Nilgiri Mountain Railway

17 UK tourists enjoy chartered train trip in Nilgiris for Rs 3.6L

Meanwhile, train enthusiasts demand the railway to operate the steam engine up to Ooty from Mettupalayam.

published on : 29th January 2023

Nilgiri Mountain Railway services resume after five-day break

We refunded ticket fare due to cancellation of service for five days from December 14 to December 18,” said a senior official of the railway.

published on : 20th December 2022

Trial run of new Nilgiri Mountain Railway loco aborted mid way

Officials of Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) had to cut short the trial run of the new HSD Oil-fired steam locomotive following an oil leak.

published on : 12th October 2022

Tamil Nadu: New HSD steam loco to go on trial run in Nilgiris  

The engine has two oil tanks- the main tank with a 1600 litres capacity and the rear tank that can hold 725 litres.

published on : 9th October 2022

Rs 10 crores and gleaming: First made in India diesel-fired steam engine flagged off in TN

In the past, the workshop had done several vintage projects like overhauling the popular steam loco Fern Queen and repairing a century-old clock tower in Tiruchy district court building.

published on : 28th September 2022

Boulders land on tracks, Nilgiri Mountain Railway services hit

The loco pilot noticed that a portion of the track between Kallar and Hillgrove was blocked by mud and boulders that rolled down from the hills due to heavy rains.

published on : 6th September 2022

Tourists wait for summer special train to Ooty

K Nataraj, the founder of Heritage Steam Chariot Trust, said "We have to cater to tourists as the sector is opening up after a two-year break."

published on : 27th April 2022

Nilgiris steam locomotive is now diesel-powered

HSD is less viscous and produces lesser heat ensuring finer control and atomisation, and fumes in the drivers' cabin are reduced.

published on : 4th April 2022

As Nilgiri Mountain Railway resumes ops sans unreserved tickets, Ooty trips become dearer for some

Reserved ticket fares are manifold above the unreserved ticket. While unreserved tickets are sold for Rs 170 per head, first-class tickets are Rs 600 per person and second class, Rs 295.

published on : 28th March 2022

Nilgiri Mountain Railway short service in Ooty, Lovedale route soon in Tamil Nadu

As part of the measures to boost tourist traffic on Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR), the Southern Railway is to launch soon a short train service for four km between Ooty and Lovedale for sight seeing.

published on : 4th April 2018

Hearitage team to transform Nilgiri Mountain Railway into independent body

The heritage team will report directly to Divisional Railway Manager of Salem division, who is the competent authority to make any decision.

published on : 4th April 2018