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March 20th 2015
Published: March 20th 2015
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Pictures of the toy train between Mettupalayam and Ooty.


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The little engine that could!
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Mist on the hills between Coonoor and Ooty
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Toy train cars
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Waiting to go
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Station stop, one of many tunnels
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looking out over the valley in Coonoor
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Common monkey in the hills around Ooty
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View from Dodabetta, always shrouded in mist, but beautiful just the same.
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Trekking high in the hills
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more mist and beautiful views
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toy train and another tunnel


20th March 2015

Toy Train excursion...
Hi Iris ....So nice to travel with you. Found the history of the Toy Train, plus the pictures very interesting. Train is so colorful! And the scenery so striking! Reminds us of the narrow gauge White Pass Railway, built for the gold rushers, from Skagway, Alaska, into Whitehorse, Yukon. We've taken it part way, thru tunnels and up a high elevation too .... looking way back on the Tiny looking Huge Cruise ship we had just left from. Similar feel .... yet a lot shorter, and no monkeys :) How cute they are. You sure are having a trip of a lifetime! Am sure you cherish it, esp with your son. Enjoy!
20th March 2015

So neat! What is the train used for now? Is it still used for practical transportation, or is it a novelty thing/tourist attraction?
21st March 2015

toy train
Hi K, It is a tourist thing now. It is a very impractical mode of transportation, it takes 5 hrs to go 47 km, and stops at every little hamlet along the way. But a lot of India people come from other states to ride it, so it is not only for European tourists, in fact it was mostly Indians riding when we went. It's nice that this little bit of history has been preserved.
21st March 2015

What a fun trip
I did one between Silverton and Durango Colorado. Not as many tunnels and no monkeys. So glad you are able to have this time with your son. what great memories. Inez & Herb

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