Forum Super Search
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Train Type:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     

Mon Nov 30, 2015 15:17:48 ISTHomeTrainsΣChainsAtlasPNRForumGalleryNewsFAQTripsMembersLoginFeedback
Mon Nov 30, 2015 15:17:48 IST
PostPostPost Trn TipPost Trn TipPost Stn TipPost Stn TipModify Search

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

85 Responses
Last Response: Apr 28 2012 (12:19PM)
Apr 22 2012 (11:02PM)           

Guest: 7fc2e751   show all posts
Entry# 404657               Tags   Past Edits
This feature shows the full history of past edits to this Blog Post.
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
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.

Apr 23 2012 (12:36PM)        

Sabyasachi**   8775 blog posts   173260 correct pred (68% accurate)  
Re# 404657-23               Tags   Past Edits
This feature shows the full history of past edits to this Blog Post.
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: Thu Dec 10, 2015
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Tue Dec 15, 2015
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Wed Dec 30, 2015
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Tue Mar 29, 2016


Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 1650609
    Nov 15 (11:30PM)

  • Entry# 1645224
    Nov 10 (10:12PM)

    Happy Diwali to all members. Station announcements, vendor calls selling chai, loco honks, trains crossing bridges, etc. can now be recorded. Just click on the purple microphone icon while posting a blog. At this time, standard 20 second sound clips are recorded. You may preview the recording, re-record and then upload...
  • Entry# 1634238
    Nov 01 (01:57AM)

  • Entry# 1631609
    Oct 29 2015 (06:07AM)

  • Entry# 1613596
    Oct 10 2015 (10:21PM)

    This is an advance notice of several changes coming to the Timeline feature within the next couple of days: . 1. Atlas Routes will be able to be changed directly by Admins. This has been a really long-pending request, but will now be available. . 2. ALL Established Members (> 100 positive opinions) will...
  • Entry# 1567836
    Aug 18 2015 (10:54AM)

    There have been several reports that IRI cannot be accessed from a few large mobile data providers like Vodafone, whereas the site works fine when accessed through others. The matter was investigated, and the findings are that the connections are just not reaching the IRI servers. This may be because...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom

Go to Mobile site