Mountain Railways of India

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Mountain Railways of India is but one transportation-related World Heritage site on the master list maintained at this website. Far from merely being a list sites, UNESCO includes a wealth of images, video, and links related to each site, as well as the ability for visitors and locals to report on conditions at a particular site. http://whc.unesco.org/pg.cfm?cid=31&id_site=944 V.M. Govind Krishnan and his family were instrumental to the UNESCO World Heritage Site proposal. His experiences are recounted in a new book, "NMR: From Lifeline to Oblivion. Especially interesting is Govind Krishna's extensive use of social media in preserving the railway. http://nucat.library.northwestern.edu/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?BBID=5633908 One can travel the Nilgiri on video from a portal related to the UNESCO site. http://www.youtube.com/user/arvindkrishnan