOC/YDM-4/6399

█▓▒░ Tushar Dhingra░▒▓█^~   1958 blog posts   1691 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 2144376            Tags   Past Edits
Ponmalai (GOC) YDM-4 locomotives at Coonoor. Note the Unique Biodiesel Liveried Locomotive (6730) has lost its bio diesel livery to a single stripe livery.
Pic Credits : Krishna 20065

Jan 29 2017 (11:25)
Indian Railways the life line of our Nation~   21077 blog posts   137 correct pred (82% accurate)
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A wdm7 is also runs on Bio diesel

Jan 29 2017 (11:36)
Guest: 3909752b   show all posts
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nice simple and clear,great pics

Jan 29 2017 (11:43)
SRI LAKSHMI VENKATESWARA TRAVELS TIRUMALA^   3085 blog posts   122 correct pred (66% accurate)
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It seems both locos are talking with each other. Discussing about health and other things

Jan 29 2017 (11:44)
█▓▒░ Tushar Dhingra░▒▓█^~   1958 blog posts   1691 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 2144376-4            Tags   Past Edits
:p nice one!!
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