Meet Mr. Kundan Singh and Mr. Pramod who work as station masters at Nilgiri Mountain Railway.
Mr. Kundan Singh, introduces himself as the Station Master of Hillgrove railway station.
In the video, the Station Master explains what his duties are at work and why he likes what he does.
The dense jungle, in the late afternoon light, is the only safe time to trek here. After sunset this is not an advisable terrain.
The employees of Hillgrove station leave as soon as the train from Coonoor departs their station, because there is always higher chances of encountering wildlife after sundown.
The days on which the train arrives late to their station, they travel down to Mettupalayam on the train and then take a bus uphill to Coonoor to reach their homes.
In the picture: Mr. Pramod, the Station Master of Udhagamandalam, poses with the Neale's Ball Token system which is used by the NMR for its operations.
Designed by Neale, an engineer with the GIP Railway (presently known as Central Railway), it is an electro-mechanical instrument provided at each station on single line railway sections.
It ensures safety in train operations by dispensing tokens which are handed over to the train drivers as authority to enter a block section.