DVD The Nilgiri Railway 67 mins. • colour
Unlike ‘The Ooty Rack’, which we have offered for a while, which was very largely shot during the 1990s, when the Nilgiri Railway’s future was far from assured, this film shows today’s railway, much improved since gaining World Heritage Status.
The upper, and flatter section, is now worked by diesels and whilst this is shown, the main focus of this very well made film is on the steam-powered rack section, including the new Indian-built locomotives, some delivered as recently as 2014.
Truly spectacular operations in spectacular scenery!
NB: around a fifth of this film is featured in ‘... Only in India’.