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  • Dreamy Steam Engine Ride that Only the Rich Can Enjoy  News Entry# 174120
    by: Jayashree▪◙▪Amita**  Today (8:59PM)

    A few weeks ago an old dragon was woken up in Shimla for a group of foreign tourists who wanted to ride it and enjoy the smoke rising through the tall pine trees.
    Well not literally, but the 109 year old...
  • பராமரிப்பு பணி: 66 புறநகர் மின்சார ரயில்கள் ரத்து  News Entry# 174119
    by: vinoth9888  Today (8:25PM)

    சென்னை: கடற்கரை - தாம்பரம் ரயில் வழித்தடங்களில் பராமரிப்பு பணிக்காக, வரும், 20ம் தேதி, 66 புறநகர் மின்சார ரயில்கள் ரத்து செய்யப்படுகின்றன.
    இதுகுறித்து, தெற்கு ரயில்வே வெளிட்ட அறிக்கை:
    வரும், 20ம் தேதி, காலை, 9:00 மணிக்கு மதுரையில் இருந்து புறப்பட வேண்டிய...
  • தாம்பரம் ரயில் நிலையத்தில் பயன்பாட்டிற்கு வந்தது 'எஸ்கலேட்டர்'  News Entry# 174118
    by: vinoth9888  Today (8:22PM)

    தாம்பரம்: தாம்பரம் ரயில் நிலையத்தில், பயணிகளின் பயன்பாட்டிற்காக, நகரும் படிக்கட்டுகள் நேற்று திறக்கப்பட்டது. தாம்பரம் ரயில் நிலையத்தில், பயணிகளின் வசதிக்காக, மேற்கு மற்றும் கிழக்கு பகுதிகளில், நகரும் படிகள் (எஸ்கலேட்டர்) அமைக்க, முடிவு செய்யப்பட்டது. கடந்த சில மாதங்களுக்கு முன், அதற்கான பணிகள் துவங்கின. மேற்கு பகுதியில் பணிகள் முடிந்ததை அடுத்து, நகரும் படிகள் பயணிகளின் பயன்பாட்டிற்கு திறந்து விடப்பட்டு உள்ளது. அதேநேரத்தில், கிழக்கு பகுதியில், நகரும் படிக்கட்டுகள் அமைக்கும்...
  • Weekly Special Train from Indore to Ajmer runs on three days a week, Reservation starts from 20 april  News Entry# 174117
    by: Jayashree▪◙▪Amita**  Today (7:43PM)

    इंदौर. मुंबई, पटना, जम्मू के बाद रेलवे ग्रीष्मकालीन अवकाश में इंदौर-अजमेर के बीच साप्ताहिक स्पेशल ट्रेन चलाएगा। स्पेशल ट्रेन तीन फेरे लगाएगी। स्पेशल ट्रेन इंदौर से 27 अप्रैल से जबकि अजमेर से 28 अप्रैल से शुरू होगी।
    स्पेशल ट्रेन के रिजर्वेशन...
  • சப்தகிரி எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் ரெயில் மீது கல் வீச்சு: டிரைவர் படுகாயம் || Sapthagiri Express train stone range driver seriously injured  News Entry# 174116
    by: Jayashree▪◙▪Amita**  Today (7:39PM)

    அரக்கோணம், ஏப்.18–
    சென்னையிலிருந்து திருப்பதி செல்லும் சப்தகிரி எக்ஸ்பிரஸ் ரெயில் நேற்று சென்னையிலிருந்து புறப்பட்டது.
    இந்த ரெயில் பட்டாபிராம் திருநின்றவூர் இடையில் சென்றபோது ரெயிலை ஓட்டிச்சென்ற டிரைவரின் நெற்றியில் திடீரென கல் ஒன்று பறந்து வந்து விழுந்தது. இதில் அதிர்ச்சியடைந்த டிரைவர் ரெயிலை நிறுத்தினார்....

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Blog Entry# 366005  
Posted: Mar 06 2012 (3:21PM)

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Last Response: Mar 07 2012 (6:57PM)
Mar 06 2012 (3:21PM)   16628/West Coast Express        

debarghyadasgupta   79 blog posts   23 correct pred (67% accurate)  
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Apologies for the late reporting, did not have good net access.
Departure from Manipal at 1915 hours by cab.
Luggage : Trolley Bag one, Backpack one, Laptop bag one, Handbag one, Plastic bag one, Musical instrument (sitar) one, Squash Raquet one
Arrival at Mangalore Central at 2035 hours.
Hired a porter, who brought a trolley to carry my luggage. Tried to explain to him in broken Kannada that he must not just drop my luggage on the platform but get it onto the train. On arrival at the platform he flatly refused to wait till the train arrived and
charged me a whopping Rs 80.
12653 Mangalore Trichy express was parked on pf1 and started moving out at 2045. Had 3 a/c coaches - a1, b1, b2.
Noticed a fob under construction.
MAQ MAS West Coast was shunted in backwards, i got into my coach (first class) and settled in.
First class compartment had 4 cabins ie 4 berths - 2 at either end and 3 cabins ie 2 berths in between.
Train hauled by GOC WDG3A, departed on time.
As the train was pulling out, saw a train pulling in - consisted of 2S and CC accomodation and was quite empty. Took me a while to figure out that it might be Palghat Mangalore Express.
Also crossed MS MAQ express soon.
Was in cabin B, alone for the moment and sat peering out of the window and enjoying the cool breeze on my face - an old childhood practice but one that has gotten curtailed in recent years due to travel in a/c.
Dinner consisted of Egg Biriyani brought from Mangalore station, cost Rs 40, was quite decent.
Slept off by 2230ish, all other co pasengers had arrived by then.
Woke up in the morning just before Erode arrived.
Grabbed breakfast - Pongal n vada. Was quite satisfied with the Pongal. The vada was a totally different story - it was soft, soggy, looked deformed and was dripping with oil. A perfect vada should be crisp on the outside, light on the inside, be shaped properly and not be dripping with oil. Only once had i encountered such a perfect vada before - on a passenger train from CBE TO Madurai, at a small station in the CBE ED section in 2008.
Loco changed at ED to LGD WAP4.
CBE mayiladutrai Janshatabdi came in while we were waiting.
As we were leaving ED, MS Trichy MAQ exp hauled in from Karur side by WDM3D ED shed.
Crossed Sankaridurg - on the left side while heading towards MAS can be seen a vast area filled with old oil carrying rolling stock.
Lunch oredered after Salem, loaded at JTJ, served half an hour later, consisted of Chicken Biriyani at Rs 60, was excellent.
Post lunch took a nap.
Arrived at MAS at 1505 hours, 10 minutes ahead of scedule. Prior to that crossed shed housing RPM WAP4, RPM WAP1, AJJ WAG5, TNP WDM7.
Took a bed In a/c dormitory, charged at Rs 210 for a 12 hour period.
Experience at MAS to follow.

Mar 06 2012 (3:33PM)        

Give VSG to KR**   5977 blog posts   5597 correct pred (61% accurate)  
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great report,thanx for shairing, a request: plz edit and post it under the train name, will be useful for those traveling by this train.

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Mar 07 2012 (6:40PM)        

pragadesh sk**   7290 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)  
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ok no problem. but different fr this. anyway thanks fr ur trip dairy. i enjoyed reading this.

Mar 07 2012 (6:57PM)        

Stop the useless fights   1261 blog posts   487 correct pred (83% accurate)  
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Ok.... I misunderstood CC for Second class chair car(2S) instead of AC Chair Car... :)
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