We rode first class on the way down the mountain to Mettapalayam. The steam engine was at the front, pulling us down, so we sat in the last seats in the last carriage, giving us an un-obstructed view out the back and out the side windows.
When we stopped at Hillgrove station to refill on water, we found the place overrun by monkeys!!! They had cute sideways mohawks. Some of them had ones that were parted in the middle. It was funny. As we pulled out of the station, we watched one climb the watertower with a cup in his mouth. He then sat down, held the cup with both hands and started sipping out of it. It was hilarious!!! Cheeky monkeys!