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Blog Posts by Anirudh Iyer
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Dec 29 2016 (04:18)   12425/New Delhi - Jammu Tawi Rajdhani Express | NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)

In support of Jallikattu🐃^~   27625 blog posts   22222 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 2108760            Tags   Past Edits
1. Shortest Rajdhani =New Delhi - Jammu Tawi Rajdhani Express with 577 KM
2. Shortest Shatabdi =Jaipur - Agra Fort Shatabdi Express with 240 KM
3. Shortest Duronto =Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad AC Duronto Express with 493 KM
Shortest Garib Rath =Kanpur-Kathgodam Garib Rath Express with 459 KM
5. Shortest Sampark Kranti =Uttarakhand Sampark Kranti Express Slip with 238 KM
6. Shortest Jan Shatabdi =New Delhi - Dehradun Jan Shatabdi Express with 305 KM
7. Shortest Double Decker =Jaipur-Delhi Sarai Rohilla AC Double Decker Express with 304 KM
8. Shortest Super Fast =Pandharpur - Miraj SF Express (UnReserved) with 137 KM
9. Shortest Mail/Express =Islampur - Patna express with 62 KM

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Dec 29 2016 (06:12)
Anirudh Iyer   997 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2108760-6            Tags   Past Edits
Shortest Superfast is Pandharpur Miraj Express. Travels 137 km

Dec 29 2016 (06:16)
In support of Jallikattu🐃^~   27625 blog posts   22222 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2108760-7            Tags   Past Edits
thanks updated

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Nov 23 2016 (15:39)   52939/Ahmedabad Botad MG Passenger (UnReserved)

IR QUIZ MASTER   1364 blog posts   861 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2068914            Tags   Past Edits
Can I board this train from Ahmedabad because I read somewhere that this train runs as empty special from ahmedabad to gandhigram...

Dec 13 2016 (10:03)
Anirudh Iyer   997 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2068914-1            Tags   Past Edits
You can safely board the train at Ahmedabad. I traveled in it a few months ago
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Dec 03 2016 (20:53)  

Anirudh Iyer   997 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 2079554            Tags   Past Edits
"Dei, yezhndura. Aaru Mani aayidthu. Innu rendu nimisham." Cue a loud and shrill peeeep coming from the backyard...
My training for my job brought me to Rajkot. A place that I chose for one reason. MG beasts and the King of Beasts were in close proximity. In the name of sport, many a lion has been hunted down and the Asiatic lion has been restricted in Gir
Similarly, Project Unigauge has hunted down the YDMs and their territory is now limited to Saurashtra, some places in Rajasthan and the hills of
Nilgiris. Certainly a candidate worthy of the endangered species tag.
The first Sunday off, I wanted to explore the Gir forest. On Saturday, 3/5/16, Somnath Passenger with RTM 16830R dropped me at Junagadh for my rendezvous with the MG lines. I headed off to the dormitory for some sleep and was up by 5 to take the ticket to Veraval via Talala.
Approaching the MG rake made me feel nostalgic. I grew up to the shrill YAM1 waking me up at 6, running to see the Kamban, Cholan, Pondicherry Passenger hauled by YAM1. Visits to Perippa's house was exciting as it meant a trip by MG EMU. My final trip on MG was around 2003 in a YDM4 hauled Cholan Express from Thanjavur to Tambaram. After 13 years, it was like saying hello to an old friend. My loco was 6720 in SBI colors. The paint was faded but the old lady was not going to give up. On the adjacent loop, 6247 was waiting to haul the evening train to Khijidiya.
At 7:15, the train gave a long hoot and with a lot of belching of smoke and growling, we were off to spot some Lions. The train steadily made its way, stopping at stations to pick up passengers who were heading home to celebrate the Ganesh Chaturthi and some to earn their daily bread.
The mountains on one side, the fields on the other and the swaying of the coaches with a thatak thatak was a feast for the eyes and ears. At one point, I opened the washroom door and immediately, the scene from Anniyan where Ambi opens the toilet door and creates a scene flew into my mind. Fortunately,the toilets were well maintained and nor did I have a pretty Iyengar/Iyer girl travelling with me to put some scene!!
At Visavadhar, we were waiting for some time for the Khijidiya Junagadh Passenger to arrive. A NR BOXN was giving us company and the passenger pulled in 5 Minutes late with another SBI 6565. The passengers hurriedly shifted to our train and 6565 was detached for a reversal. We got the go ahead and the next stretch was the majestic Gir.
The little beast slowly prodded it's way in the land of the Lions. We crossed the many watering holes and some of the animals spotted were Chinkara, deer, peacocks and Langur. Unfortunately, the Lions were nowhere to be seen. After the Gir, we reached Talala Jn. The Jetalsar Passenger was with 6394. A NFR BOXN was rotting away. I went to platform 1 where the Veraval Passenger was waiting and Talala was bustling with activity.
The khalasi came with the token and we were off. The little one with 6692 at its helm put a great show of smoking, speed and sound. The smoke emitted out would have surely had the green activists up in arms. I reached VRL by 11:35, a lovely and lonely 6302 was standing and a MG inspection car was seen. After Somnath darshan, the VRL RJT Passenger with the Saurashtra Mail slip with RTM 14072 dropped me at Bhakti Nagar to cap off a great trip.

Dec 03 2016 (23:09)
Alan Walkers Fade Away is melodious   1969 blog posts   73 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 2079554-1            Tags   Past Edits
Woahh this proves why Gujarat is the no. 1 industrialized state in India. What job brings you here sir? Awesome narration as well.

Dec 04 2016 (07:43)
Anirudh Iyer   997 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2079554-2            Tags   Past Edits
I was undergoing training for Territory Manager for Force Motors
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Nov 14 2016 (07:50)  

Anirudh Iyer   997 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 2059135            Tags   Past Edits
The sun shines off the LHB rake of SC VSKP AC Express
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Nov 10 2016 (11:41)   GNT/Guntur Junction (7 PFs)

Anirudh Iyer   997 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 2054675            Tags   Past Edits
Some pics from Guntur.
1. BZA WDP 1 with Macherla Passenger
2. KJM WDP 4D 40279 with Thiruvananthapuram bound Sabari Express
3. Simhadri Express arrives at Guntur
4. LGD WAP 4 getting primed up
to haul the Sabari Express to Thiruvananthapuram
5. LGD WAG 7
6. Another WDP 1 BZA leaves with Narasapur Passengers
Nov 08 2016 (16:17)  

Anirudh Iyer   997 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 2052966            Tags   Past Edits
Fresh Crops in the Krishna basin. Chillies and paddy near Guntur.
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Oct 23 2016 (19:49)   MIPM/Marripalem (2 PFs)

Anirudh Iyer   997 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 2033785            Tags   Past Edits
The elusive beast VSKP WAG6A & Bp

Oct 23 2016 (21:35)
Error 404   1428 blog posts   10566 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 2033785-1            Tags   Past Edits
That's an extremely rare catch...
Kindly tag the Loco and Location
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Sep 08 2016 (20:34)   52952/Junagadh - Delvada MG Passenger (UnReserved)

Anirudh Iyer   997 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 1985111            Tags   Past Edits
A MG BOXN Wagon at Visavadhar Jn.
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Sep 05 2016 (06:14)  

Anirudh Iyer   997 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 1981524            Tags   Past Edits
A preview of the MG trip from Junagadh to Veraval. Will post the other pics later
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Sep 01 2016 (11:35)
Anirudh Iyer   997 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1972403-48            Tags   Past Edits
Actually the PM is done in day time at ASK. Not MYS. The night queen goes to ASK from MYS in the morning and returns in the evening

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