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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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    • Rewari Jn. - Duration: 81 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
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      A freight train with containers rolls into Rewari station. Haryana, India, on March 10, 2012, hauled by a Ratlam based WDM-3A diesel locomotive; and a fully loaded coal rake is parked on the adjace...
    • Vivekananda Rock, Cape Comorin - Duration: 52 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
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      Waves bathe the famed Vivekananda Rock at Cape Comorin (Kanyakumari) on a bright and sunny morning, The video was taken soon after disembarking from a ferry boat from the mainland.
    • Fissures in concrete - Duration: 87 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
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      Across the sprawling sub city Dwarka in New Delhi, most housing societies have had to incur heavy expenditure on repairs to the structures because of corrosion of steel rods set in the concrete pil...
    • Lane Violations 2015-06-24 - Duration: 78 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
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      Blatant lane violations by road users in Delhi on the Patiala House Court to Pragati Maidan road, in New Delhi, India. Even the police vehicles violate rules as can be seen towards the end of the c...
    • A surviving symbol of heritage - Duration: 87 seconds.

      • 2 months ago
      • 31 views
      Chugging along the metre gauge (1000 mm) rack section of the 116 yrs old Nilgiri Mountain Railway (a UNESCO World Heritage Site from July 2005) is this oil-fired steam engine pushing its load of th...
    • Vazhachal Falls - Duration: 17 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 1 view
      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.

      • 3 months ago
      • 12 views
      This short video features a brand new 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...
    • Red streak on Delhi Metro - Duration: 51 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 252 views
      An advertisement film-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 ...
    • Tamping machine at work - Duration: 4 minutes, 21 seconds.

      • 3 months ago
      • 154 views
      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 months ago
      • 37 views
      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 months ago
      • 2 views
      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 months ago
      • 19 views
      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, ...
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