Govind Krishnan

  • In scenic environs

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    A train on the meter gauge Nilgiri Mountain Railway enters tunnel No. 13, then glides over a curved bridge through Glendale tea gardens en route to the plains at Mettupalayam; powered by the 2nd India built oil fired steam engine X 37397, at 3.40 PM on August 8, 2012. The girders of this bridge were built in 1896 at Middlesbrough by The Teesside Bridge & Engineering Works Ltd. Opened on June 15, 1899, this meter gauge hill railway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site from 2005, and it is the only one of its kind in Asia..

    V.M.Govind Krishnan's book: "NMR [Nilgiri Mountain Railway]-From Lifeline to Oblivion", documents the efforts of the public to thwart the moves of the Indian government to dismantle this unique rack railway which is now in its 114th year; and to keep this engineering marvel in running condition to this day. Nilgiri Mountain Railway is the only metre gauge (1000 mm) rack railway in Asia. Show less
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    • Vazhachal Falls - Duration: 17 seconds.

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      Vazhachal Falls is situated in Athirappilly Panchayath of Thrissur district in Kerala on the southwest coast of India. The falls at Vazhachal are more of a continuous series of massive rapids encom...
    • Water meter - Duration: 60 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      This short video features a water meter in use in a residential tower in Dwarka sub-city, New Delhi, India. Such water meters fitted to new pipelines on the roof of the residential towers are used ...
    • On the Blue Line of Delhi Metro - Duration: 51 seconds.

      • 1 week ago
      An advertisement-wrapped Bombardier rake of Delhi Metro on the 35 miles route between Noida City Centre (in Uttar Pradesh) and Dwarka Sector 21 (in New Delhi) is seen on its way between Noida Secto...
    • Tamping machine at work - Duration: 4 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      A tamping machine or ballast tamper is a machine used to pack (or tamp) the track ballast under railway tracks to make the tracks more durable. Prior to the introduction of mechanical tampers, this...
    • Down the mountain - Duration: 103 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      Train No. 56137 Nilagiri Passenger from Udagamandalam (Ootacamund) to Mettupalayam on the World Heritage metre gauge Nilgiri Mountain Railway negotiates the steep ghat beyond Coonoor on the rack ra...
    • Ooty bound - Duration: 85 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      The Nilagiri Passenger from Mettupalayam to Udagamandalam (Ooty) on the metre gauge Nilgiri Mountain Railway departs from Coonoor, after a change of power from steam to diesel, and augmenting capac...
    • Oil tanker rake - Duration: 60 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      A BTPN (Tank wagons for liquid goods such as petrol, kerosene, diesel, and other petroleum products) oil tanker rake rolls smoothly through Irinjalakuda, powered by a 25 Kv AC electric locomotive, ...
    • Religious procession - Duration: 2 minutes, 26 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
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      A religious procession passing through Mount Road, Coonoor, Nilgiri Hills, lndia
    • Charging toward Delhi - Duration: 43 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      WDP-4B #40074 diesel-electric locomotive, based at Bhagat Ki Kothi near Jodhpur, charges toward Delhi hauling the Malani Express (Barmer-Jaisalmer-Delhi) past Shahabad Mohammadpur Station at 10:15 ...
    • Western Disturbance hits Delhi - Duration: 3 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Unseasonal thunderstorm as viewed from my home, March 29, 2015.
      Western Disturbance is the term used in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal to describe an extratropical storm originating in the M...
    • Full steam ahead! - Duration: 38 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Bullet nosed broad gauge steam locomotive WP-7161 "Akbar", based at Rewari hauls the "Steam Express" - a tourist special, from Delhi Cantonment to Alwar in Rajasthan, on March 28, 2015; alerting th...
    • "Poor Man's Chariot" - Duration: 77 seconds.

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      Train #12215 air-conditioned Garib Rath Express chugs toward Bandra Terminus in Bombay (Mumbai) from Delhi Sarai Rohilla station, hauled by a WDM-3A #14002R based at Tughlakabad MPD in Delhi. The j...
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      • 7 years ago
      Delhi Metro - A Smooth Ride - at the Uttam Nagar East Station.
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      • 7 years ago
      The Fairy Queen as seen during the parade of steam engines on 02-February-2007.

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      The WL-15005 steam engine as seen at the parade of steam engines in Delhi, India on 02-Feb-2007.

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    • WP-1 No. 7200 - Steam Loco "Shahenshah" - Duration: 26 seconds.

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      "Shahenshah", the WP-1 # 7200 bullet-nose steam engine arrives at the parade of steam engines in Delhi, India, on 02-Feb-2007.

      ==== About the WP-7200 ====

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    • Struggling and slipping on the gradient of 1 in 12.50 - Duration: 2 minutes, 6 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      The 1949-vintage Swiss built steam engine 37391-X, converted from coal-firing to oil-firing mode in 2007, moves on the rack section of the metre-gauge Nilgiri Mountain Railway, after a brief halt o...
    • At full throttle! - Duration: 52 seconds.

      • 5 years ago
      #2915 Ashram Express from Ahmedabad with 24 coaches hauled by a WDP4 diesel-electric locomotive charges toward Delhi, honking away as it approaches a wayside station, Palam, on March 13, 2010.

    • Oil fired Steam engine on Nilgiri Railway - Duration: 52 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a World Heritage Railway. It is one of the very few remaining steam operated railways in the world.

      Opened on June 15,1899, it operates on meter gauge (1000 mm); an...
    • Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) - Steam loco - Duration: 76 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a World Heritage Railway. It is one of the very few remaining steam operated railways in the world.

      Opened to traffic on June 15,1899, this 46 km. meter gauge (1000...
    • XE-3634 - Steam Loco - Duration: 51 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      The XE-3636 steam loco as seen at the parade of steam engines in Delhi, India on 02-Feb-2007

      ==== About the XE-3634 ====

      Built by Vulcan Foundry Company Ltd. England in 1930, this engine was comm...
    • A great steam experience - Nilgiri Railway - Duration: 3 minutes, 33 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      The Nilagiri Passenger train from Mettupalayam to Ooty, on the World Heritage Nilgiri Mountain Railway (metre gauge) crawls uphill through verdant scenery,on the steep gradient of 1 in 12.50, power...
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