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Blog Entry# 902772  
Posted: Nov 11 2013 (11:38)

8 Responses
Last Response: Jan 07 2014 (20:26)
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Rail Fanning
Nov 11 2013 (11:38)   PDI/Palasdhari (4 PFs)

Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30224 blog posts   98197 correct pred (71% accurate)
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An off-beat location, sheer delight for railfans
Palasdhari is a small, but a very scenic station and an ideal spot for railfanning. It is a RF paradise and absence of RPF and people make it even better. The place is heaven in monsoons with greenery and waterfalls around.
is situated at the foothills of Bor Ghats. While going to Pune from Mumbai, the Bor Ghats begin right after Palasdhari. The train takes an upward sloping curve towards right.
Three lines converge at Palasdhari, the CSTM-PUNE Mainline (double) and single electrified track to Khopoli
The area has speed restrictions of around 60 kmph due to entry / exit of Ghat area.
How to reach:
From Mumbai: Local upto Karjat and walk 3 km ahead to PDI
From Pune: Take a train to KJT and come back 3 km to PDI. Can also ask for lift in KYN WAG-7 bankers which return light from LNL-KJT.
RF Attraction:
> Trains coming downhill from PUNE side
> Trains going uphill towards PUNE, with WAG-7 triplets as bankers
> EMUs
> Bankers returning light to KJT
> Freights

3 posts - Nov 2013

Dec 13 2013 (09:45)
Guest: 455cf4ec   show all posts
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Any Vantage points/spots around the station?

Dec 13 2013 (09:49)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30224 blog posts   98197 correct pred (71% accurate)
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Yes, small hillocks around station for aerial shots the one Harris has taken in Entry 932981

Dec 13 2013 (10:23)
Harris Kiran*^~   5327 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)
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Soumiz one small correction , there are Locals upto Khopoli so no need to walk From Karjat to PDI , One needs to board Khopoli Local ( less Frequent from CSTM / more frequent from Karjat) and directly get down at PDI and start trekking.

Jan 02 2014 (15:41)
Sankalp Sharma*^~   4243 blog posts   8077 correct pred (68% accurate)
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any one free for going pdi...in this month

Jan 07 2014 (20:26)
manojpune   179 blog posts
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One more correction: "Three lines converge at Palasdhari, the Karjat-Lonavala Mainline (Triple, NOT just Double) and single electrified track to Khopoli"

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