• The Ooty Rack

The Ooty Rack

  • Brand: RailStuff
  • Product Code: RSTOR
  • Availability: In Stock
  • $30.00

The World Heritage listed metre gauge Nilgiri Railway in Southern India was built in 1899. It is India's only rack railway. It is relatively long for a rack line, and runs through very difficult country.  The 21km (12.2 mile) Abt rack section, graded at 1 in 12?, climbs through the rugged 'Blue Hills' of Southern India, through tea and coffee plantations, to the hill stations of Coonoor and Ootacamund or Ooty. There are 208 bridges, 16 tunnels and an unusual 'half-tunnel'.

The massive 'X' class 0-8-2RT locomotives, built by Swiss Locomotive Works (SLM) between 1914 and 1952, have special small low-pressure compound cylinders for the rack drive, working simple on adhesion sections. The rack pistons work at twice the speed of the adhesion ones.

This production shows trains operating over the full length of the line. There are sequqnces from lineside, showing the spectacular scenery, from on the train (including the front platform) and on the footplate.

Product Specifications
Media Format DVDR
Video Format PAL
Region ALL
Aspect Ratio 4:3
Audio Format DOLBY 2.0
Running Time 95 MIN

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