The furnace oil fired loco of the Mettupalayam – Udhagamandalam Nilgiris Mountain Railway (NMR) suffered a mechanical breakdown at Kallar, near Mettupalayam.
Being a Sunday, more than 200 passengers who were on board the NMR were a disappointed lot.
The passengers were brought back to Mettupalayam and sent to Udhagamandalam by buses.
A team of railway staff led by NMR Divisional Engineer Nagesh visited the spot.
He said that there was a mechanical breakdown in rod bed of the engine.
However, the cause for the breakdown would be analysed.
The Mettupalayam – Coonoor NMR service on Sunday was declared as cancelled.
Authorities were put on the job of resuming the service from Monday.