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.
So the steam locomotive will run only until June.
what about the current running passenger link from MTP to Coonor? Isn't it steam link
I am not sure. Maybe the local railfans will be able to help. I somehow booked tickets for end week of July.