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The Nilgiri Mountain Railway



The Nilgiri Mountain Railway is a toy train that connects the town of Mettupalayam with the hill station of Udagamandalam (Ooty), in the Nilgiri Hills of Tamil Nadu of southern India. This is the only train left out in India that works on the rack and pinion function of the Abt system. This toy train was planned back in 1845 but was built and opened for the traffic in the year 1899. Initially this train was working on a locomotive diesel engine but in year 1999 it was announced that the line will be electrified.
In July 2005, this train was declared as world's Heritage site by UNESCO. This is train that runs on a very small gauge line of 1000 mm ~ 3.4 feet gauge. This toy train covers a distance of 46 KM and takes time of 3.6 hours. It travels through 208 curves, 16 tunnels and 250 bridges.

This is one of most wonderful experience one can have in a toy train.
 
 
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