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 Feb 6, 2016 05:57:12 ISTHomeTrainsΣChainsAtlasPNRForumGalleryNewsFAQTripsMembersLoginFeedback
Sat Feb 6, 2016 05:57:12 IST
PostPostPost Trn TipPost Trn TipPost Stn TipPost Stn TipModify Search
Filters:

Blog Entry# 439713  
Posted: May 30 2012 (1:44PM)

67 Responses
Last Response: May 31 2012 (12:37PM)
  
★★  
0 Followers
2299 views
May 30 2012 (1:44PM)   12246/Yesvantpur-Howrah Duronto Express        
 

PKV**   18852 blog posts   56 correct pred (81% accurate)  
Entry# 439713               Tags   Past Edits
This feature shows the full history of past edits to this Blog Post.
JOURNEY REPORT
Reached YPR at 9.50 am on 28th May with my wife and daughter well before the scheduled departure of my train at 11.15 am. Perhaps we erred to the extent of being overcautious in view of the infamous Blore Monday morning office traffic. There were a few hiccups though. Despite leaving home at 8.30 am, my son-in-law's car developed a flat just after we emerged from the garage. A 45 minute delay ensued before we could hire a call taxi and finally left home at 9.15 am only to reach YPR in 45 mns flat thanks to the route suggested by Tejas.
Among
...
more...
the send-off party was my son-in-law, son and admins Tejas and Shahshank Bhat. As we crossed Baiyyappanahalli, I showed my daughter and wife the spots we had occupied on Saturday evening during the ADMIN KUMBH MELA there. EVERGREEN GREAT MEMORIES OF A WONDERFUL GET-TOGETHER. Little things that bring MUCH CHEER TO THE HEART amidst the ENNUI AND INSIPIDITY of routine life. As my train thundered through WHITEFIELD, yet another admin ASHOK was present there to WAVE GOODBYE to me.
The train reached Renigunta, its first technical halt bang on time at 16.30 and passed Gudur at 17.55. But after Ongole it started slowing down and was restricted to an MPS of 60 kmph and started losing time. Lunch, evening tea and dinner were served in that order and the fare was WHOLESOME and GOOD, although the PANEER SABJI was getting repetitive. I occupied my daughter's upper berth 62 while my wife and daughter were in the side berths at 71 and 72. It was early to bed after the physical and mental turmoil of a whirlwind week-long visit to Blore.
Morning I woke up at 6.45 am and was hoping that we would be breezing past Palasa as the train was scheduled to depart from Viziangaram at 4.40 am. But to my amazement I found that we were just ambling past Simhachalam North. Reached VZM at 7.35 am, a full 3 hours late and spoke to the outgoing LP. I asked him the reason for the delay and he said it was because of the SPEED CAUTION whereby he was not permitted to exceed 50/60 kmph at night. Apparently this had something to do with the arrest of a political leader in AP, though I found it difficult to co-relate the delay to that development.
Mercifully we were allowed to overtake the 12704 Falaknama at Icchapuram at 9.50 am but the train lost more time instead of making up for the delay. The journey, but for the late running, was otherwise uneventful and fairly comfortable. In view of the delay, evening tea and snacks were served after we passed Kharagpur at about 6 pm. A few Tata-bound passengers who wanted to detrain at Kharagpur were sorely disappointed as the train did not stop and passed through a middle line. Between Santragachi and Howrah there was a bit of a see-saw race betwen the Duronto and the empty rake of the 12863 HWH-YPR Express (scheduled to depart from HWH at 20.35). After a series of ups and downs the DURONTO had its right of way into PF 17 at 1950 , a full 230 mns late. Incidentally, trainenquiry.com reveals that it reached HWH at 1920, when it was actually passing SANKRAIL. It was a journey which was really NOTHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT and yet by sheer FORCE OF HABIT I am posting my impressions of the same for your perusal.

38 posts - Wed May 30, 2012 - are hidden. Click to open.

  
764 views
May 30 2012 (2:58PM)        

Sony   690 blog posts   293 correct pred (64% accurate)  
Re# 439713-43               Tags   Past Edits
This feature shows the full history of past edits to this Blog Post.
Wow .. 7 greats
Pkv sir wrote 50 lines got only 4 greats
He wrote 2 lines got 7 greats...

22 posts - Wed May 30, 2012 - are hidden. Click to open.

6 posts - Thu May 31, 2012 - are hidden. Click to open.

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Tue Feb 16, 2016
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Sun Feb 21, 2016
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Mon Mar 7, 2016
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Sun Jun 5, 2016

  
  

Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 1674743
    Dec 08 2015 (11:25PM)


    It has come to our attention that several IRI members have been causing mischief on other social media sites, distressing our regular loyal members. . They have been seen to post confidential and sensitive Govt. information on IRI, and thereafter themselves have been complaining to the Ministry that, "Such RailFan sites are openly...
  • Entry# 1650609
    Nov 15 2015 (11:30PM)


  • Entry# 1645224
    Nov 10 2015 (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 2015 (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...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom


Go to Mobile site