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General Travel
Feb 05 2017 (16:40)   12286/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Secunderabad Duronto Express

gautamarora91~   17 blog posts   6 correct pred (81% accurate)
Entry# 2152530            Tags   Past Edits
how is the food of this train in sl class?
do they serve evening snacks as served in rajdhani's?
is there any difference in quantity n quality of the food in comparison to 3rd ac?

Feb 05 2017 (17:00)
sbc15~   561 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2152530-1            Tags   Past Edits
Food is not the same as in 3ac.. it is basic , like u won't be given soup, breadsticks n all.. edible though!

Feb 05 2017 (17:37)
gautamarora91~   17 blog posts   6 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2152530-2            Tags   Past Edits
ohk but is the quantity ok or shd i carry few things with me?

Feb 05 2017 (21:45)
sbc15~   561 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2152530-3            Tags   Past Edits
It wasn't enough for me :D
Carry some packaged things, which won't go waste ,in case you're done wd the meal they give..
General Travel
Jan 31 2017 (21:09)   15024/Yesvantpur - Gorakhpur Express

Raja lare Raja se Praja jaye jaan se~   1138 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2147240            Tags   Past Edits
Speeded up by 9 hrs 15 mins. New arriving time at Gorakhpur in now 19.40 hrs.

Jan 31 2017 (23:29)
sbc15~   561 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2147240-1            Tags   Past Edits
Source pls

Jan 31 2017 (23:31)
22412 NdlsNhln AC SF~   168 blog posts   344 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2147240-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yes speedup press released yesterday

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Jan 31 2017 (23:33)
Saurabh*^~   8690 blog posts   3225 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2147240-4            Tags   Past Edits

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Jan 31 2017 (23:36)
sbc15~   561 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2147240-6            Tags   Past Edits

Jan 31 2017 (23:37)
22412 NdlsNhln AC SF~   168 blog posts   344 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2147240-7            Tags   Past Edits
Oh maine ka dekha h

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★★★  Rail Fanning
Jan 27 2017 (21:41)   22888/Yesvantpur - Howrah HumSafar Express | YPR/Yesvantpur Junction (6 PFs) | BZA/WAP-4/25039

Back to my world where I dont belong   598 blog posts   2062 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 2142742            Tags   Past Edits
Pics from yesterday's Humsafar travel from YPR-KPD.
1. BZA WAP-4 prepping up for the run.
2. List of people who will be responsible for the start of the journey.
3. Road number - 25039, Vijayawada WAP-4.
Train board with respective destination landmarks.
5. Under cloudy sky.
6. Loco with normal liveried EOG.
7. Decorated Humsafared B1.
8. Extension of pic no. 6
9. Coach in which I rode.
10. 2015 made, Rajdhani liveried, SER's one of the Hot Buffet Car.
11. Zone and coach number of Buffet Car.
12. Dancers showing the train board on Humsafar EOG.
13. Bangali coach board.
14. Far down (opposite of close up) view of TB with decorated EOG.
15. Two rounds of full rake and engine's all filled with fools.
16. No words to express my ecstasy.
17. Information screen inside the coach. Useless one. Just welcomed us during the whole journey.
18. कोच के अंदर सूचना स्क्रीन। बेकार एक। बस पूरी यात्रा के दौरान हमें स्वागत किया। (Sorry!! Google Translate.)
19. Smoke and fire detection system. Bane for chain smokers. Detects even that.
20. Welcome drink at ₹15.
21. Promotion of PM Gram Sadak Yojna using cups.
22. Technical sponsors.
23. Same as above. Camera woke up and phone got enlarged.
24. Some door plating experience. These banana leaves spoiled my experience for sure.
25. No. It's NOT soup and Egged rice but Egg biryani and raita. A thumbs up from me. It had a definite taste and was piping hot. Let's see what happens with quality in subsequent runs.
26. Catenary masts near JTJ.
27. Train got away from KPD as I continued my way to return to SBC.
28. Final close up with the loco number.
29. Go. Went. Gone.
At Katpadi Jn.
30. Left with KPD station board.
31. Line curving towards TPTY with KPD-TPTY Passenger riding on it.
32. Green signal. HWH Duronto coming soon.
33. Complete view of the station.
34. Hills at a distance.
35. TPTY line lies deserted.
36. SRC WAP-4 leading the way.
37. Took me a few months back. When I was onboard this train and saw people standing on this very station.
38. RPM WAP-7 with MAS-SBC Superfast Express. What an irony!! A brand new LHB train with a WAP-4 while a normal superfast train with a WAP-7. Went back on this train.
39. Closeup of RPM WAP-7.
40. Just before my train arrived. SBC-AJJ passenger. Came with a TKD WAG-7.
I missed a pic after pic no. 19. Too lazy to change the numbering.
Another useless thing. Now, what will be used for??!!
HELP: Can anyone tell the name of hill ranges between Kuppam and Jolarpettai?
Will start video editing from tomorrow. Expect the videos soon. Soon enough.

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Jan 27 2017 (22:05)
sbc15~   561 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2142742-4            Tags   Past Edits
They're part of eastern ghats.. though there's no name for these particular hills, they come under chitteri,shevaroy,jawadhi hill ranges of eastern ghats

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★★  Travelogue
Dec 31 2016 (13:55)  

RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11161 blog posts   2560 correct pred (83% accurate)
Entry# 2111391            Tags   Past Edits
FIRST MEMORY OF 2016 on the LAST DAY OF 2016 as my 11,000th jotting on IRI.
I am a twenty two year old railfan. I like trains and rail-photography to a level of near-obsession and will continue to, forever. I like to travel across the length and breadth of the country and visit new routes, through unseen stations in never-travelled-before trains. Even the faintest of rail-related discussions happening in my vicinity catch my attention and get me pumped up. Nothing could ever kill my passion for trains and nothing ever will, or
so did I think. What I write below is an account of an event that proved me wrong there.
Planned by an over the hill craze for a few Railfanning spots, facilitated by mid-flood IT business shutdown and accompanied by two of the closest RF friends, this trip that covered Moradabad - Delhi - Chennai – Palani – Pollachi – Palakkad – Shoranur - Nilambur – Trivandrum – Kanyakumari – Mangaluru – Hassan – Bagalkote – Solapur – Chennai was one, waiting for which really got me on my toes. It spanned over six thousand kilometres, a distance more than the air distance between Delhi and Rome. And it all did happen. This isn’t about the experience of continuously being on the go for those eight days. It’s about the New Year reward that came complementary my way for being a railfan. For being a railfan and for being... Well let me start it from scratch.
January the first. 2016.
Solapur Junction: 14139-TNP-WDM3A was the front loco of the twins that were bringing in Sai Nagar Shirdi – Chennai Express to the station. I was done and dusted with my adventures and all I needed to do was to board this train and be in Chennai the next day. I clicked a pic and noted down the loco numbers to put up on my trip-diary, as has been my habit when suddenly a voice landed at me beaming from behind. “Loco number kaiko note kiya tu? Photo kaiko nikala?” said the RPF personnel asking me the reason of noting down details and clicking photos on the station. This wasn’t something new to me. Photography at railway stations is prohibited and many railfans do get questioned every now and then. I replied something on the lines of “hobby-passion-love for trains” and the like. He was casually asking me some other questions to which I was patiently responding when he suddenly decided on asking something different. “Naam kya hai?”, What is your name?
In ten minutes the train was scheduled to leave. I hardly had any time to comprehend and question the context of questions being asked to me. All that I had on my mind was to get done with the interrogation and proceed for home. Destiny however had different plans for me.
My name, “Zahaib” brought about a stern look, ferocious in a way to the face of the personnel. The little strands of decency vanished and with no need of bringing in the judge of a court into this picture, a judgement was taken. A six letter name was enough to take a call on dictating the further course of action to be vented out to a 21 year old clicking a train on a railway platform. My arm was grabbed in a deliberately intimidating fashion, and if not for me catching up with the pace of the personnel, I was almost dragged to the office of the Station Master.
I do not happen to understand Marathi, but given a similarity of the language to my mother tongue, I could make out the personnel’s report to the SM concerning me. Three important points, bulleted out by the personnel himself, were narrated to the SM. One. He was clicking the locomotive. Two. He noted down the loco number. Three. His name is Zahaib. An RPF constable was summoned through an announcement on the Public Address System of Solapur Junction and the VERY SAME three-point-story was conveyed forward. Dignified intelligent personalities, placed that high on the hierarchy of one of the most coveted public sector organization of the country, an organization that homes my passion and the biggest obsession of my life, didn’t require any other detail besides my name to judge my intentions. The person whose life revolves around these trains and for whom Indian Railways is a way of life, an obsession he proudly boasts of, was unable to rubbish criminal allegations subtly being thrown at him just because his name didn’t allow him to.
I was taken to a police station. The last and the only time I went there throughout my life was when I was respectfully invited there for my passport verification call.
I was forced to sit down on the floor. The last time it happened in my life was when I was in primary school.
I was shouted on and interrogated. The last time someone talked to me in a tone that loud was my very own dad when I misplaced some 1500 bucks, back in my teens.
Police interrogation went on for over two hours. I was narrating a complete story of how my interest in trains was born, how it grew and how it culminated. I had over 6000+ pics in my cam. Each and every one was checked. The person holding it went through a change of emotions from those of didactic anger to utter disbelief. 98% of those pics were about trains and nothing else. He was puzzled to the limit that he couldn’t resist asking me what I get out of this. I was again speechless, why wouldn’t I be, for putting your unconventional and weird way of life to a normal person isn’t an easy job.
Upon me producing proofs on the lines of my Appointment letter and ID cards, I could convince them of my words and was let free at around 4PM, post signing a letter of apology. Apology for going beyond the rules to love my passion in spite of having a “dangerous” name.
I had missed the train and my town was a handsome distance apart. For the next four hours, I sat in the waiting hall of Solapur Junction, attempting to contemplate the sequence of events that had just happened. The attendant there was an old, differently abled man who had been audience to the show. He somehow walked the distance and came forward to me to say a word or two. And the effort by him did really help a great deal.
For the next four months, I hadn’t been on any RF trips whatsoever. My blogging went sporadic and I saw myself distancing myself from RF Meets. “Nothing could ever kill my passion for trains and nothing ever will”. Huh. I had been proved totally flawed in that statement of mine.
If the rules dictate the anonymous me, simply on the basis of my actions, to be arrested for my passion, I’m ready to go behind the bars and I can vouch for not losing an ounce of interest in my hobby. But if you bring in my personal life into judging my passion incorrectly, I’m afraid I can’t even defend.
This narration doesn’t intend to play hate-speech for any community in general. Nor does it intend to invite sympathy for another. It just puts up a very generic appeal to desist from judging someone by what he’s called and what he looks like. You never know how strongly will one judgemental conversation of yours, change him as a person.

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Jan 20 2017 (15:24)
sbc15~   561 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2111391-9            Tags   Past Edits
These ideologies are deeply set in the minds of our society..Sad part is , you ll be judged for your name a lot more places than jus the platforms!
Don't lose hope, don't ever leave your passion unless you're at fault .. for you might be forced into a lot more such situations in your life..
General Travel
Jan 15 2017 (11:03)   08410/Puri - Rourkela Tatkal Special

sbc15~   561 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2127770            Tags   Past Edits
Somebody pls edit.. this train isn't cancelled yet..

Jan 15 2017 (11:09)
Boxer Bhai~   38136 blog posts   12664 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 2127770-1            Tags   Past Edits
Spl train not avl in this pic

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Jan 15 2017 (11:51)
sbc15~   561 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2127770-6            Tags   Past Edits
Irctc is showing availability, it is running
Don't knw till when

Jan 15 2017 (11:53)
Boxer Bhai~   38136 blog posts   12664 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 2127770-7            Tags   Past Edits
This train needs publicity

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Travel Question
Jan 14 2017 (21:32)   12664/Tiruchirapalli - Howrah SF Express | BBS/Bhubaneswar (6 PFs)

suraj prakash   6490 blog posts   6519 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 2127319            Tags   Past Edits
18th Jan 2017.
Bhubaneswar [BBS] to Balasore [BLS]. Distance is 206 km.
Sleeper Class at present showing RLWL99/WL73.
Should i book it or not ?
Any chances of getting Short Distance Benefit in this
Long journey weekly train ?

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Jan 15 2017 (10:59)
sbc15~   561 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2127319-13            Tags   Past Edits
Are u talking about puri-rou spl?
Cos it has around 500 avbl!
N it leaves bbs around 715pm

Jan 15 2017 (11:04)
suraj prakash   6490 blog posts   6519 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2127319-14            Tags   Past Edits
This train is still running ?
I think it has been cancelled now...
I am talking for 18th Jan.:)

Jan 15 2017 (11:07)
sbc15~   561 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2127319-15            Tags   Past Edits
There u go:)

Jan 15 2017 (11:19)
suraj prakash   6490 blog posts   6519 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2127319-19            Tags   Past Edits
IRI is showing train been cancelled from 12th jan.
I am now getting confused.

Jan 15 2017 (11:52)
sbc15~   561 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2127319-20            Tags   Past Edits
Irctc shows availability.. go ahead n book
★★★  General Travel
Jan 06 2017 (22:51)   22691/KSR Bengaluru City - Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express | CVB/Cavalry Barracks (3 PFs) | KJM/WDP-4D/40240

ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18004 blog posts   37955 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2118331            Tags   Past Edits
Rare instance for CVB :D
Route diverted 22691 SBC-NZM Rajdhani Express cruising through mainline with KJM WDP-4D 40240 in lead....

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Jan 07 2017 (11:29)
sbc15~   561 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2118331-4            Tags   Past Edits
Which is that palace(?) in the background ?

Jan 07 2017 (11:35)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18004 blog posts   37955 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2118331-5            Tags   Past Edits
Its not a palace. It's Khoe Imam Zamin Dargah of Ammuguda.

Jan 07 2017 (11:36)
WELCOME JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 AGAIN~   10459 blog posts   14 correct pred (46% accurate)
Re# 2118331-6            Tags   Past Edits
I don't think its a palace looking like mosque

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Jan 07 2017 (13:39)
sbc15~   561 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2118331-8            Tags   Past Edits
And that's why the query was put :)

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General Travel
Jan 05 2017 (12:58)   12894/Balangir - Bhubaneswar Express

sbc15~   561 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2116717            Tags   Past Edits
Can someone explain abt this pls.. hw is journey on 20 th outside ARP ?

Jan 05 2017 (12:59)
IR no more Safe^~   18732 blog posts   93829 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2116717-1            Tags   Past Edits

Jan 05 2017 (13:06)
MTM missile is now superfast~   1949 blog posts   210 correct pred (92% accurate)
Re# 2116717-2            Tags   Past Edits
All trains need not be in 120 days ARP booking. Few trains, few intercity trains in particular has ARP of 10 days. Ex: Bhagyanagar exp, SBP-PURI intercity etc.

Jan 05 2017 (15:24)
sbc15~   561 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2116717-3            Tags   Past Edits
I knew abt different ARPs.. usually specials , suvidhas ve such ARPs ryt.. didn't know it would be so for intercity though!
Rail Fanning
Jan 04 2017 (22:38)  

Never give red flag to anyone without commenting☺   137 blog posts   14 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 2116306            Tags   Past Edits
My trip diary of 2016. Amazing experience. Let’s see what 2017 brings J

6 may :- 12251 Wainganga Superfast
Yesvantpur – Bilaspur

4 june :- 12130 Azad Hind Superfast
Bilaspur – Nagpur

4 june :- 12722 Dakshin Superfast
Nagpur – Hyderabad Deccan Nampally

5 june :- 11303 Hyderabad Kolhapur Express
Hyderabad Deccan Nampally – Toranagallu

5 july :- 16591 Hampi Express
Toranagallu – Anantapur

6 july :- 12251 Wainganga Superfast
Anantapur – Bilaspur

8 july :- 58219 Bilaspur Chirmiri Passenger
Bilaspur – Chirmiri

12 july :- 58220 Chirmiri Bilaspur Passenger
Chirmiri – Bilaspur

18 july :- 12880 Bhubaneswar Mumbai Ltt Superfast
Bilaspur – Mumbai Ltt

19 july :- 22113 Mumbai Ltt Kochuveli Superfast
Mumbai Ltt – Udupi

17 sep :- 22638 West Coast Superfast
Mangalore Central – Coimbatore

19 sep :- 56137 Udagamandalam Metupalayam Passenger
Udagamandalam – Coonoor

20 sep :- 12685 Chennai Mangalore Superfast (My first journey in LHB)
Podanur – Mangalore Central

5 oct :- 16860 Mangalore Central Chennai Egmore Express
Mangalore Central – Chennai Egmore

(Chennai EMU trips; Egmore – Guindy and back)

10 oct :- 16859 Chennai Egmore Mangalore Central Express
Chennai Egmore – Mangalore Central

17 oct :- 12686 Mangalore Central Chennai Central Superfast
Mangalore Central – Chennai Central

(Chennai EMU trips; Park Town – Greenways road and back, Park – Guindy)

19 oct :- 12685 Chennai Central Mangalore Central Superfast
Chennai Central – Mangalore Central

26 nov :- 22638 West Coast Superfast
Mangalore Central – Palakkad

27 nov :- 22620 Tirunelveli Bilaspur Superfast
Palakkad – Bilaspur

6 dec :- 22619 Bilaspur Tirunelveli Superfast
Bilaspur – Durg

9 dec :- 12856 Intercity Superfast
Durg - Bilaspur

9 dec :- 58219 Bilaspur Chirmiri Passenger
Bilaspur – Chirmiri

10 dec :- 58220 Chirmiri Bilaspur Passenger
Chirmiri – Bilaspur

12 dec :- 18243 Bilaspur Bhagat Ki Kothi Express
Bilaspur – Ujjain

15 dec :- 18233 Narmada Express
Ujjain – Jabalpur

16 dec :- 12854 Amarkantak Superfast
Jabalpur – Bilaspur

26 dec :- 12880 Bhubaneswar Mumbai Ltt Superfast
Bilaspur – Mumbai Ltt

27 dec :- 22113 Mumbai Ltt Kochuveli Superfast
Mumbai Ltt – Mangalore Junction

31 dec :- 56324 Mangalore Central Coimbatore Passenger
Mangalore Central – Bekal Fort

31 dec :- 56323 Coimbatore Mangalore Central Passenger
Bekal Fort – Mangalore Central

Total 18926 KMs in 371 hrs 37 min

Overall 35 trips
4 Journeys in LHB
Yet to try any premium trains of IR

Jan 04 2017 (22:44)
sbc15~   561 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2116306-1            Tags   Past Edits
He he.. hope u get to travel on d premiums soon :)

Jan 04 2017 (22:44)
Never give red flag to anyone without commenting☺   137 blog posts   14 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2116306-2            Tags   Past Edits
hope so
Station Tip
Dec 14 2016 (06:16)   SRC/Santragachi Junction (6 PFs)

sbc15~   561 blog posts   224 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2090305            Tags   Past Edits
Observations as on 13-12-16
1.Announcements made only in Bengali
2.only waiting room in the main station building,common for ac/sleeper, male/female.. clean enough..
3.one toilet each for M/F in waiting room, dirty
4.no escalators/porter/lifts
bottles could be bought only jus outside the main building,none on platforms.. that shop also closed around 1030pm
6.platform 2 was under repair n dirty with a single guy selling tea
7.no signs of any food that can be bought
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