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General Travel
Feb 24 2017 (21:33)  

rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
Entry# 2177306            Tags   Past Edits
Any idea for change in TT for 16101/Boat Mail(Rameswaram Express)?
General Travel
Sep 25 2016 (10:24)   22414/Hazrat Nizamuddin - Madgaon Rajdhani Express

rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
Entry# 2001588            Tags   Past Edits
Lunch served before MAO in 22414?

Oct 01 2016 (08:59)
S V Iyer*^~   13591 blog posts   12348 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2001588-1            Tags   Past Edits
Yes..Only during Monsoon TT. From Nov 1 ..No Lunch will be served
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Apr 15 2016 (09:59)
rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
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Janai Road 09:59. Made up some time, still late.

Apr 15 2016 (10:24)
rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
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Start Stop Jerky ride till Belur. Now just passed HWH Loco shed. Standing for 5 mins.

Apr 15 2016 (10:29)
rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
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Entering HWH.

Apr 15 2016 (10:32)
rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
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All in all quite below average trip. NDLSto just past GZB, very slow. Morning run too bad, could not be given priority. Late arrival.
Food dinner was good, B/F quite a std fare.
No welcome Rose. Welcome drink in Tetra Pack.
Charm of AC First not there.
Was expecting much better experience.
Not recommended even for the experience, for the fare paid.

Jun 16 2016 (18:57)
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No Rajdhani Gifts Rose and all to passengers! you must trvel in gatimaan for that
General Travel
Apr 09 2016 (09:23)  

rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
Entry# 1795962            Tags   Past Edits
Hi traveling by 12262 HWH-MUMBAI CST Duranto (Friday Departure from HWH). I crossed 12859/Gitanjali Express, three times in the same journey.
1st crossing at KSO Khemasuli, that was Thu Dep from CSTM reaching Fri.
2nd crossing at SKS Salekasa, that was Fri Deo from CSTM, reaching Sat.
3rd crossing at OMB Oombermali, that was Sat Dep from CSTM, reaching Sun.
am not so sure, but I think that this is pretty rare to cross the same train three times in a same journey.
Can someone add such other crossing (three or more) same train in same journey.

May 11 2016 (18:38)
DQ is the best   685 blog posts   162 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1795962-1            Tags   Past Edits
If a person is travelling by Kerala express from TVC to NDLS or other way, he crosses Kerala express 5 times enroute.
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Apr 15 2016 (14:16)
rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
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at HWH/Howrah Junction
On Schedule Departure

Apr 15 2016 (15:03)
rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
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Sorry did not see yet. But looks like WDP3 in LHF mode. Will see. Came in with Siliguri WDP3, and that's not taking it back, for sure. Maybe, at Malda Town, I'll make a trip to the Loco.

Apr 15 2016 (15:05)
rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
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Std. Non Veg Lunch of Shatabdi. No Soup. Surprisingly, they got Banana during Lunch. Sweet was Misthti-Dahi.

Apr 15 2016 (15:07)
rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
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Jhapandanga at 15:06, speed 120.

Apr 16 2016 (12:29)
rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
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General Travel
Apr 15 2016 (09:19)  

rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
Entry# 1804052            Tags   Past Edits
While coming from DHN side to BWN, there is big bridge being constructed. Looks like a Cable Stay bridge (similar to San Fransisco, Golden Gate Bridge). These bridges are expensive to build and maintain, as compared to a normal bridge and are made only where span between two support pillars is very large. Any idea why use this for a normal Road-Over-Rail bridge? Does the railway line below obstruct construction of regular pillars. Under such circumstances, there is a slight alignment change in the tracks to avoid such expensive constructions. Any ides?

Apr 16 2016 (01:11)
Vinay Kumar~   15557 blog posts   361 correct pred (78% accurate)
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This way, train regular run never get obstructed while u create the bridge!! Pillar & Beam & all takes much of effort along with traffic block, while Cable Stay means to create pillar @ extreme edge, slide the beam n connect via Cable...traffic almost remain restored!!
★★★  General Travel
Mar 21 2016 (20:59)  

rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
Entry# 1775204            Tags   Past Edits
Dear Friends,
I am undertaking a 30 day, PAN India train trip by AC First Attached is a why and how of this trip. Thanks to this forum, I was able to plan it.

24 posts - Thu Mar 31, 2016

Mar 31 2016 (06:19)
rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
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Oh sorry, Yes I do have IndRail PAss. Being NRI for over 5 years.

Apr 03 2016 (15:57)
rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
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Did NDLS-BPL by 12002 Bhopal Shatabdi. Was tracking speed on GPS, not the normal Android one, but on Nokia/Microsoft Lumia 1520. Grazed 160 briefly. Was doing 158 for sometime, managed to get a photo of the same.What a fantastic ride. The trip so, far has been very nice. Far better ten what I had dreamed of. And it continues, with all your wishes. Thanks....

Apr 05 2016 (22:22)
rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
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Sorry bro, the day I traveled there were WM3a twins.

Apr 09 2016 (20:58)
Sankalp Sharma*^~   4248 blog posts   8139 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Apr 09 2016 (22:14)
DQ is the best   685 blog posts   162 correct pred (66% accurate)
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Hey !!! howz ur trip going on? Wish you a happy and safe journey.
General Travel
Apr 09 2016 (21:00)  

rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
Entry# 1796839            Tags   Past Edits
With reference to my Pan India trip, ref Entry# 1775204,
Today traveled by 12125 Pragati S/F from Dadar to Karjat via Thane-Panvel. Nice journey. Had the best seat of the house. Seat No. 50 in C1. That was front facing window, at the center table. That gives an option to lay out your stuff & stretch out your legs.
Got down at Karjat and transferred to 12123 Deccan Queen. As per plan, wanted to park up in Dining Car, despite my CC Booking. Luckily had a booking in C3, just 2 compartments
away. Stood in front of the DC, which is the 9th Compartment from the engine (going towards Pune). C3 is 11th. The train stops for at least 5 mins, for coupling the Bankers. The whole idea was that if DC was full, as suggested by one of the members, I could move quickly to C3. Door of the DC was closed, so had to go through the next compartment (D3) and the vestibule. Was able to grab a window seat of my choice. Ordered an bottle of water. For the first time, I was served a really chilled one. Then ordered a Cheese Toast and Fries. Was good. A tad too oily for my taste, but was nice. Then a Chai. Wonder of wonders, I was served in a proper Cup and Saucer. Considering that the guy i front of me ordered coffee, which was served to him in a paper cup.
All this jugglery to experience a different route and the Dining Car Experience. Did just that. Amazing......
Only one point, after I finished the French Fries, I gave the paper dish to the waiter, for disposal. This idiot, promptly took it from my hands and threw it out from the window behind me. Before the paper plate must have hit the ground, I verbally hit that guy big time. Was some scene, but I don't give a damn. Somehow, controlled the urge to verbally abuse that guy. All said and done, he was in uniform and I have the right to complain in the register, but I am not allowed to abuse him.

When will be a more civilized and cultured nation?
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Apr 09 2016 (11:01)
rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
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Dadar, UP Line at 60. Skipped Dadar Central for the first time on the UP line.

Apr 09 2016 (11:05)
Sankalp Sharma*^~   4248 blog posts   8139 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Happy journey Btw how the fare is 0,booked from any concession pass?

Apr 09 2016 (11:11)
rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
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Byculla at 66, time 11:04.
Last psot. Winding up.
Nice trip. Good sight seeing and a decent trip.
Food and last day journey from MMR to CSTM, was a let down.
Surprisingly, Catering guy
did not collect tips. The cleaning guys came along. This was another first.
Ice-Cream served was not good at all. Starting form Kolkata, I was expecting some Bengali Sweet. That was not to be. Ice Cream served was Vanilla flavor, not a known Brand and tasted very funny. I think, for the first time in my life, I did eat Ice-Cream.

Apr 09 2016 (11:16)
rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
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Oh, just one more thing. Standing at CSTM Outer, prior to Masjid Bander, before the track bifurcates and the local track curves out. Udyan crossed just now. That is pretty late.
Leaving Main Line to enter Pf 16 at CSTM.

Apr 09 2016 (11:17)
rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
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Nice, one. Met all expectations. Except Food and MMR-CSTM run. Hope it's a once in a while affair.
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Apr 06 2016 (11:15)
rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
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Crossed 22411 Naharlagun - New Delhi AC SF Express, before Tin Mile Hat.

Apr 06 2016 (13:10)
Atlast DBRG Shatabdi Rake arrived at DBRG~   4374 blog posts   1653 correct pred (73% accurate)
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What Was the Locomotive with NHLN AC was it SGUJ EMD or LKO WDM3A

Apr 07 2016 (22:40)
rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
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Single line track now.
Stopped at Barsoi Jn. Time 09:38.
Left at 09:44, amazing left hand curve immediately after the station.
& then to the right.
NTSK-SDAH Kanchnjunga Express at 10:03, between
Stopped at Chatterhat Railway Station, time 11:28, Dual WDM Goods train passing by on the loop line. Main line track work in progress. Laying of Rubber pads between tracks and concrete sleepers.
DBRG-DLI Brahmaputra Mail crossed before New Bongaigaon Junction
Two mins later as we stopped at NBO, GHY-JAT 15653 Amarnath Express pulls up on Pf 3.
Leaving NBO at 16:51, 41 mins late.
Parallel departure with NBO-somewhere Passenger
Rangiya Junction at 18:17, delayed by 09 mins. Overtook some passenger train.
Saw the Saraighat bridge, in the night, but still quite impressive. Road over Rail bridge 1.38 kilometers of running water at a brisk pace in summer by a river not mainly fed by melting snow of the Himalayas. Other bridges are definitely longer, but none has full length of flowing water.
No wonder it is called the mighty Bramhaputra, probably the only river with a male name in India.

Apr 07 2016 (22:45)
rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
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Don't recall the shed but Single CAB WAD4 in Cab Forward mode.

Apr 09 2016 (06:58)
rahulashoksave   464 blog posts
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Crossed a "Container Goods". Was seeing only coal being taken around, for a good part of the day yesterday.
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