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May 06 2012 (10:46AM)   12102/Jnaneshwari Super Deluxe Express        
 

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Is it true that this train had fully air-conditioned accommodation before?

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Even poorva express when fully started was fully air conditioned train

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what is your source? mine is personal experience as a kid when i travelled from bhopal to madras on ac chaiir car. but i also decided to check on irfca (goo.gl/mi79Y) which says
''this train, affectionately known as the 'GT' started running in 1929 just after the construction of the Kazipet-Balharshah section, which was the last link in the Delhi-Madras route. Initially it ran from Peshawar to Mangalore and took about 104 hours, one of the longest train routes. Later this service was changed to Lahore-Mettupalaiyam. In 1930 it reached its present status while running between Delhi and Madras.
As a prestigious train, it was one of the few to have the early methods of air cooling by ice blocks. It also carried a parcel van for urgent consignments. In
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the late 1960s and early 1970s, the train used to run with a completely air-conditioned rake (First AC and AC Chair Car) on two days of the week, and with its usual rake on other days, and hence was sometimes known as the AC/GT Express. ''

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wen i was too small boy, i once saw a train board saying GRAND TRUNK at BZA. After reaching home I asked my dad, then he told me tat it is GT, the legendary express. At tat time i had huge respect towards tat train. And I had the dream of travelling by Kerala Exp wen i was small.

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Even 12955/56 Mumbai Central Jaipur superfast Express ...............once there was a time when it was also Known as Super Deluxe for Jaipur from Mumbai.....Though it was not a Full AC train But it's Halts were compared to That of Rajdhani............... And even Service was Much Better

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What all Halts it had first- Mumbai Central, Borivali( as far as I have heard), Surat, Vadodara, Ratlam, Kota, Sawai Madhopur and Jaipur
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