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Jun 06 2014 (3:31PM)   22207/Chennai - Trivandrum SUPER AC Express        
  

antonygijopaiva   33 blog posts   12 correct pred (92% accurate)  
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My brother and I had the opportunity to travel between Chennai an Ernakulam in both 22207 and 22208. How was the train and the journey? LOVED IT!
Seriously expectations were low. Old ICF rake and terrible food were the expectation. Only reason I booked this train was because all other trains were full. I wanted to experience the non stop run till ED and possibly some over takes.
22207 – we were assigned a LB and MB mid coach in B8. B8 was right next to the loco after the EOG. The EOG next to our coach was switched on. One look at the coach which was a 95 made (IIRC) and was in Duronto Livery. The exteriors were pathetic. Well , that was expected. When we entered the coach,
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we were pleasently surprised. Very clean and extermely well maintained. That was unexpected. We deposited our bags in the berth and went out to wait for departure. Loco was ED 22224.
Departed on time, had a parrellel action with Chennai Gudur Passenger till BBQ home where he was stopped and we continued on our way to ERS. AJJ was skipped. But at KPD, we were looped to PF1 and ground to a halt. Caution order was handed over and we left. Rest I don’t even remember, except when we skipped Salem.
Food – guys it was awesome. Awesome is an understatement. As soon as we were in, we got one water bottle. Then masala ground nuts, milk sweet, somasa and ketchup. They were from Ganga Sweets. Hot water was provided and we can make either tea or coffee was per our wish with the tea / coffee bags and diary whitener and packed sugar.
For dinner, veg soup was served. I don’t remember having tasted a better veg soup any where. Excellent taste. Then the main course. Veg pulav, chappatti, chicken curry, dhal and packed curd. Amul vanilla ice cream for dessert.
May be it was because of the low expectations. But the food turned out to be extremely tasty. Down side, very low quantity. Im a light eater and still it wasn’t enough for me  but I was content.
It so happened that two passengers did not turn up in my bay. So there were just four of us and the berths work like in 2nd AC – where you lower the back rest to make the lower berth and pull down the middle berth from top. It did feel like 2AC, except that the curtains were missing. Toilets were very clean through out the run. Probably cause the train has no stops and they were no intermediate passengers boarding. Crew change at ED was completed with in five mins. I remember halting at Palakkad in the sleep. Reached Ernakulam 30 mins late. And yes, half my coach emptied itself out at Ernakulam.
22208 – will give an update as I find time.

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Jun 06 2014 (3:37PM)        

க்ரிஷ் క్రిష్ ಕೃಷ್ കൃഷ് कृष   473 blog posts  
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Good narration ! Hope all special tagged Indian trains are maintaining the same decorum :)

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Jun 06 2014 (3:47PM)        

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Jun 06 2014 (3:48PM)
Enjoyed it & is a really refreshing sight to see you enjoyed the Journey Pleasant in contrary to your expectations
Simple & Crisp Narration...Enjoyed it & is a really refreshing sight to see the Journey Pleasant in contrary to your expectations.

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Jun 06 2014 (4:11PM)        

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i hv noticed that the old ICF coaches which look pathetic from outside are very nicely maintained from inside... as u said it was pleasant... noticed this in Pune - NZM duronto, Bhuj - Bandra AC SF trains..
Though i know coach maintenance is in hands of Divisions... but stl an overall thought...!!!
Predictions: 43
confirm: 34
rac: 8
wl: 1
Journey: Fri Feb 07, 2014 @ 22:50
11028/Chennai-Mumbai CST Mail
Entry# 936486
   Posted by: antonygijopaiva   33 blog posts   12 correct pred (92% accurate)
PNR: 425-xxxxxxx    |   AC 3-tier - 3A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl >26   |   Charting: < 14:57   |   Similar PNRs
MAS/Chennai Central   to   CSTM/Mumbai CST   |   1279 km / 1279 km
Original Status as of: Dec 16 2013 (4:28PM)
Passenger 1: RAC 3 (Booking Status: W/L 6,GNWL)
Passenger 2: RAC 4 (Booking Status: W/L 7,GNWL)
Passenger 3: Waitlist# 1 (Booking Status: W/L 8,GNWL)
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Latest Status as of: Feb 07 2014 (6:59PM)
Passenger 1: RB1 47 (Booking Status: W/L 6,GNWL)
Passenger 2: RB1 47 (Booking Status: W/L 7,GNWL)
Passenger 3: RB1 55 (Booking Status: W/L 8,GNWL)
Chart PREPARED

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Dec 16 2013 (4:30PM)        

♥♡♥अविनाश♥♡♥   1371 blog posts   9193 correct pred (89% accurate)  
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#racallocation 4 in 3A from END to END.
Predictions: 16
confirm: 13
rac: 2
wl: 1
Journey: Sun Dec 22, 2013 @ 23:15
16185/Chennai Egmore - Velankanni Link Express
Entry# 886297
   Posted by: antonygijopaiva   33 blog posts   12 correct pred (92% accurate)
PNR: 460-xxxxxxx    |   Sleeper - SL   |   Charting: < 15:20   |   Similar PNRs
MS/Chennai Egmore   to   VLNK/Velankanni   |   353 km / 353 km
Original Status as of: Oct 25 2013 (12:49AM)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 18 (Booking Status: W/L 18,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 19 (Booking Status: W/L 19,GNWL)
Passenger 3: Waitlist# 20 (Booking Status: W/L 20,GNWL)
Passenger 4: Waitlist# 21 (Booking Status: W/L 21,GNWL)
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Latest Status as of: Dec 22 2013 (9:44AM)
Passenger 1: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 18,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 19,GNWL)
Passenger 3: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 20,GNWL)
Passenger 4: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 21,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

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Oct 31 2013 (1:05AM)        

antonygijopaiva   33 blog posts   12 correct pred (92% accurate)  
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Booked an RAC ticket in Kamban to NGT just in case.
Predictions: 7
confirm: 6
rac: 1
wl: 0
Journey: Thu Oct 31, 2013 @ 18:10
12759/Charminar SF Express
Entry# 891172
   Posted by: antonygijopaiva   33 blog posts   12 correct pred (92% accurate)
PNR: 425-xxxxxxx    |   AC 3-tier - 3A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl >71   |   Charting: < 10:19   |   Similar PNRs
MAS/Chennai Central   to   HYB/Hyderabad Deccan Nampally   |   790 km / 790 km
Original Status as of: Oct 29 2013 (11:14PM)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 16 (Booking Status: W/L 44,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 17 (Booking Status: W/L 45,GNWL)
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Latest Status as of: Nov 01 2013 (6:06AM)
Passenger 1: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 44,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 45,GNWL)
Chart PREPARED

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Oct 30 2013 (10:04PM)        

antonygijopaiva   33 blog posts   12 correct pred (92% accurate)  
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Managed to get a tatkal ticket. Many thanks for the predictions.
Predictions: 12
confirm: 4
rac: 4
wl: 4
Journey: Fri May 24, 2013 @ 22:45
22623/Chennai Egmore-Madurai (Mahal) Superfast Express
Entry# 756360
   Posted by: antonygijopaiva   33 blog posts   12 correct pred (92% accurate)
PNR: 456-xxxxxxx    |   Sleeper - SL   |   Tot Seats: Avbl >297   |   Charting: < 14:54   |   Similar PNRs
MS/Chennai Egmore   to   MDU/Madurai Junction   |   558 km / 558 km
Original Status as of: May 17 2013 (9:33PM)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 104 (Booking Status: W/L 166,GNWL)
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Latest Status as of: May 24 2013 (7:57PM)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 7 (Booking Status: W/L 166,GNWL)
Chart PREPARED

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May 24 2013 (6:53PM)        

antonygijopaiva   33 blog posts   12 correct pred (92% accurate)  
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Moment of Truth.
Predictions: 40
confirm: 32
rac: 4
wl: 4
Journey: Mon Apr 01, 2013 @ 20:35
12638/Pandiyan Superfast Express
Entry# 687245
   Posted by: antonygijopaiva   33 blog posts   12 correct pred (92% accurate)
PNR: 466-xxxxxxx    |   Sleeper - SL   |   Tot Seats: Avbl >439   |   Charting: < 12:39   |   Similar PNRs
MDU/Madurai Junction   to   MS/Chennai Egmore   |   493 km / 493 km
Original Status as of: Mar 06 2013 (9:19PM)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 85 (Booking Status: W/L 115,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 86 (Booking Status: W/L 116,GNWL)
Passenger 3: Waitlist# 87 (Booking Status: W/L 117,GNWL)
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Latest Status as of: Apr 01 2013 (7:54PM)
Passenger 1: S5,58/Coach Position:15 (Booking Status: W/L 115,GNWL)
Passenger 2: S5,59/Coach Position:15 (Booking Status: W/L 116,GNWL)
Passenger 3: S5,61/Coach Position:15 (Booking Status: W/L 117,GNWL)
Chart PREPARED

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Apr 01 2013 (4:37PM)        

goyalwc**   20375 blog posts   16529 correct pred (75% accurate)  
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Latest Status as of: Today (4:26PM) Refresh Status
Passenger 1: Confirmed (Booking Status: W/L 115,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Confirmed (Booking Status: W/L 116,GNWL)
Passenger 3: Confirmed (Booking Status: W/L 117,GNWL)
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Predictions: 35
confirm: 3
rac: 29
wl: 3
Journey: Sat Feb 09, 2013 @ 19:45
12623/Chennai Thiruvananthapuram Mail
Entry# 663292
   Posted by: antonygijopaiva   33 blog posts   12 correct pred (92% accurate)
PNR: 414-xxxxxxx    |   Sleeper - SL   |   Tot Seats: Avbl >421   |   Charting: < 12:07   |   Similar PNRs
MAS/Chennai Central   to   KTYM/Kottayam   |   758 km / 919 km
Original Status as of: Feb 07 2013 (4:38PM)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 46 (Booking Status: W/L 158,GNWL)
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Latest Status as of: Feb 09 2013 (4:37PM)
Passenger 1: RS11 71 (Booking Status: W/L 158,GNWL)
Chart PREPARED

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Feb 07 2013 (4:44PM)        

antonygijopaiva   33 blog posts   12 correct pred (92% accurate)  
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BookingTatkal wouldnt be a problem, i quite confident this will move to RAC though

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Feb 07 2013 (4:48PM)        

antonygijopaiva   33 blog posts   12 correct pred (92% accurate)  
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sorry, did i break the forum rules or something? nothing intentional. will be grateful if you can point out what is wrong

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Feb 07 2013 (4:50PM)        

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Not for you,but the powerful..shaktimaan

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Predictions: 25
confirm: 19
rac: 6
wl: 0
Journey: Fri Dec 21, 2012 @ 19:45
12623/Chennai Thiruvananthapuram Mail
Entry# 614675
   Posted by: antonygijopaiva   33 blog posts   12 correct pred (92% accurate)
PNR: 486-xxxxxxx    |   Sleeper - SL   |   Tot Seats: Avbl >421   |   Charting: < 12:07   |   Similar PNRs
MAS/Chennai Central   to   KTYM/Kottayam   |   758 km / 919 km
Original Status as of: Dec 18 2012 (9:23PM)
Passenger 1: RAC 63 (Booking Status: RAC 118,GNWL)
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Latest Status as of: Dec 21 2012 (5:34PM)
Passenger 1: RS7 39 (Booking Status: RAC 118,GNWL)
Chart PREPARED

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Dec 21 2012 (5:29PM)        

antonygijopaiva   33 blog posts   12 correct pred (92% accurate)  
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Yeah !!! I was hoping badly this ticket will remain in RAC for the SLB. Interesting fact, the ticket status moved till RAC10, but remained in RAC post chart preparation. Many thanks for all the predictions :)
Predictions: 30
confirm: 30
rac: 0
wl: 0
Journey: Mon Nov 12, 2012 @ 20:45
12624/Thiruvananthapuram - Chennai Mail
Entry# 579589
   Posted by: antonygijopaiva   33 blog posts   12 correct pred (92% accurate)
PNR: 486-xxxxxxx    |   AC 3-tier - 3A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 16   |   Charting: < 12:43   |   Similar PNRs
TCR/Thrissur   to   MAS/Chennai Central   |   627 km / 919 km
Original Status as of: Nov 11 2012 (12:03PM)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 1 (Booking Status: W/L 1,CK)
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Latest Status as of: Nov 12 2012 (11:04PM)
Passenger 1: HA1,2 (Booking Status: W/L 1,CK)
Chart PREPARED

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Nov 12 2012 (9:44PM)        

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Predictions: 57
confirm: 43
rac: 14
wl: 0
Journey: Sat Oct 20, 2012 @ 06:10
12611/Chennai Central - H.Nizamuddin Garib Rath Express
Entry# 483228
   Posted by: antonygijopaiva   33 blog posts   12 correct pred (92% accurate)
PNR: 434-xxxxxxx    |   AC 3-tier - 3A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl >88   |   Charting: < 01:45   |   Similar PNRs
MAS/Chennai Central   to   AGC/Agra Cantt.   |   1987 km / 2174 km
Original Status as of: Jul 18 2012 (12:50AM)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 98 (Booking Status: W/L 118,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Waitlist# 99 (Booking Status: W/L 119,GNWL)
Passenger 3: Waitlist# 100 (Booking Status: W/L 120,GNWL)
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Latest Status as of: Oct 20 2012 (1:45AM) 
Passenger 1: G13,74 (Booking Status: W/L 118,GNWL)
Passenger 2: G13,75 (Booking Status: W/L 119,GNWL)
Passenger 3: G13,20 (Booking Status: W/L 120,GNWL)
Chart PREPARED

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Oct 07 2012 (6:28PM)        

TVC Mail**   967 blog posts   4976 correct pred (66% accurate)     Ph:+919884592871
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If it goes directly to cnf from WL? It cross RAC & then only itmoves to cnf... Wrong Predictions.

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