Mettupalayam Engine Shed

On Shed 2


A second view of the steam engine of the Nilgiri Mountain Railway standing in the engine shed at Mettupalayam. On my next visit it would be good to experience the uphill journey into the mountains which the train takes at about 15 miles an hour up the rack sections.

The railway was built to the metre gauge by the British in 1908 and recently three new steam locomotives have been constructed to work the line so hopefully the sounds and smells of working steam engines will continue to echo through the hills of South India.



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    • Dodged the shadows and burned in the sky, and with this one used an art filter to give a slightly painterly quality. I usually convert all my images to mono to balance the tones then put the colour back in.

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