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Jun 08 2015 (15:06)   02860/Santragachi - Mumbai LTT SpecialFare AC Special

apudutta   18 blog posts
Entry# 1504332            Tags   Past Edits
I travelled in this train a few days back. There did not seem to be any pantry car, even though your status shows that there is one. Kindly update.
General Travel
Apr 25 2015 (06:44)   02859/Mumbai LTT - Santragachi SpecialFare AC Special | LTT/Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (5 PFs)

apudutta   18 blog posts
Entry# 1441516            Tags   Past Edits
Any idea why the reservation status is being shown as TRAIN CANCELLED from 9th May on wards even though the train has been extended till June.
Info Update
Sep 04 2014 (16:48)   11013/Mumbai LTT - Coimbatore (Kurla) Express (PT)

apudutta   18 blog posts
Entry# 1206623            Tags   Past Edits
LTT to BNC is showing -2 halts. Please correct.

Sep 04 2014 (17:07)
JOSH*^~   13485 blog posts   15239 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1206623-1            Tags   Past Edits
Check it now..
Should be fine..
Thanks for d alert..
Travel Question
Sep 01 2014 (15:45)   12779/Goa Express (PT)

apudutta   18 blog posts
Entry# 1203599            Tags   Past Edits
Does this train stop at Dudh Sagar DDS/DWF? I am sorry if somebody has asked this before.

Sep 01 2014 (18:50)
GOA SK TO VSG~   6240 blog posts   613 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1203599-1            Tags   Past Edits
It stops at DDS station.

Sep 02 2014 (10:18)
apudutta   18 blog posts
Re# 1203599-2            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks a lot for this information. Is that an official stop both for 12779 and 12780?

Sep 02 2014 (11:06)
GOA SK TO VSG~   6240 blog posts   613 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1203599-3            Tags   Past Edits
Nope its a technical halt. So you will have to book tickets upto or from Kulem and get down or board at DDS. But 12780 arrives DDS early at around 4am and DDS is not like other stations there are no facilities for passengers like a waiting hall, canteen, etc. So what many people do is book tickets till castle rock and start trekking from there early morning till the falls.
Regarding returning in 12779 it stops at DDS station but there will be a huge rush to board the train, so don't bring children or elderly people with you.
thing is be safe enjoy the environment there but stay away from swimming in the waters there during monsoons.
General Travel
Aug 19 2014 (12:25)   12102/Jnaneswari Super Deluxe Express (PT)

apudutta   18 blog posts
Entry# 1191713            Tags   Past Edits
Travelled by Jnaneshwari Express from Howrah to Mumbai; reached today morning. The journey in 3AC was horrible, with cockroaches all over and rats making merry. I have used this train many times, never expected this to happen. Ostensibly, maintenance of the coaches has gone to the dogs.

9 posts - Tue Aug 19, 2014

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Aug 19 2014 (18:39)
PKV*^~   19100 blog posts   73 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1191713-11            Tags   Past Edits
Very unfortunate Apu. Governments & Railway Ministers may come and go but this sordid state of affairs goes on for ever.

Aug 20 2014 (10:59)
apudutta   18 blog posts
Re# 1191713-12            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, I have complained. Hopefully things will improve. It pains that one of the best trains on this sector is being treated so shabbily.

Aug 20 2014 (11:01)
apudutta   18 blog posts
Re# 1191713-13            Tags   Past Edits
I travelled in April this year. Do not recollect things being so bad, otherwise I would have commented in this column. And I have also travelled in this train in the very first month of the run, of course, things were very different then.

Aug 20 2014 (11:04)
apudutta   18 blog posts
Re# 1191713-14            Tags   Past Edits
It is. But on the other hand, there were efforts being made to keep the train clean from garbage while the train was in motion. It probably is the case of negligence when the train remains idle at the yards.

Aug 22 2014 (23:55)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2493 blog posts   160 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1191713-15            Tags   Past Edits
It seems SER doing sautela vyavahar (step motherly treatment) at Santragachi coaching yard...
General Travel
Aug 19 2014 (13:32)   12261/Mumbai CST - Howrah AC Duronto Express

apudutta   18 blog posts
Entry# 1191777            Tags   Past Edits
It seems that the rake of Duronto is almost always on the run. Maybe that explains the poor upkeep of the coach that I travelled in, on 14th of this month. Most disturbing was the presence of cockroaches that were having a free ride.
★★  General Travel
Aug 08 2014 (10:19)   16345/Netravati Express (PT)

apudutta   18 blog posts
Entry# 1181335            Tags   Past Edits
Somewhere near Surathkal: Netravati Express is a humble spectator to the Trivandrum Rajdhani crossing during an early morning.

Aug 08 2014 (11:02)
Guest: 53ecc949   show all posts
Re# 1181335-1            Tags   Past Edits
A rain fanner can also be seen in the coach ahead.Looks like slowly but surely individuals are warming up to the idea of - 'Rail Fanning'.

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General Travel
May 17 2013 (15:40)   12101/Jnaneswari Super Deluxe Express (PT)

apudutta   18 blog posts
Entry# 755932            Tags   Past Edits
Wonderful train...love the way it flies. Minimal stops, few hassles even in the sleeper bogies. Next travel on 24th of this month...just twiddling my thumbs...WL32 in 3A, hope it confirms...

3 posts - Fri May 17, 2013

May 17 2013 (16:16)
apudutta   18 blog posts
Re# 755932-4            Tags   Past Edits
Oh, it does...fly, i.e. Especially in the night....when you are deep asleep and speed hits you...:)

May 17 2013 (16:25)
King of ER HWH Raj   1983 blog posts   117 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 755932-5            Tags   Past Edits
It is one of the best trains in HWH-CSTM route (via NGP). Pantry service is also good.

May 17 2013 (16:25)
SRG*^~   35572 blog posts   169352 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 755932-6            Tags   Past Edits
Ha ha you must be dreaming :)

May 17 2013 (16:26)
Krutarth*^   1615 blog posts   1996 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 755932-7            Tags   Past Edits
My Prediction: Confirm..
BTW please Post your PNR here /pnr

May 17 2013 (16:41)
apudutta   18 blog posts
Re# 755932-8            Tags   Past Edits
hope you are right....great site, came across this today, and i am totally hooked.
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