Disclaimer   
Forum Super Search
 ♦ 
×
HashTag:
Member:
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Train Type:
Train:
Station:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     

Search
  Go  
 
Sat Aug 1, 2015 21:45:42 ISTHomeTrainsΣChainsAtlasPNRForumGalleryNewsFAQTripsMembersLoginFeedback
Sat Aug 1, 2015 21:45:42 IST
PostPostPost Trn TipPost Trn TipPost Stn TipPost Stn TipModify Search
Filters:

Blog Entry# 404657  
Posted: Apr 22 2012 (11:02PM)

85 Responses
Last Response: Apr 28 2012 (12:19PM)
  
★★  
0 Followers
2132 views
Apr 22 2012 (11:02PM)           
 

Guest: 7fc2e751   show all posts
Entry# 404657               Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing the full history of past edits to this Blog Post. All members will now be able to Edit and refine their past and future Blog Posts with NO time limit.
It was a thoroughly enjoyable and exhilarating RF experience as 5 Kolkata based admins and ardent railfans viz. Sabyasachi, BG, Arkya, Souvik and PKV converged at Santragachi Station at 5.30 pm today evening. The plan for the RF session had been hatched earlier in the morning and all 5 were game enough to participate at such short notice. Absentee invitees were admins Bibek and Gaurav due to pre-occupations.
The railfanning experience at SRC lasted for almost an hour and included a visit to the famous but now hyacinth clogged Santragachi waterbody (jheel in Bengali) which is home to thousands of migratory birds in the cooler climes of December and January.
The original plan was to move to Shalimar by the EMU local departing from SRC
...
Read more...
at 6.15 pm but the wise 5 had not reckoned that that service is restricted to only 6 days a week with exemption on Sundays. But undaunted the fivesome made their way to SRC by a late running 18008 Baripada-Shalimar SIMLIPAL EXPRESS, which left SRC at 18.30 and reached SHM at 6.45 pm, 45 mns late.
The grossly underutilised SHM terminal with 2 platforms looked sleek and unlike its appearance 4 years ago, had a fully covered shade over the platform area. What was noteworthy was that a Q of more than 200 in strength had formed for boarding the UR compartments of the biweekly 16324 Shalimar-Trivandrum Express, scheduled to depart later in the night at 22.45 hrs. But before that an as yet unheard of 19659 Shalimar-Udaipur Express was set to leave at 20.25 hrs. The plight of general passengers Q-ing up 4 hrs in advance for a measly bit of space in the UR bogie was unenviable and almost pathetic. But that is the face of stark reality.
Back to SRC by the 7.05 pm Shalimar-Mecheda EMU and from there to Howrah by the 7.45 Midnapore-Howrah FAST EMU. Railfans also like other human beings do experience the pangs of hunger. It was little wonder then that the next object of attention for the evening was the sumptuous fare on offer at the FOOD PLAZA in the old complex of Howrah Station. Following a hearty bite, it was time at 8.30 pm, to disperse after the customary GOODBYES and thanksgiving, not to forget the promises to renew the experiences after the shortest possible interval of time. The nitty-gritty of the railfanning experience will follow in due course of time, duly embellished with pictures and videos. For the moment it would suffice to affirm that it was yet another evening of TRIBUTE to the human ties that IRI.COM has enabled its members to build, resulting in a unique and memorable communion of hearts. More details will follow from the participants as soon as time permits them to share their impressions with all of you.

13 posts - Sun Apr 22, 2012 - are hidden. Click to open.

9 posts - Mon Apr 23, 2012 - are hidden. Click to open.

  
614 views
Apr 23 2012 (12:36PM)        

Sabyasachi**   8707 blog posts   173079 correct pred (68% accurate)  
Re# 404657-23               Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing the full history of past edits to this Blog Post. All members will now be able to Edit and refine their past and future Blog Posts with NO time limit.
And Not to Forget the Sumptuous Evening Tiffin we had at Old Complex.Plain Dosha for Myself,Arkya,Santanu while BG had Masala Dosha while PKV Sir had Shammi Kabab and ended with ONE Beautifully prepared Mango Flavoured Sweet from Jalojoga (The famous Bengali Outlets for Quality food).
Also worth mentioning the Usage of ATVM Card for our EMU ticketing from SRC-HWH and My Return ticket from HWH-SRC Courtesy to BG.

21 posts - Mon Apr 23, 2012 - are hidden. Click to open.

9 posts - Tue Apr 24, 2012 - are hidden. Click to open.

1 posts - Wed Apr 25, 2012 - are hidden. Click to open.

31 posts - Sat Apr 28, 2012 - are hidden. Click to open.

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Tue Aug 11, 2015
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Sun Aug 16, 2015
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Mon Aug 31, 2015
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Sun Nov 29, 2015

  
  

Rail News

  • रेल प्रोजेक्ट की प्रगति पर पूरे जीएम ने जताया असंतोष  News Entry# 236031
    by: I Like Trains  Today (8:47PM)


    कोलकाता : पूर्व रेलवे के महाप्रबंधक आरके गुप्ता ने वीडियो कांफ्रेसिंग के माध्यम से चारों मंडलों में चल रहे यात्री सुविधाओं समेत विभिन्न प्रोजेक्ट की प्रगति को जाना। उन्होंने आसनसोल और मालदा डिवीजन में निर्माणाधीन परियोजनाओं की सुस्ती पर असंतोष जताया। जीएम ने उक्त दोनों मंडलों के डीआरएम को हर...
  • अब गोरखपुर में भी बनेगा रेल नीर  News Entry# 236030
    by: I Like Trains  Today (8:40PM)


    जासं, गोरखपुर: रेल यात्रियों के लिए राहत भरी खबर है। अब उन्हें स्टेशन व ट्रेन में पानी के लिए भटकना नहीं पड़ेगा। शुद्ध और सस्ता पानी पर्याप्त मात्र में उपलब्ध होगा। इसके लिए रायबरेली और दानापुर के बाद गोरखपुर में भी ‘रेल नीर’ का प्लांट लगाने की तैयारी चल रही...
  • अब स्टेशन की सुरक्षा करेंगे कमांडो  News Entry# 236029
    by: I Like Trains  Today (8:34PM)


    जागरण संवाददाता, कोलकाता : गुरदासपुर में आतंकी हमला और बंबई सीरियल ब्लास्ट का आरोपी याकूब मेमन की फांसी के बाद किसी भी अनहोनी से निपटने और पंद्रह अगस्त के मद्देनजर पूर्व रेलवे प्रशासन द्वारा सतर्कता जारी किए जाने के बाद सुरक्षा व्यवस्था को और पुख्ता करते हुए सियालदह और हावड़ा...
  • मुंबई के लिए विशेष एसी ट्रेन आज  News Entry# 236028
    by: I Like Trains  Today (8:24PM)


    कानपुर, जागरण संवाददाता: रेलवे प्रशासन ने यात्रियों की भीड़ को देखते हुए लखनऊ से लोकमान्य टर्मिनल (मुंबई) तक के लिए विशेष साप्ताहिक ट्रेन चलाने का फैसला लिया है। उत्तर मध्य जोन के मुख्य जनसंपर्क अधिकारी विजय कुमार ने बताया कि यह ट्रेन 1 अगस्त को मुंबई से प्रत्येक शनिवार को...
  • Ragging in passenger trains between MAQ-KGQ-CAN.  News Entry# 236027
    by: Nalumani  Today (7:52PM)


    Ragging in passenger trains between MAQ-KGQ-CAN.

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 1410521
    Mar 28 2015 (11:12PM)


  • Entry# 1402804
    Mar 21 2015 (08:45AM)


    -@all: This is a reminder to all vis-a-vis [News Entry# 217349|http://indiarailinfo.com/news/post/217349], that IRI does not promote or is involved in ANY WAY with Indian Railways ticketing. In fact, you may consider IRI to host all kinds of Railway information EXCEPT for ticketing and commercial activities. We have deliberately kept a very...
  • Entry# 1394619
    Mar 12 2015 (07:04PM)


    Due to numerous other site activities and preoccupations, it has been a really long time - about 1.5 years - since we inducted our last batch of Admins. Here is a refresher about the Admin role: Admin is just another role to participate in this site. There are some advantages as...
  • Entry# 1362272
    Feb 06 2015 (08:27PM)


    General note regarding News posts: The proper well-defined procedure of posting News articles is through the News section. The original link title and content are preserved, and are easily searchable. . Some members regularly post News articles in the main Forum. This is not explicitly prohibited by the site, and it is FINE...
  • Entry# 1356050
    Jan 30 2015 (11:51PM)


    Several routine trouble-makers have been banned from the site, yesterday and today. We shall see to it that they do NOT return to vitiate the atmosphere of this site. They will NOT be coming back. . Many others have been placed under Restricted blogging or have lost the Objection privilege. . Note to all...
  • Entry# 1350204
    Jan 24 2015 (01:07PM)


Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom


Go to Mobile site