• 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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    • Revamped Steam Engine X-37391 - Duration: 71 seconds.

      • 2 weeks ago
      This video depicts Train No. 56136 Dn Nilgiri Passenger from Mettupalayam to Ootacamund chugging into the hill station Coonoor on June 24, 2016, soon after leaving the steep rack section of the met...
    • Speeding past a station - Duration: 82 seconds.

      • 3 weeks ago
      A goods train speeds through Irinjalakuda Station powered by two WAG-7 electric locomotives based at Vijayawada, en route toward Ernakulam, Kerala.
    • Goods trains at Irinjalakuda - Duration: 64 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Amidst a steady monsoon drizzle and the raucous cawing of a crow resting on the foot-bridge across the tracks, a goods train thunders past on its way toward Ernakulam, hauled by a WAG-7 freight loc...
    • Oldest steam engine on Nilgiri Railway - Duration: 44 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Built in 1918, this Swiss-built (SLM, Winterthur) coal fired steam engine, X-37384 which entered service on April 10, 1920, is still in active service on the metre gauge Nilgiri Mountain Railway as...
    • An orchestral interlude - Duration: 61 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      Monsoon rains in Kerala bring out the best in nature, as the denizens of the wild, such as frogs, toads, and crickets call out loud in a wonderfully orchestrated musical interlude.

      This was recor...
    • Glendale Bridge - Duration: 2 minutes, 9 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      The daily Train No. 56136 Nilagiri Passenger from Mettupalayam to Udagamandalam (Ootacamund) carrying passengers from the Chennai-Mettupalayam Nilagiri Express chugs toward Coonoor via tea gardens ...
    • In "God's Own Country" - Duration: 74 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
      A wild tusker grazes peacefully on a grassy slope amidst sporadic monsoon showers without being disturbed by noisy vehicles passing by a few metres away on the twisty road close to Mattupetty reser...
    • Excavator at work - Duration: 7 minutes, 40 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      A soon to disappear open view from the second floor landing in my residential building, because work has commenced to build an Institute of Democracy and Election Management by the Election Commiss...
    • Water-sprinkler - Duration: 57 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      A water-sprinkler at work in the lawn of the housing complex, as viewed from my balcony, on a hot summer day.
    • Across the Zuari River - Duration: 59 seconds.

      • 4 months ago
      The Hazrat Nizamuddin-Trivandrum Central Rajdhani Express crosses the 1,319 metres (4,327 ft) bridge across the Zuari River which marks the border of North and South Goa, south of Carambolim (Karma...
    • Dairy Farm: Robotic milking - Duration: 27 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      In this short video, you can see milch cattle lined up and mechanised equipment from DeLaval in operation to milk the cows; at a Dairy Farm in Bikaner, Rajasthan. This process is also known as Auto...
    • Chandigarh-Bandra Express - Duration: 54 seconds.

      • 5 months ago
      The bi-weekly super-fast express train between Chandigarh and Bandra (Train no. 22452) hauled by a Ludhiana based WDM-3A diesel locomotive #16001 rushes past Palam Station in the outskirts of Delhi...
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