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Jan 24 (1:01PM)   Change in train timing strands 200 passengers        

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Jan 24 2015 (1:01PM)
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Jan 24 2015 (1:01PM)
Train Tag: Yesvantpur - Secunderabad Garib Rath Express/12736 added by moderator**/12
BENGALURU: Chaos prevailed at Yeshwantpur railway station on Wednesday as over 200 passengers who had come to board a 7.15pm Bengaluru-Secunderabad Garib Rath learnt that the train had left at 1.30pm.
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advanced to 1.30pm "a few days ago". Railway authorities claimed they informed passengers about the change through IRCTC website, but didn't clarify when the change took effect.
Indiarailinfo.com said the new timing kicked in on Wednesday. Amruth Raj and many other passengers bore the brunt of communication mix-up. They said they hadn't received any communication on the new timing.
Boards still show old timing at station:
A mruth, a civil engineer from Marathahalli, arrived at Yeshwantpur railway station around 7pm, 15 minutes before what he thought was the train's departure time. "I saw a huge crowd of passengers at the station. I learnt from them that the train had left at 1.30pm. I was confused. A lot of us rushed to the enquiry counter. Officials confirmed the change in departure time. We met the station master and other officials, but they kept mum," he told TOI.
Adding to the trouble was the display board at the station which showed the departure time as 7.15pm. "How can the railways claim they have changed the timing and intimated passengers," said Shivakumar R, 35, a resident of Shivananda Circle, near Malleswaram. Shivakumar and his three family members were headed to Secunderabad on an urgent family work.
Around 7.45pm, railway officials told TOI that the passengers will be accommodated in a special coach to be added to the Sampark Kranti Express, leaving for %Delhi at 11pm. The train stops at Secunderabad. The stranded passengers weren't aware of this development until TOI broke the news to them. Immediately, they rushed to the counters to get their tickets changed.

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Dada PC Sorkar Ka Moijic hai.

  
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Recovering from Accident   84 blog posts  
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NFR GM Mr Virdi is now a fan of Indiarailinfo

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Predictions: 40
confirm: 40
rac: 0
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Journey: Thu Jan 22, 2015 @ 14:00
18464/Prashanti Express
Entry# 1340401
 

Posted by: Minti*^   2114 blog posts   2944 correct pred (67% accurate)
PNR: 451-xxxxxxx    |   Sleeper - SL   |   Tot Seats: Avbl >28   |   Charting: < 08:00   |   Similar PNRs
SBC/Bangalore City Junction   to   GTL/Guntakal Junction   |   320 km / 1547 km
Original Status as of: Jan 15 (1:06AM)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 31 (Booking Status: W/L 33,RSWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.
I plan to log this trip thru my SmartPhone. All members are invited to follow me and enjoy this trip with me. Thanks.
I plan to log this trip thru my SmartPhone. All members are invited to follow me and enjoy this trip with me. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Jan 25 (8:00AM)
Passenger 1: S7,11 (Booking Status: W/L 33,RSWL)
Chart PREPARED

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Happy Journy Pra Ji

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Jan 18 2015 (4:35PM)
Looking at Indian Ocean from a hill at West Cost coast of Australia


Jan 18 2015 (8:50AM)
Good morning all,
image2224372.jpgGood morning all,
Looking at Indian Ocean from a hill at West coast of Australia. Awesome blue sky meeting blue water.
  
General Travel
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Jan 15 (7:14PM)   12841/Coromandel Express | VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)        
 

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Is it possible that Coromandal Express be speeded up by at least 1 hour with bypassing Visakhapatanam.

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Good suggestion
Implemention depends on your strong suggestion to MOR albeit If it bypasses Mr Vankianaidu :-)

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Jan 11 (2:27AM)   PNBE/Patna Junction (10 PFs)        

DecToFeb Trains Delay by hours   399 blog posts   71 correct pred (69% accurate)  
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Jan 11 2015 (4:10AM)
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Jan 11 2015 (4:05AM)
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Wish-list Trains from 2015-16 Budget for Bihar-Jharkhand:
1. Patna– Bangalore AC SF Express (Tri-weekly) via Mughalsarai, Hyderabad Kacheguda
2. Rajendra Nagar Patna - Vijayawada SF Express (weekly) via Visakhapatnam
3. Rajendra Nagar Patna -Trichy SF Express (weekly) via Kiul- Chennai Egmore
4. Patna- Hubli SF Express (weekly) via Gaya- Singrauli- Pune
5. Ranchi- Chandigarh SF Express (bi-weekly) via Gaya- Lucknow
6. Ranchi-Dehradun SF Express (bi-weekly) via Gaya- Lucknow
7. Ranchi- Ahmedabad SF Express (Daily) via Hatia- Itarsi- Bhopal
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8. Ranchi- Secunderabad/ Hyderabad (Tri-weekly) via Bilaspur- Nagpur
9. Ranchi- Indore SF Express (bi-weekly) via Hatia- Katni- Bhopal
10. Ranchi- Varanasi Jan-Shatabdi Express (Daily) via Bokaro
11. Ranchi- Raipur Jan-Shatabdi Express (Daily) via Bilaspur
12. Gaya- Bangalore/Yesvantpur SF Express (bi-weekly) via Koderma- Hyderabad kacheguda
13. Gaya Indore SF Express (Tri-weekly) via Mughal Sarai- Singrauli- Bina- Dewas
14. Bhagalpur- Pune SF Express (weekly) via Jasidih - Raipur - Nagpur
15. Bhagalpur- Hyderabad SF Express (weekly) via Kiul- Ranchi- Raipur- Nagpur
16. Bhagalpur- Chennai SF Express (weekly) via Jasidih- Bhubaneswar
17. Bhagalpur- Bhopal SF Express (Tri-weekly) via Gaya- Mughal Sarai- Singrauli- Bina
18. Raxaul- Chennai SF Express (weekly) via Jasidih- Bhubaneswar
19. Darbhanga-Nagpur SF Express (weekly) via Patna-Gaya- Raipur
20. Saharsa- Nagpur SF Express (weekly) via Patna-Gaya- Raipur
21. Jogbani- Raipur SF Express (weekly) via Patna-Gaya- Rourkela
22. Jasidih- Mumbai SF Express (weekly) via Madhupur- Rourkela- Nagpur
23. Bhagalpur- Tatanagar SF Express (Daily) via Sahibganj -Pakur- Howrah- Kharagpur
24. Dumka- Kharagpur Express (Daily) via Jasidih- Asansol
25. Dhanbad- Kharagpur Intercity Express (Daily) via Pathardih- Adra
26. Varanasi- Rema Express (Daily) via Koderma- Nawadih
27. Dumka- Rampurhat DEMU (Daily) via Sikaripara- Pirargaria
Within Bihar-Jharkhand:
28. Gaya- Barauni/Darbhanga Express (Daily) via Patna- Mokama
29. Deoghar- Gaya Intercity Express (Daily) via Jasidih - Kiul- Sheikpura- Nawadah
30. Ranchi- Tatanagar Jamshedpur Express (Daily) via Muri- Chandil
31. Patliputra -Muzaffarpur Express (Daily) via Digha Ghat -Sonpur
32. Patliputra- Siwan Express (Daily) via Chhapra
33. Patliputra -Raxaul Express (bi-weekly) via Digha Ghat -Sonpur- Motihari
34. Bhagalpur-Chhapra Express (Daiily) via Patliputra
35. Ranchi-Koderma Express (Daily) via Mesra- Barkakana- Hazaribagh- Padma
36. Tatanagar - DaltonGanj Express (Daily) via Chandil - Muri- Ranchi -Tori
37. Hajipur- Sasaram Passenger (Daily) via Patliputra- Ara
38. Jasidih- Bhagalpur Express (Daily) via Deoghar- Basukinath- Dumka
39. Bhagalpur- Dumka Express (Daily) via Barahat Junction - Hansdiha
40. Jasidih- Banka DEMU (Daily) via Deoghar Junction - Chandan- Katoria
41. Nalanda/Rajgir - Ranchi Express (Tri-weekly) via Gaya- Dehri- Barkakana
42. Patna- Sasaram Intercity Express (Daily) via Ara
43. Ranchi- Madgaon/ Vasco-da-Gama "Goa Express" (Weekly) via Roukela- Nagpur- Panvel- Ratnagiri- Karmali
44. Ranchi/Hatia - Mangalore Express" (Weekly) via Hyderabad Kacheguda- Ballari- Hassan Junction
Extend the below mentioned trains:
1. 24370-Slip/ Bareilly-Barwadih "Triveni" Link Express extend upto Ranchi
2. 18613/Ranchi - Chopan Express (UnReserved) extend upto Chunar/Mirzapur.
3. 12385/86 Howrah-Dhanbad AC Double Decker Express extend upto Gaya
4. 15231/Barauni - Gondia Express upto Nagpur
5. 18516/Visakhapatnam - Tatanagar Weekly Express upto Ranchi
6. 13305/Dhanbad-Gaya Intercity Express upto Mughal Sarai / Varanasi.
7. 22606/Villupuram - Purulia Weekly SF Express [upto Bokaro/Ranchi]
8. 22604/Villupuram - Kharagpur SF Express [extend upto Jasidih/ Bhagalpur]
9. 12373/Sealdah - Rampurhat Triweekly Intercity Express [extend upto Bhagalpur]
10. 12347/Howrah - Rampurhat (Shahid) Express [extend upto Bhagalpur]
11. 53047/ Howrah - Rampurhat Viswabharati Fast Passenger [extend upto Bhagalpur]
12. 13051/ Howrah- Siuri Hool Express [extend upto SahibGanj/ Bhagalpur]
13. 12885/ Kolkata Shalimar- Bhijudih "Aranyak Express" [extend upto Bokaro Thermal/ Barkakana]
14. 12865/ Howrah- Purulia "Lalmati Express" [extend upto Bokaro Steel City]
15. 12165/ Mumbai LTT - Varanasi Ratnagiri Express [extend upto Gaya]
16. 11093/ Mumbai CSTM - Varanasi Mahanagari Express [extend upto Gaya]
Give Priority to the:
1. 12390/ Chennai Egmore - Gaya Express [run on right time]
2. 12817/ Delhi- Ranchi Jharkhand Swarna Jayanti Express (via Bokaro)
3. 12397/98 Gaya-New Delhi- Gaya Mahabodhi Express
4. 12295/ Bangalore- Patna Sanghamitra Express
5. 22911/12 Indore-Howrah- Indore Shipra Express
6. 18609/Ranchi-Mumbai LTT Express (weekly)
7. 12322/Mumbai CST - Howrah Mail (via Allahabad)
8. 11045/ Pune-Dhanbad Deekshabhoomi Express
9. 22409/Gaya - Delhi Anand Vihar T Garib Rath Express
Give Trains on the new lines (which have got completed/ will be completed soon):
1. Patliputra- Sonpur via Digha Ghat
2. Ranchi- Tori via Lohardaga
3. Ranchi- Koderma via Hazaribagh
4. Ranchi- Barkakana via Mesra
5. Koderma- Nawadih- Rema- Giridih- Madhupur
6. Jasidih- Deoghar- Chandan- Katoria- Banka- Bhagalpur
7. Jasidih- Dumka- Rampurhat
8. Bhagalpur- Dumka via Barahat Junction - Hansdiha
9. Jasidih- Pirpainti
10. Islampur- Natesar- Tilaiya Junction.
11. Koderma- Tilaiya Junction via Gujhandi- Phulwaria Dam- sirdala

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tiwarigp74*   1613 blog posts   16 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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Ashwani sir we need two rail ministers from Bihar pradesh to fulfil your wish list. :-)

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Rail News
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Jan 13 (4:21PM)   Patna Jn tap water healthier than bottled water: Study        

140 plus common in NCR**   60 news posts
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Jan 13 2015 (4:21PM)
Station Tag: Patna Junction/PNBE added by IR Life Line To The Nation**/456446
Patna Jn tap water healthier than bottled water: Study
Tap water supplied on Patna junction railway station platforms is healthier than most of the branded bottled water being sold there, a new study by a respected experts’ body has shown.
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The Shree Krishna water and nutrient testing laboratory and research centre, popularly known as Shree Krishna Gyan Mandir (SKGM), come out with this startling revelation after conducting a series of physicchemical analysis of water being supplied on all the platforms of Bihar’s premier railway station.
The test on platform tap water was carried out on as many as 15 parameters and it was found much better in quality than many branded bottled water, said chief executive officer of Wash Institute, Kodaikanal, Prakash Kumar, at a function organized by environment focussed organisation, Taru Mitra, here on Sunday. Kumar said students under the leadership of Pravin Saurabh and Andrea Ulloa, a Mexican student, carried out the analysis of platform water and packaged drinking water in collaboration with Anant Kumar and Rajeev Ranjan of the Wash Institute at the SKGM laboratory. “Arsenic and fluoride content was found out to be much less than the permissible limit and the water had no impurities,” he added.
He also took pot shots at the advertisements saying that it created fear in subconscious mind of the families forcing them to install costly water purifier.
Claiming studies conducted by one Ajay Upadhyay, an independent water analyst, Kumar said many of the bottled water tested for purity were found to be containing pollutants. He, however, did not name the brand.
Kumar also sought to discourage use of bottled water when fresh water was available at an affordable cost. He further claimed that the test would be conducted at 450 different public sources of water in Bihar in the coming days.
The test would be conducted in phases while the next test of railway platform water would take place in monsoon as it bears the highest risk of contamination in this season.
“With the ever increasing demand of fresh water, people usually fall prey to the water mafias selling one machine after another claiming it to be better and fresher. Currently Bihar is facing the biggest challenge on this score”, he said.

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Safe I only Thumbs Up :-)

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★★★  General Travel
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Jan 08 (9:06PM)   12253/Anga SF Express        

PKV**   18099 blog posts   48 correct pred (82% accurate)  
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Jan 08 2015 (9:23PM)
Bid goodbye with a heavy heart to my son-in-law Sanjeev and IRI member Pramodh Kommattil both of whom had come to see us my wife and me off at KJM
Despite the winter season, it was quite warm at that time of the day and much to our discomfort the fans were not working in the entire compartment
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Jan 08 2015 (9:06PM)
A trip report from me after ages
A trip report from me after ages. Relates to my journey by the Anga Express from YPR( or KJM to be precise) to HWH commencing on 3rd January. Bid goodbye with a heavy heart to my son-in-law Sanjeev and IRI member Pramodh Kommattil both of whom had come to see my wife and me off at KJM. Quite natural for we were returning to the drab monotony of routine life at Kolkata after a wonderful holiday lasting all of 10 days at Bengaluru. Incidentally Pramodh had also received us at Banaswadi station when we arrived by 12245 HWH-YPR Duronto on Xmas Day.
As I was waving goodbye to Sanjeev and Pramodh, our first impressions, as the train departed from KJM at 2.30 pm, were not encouraging, to say the least. I had booked my tickets rather late, say about 15 days
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before the journey date and perforce had to resort to the LB quota. As no tickets were available in AC class, I had no option but to rest content with sleeper class, knowing fully well that travel in this train by sleeper class would make a nightmare resemble a sweet dream. Luckily 2 LB quota berths were vacant in sleeper class at the time of booking. As we occupied our berths 9 & 12 in coach S8, we barely managed to park ourselves on the side seats and place our luggage securely.
S8 coach with an official capacity of 72 was home to at least 100 passengers. In our own bay of 6 seats (excluding the SLB/SUB) there were 8 of us. Apart from the 2 of us, there were 6 young boys aged between 20 and 25. While 4 of them had confirmed tatkal reservations, 2 of them were wait listed passengers. All of them belonged to a minority community and were returning to their home at Jasidih in Bihar. They were labourers engaged in painting a new hotel under construction in Coorg. Despite the winter season, it was quite warm at that time of the day and much to our discomfort the fans were not working in the entire compartment. My wife wanted to have her mandatory afternoon nap and our co-passengers obliged her by vacating the LB even if the railway rules stipulate that berths are meant for sleeping only between 9 pm and 6 am. I was impressed by their accommodative nature and thanked them for their co-operation. Thus 1 LB and 2 UBs got occupied while the remaining 5 including myself were perched on the other LB. After an hour or so, I had fallen asleep in a sitting position with my head resting on the window panes. One of the boys asked me if I could manage to get up to the upper berth and sleep there. I readily agreed and he immediately vacated the berth for me. But 10 mns later I was back to my old corner as it was impossible to occupy the berth with the fans not working. I texted Pramodh and he sent me 2 complaint numbers publicised by IR. I sent an sms to these numbers about the non-working fans but there was no response whatsoever, So much for IR’s much vaunted grievance redressal mechanism, which to be fair, has worked admirably well in the past for me.
(To be contd.......)

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Wah Ji Sir
After long time but so munch soothing to read this trip .
Awaiting many more.

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Jan 02 (9:34PM)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)        

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Jan 02 2015 (11:20PM)
Chennai has this unfortunate past of not having many serious IRI people, people (read bloggers), but gone are those days and now it is on a par with any other town and boasts of a young, rare breed that comprises of rail fans that go about their passion without much hype and are silent go-getters
Soon, IRI mates in our TVC Mail (SiGO), SG Prasad, Kohilan, and Arun Pandian had started trickling and rail topics had already started after the customary greetings in right earnest on PF4 PF4, where Yelagiri was shunted with an RPM P7 until a call from an IR friend of ours broke the conversation
We made ourselves comfortable in a Pattabiram-bound EMU and alighted at Vyasarpadi and then hopped to onto a waiting EMU towards RPM
As we were busy clicking came in an RPF, RPF constable, to whom we had to literally enact a drama of losing our way to the RPM station
The punch line of the day came from PKV Sir himself to the RPF on seeing the ELS board, “ELS-na enna?” (meaning “what do you mean by ELS?”) as if he didn’t know anything and we tried hard to control our instincts instinct to of laugh laughing aloud out loud
Yes, the old MSMR (Madras & Southern Mahratta Railway) buildings and covered some precious MSMR furniture and infrastructure (will be posted under RPM)


Jan 02 2015 (11:09PM)
Jain, myself, SiGO, AP, and PKV Sir) Sir, clicked by Kohilan)


Jan 02 2015 (9:36PM)
Chennai has this unfortunate past of not many serious IRI people, but gone are those days and now it is on a par with any other town and boasts of a young, rare breed that comprises of rail fans that go about their passion without much hype and are silent go go-getters getters
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#ChennaiMeetNYD2015 (In the pic left to right: P. Jain, myself, SiGO, AP, and PKV Sir, clicked by Kohilan)
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Here is a beautiful Thursday story for you all. Not an ordinary Thursday it was, it was the auspicious Vaikunta Ekadeshi day, it was Krithigai (special day for the god of TN, Kartikeya), it was the first day of 2015 A.D., and it was the day that we had a guest in the polite, kind, and versatile PKV Sir. Of course, he has never ever been a guest to all of us and one amongst us is an altogether different issue as he is one of the most knowledgeable and traveled people here on IRI. This is his second straight New Year visit to Chennai. Thank you, Sir,
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for gracing the occasion. I invite you, Sir, to please share your experience as well.
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The man was scheduled to arrive by 12028 SBC-MAS Shatabdi and depart by 22682/MAS-MYS weekly SF. As is our wont and as it has been some time since we, here in Chennai, met, we were all fired up to get this going in spite of a few no shows owing to the vacation time. Of course, they were all justified. Many had traveled to their hometowns. Chennai has this unfortunate past of not having many serious IRI people (read bloggers), but gone are those days and now it is on a par with any other town and boasts of a young, rare breed that comprises of rail fans that go about their passion without much hype and are silent go-getters.
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First to arrive in the city, though, was our enterprising ex-Admin, Kohilan of TUP, who had taken 12696 TVC-MAS SF, who, before I could realize what had happened, was short-terminated by our ever-smiling tech-master Arun Pandian at BBQ itself and had escaped for some early morning RF (now you would ask me how come 1000 hours is early; of course, it is on January 1 ;-D). As I arrived on the PFs of MAS, there was a lot to cover with locos and trains lined up, but RPF strength was at its best, positively curtailing my coverage to some quick, out-of-focus, light-marred shots.
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The famed Shatabdi had arrived and got shunted on PF2 and it was shocking that not a semblance of information was coming or heard of the train from the station personnel; in fact, the information as to the arrival of the train was provided by PKV Sir himself and I literally had to dash to PF2 from 10. Of note, there is this confusion regarding platform berthing of trains at MAS for some time now.
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Soon, IRI mates in our TVC Mail (SiGO), SG Prasad, Kohilan, and Arun Pandian had started trickling and rail topics had already started after the customary greetings in right earnest on PF4, where Yelagiri was shunted with an RPM P7 until a call from an IR friend of ours broke the conversation. At this juncture, I need to make a mention of Regional Rail Museum at Villiwakkam. We had initially planned to visit the place as it has not featured in our programs for a long time now. There were mixed opinions as to the possibility of it being open or closed on account of NYD, but a personal phone call by myself put to rest all speculations and the rude fact was that it was a holiday for them. Then, we decided to proceed towards the famed RPM to explore the history of the station. I do not have to mention again that it is the oldest surviving station in the entire country.
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We decided to explore the route via Vyasarpadi, Washermanpet, RPM, and then finally Beach. We made ourselves comfortable in a Pattabiram-bound EMU and alighted at Vyasarpadi and then hopped onto a waiting EMU towards RPM. The route from Washermanpet is a treasure trove and full of history with multi-gauge lines, a defunct MG line still in place, the intriguing signaling system, and a huge diamond crossing of the ever-busy lines. Life in this part of city is so bustling and infectious that it makes even the laziest a busy bee.
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After disembarking from the EMU at RPM, we walked, rather sneaked (shhh!), straight into RPM ELS, where a few P4s and P7s were undergoing AOHs and it was such a pleasant sight to see those beasts lying on those tables and undergoing whole-body oil massages. I expect Arun Pandian to reel out the technical briefing of happenings at the ELS as he is so adept at those things. As we were busy clicking came in an RPF constable, to whom we had to literally enact a drama of losing our way to the RPM station. The punch line of the day came from PKV Sir himself to the RPF on seeing the ELS board, “ELS-na enna?” (meaning “what do you mean by ELS?”) as if he didn’t know anything and we tried hard to control our instinct of laughing out loud. Then, we went into the area which is a wealth of information. Yes, the old MSMR (Madras & Southern Mahratta Railway) buildings and covered some precious MSMR furniture and infrastructure (will be posted under RPM). Suffice it to say that we couldn’t help but getting immersed in recollecting the history. We strolled back to the PF to take an MSB-bound EMU and then on to MS, where our RF journey ended for lunch and some relaxation.
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Post 6 PM, we had to look for Kohilan’s return train and had to get back to MAS in time; fortunately there were a few berths available in 12671/Blue Mountain post chart preparation. There, we were joined by Parsuwanath Jain and again ensued a good talk on rail subjects. Finally, it was time to call it a day and see Kohilan off and then PKV Sir at the AC waiting hall.
What a pleasure it was to host PKV Sir and meet like-minded people. Thank you folks for patient reading. Thank you, once again, Moderator for this wonderful platform.
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NB: More pics to come...

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Dear Sir
Thanks for highlighting the importance of proper planning and cross checking.
Once I also had to cough $557 for wrongly booking tickets for my daughters in diff flight to what I was booked by my Company for me and my wife. It was stressful at airport as last minute hessel bussel to find out that my kids cannot fly with parents.
Cross check is must must when travelling with family.
  
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image.jpgWaiting at rail crossing. Identify station. ? Please

  
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Alampur road ALPR

  
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Alappuzha. 100% sure;)
Made sure by searching with help of PIN too :p

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Is there a train to YPR from SRC to night at 7PM
Can't find here?

  
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No Ganesh. There is only 12863 from HWH to YPR at 2035.

  
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12863/Howrah-Yesvantpur SF Express at 20:35 from HWH

  
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Thanks sir. My inlaws are travelling tonight they informed me. Now I am confused. I will try calling him.

  
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My apologies Sir
Now I am fully informed. He said that he is traveling to Chennai and then catch another train to BLR.
The train is delayed by 2 hours from start at SRC, he is waiting. Due to delays he will miss his connecting train. Probably catch Double Decker from Chennai.
Sorry for inconveniences.
Thanks to all.
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