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★★★  General Travel
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Nov 11 2016 (11:15)   12293/Mumbai LTT - Allahabad AC Duronto Express | JBP/Jabalpur Junction (6 PFs)

Guest: 7fc6fec5   show all posts
Entry# 2056016            Tags   Past Edits
Allahabad Duronto skipping the most important station enroute and the HQ of WCR Jabalpur, after skipping Madanmahal @ mps. BTW it had an unscheduled halt @ jabalpur for about 30 seconds
Amravati Express can be seen standing on PF 3 in pic 3
DOJ- 22-10-16

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1209 views
Dec 07 2016 (23:24)
Mani Vijay   595 blog posts
Re# 2056016-39            Tags   Past Edits
Any idea as to whether it usually skips the station completely? Planning an India trip next summer and want to travel on this train mainly to experience the JBP skip, and the fact that is one of my favorite Durontos.

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1786 views
Mar 07 2017 (17:26)
Guest: 3b23030b   show all posts
Re# 2056016-45            Tags   Past Edits
Yes it skips Jabalpur completely from line between the platform it's unusual for a big station like Jabalpur and people look very keenly. It's an amazing experience please do go

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★★  General Travel
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3985 views
Dec 28 2016 (09:28)   12842/Coromandel Express (PT)

Mani Vijay   595 blog posts
Entry# 2107803            Tags   Past Edits
MAS to HWH by Coromandel Exp. - Part 1 (Jan 2000) : My first Y2K journey! On that day, our train was a 22-coach affair with a mixture of maroon and blue coaches. The first part (of many more) covers the departure from Chennai Central and passage through Basin Bridge. Be sure to check out the blue-with-white-stripes livery of the Nilgiri Exp. WAM4s are in plenty but not a single Wappie in sight!
The trip report is here - click here

  
1966 views
Feb 01 2017 (11:02)
E®12367 Vikramshila Express 12368E®~   931 blog posts   58 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2107803-1            Tags   Past Edits
I think at that time Coromandel's Link from VISAKHAPATNAM to Howrah was KGP WDM3A.

  
1275 views
Feb 18 2017 (01:16)
Foamer~   1380 blog posts
Re# 2107803-2            Tags   Past Edits
Great video sir!!! Always loved watching your old videos of IR. Thanks.

  
1240 views
Feb 18 2017 (01:41)
DURG NZM Humsafar soon~   182 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2107803-3            Tags   Past Edits
Seeing this makes me remind something Mani sir. I was in class Nursery(Age 5) in 2004 and was travelling on the fateful day of 26th December. I still remember that my Dhanbad Alleppey Express had a mix of blue and maroon coaches (Our coach A1 was maroon livery). That is my 1st and last live memory of riding in a maroon livery coach !!
Anyway awesome video sir
  
★★★  General Travel
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4796 views
Dec 30 2016 (06:36)   12164/Chennai Egmore - Dadar Central Superfast Express

Mani Vijay   595 blog posts
Entry# 2109960            Tags   Past Edits
Madras to Dadar by Chennai Exp. - Part 1 (Aug 1995) : My last IR trip in 1995! This video covers the trip till Guntakal and has footage mostly from Renigunta onwards. Quick navigation links:
- Meeting Sapthagiri Exp. at Renigunta 1:01
- Skipping Nandalur 3:43
- Arriving at Cuddapah 4:40
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Halting at Yerraguntla 11:19
- Skipping Tadipatri 12:00
- Crossing our pairing train 13:33
- Arriving at Gooty 14:32
- Arriving at Guntakal 17:37

2 posts - Fri Dec 30, 2016

  
3767 views
Dec 30 2016 (18:14)
▶కాటమరాయుడు◀*^~   15682 blog posts   4385 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2109960-3            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for sharing the video :)

  
3701 views
Dec 31 2016 (01:41)
IR QUIZ MASTER   1372 blog posts   861 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 2109960-4            Tags   Past Edits
I was 10 when you made this video and now I'm 31 time really flies by the time we realize...

  
3555 views
Dec 31 2016 (01:42)
Abhishek Kumar©~   10102 blog posts   6453 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2109960-5            Tags   Past Edits
Saar Mani Vijay ___/\___

  
3342 views
Dec 31 2016 (10:16)
जय हिन्द   1974 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2109960-6            Tags   Past Edits
This video reminded me my childhood. Life was so simple then.

  
3099 views
Jan 01 2017 (17:46)
SRG*^~   35306 blog posts   159313 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2109960-7            Tags   Past Edits
Then used run from Chennai Central...
  
★★  General Travel
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Dec 28 2016 (09:54)   12953/August Kranti Rajdhani Express (PT)

Mani Vijay   595 blog posts
Entry# 2107832            Tags   Past Edits
BCT to NZM by August Kranti Rajdhani - Part 1 (Aug. 1995) : At that time, the train had just five commercial halts - Surat, Bharuch, Vadodara, Kota (technical), Sawai Madhopur, Mathura. On that particular day, the rake strength was below normal (13 coaches), hence, a single WDM2 was employed between Bombay and Vadodara. This video covers the journey till Vadodara. For a more detailed coverage through the Bombay suburbs, please see the following video: click here

  
2431 views
Dec 31 2016 (13:53)
Warrier is BACK*^~   6075 blog posts   113 correct pred (51% accurate)
Re# 2107832-1            Tags   Past Edits
Mumbai hasnt changed much in 21 years.......all the places more or less look the same.....especially the BCT station, Bandra Stn as well the gradient near Khar.
  
General Travel
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Sep 30 2016 (21:05)   12166/Varanasi - Mumbai LTT (Ratnagiri) SF Express
 

Mani Vijay   595 blog posts
Entry# 2007375            Tags   Past Edits
Has the experimental halt at Katni been removed? I don't see in the TAAG 2016-17. I hope that is the case because the train has one heck of a run between Bhusaval and Allahabad and it would be good to continue it.

  
3107 views
Oct 26 2016 (18:14)
12165 Ratnagiri Superfast Express~   1620 blog posts   10 correct pred (52% accurate)
Re# 2007375-1            Tags   Past Edits
ACHA HUA KATNI REMOVED HUA VESE YE TRAIN KA JALGAON ME BHI STOP REMOVE KARNA CHAHIYE
  
★  General Travel
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Sep 30 2016 (21:23)   BSB/Varanasi Junction (9 PFs)
 

Mani Vijay   595 blog posts
Entry# 2007390            Tags   Past Edits
WDM4 Locos at Varanasi and Allahabad (July 1992) : The first part of the video shows the layout of Varanasi and how MG and BG coexisted. A steam loco horn can be heard at 1:03 . The WDM4 show starts at 1:50 . Four different locos are present. Note the high-pitched turbine like whine associated with 2-stroke EMD engines. After all, this is the first EMD loco in IR and used to proudly haul the Howrah Rajdhani at 130 kmph.

  
1548 views
Sep 30 2016 (23:15)
kshitij~   1654 blog posts   2981 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 2007390-1            Tags   Past Edits
Nice collection
  
★★★  Rail Fanning
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Jun 11 2016 (22:43)   12137/Punjab Mail (PT) | JHS/Jhansi Junction (8 PFs) | JHS/WAM-4/21340
 

Mani Vijay   595 blog posts
Entry# 1890456            Tags   Past Edits
Boarding the Punjab Mail at Jhansi (August 1995) : On the occasion of the Punjab Mail completing 104 glorious years, here is the first upload from my Punjab Mail trip, 21 years back. Pushkar and I traveled by non-ac First Class from Jhansi to Dadar. Note: Utilized Youtube editor to stabilize the video with some loss in quality.

  
4147 views
Sep 02 2016 (10:51)
Optimus Prime*^~   2805 blog posts   338 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1890456-1            Tags   Past Edits
Blog Entry Unlocked.
Unlocked on request.

  
3941 views
Sep 02 2016 (11:00)
Durgiana Exp needs Buffet Car in LHB Rake*^~   8850 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1890456-2            Tags   Past Edits
Wow... this is sheer nostalgia. I just wish that our dear Mani Vijay Sir posts some footplating videos from ER Trains towards Punjab like the Himgiri Express and Howrah - Amritsar Mail... Gee :-D
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PS: I think that IR should start add slip coaches to Gurumukhi Express that can separate at Ambala Cantt or Ludhiana towards Ferozpur :)

  
3873 views
Sep 02 2016 (11:20)
Ferroequinologist*^~   11519 blog posts   82 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1890456-3            Tags   Past Edits
Good to see people on the pf not glued to Mobiles, instead talking to each other, no LED TV screens, Zero modernization feel coming out of PF. This video is Pure GOLD.

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★★  General Travel
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7499 views
Apr 09 2016 (13:04)   22420/Suhaildev SF Express
 

Prakhar*^~   4177 blog posts   412 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 1796289            Tags   Past Edits
POLITICAL

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Apr 14 2016 (21:30)
Mani Vijay   595 blog posts
Re# 1796289-16            Tags   Past Edits
Ridiculous that this is bypassing BSB where the loco change could easily have been done. As far as congestion is concerned, if BSB can handle Mahamana on three days, then it can certainly handle a loco change on three other days. Or does Mr. Sinha not want HIS train to touch BSB at all?

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3676 views
Apr 15 2016 (16:32)
Hindi hain hum watan hai hindostan hamara~   1141 blog posts   8 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 1796289-18            Tags   Past Edits
Hey Mani Vijay sir, how are you? Nice to see your blog post after a long time:-)

  
3550 views
Apr 15 2016 (18:56)
Mani Vijay   595 blog posts
Re# 1796289-19            Tags   Past Edits
Doing great ... except that recent events in IR pisses me off ;)

  
3568 views
Apr 15 2016 (19:01)
Hindi hain hum watan hai hindostan hamara~   1141 blog posts   8 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 1796289-20            Tags   Past Edits
Absolutely.. It was not expected from this government at least..

  
4139 views
Apr 17 2016 (23:22)
Prakhar*^~   4177 blog posts   412 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 1796289-21            Tags   Past Edits
Hello Mani Sir,
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Hope everything is fine in Nasha.
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#1 was this new train really required ?
#2
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wasn't dere scope to extend 22 coacher ndls muv ?
#3 perhaps now days wont change for mahanama or bsb gr ?
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If once biharization or Bengalization was dere, den #gazipurization in making.

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★  Race Blog
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3936 views
Apr 07 2016 (08:45)   12559/Shiv Ganga Express (PT) | NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)
 

Sharib~   1646 blog posts   22 correct pred (81% accurate)
Entry# 1793156            Tags   Past Edits
Only _/\_ _/\__/\_ superb performance

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1019 views
Apr 07 2016 (23:05)
Mani Vijay   595 blog posts
Re# 1793156-12            Tags   Past Edits
Great run!! Also indicates no stupid overtake by SK :-) Absolutely despise that overtake! Eagerly waiting for Banaras-ki-Shaan to be upgraded to 130kmph!!

  
990 views
Apr 07 2016 (23:15)
Sharib~   1646 blog posts   22 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1793156-13            Tags   Past Edits
Yes sir we r also waiting for 130kmph let's c how much time it will take

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★★★  Info Update
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Jan 28 2016 (23:27)   12621/Tamil Nadu SF Express
 

Mani Vijay   595 blog posts
Entry# 1723688            Tags   Past Edits
Here is the schedule of the 121/122 TN exp. from my 1977 All India timetable. This way, you can compare the original schedule to present one:
===============
121 Dn TN Exp
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MAS 7:10
BZA
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more...
12:55/13:07
BPQ 18:35/45
NGP 21:23/21:37
BPL 3:21/3:31
JHS 7:10/7:20
NDLS 12:50
==============
122 Up TN Exp
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NDLS 7:00
JHS 12:00/12:10
BPL 15:44/15:54
Amla 19:11/21 (Tech. halt)
NGP 21:32/21:44
BPQ 0:20/0:28
BZA 5:57/6:09
MAS 12:35
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So, 29 hrs. 35 mts. from New Delhi to Madras Central with a top speed of 110 kmph. And now, with speeds of 130/120 kmph by the Raj/GR/Duronto, the running time has been brought down by a mere hour and 15 mts. That is why the Tamilnadu is a legend!

  
Jan 28 2016 (23:39)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2778 blog posts   271 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 1723688-1            Tags   Past Edits
Sir, many thanks for sharing the info for my 2nd most favourite train in IR. I recall some memories of travelling in TN in late 90s between MAS and NGP and it used to be at its best then.
One of my wishes for 2016 is to see TN speed up by at least 1 to 1.5 hrs after MAS-BBQ 5th/6th lines are laid, MAS-GDR is upgraded to 130 and after TN gets LHB.

  
1463 views
Jan 29 2016 (08:15)
S V Iyer*^~   13591 blog posts   12344 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1723688-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yep..Truly a legend...Even in certain stretches the time taken by other trains are still more than what TN used to take in 1977 :)

TN is amongst my must travel list.... Don't know when will I be getting that opportunity ...

  
2100 views
Jan 29 2016 (08:56)
LHB for TN Express~   960 blog posts   181 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1723688-3            Tags   Past Edits
Amazing :O Wonder how TN fans (read haters) will react to this ;) hahahaha

  
2449 views
Jan 31 2016 (09:23)
Vijesh Kannan*^~   27997 blog posts   153 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1723688-4            Tags   Past Edits
Wow... TN's that timings is present one for MAS Dur/Raj/GR...
_/\_ Legend TN _/\_

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2491 views
Mar 13 2016 (18:55)
१२५५९ शिवगंगा सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस १२५६०*^~   7526 blog posts   4559 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1723688-7            Tags   Past Edits
Awesome Thanks for sharing ,Going to travel on 3rd april 2016
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