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Jun 26 2016 (1:05PM)   12343/Darjeeling Mail (PT) | SDAH/Sealdah (20 PFs) | SGUJ/WDP-4D/40090

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TRIP REPORT
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TO THE DOOARS IN THE QUEEN OF ER
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Dear Friends, I am glad to present before you the second of my four trip report series, this one, a short and concise
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It was 4th of May, me and my “ardhangini” spent the day in roaming and exploring the City of Joy. We got up early and had a superb darshan at Kalighat Temple, where greedy temple priests pounced on us the moment we got out from our car. We shooed them away and straightaway stood in the line. It took some 35-40 minutes, but every minute spent there was well worth it. The temple visit was followed by a Victorian sojourn amidst vast open green spaces of the Maidan at Victoria Memorial, where shooting for a Bengali movie (most probably a remake of No-Entry) was ongoing. It was a welcome respite from the hot and humid weather of Kolkata. Post lunch, we spent the time in exploring the wonders of science at Science City, a fascinating place to learn and unlock the gigantic world of scientific mysteries. We concluded our sightseeing by seeking blessings at the beautiful Birla Mandir. The clock had struck 18.00 when we decided to head to Sealdah to catch the legendary Queen of ER, 12343 Darjeeling Mail. Battling the chaotic evening traffic along AJC Bose Road, we arrived there at 18.30 and headed to the upper class waiting room. SDAH, a major terminal was bustling with activity with numerous arrivals and departures of EMUs and express trains, loading and offloading vast amounts of human cargo. It was a sea of humanity everywhere. Nevertheless, to our surprise, we easily got place to sit. The attendant in-charge took our details in the register. The waiting room was great with multiple fans and AC working in tandem to beat the heat. Several vendors selling green tea, jhal-muri, magazines, etc. made their rounds in search of a prospective buyer. We had some light dinner there itself. The clock ticked fast and struck 21.00 when we decided to move out and go to our designated platform 9B from where DJ Mail takes off daily. There was ample time for departure and no sign of rake anywhere. Our coach was B1, third of loco (the Haldibari Slip portion) and thanks to the perfect info regarding coach composition and PF allotment on IRI, my nerves were calm. The crowd was slowly building up and had eyes on the horizon. After a few moments, the gleaming clean rake finally appeared on the scene, led by a BGA shunter. The positioning of coaches was slightly ahead of the coach position indicators, so we had to walk a bit.
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First step inside the coaches and Wow! DJ Mail was pure class, befitting the benchmark of an ISO Certified Train. Everything was perfectly in place, the bedrolls had been kept, the interiors were sparkling and washrooms were dry and spotless. Our seats were 47 and 48, on the sides. The coach soon filled in, our adjacent bay had a 4 members of Nepali family and two elderly Bengali gentlemen all bound to NJP. Very soon, a few vendors again made their rounds, offering water bottles, dinner packets and other stuff. We got the starter at 21.57 and at the stroke of 22.00, we set out. Traversing through the various points, we slowly started picking up speed post BNXR and hit MPS soon. We were cruising past stations at a decent pace. Prior to Dankuni Jn, we were put on the Calcutta Connector line which connects SDAH with HWH-BWN Chord line. Having entered the high speed HB Chord, our loco 40090 WDP-4D, a huge monster from SGUJ cut loose and hit flat MPS, belting past stations furiously. The run was thrilling to the nerves as the EMD was making its presence felt in the land of electrics, as if saying to its electric counterparts “hum kisise kum nahin.”
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At around 22.35, TTE came and checked the tickets. After he had done his duty, the passengers started to make their respective beds. We too made ours and retired. Most of the lights were off by 23.00. The annihilation of HB Chord was in full swing and we made it to BWN at 23.40 after which I slept. I found myself awake at NFK at 03.40 and perhaps the highlight of the journey – the train over Farakka Barrage was a sight to behold. I slept again and awoke at around 06.30. I checked the train TT on IRI’s RailCal App and we were late and yet to reach Kishanganj. We were rolling at a decent pace. At Barsoi, I relished the wonderful curve and crossing with GHY-KOAA Garib Rath.
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At around 07.15, our train curved in to Kishanganj. A handful of people alighted here. On the adjacent platform, NJP-HWH Shatabdi arrived like a boss. We shook our hands with and took each other’s leave in a couple of minutes and picked up speed. KNE looked like a small trading town, with various lorries all over the place. The city had already woken up and groups of people could be seen sipping tea at roadside kiosks. It was already bright outside and the geography was soothing, with vast green fields everywhere. The farmers had begun their day too. Most of the passengers had woken up as well and the vendors made their rounds offering tea and coffee. A newspaper vendor too had his day with decent sales. On the last leg of the journey, the Dippy was trying its best to minimise the delay by hitting MPS whenever it can, but controllers had something else in mind. There were numerous slowdowns midway, kind of those 2 minute stop and go in the middle of nowhere. We were looped at Tin Mile Hat again and some train overtook us here. The passengers had already resigned to the fate and were restless to reach their destination and why not as we were within striking distance; but alas, were helpless. The halt was over 15 minutes as we were given starter again. This time, the controllers ensured a smooth run and we made it to PF-3 at NJP at 09.10. Thanks for reading :-)
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Pic-1: Train Board
Pic-2: Sealdah Facade
Pic-3: Victoria Memorial
Pic-4: Toy Train at Science City
Pic-5: Birla Mandir
Pic-6: Sunrise in NFR
Pic-7: NJP-HWH Shatabdi at Kishanganj

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Left me speech speechless! less!
Wonderful report,Soumitra. Left me speechless!
Simply great.

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Jun 18 2016 (6:49PM)   MXK/Mandrak (2 PFs)

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Apr 21 2015 (4:16PM)   18112/Yesvantpur - Tatanagar Weekly Express (Via BAY, SC)

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TRAVEL TIPS TOWARDS DELHI FROM ARSIKERE
Arsikere to New Delhi Sunday Express Train change at secunderabad
first train-18112 (1) ARSIKERE(ASK) TO SECUNDERABAD(SC) TIMINGS ASK-13:00 SC-5:00
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it is one of the connecting train and also fast train

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You can create a Chain using these this train combinations combination
You can then seek opinions
You can create a Chain using this train combination.You can then seek opinions.
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There is a Post Blog link at the top og of the img train page
There is a Post Blog link at the top of the img train page.Open this link.Write a msg seeking comments and post.
  
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Jun 03 2016 (11:39PM)   12133/Mumbai CST-Mangaluru Junction Express | MYS/Mysuru Junction (Mysore) (6 PFs)

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This Can Me Extended To Mysore
Good Train Connectivity Between From Mumbai Cst - Mysore Weekly Express Via - Mangalore Jn
Many IMG Check Comping See Search Work Late Waitng. ...

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May 31 2016 (3:32PM)   12843/Puri - Ahmedabad SF Express

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Apr 29 2016 (12:49PM)   12628/Karnataka Express (PT) | KPG/Kopargaon (2 PFs) | MLY/WDG-3A/13377
 

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Train Tag: Pune - Jabalpur (Weekly) SpecialFare Spcl/01655 added by amit singh ™ ♥♪ ♫♥*^~/85840

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Maula Ali WDG-3A Twins with Karnataka Express arriving at Kopargaon.
01655/Pune - Jabalpur (Weekly) SpecialFare Spcl on other platform.
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Amit Jha*^~ (Member# 737839) from New Delhi talked with Radio FM Gold on 26-05-2016 regarding RAIL (Audio HAMSAFAR clip) SAPTAAH _/\_
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The Different Days Of The Week Will Be Observed As Swachchta Diwas, Satkar Diwas, Sewa Diwas, Satarkata Diwas, Saamanjasya Diwas, Sanyojan Diwas, Sanchaar Diwas

A list of such works would be submitted to the Railway Board by 25th May
A list of such works would be submitted to the Railway Board by 25th May
(2) On 26th May, (Swachchta Diwas) all out efforts would be made to undertake Intensive Cleanliness Drive on all the Stations and in Trains
All
Trains stations of Indian railways on that day would be inspected by an officer including GMs and DRMs who will be supervising the cleanliness drive with the help of railway staff, NGOs, staff associations, scouts & guides, etc
All stations of Indian railways on that day would be inspected by an officer including GMs and DRMs who will be supervising the
cleanliness drive with the help of railway staff, NGOs, staff associations, scouts & guides, etc
(3) On 27th May (Satkaar Diwas) officers would be deputed to inspect All catering establishments and Drinking water facilities at stations and in trains to ensure that all the trains having pantry cars are inspected and catering units at stations are checked
and in trains to ensure that all the trains having pantry cars are inspected and catering units at stations are checked
It would also be ensured that all the catering establishments are improved to the desired standards with complete display of rate list of items being sold, cleanliness and up-keep and maintenances of these catering units and pantry cars
Strict
items action being would sold, be cleanliness taken and against up-keep defaulters and maintenances of these catering units and pantry cars
(4) On
Strict 28th action May (Sewa monitored taken by an officer between 1000 to 1600 hrs
These
against nominated defaulters officers would travel by these trains and interact with passengers in all classes and ensure that amenities, as required, are provided and grievances are redressed
(4) On 28th May (Sewa Diwas) each train, other than sub-urban commuting trains, would be monitored by an officer between 1000 to 1600
hrs
These nominated officers would travel by these trains and interact with passengers in all classes and ensure that amenities, as
required, are provided and grievances are redressed
On this day a review of all public grievances, including social media, and other complaints/suggestions being received by the Divisions and Zonal Railway Headquarters would be analysed at the level of DRMs and GMs and remedial action and redressal would be done in most cases on that day itself
grievances, including social media, and other complaints/suggestions being received by the Divisions and Zonal Railway Headquarters
would be analysed at the level of DRMs and GMs and remedial action and redressal would be done in most cases on that day itself
This drive shall include ensuring 100% punctuality of mail/express & passenger trains, foot-plating of all mail/express trains and intensive Ticket Checking drive at major stations and in trains by, not only commercial staff, but also other railway staff duly authorized from other departments with adequate help from Vigilance, RPF and GRP staff
include ensuring 100% punctuality of mail/express & passenger trains, foot-plating of all mail/express trains and intensive Ticket
Checking drive at major stations and in trains by, not only commercial staff, but also other railway staff duly authorized from other
departments with adequate help from Vigilance, RPF and GRP staff
(6) On 30th May (Saamanjasya Diwas) a day long exercise would be undertaken on all Divisions and Zonal Railway HQs wherein teams of concerned officers would inspect all railway staff colonies along with representatives of recognized unions to undertake cleanliness drive in the colonies and also for their upkeep and maintenance
On
concerned this officers day undertake inspect plantation all of staff least and along other with premises representatives of recognized unions to undertake cleanliness
During
drive this in exercise the railway colonies employees their also families railway employees and would families upkeep in and the maintenance Divisional Stadiums special sports events would be organized
DRMs
On and this GMs day and each other Zonal officers Railways would hold undertake meetings plantation with of employees at in different depots and work places to listen their grievances and take on the spot remedial actions
least 1000 trees on each Division especially in the railway colonies and other premises
During this exercise railway employees and
their families would be encouraged to participate and special sports events would be organized for railway employees and their
families in the Divisional Stadiums
DRMs and GMs and other officers would hold meetings with employees in different depots and work
places to listen their grievances and take on the spot remedial actions
(7) On 31st May (Sanyojan Diwas) all DRMs and GMs would hold meetings and seminars with all Major Freight Traffic Customers to advise them about the various reforms and policy initiatives on the freight traffic side and to ask them to improve rail transportation, obtaining commitments from various industries to improve rail transportation to achieve the targets given to Zonal Railways
In
them these about meetings the various issues reforms pertaining sorted policy out initiatives by on would DRMs freight traffic side and GMs to within ask a them given to time improve frame rail of transportation, 15 days
obtaining commitments from various industries to improve rail transportation to achieve the targets given to Zonal Railways
In these
meetings various issues pertaining to individual industry/customer would be addressed and sorted out by the DRMs and GMs within a
given time frame of 15 days
(8) On 15t
15th June (Sanchaar Diwas) all DRMs and GMs would review various activities under taken during the week and may hold Press Conferences in the afternoon to disseminate information about Indian Railways' various achievements during the last two years and also various actions taken by them on their Divisions and Zones
All
Conferences in the above afternoon mentioned disseminate information about Indian Railways' various achievements during the days’ last mentioned two but years throughout and the week
also various actions taken by them on their Divisions and Zones
All the above mentioned activities shall not remain confined to the
days’ mentioned but throughout the week
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Our Superstar Admin Mr.Amit Jha*^~ (Member# 737839) from New Delhi talked with Radio FM Gold on 26-05-2016 regarding RAIL HAMSAFAR SAPTAAH (Audio clip) _/\_
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Ministry of Railways to Launch RAIL HAMSAFAR SAPTAAH' – a Week Long Celebration to Highlight Railway Achievements During The Last Two Years.
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The Different Days Of The Week Will Be Observed As Swachchta Diwas, Satkar Diwas, Sewa Diwas, Satarkata Diwas, Saamanjasya Diwas, Sanyojan Diwas, Sanchaar Diwas.

On 25th May, 2016 Union Government shall be completing two years. During this period a number of initiatives have been launched and significant achievements made by Indian Railways in all spheres, especially in its responsiveness, accessibility and improvement of passenger amenities.
Ministry of Railways has decided to undertake a week long RAIL HAMSAFAR SAPTAAH' from 26th May to 1st June, 2016. Each day of the week will focus on a particular theme and hence the days have been named as 26th May-Swachchta Diwas, 27th May-Satkar Diwas, 28th May-Sewa Diwas, 29th May-Satarkata Diwas, 30th May-Saamanjasya Diwas, 31st May-Sanyojan Diwas and 1st June-Sanchaar Diwas. Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has directed that all the General Managers should personally supervise various activities to be undertaken during the week as given below:
(1) All Zonal Railways would ensure that various passenger amenities works nearing completion would be commissioned during this week.
A list of such works would be submitted to the Railway Board by 25th May.
(2) On 26th May, (Swachchta Diwas) all out efforts would be made to undertake Intensive Cleanliness Drive on all the Stations and in
Trains. All stations of Indian railways on that day would be inspected by an officer including GMs and DRMs who will be supervising the
cleanliness drive with the help of railway staff, NGOs, staff associations, scouts & guides, etc.
(3) On 27th May (Satkaar Diwas) officers would be deputed to inspect All catering establishments and Drinking water facilities at stations
and in trains to ensure that all the trains having pantry cars are inspected and catering units at stations are checked.
It would also be ensured that all the catering establishments are improved to the desired standards with complete display of rate list of
items being sold, cleanliness and up-keep and maintenances of these catering units and pantry cars. Strict action would be taken
against defaulters
(4) On 28th May (Sewa Diwas) each train, other than sub-urban commuting trains, would be monitored by an officer between 1000 to 1600
hrs. These nominated officers would travel by these trains and interact with passengers in all classes and ensure that amenities, as
required, are provided and grievances are redressed. All trains would have an officer travelling. On this day a review of all public
grievances, including social media, and other complaints/suggestions being received by the Divisions and Zonal Railway Headquarters
would be analysed at the level of DRMs and GMs and remedial action and redressal would be done in most cases on that day itself.
(5) On 29th May Punctuality (Satarkata Diwas) and Ticket Checking drive would be undertaken across the Zonal Railways. This drive shall
include ensuring 100% punctuality of mail/express & passenger trains, foot-plating of all mail/express trains and intensive Ticket
Checking drive at major stations and in trains by, not only commercial staff, but also other railway staff duly authorized from other
departments with adequate help from Vigilance, RPF and GRP staff.
(6) On 30th May (Saamanjasya Diwas) a day long exercise would be undertaken on all Divisions and Zonal Railway HQs wherein teams of
concerned officers would inspect all railway staff colonies along with representatives of recognized unions to undertake cleanliness
drive in the colonies and also for their upkeep and maintenance. On this day each Zonal Railways would undertake plantation of at
least 1000 trees on each Division especially in the railway colonies and other premises. During this exercise railway employees and
their families would be encouraged to participate and special sports events would be organized for railway employees and their
families in the Divisional Stadiums. DRMs and GMs and other officers would hold meetings with employees in different depots and work
places to listen their grievances and take on the spot remedial actions.
(7) On 31st May (Sanyojan Diwas) all DRMs and GMs would hold meetings and seminars with all Major Freight Traffic Customers to advise
them about the various reforms and policy initiatives on the freight traffic side and to ask them to improve rail transportation,
obtaining commitments from various industries to improve rail transportation to achieve the targets given to Zonal Railways. In these
meetings various issues pertaining to individual industry/customer would be addressed and sorted out by the DRMs and GMs within a
given time frame of 15 days.
(8) On 15th June (Sanchaar Diwas) all DRMs and GMs would review various activities under taken during the week and may hold Press
Conferences in the afternoon to disseminate information about Indian Railways' various achievements during the last two years and
also various actions taken by them on their Divisions and Zones. All the above mentioned activities shall not remain confined to the
days’ mentioned but throughout the week.
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May 26 2016 (8:03PM)   12124/Deccan Queen | PUNE/Pune Junction (6 PFs) | KYN/WCAM-2P/21862

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TRIP REPORT
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QUEEN OF CR HAS A TRYST WITH MURPHY’S LAW!!
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Its my pleasure to share with you my maiden journey on-board 12124 ( /pnr/post/1857982 ) since my joining the IRI. The
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trip was special in many ways – Though I’ve travelled umpteen number of times since childhood, I was just a traveller and not a railfan. Since my joining of IRI in 2012, train journeys are not just journeys but a process of learning, observations and recalling rail-knowledge which I have gathered, courtesy this wonderful website. My long cherished dream ultimately realised with me and my better half taking this train from PUNE-DR. This journey was special in many ways and boy, I was thrilled!!
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22nd May 2016 dawned like no other, but I was all agog with excitement to be on-board the most prestigious train of my home zone. We reached station at 06.45 and entered through the booking office entrance, leading to the fag end of Mumbai end of PF-1. We were cheerfully welcomed by the Queen herself who was being shunted. We walked to our coach C2 which was CR 99153 was placed in the middle of the rake. Our seats were 74 and 75, the last seats on the 3-seat side. The exteriors, now wrapped in Maharashtra Tourism livery were gleaming. We climbed onboard and were left delighted. The interiors were simply pristine. The gangway had a red coloured carpet, some vintage CR posters hung on the sideways while eye-catching scenery posters hung on the either ends. The washrooms were spotless and dry with everything perfectly in place. Train TT too was affixed on one side. DQ truly lives up to its name and the lofty ISO benchmark.
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The clock struck 07.15 and our loco KYN WCAM-2P 21862 honked. Drifting past the pitlines and yard, the LP notched up aggressively as were cruised past Sangam Bridge and scurried past SVJR at 85-90 kmph, completing the daily ritual overtake of 11024 Sahyadri Express. The catering guys (CR’s Departmental Catering Service) soon appeared on the scene and took orders, the wide selection of menu being Veg. Cutlet, Omelette, Baked Beans on Toast, Cheese Sandwich, Cheese Toast, Chicken Cutlets, etc. We had to visit a temple later, hence we took Veg Cutlets and Cheese Sandwiches. TTE came and checked the tickets religiously, checking ID cards as well. Usually some TTEs here just tick off the chart and ticket and orally ask whether ID card is in possession or not. Nevertheless with formalities done, we tightened the seatbelts for the wonderful journey that lay ahead. We were running at MPS wherever permitted, blazing everything that came in our way. In the meanwhile, we crossed 99803 LNL-PUNE EMU and 12940 JP-PUNE SF Express all along. The MPS feast continued till MVL after which we slowed down. Thanks to full sectional clearance and great priority, we arrived on PF-2 of LNL at 08.10. On PF-1 was 22105 Indrayani “Indu” Express. The two sisters meet each other here daily in perfect coordination. We got the starter at 08.13 and exited. By now, the breakfast was served which was really delectable. We relished on the same and washed it down with hot coffee. We arrived at KAD at 08.17 for mandatory brake testing, a tradition since ages.
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After the go-ahead, the mighty and enchanting Bor Ghats beckoned us to ride downhill. Everything was pretty smooth and we already begun our descent, striding through numerous tunnels en-route. We had a touch and go halt at Monkey Hill at 08.27 and Go-ahead at Thakurwadi Cabin at 08.35. Everything was perfect when at around 08.50, we were stopped in middle of nowhere, at KM post 109/05. We were on the middle line and two lines surrounded us on either sides. The line on the left was the line towards KJT, via Nagnath Cabin, while the line towards our right was the line bound to PUNE. No-one bothered much for initial 15 minutes, thinking it to be an unscheduled halt. But as the clock ticked, the question mark on the faces became more intense and restlessness grew. It was 45 minutes and no chances of movement. Many passengers had got down for a stroll, while a few were peeping out from the door. The rumours had reached a peak, some saying brake failure, some saying track fracture/damage while some saying landslide. In the meanwhile, 11007 Deccan Express crossed us, followed by 11031 Udyan Express. Our younger sister, 12126 Pragati Express overtook us, their passengers shocked to see us standing there, followed by 17222 COA-LTT with our passengers powerlessly watching and resigning to the fate. 2 triplets of WAG-7 bankers too returned light to KJT. The TTE came and informed the passengers that a boulder had rolled off to the tracks, hit the loco and damaged the brake pipe. He then requested for mobile phone. Being surrounded deep in mountainous area, there were issues with mobile networks and nearly 90% of passengers did not have access to mobile. One passenger fortunately had a working mobile and the TTE alerted the CR control room. The TTE informed that the controllers had asked Sahyadri Expess to halt beside our train and those who wished to proceed ahead may board Sahyadri and proceed. He also informed that that a rescue loco was already on its way. Minutes later, Sahyadri came and stopped beside our train. Many people jumped from ours and boarded Sahyadri. In about 5 minutes, Sahyadri departed. What a sight it was!! The train which gets overtaken by ours daily, now had a rare chance to overtake us!! The delay had now mounted to over 1 hour and it was past 10 already. Realising the hunger and thirst, the pantry guys made hay while the sun shone, with many passengers including us opting for another round of tea and snacks. At around 10.15, we got a backward jerk that sent cheers amongst the crowd. The rescue loco, a weird and wacky #offlink CNB WAG-7 had arrived and had attached itself to take charge of the train. The loco seemed fit and raring to go and why not, not even in its wildest dreams it could have thought that it would get to haul DQ one day!!
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At 10.25, amidst cries of “Ganpati Bappa Morya”, we had finally departed, after a 1 hr 40 min ordeal cum adventure. The descent was ongoing at a slow and steady pace and the LPs seemed extra careful now. We skipped RF heaven PDI at 10.45 and slowed down further. We crawled all the way to KJT where we were received on PF-2, with the local passengers, vendors awe-struck to see DQ stopping by and running so late. 11029 CSTM-KOP Koyna Express was on PF-1 for banker attachment. Within 5-10 minutes, CSTM-KJT Fast local arrived on PF-2A. We were closely followed by 17032 HYB-CSTM Express which arrived on PF-3 shortly. The wait at KJT seemed endless, the passengers got down for breather. The starter was still red and no one had an idea when it would turn amber. The 95120 KJT-CSTM Fast Local departed at 11.19. At 11.25, 17032 was given starter, with us still waiting for our turn. At 11.30, controllers showed us some mercy and gave us the starter after which we departed. The situation post KJT improved and we got good clearance. There were not much slowdowns, except for TSR/PSR along the way. We had a good run till KYN, where we halted on PF-6 for 2 minutes for signal at 12.20.
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Post KYN, the run to TNA again was good by “that day’s standards”, though not MPS, speed was decent. The run from KYN-TNA was completed in about 25 minutes and we skipped TNA at moderate speed at 12.55, finally something to cheer to see an important station being skipped. Some passengers already stood near the door to ready themselves to alight at DR, causing discomfort to those sitting and wanting to go to washrooms. I informed a couple of them that it was still half an hour atleast for DR, but they did not pay any heed to me. The Waggie literally unleashed itself for the penultimate run post TNA-KYN and tried best to cover delay, hitting MPS. The run from TNA-DR was covered in 20 minutes. Finally at 13.15, we had a breezing entry on PF-6 at DR, late by over 3 hours, having overtaken by 5 trains!! What a voyage it was, this avatar of DQ will be remembered and cherished for a lifetime!! Thanks for reading!! :-)
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Pic-1: Train Board
Pic-2: Interiors
Pic-3: TT affixed inside coaches
Pic-4: The rail poster
Pic-5: The beginning of the long wait
Pic-6: Sahyadri Express to our rescue
Pic-7 & 8: Another endless wait at KJT
Pic-9: Departing KYN

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One of your best travelogues,Soumitra.Enjoyed your narration,every bit🤓👍

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