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Toy Train in the news again

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Toy Train in the news again


Was at Coimbatore for a day and found this news article on the local edition of "The Hindu". Do not want to sound like a doomsday protagonist, but looks like the Toy Train, though back on its wheels, has broken down again. Check this link . . .


Wanted to post this to make sure those traveling on that train (especially with Children) are better prepared, with spare water bottles, biscuits etc, in case of such emergencies . . .



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UDHAGAMANDALAM, November 1, 2011

NMR passengers stuck in the wild, take bus to Ooty

D. Radhakrishnan

About 120 passengers were subjected to considerable inconvenience on Monday as they were coming up to Udhagamandalam from Mettupalayam by the Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR).

Enquiries made by The Hindu revealed that when the train was proceeding from Adderley to Hillgrove, the steam locomotive developed a mechanical problem.

This problem led to the train being stopped in a thickly wooded area frequented by wild animals including elephants. The passengers had to wait there for over four hours.

Since most of them did not have adequate food and water to deal with such an exigency like this, they were forced to put up with a lot of hardship. With the railway authorities at Coonoor being informed, a standby engine was sent and the train was taken back to Mettupalayam.

Station Master, Coonoor, Chandralingam said that the passengers were transported by two special buses to Coonoor and Ooty. He added that the Ooty-Mettupalayam service was not affected.

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Edited: 7:32 pm, November 02, 2011
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1. Re: Toy Train in the news again

Yes... This was in the print day before. But, this was a purely one day affair and the services have resumed the next day itself. Hence, feel there is no cause for concern. And as you have rightly pointed out, suggest passengers to be ready with some first hand supplies to take care of the children.

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