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56136/Mettupalayam - Udagamandalam MG Passenger
மேட்டுப்பாளையம் உதகமண்டலம் மலை தொடர் வண்டி     मेट्टुपालयम - उदगमण्डलम एमजी पैसेंजर

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Cancelled on 07.10.18,08.10.18 and 09.10.18, due to Continuous Rain fall and forecasting heavy rain in coming days. FC-D1-UR-D2-LOCO Mtp to Onr; FC-D1-UR-D2-UR-LOCO Onr to UAM; Loco pushes train in Uphill.
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A boulder falling on the train track caused the Nilgiri Mountain Railway service to be cancelled   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement
The Salem Division of Southern Railway cancelled the services of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) train on Saturday, following rains in Udhagamandalam and after a boulder fell on the railway track. According to railway officials, the boulder fell on the track between Adderly and Hillgrove.
This is the second time in four days that NMR train services have been cancelled. The service was previously cancelled on November 12 (Tuesday)
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when a boulder fell between Kallar and Adderly. “This boulder was removed on Wednesday and the train [NMR] was running smoothly for the last three days,” an official said.
On Saturday, the NMR train left Mettupalayam Junction at 7.10 a.m and was stopped at around 8 a.m. in Adderly. The official said the boulder and debris are expected to be cleared from the railway tracks by Sunday.
A release said that Train No. 56136/56137 Passenger trains between Mettupalayam and Udhagamandalam along with Train No 06171/06172 NMR Special trains between Mettupalayam and Udhagamandalam were cancelled.
A boulder falling on the train track caused the Nilgiri Mountain Railway service to be cancelled   | Photo Credit: Special Arrangement
The Salem Division of Southern Railway cancelled the services of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) train on Saturday, following rains in Udhagamandalam and after a boulder fell on the railway track. According to railway officials, the boulder fell on the track between Adderly and Hillgrove.
This is the second time in four days that NMR train services have been cancelled. The service was previously cancelled on November 12 (Tuesday)
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when a boulder fell between Kallar and Adderly. “This boulder was removed on Wednesday and the train [NMR] was running smoothly for the last three days,” an official said.
On Saturday, the NMR train left Mettupalayam Junction at 7.10 a.m and was stopped at around 8 a.m. in Adderly. The official said the boulder and debris are expected to be cleared from the railway tracks by Sunday.
A release said that Train No. 56136/56137 Passenger trains between Mettupalayam and Udhagamandalam along with Train No 06171/06172 NMR Special trains between Mettupalayam and Udhagamandalam were cancelled.
Coimbatore : Train services on NIlgiris Mountain Railway are cancelled for three days from tomorrow till November two, following heavy rains in the area.Train No. 56136 Mettupalayam- Udagamandalam Passenger, Train No. 56137 Udagamandalam–Mettupalayam Passenger,Train No. 56142
Udagamandalam- Coonoor Passenger, Train No. 56138 Coonoor- Udagamandalam Passenger, Train No. 56140 Udagamandalam –Coonoor
Passenger, Train No. 56141 Coonoor Udagamandalam Passenger, Train No.
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Passenger and Train No. 56143 Coonoor- Udagamandalam Passenger are cancelled for these days.The services of some trains were cancelled today also.
Jul 12 2018 (00:12) Nilgiri Mountain Railway: Check schedule and other details here (indianexpress.com)
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News Entry# 345424  Blog Entry# 3621529   
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The Nilgiri Mountain Railway took 45 years to cut through the bureaucratic red tape and complete the construction and installation after it was first planned in 1854. The line, initially owned by Madras Railway, opened for traffic in June 1899.
The mountain railway was subsequently purchased by the South Indian Railway Company. In 1908, the line was extended to Ootacamund (Ooty) from Coonoor at a cost of Rs. 24,40,000, covering an additional stretch of around 19 km.
In July 2005, Nilgiri Mountain Railway was added by UNESCO as an extension to the World Heritage
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Site of Darjeeling Himalayan Railway. The site came to be known as mountain railways of India.
Lying partly in Coimbatore district and partly in Nilgiri district of Tamil Nadu, the 45.88 km long railway line from Mettupalaiyam to Ooty is on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats. The track is made of 50 lb rails and the sharpest curve on the section is 17.5 degrees.
This is the only rack railway in India that has 250 bridges on the line, out of which 32 are major ones and 15 are road over bridges, with 16 tunnels between Kallar and Ooty all of which are in excellent condition.
The maximum permissible speed on Mettupalaiyam-Kallar and Coonoor-Udagamandalam “Non-Rack” system is 30 km/h while between Kallar and Coonoor “RACK” section the maximum permissible speed is 13 km/h.
Here is the schedule for the Nilgiri Mountain Railway
The 56136/Mettupalayam-Ooty MG Passenger train leaves Mettupalayam at 7.10 am and arrives in Ooty at noon. Coming back, the 56137/Ooty-Mettupalayam MG Passenger train leaves Ooty at 2 pm and reaches Mettupalayam at 5.35 pm.
Apr 03 2018 (15:06) Steam locomotive back on NMR after five years (www.business-standard.com)
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News Entry# 333365  Blog Entry# 3265972   
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Apr 03 2018 (15:06)
Station Tag: Mettupalayam/MTP added by चली चली मेरी रेल चली~/526005

Apr 03 2018 (15:06)
Train Tag: Mettupalayam - Udagamandalam MG Passenger/56136 added by चली चली मेरी रेल चली~/526005
Posted by: AZT~ 2 news posts
After five years, a train hauled by a steam locomotive today began its run from Mettupalayam to Coonoor in the Nilgiris Mountain Railway (NMR) section, official sources said.
The "Heritage Steam Voyage" of the summer special train, consisting of three coaches, would be operated on Saturdays and Sundays till June 24, following a demand from tourists and heritage enthusiasts, they said.
The fully-reserved train starts from Mettupalayam at 9.10 a.m and reaches Coonoor at 12.30 p.m with stops at Kallar and Hillgrove, the sources said.
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the return direction, the train would leave Coonoor at 1.30 p.m and arrive at Mettupalayam at 4.20 p.m, they added.
In an effort to make the journey memorable, Southern Railway will be presented a welcome kit apart from arrangements for on-board refreshments such as Nilgiri tea, samosa, juice and a water bottle.

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Apr 03 2018 (15:07)
चली चली मेरी रेल चली
AZT~   2243 blog posts
Re# 3265972-1            Tags   Past Edits
So the steam locomotive will run only until June.

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Apr 03 2018 (15:12)
Sajin Panchil~   6520 blog posts
Re# 3265972-2            Tags   Past Edits
what about the current running passenger link from MTP to Coonor? Isn't it steam link

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Apr 03 2018 (15:16)
चली चली मेरी रेल चली
AZT~   2243 blog posts
Re# 3265972-3            Tags   Past Edits
I am not sure. Maybe the local railfans will be able to help. I somehow booked tickets for end week of July.
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