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12116/Siddheshwar SF Express
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Today (12:44AM)   18519/Vishakapatnam - Mumbai LTT Express (PT) | PRWD/Parewadi (2 PFs) | KYN/WDP-4D

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Sep 26 2016 (1:52AM)
Station Tag: Jinti Road/JNTR added by TKD WAP 7 LOVER~/976999

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Sep 26 2016 (1:52AM)
Train Tag: Siddheshwar SF Express/12116 added by TKD WAP 7 LOVER~/976999

Sep 26 2016 (1:52AM)
Train Tag: Chennai Egmore - Dadar Central SuperFast Express/12164 added by TKD WAP 7 LOVER~/976999

Sep 26 2016 (12:44AM)
Loco Tag: KYN/WDP-4D added by TKD WAP 7 LOVER~/976999

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Station Tag: Parewadi/PRWD added by TKD WAP 7 LOVER~/976999

Sep 26 2016 (12:44AM)
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Overtaken by 11044 madurai ltt exp at parewadi.
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Omg Overtaken by 12164 & 12116 at jinti rd
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Sep 09 2016 (9:52PM)   10104/Mandovi Express | MAO/Madgaon Junction (3 PFs) | GOC/WDP-4D/40106

LHB for TN Express~   758 blog posts   178 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
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Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
Train Tag: Mysuru-Tuticorin Express/16236 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

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Train Tag: Thiruvananthapuram -Mumbai CST Weekly Express/16332 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
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Train Tag: KSR Bengaluru City - Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express/22693 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
Train Tag: Yesvantpur - Bidar Express/16571 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
Train Tag: KSR Bengaluru City - Kacheguda SF Express/12786 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
Train Tag: KSR Bengaluru City - Hindupur Passenger/56523 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
Train Tag: Coimbatore - Mumbai LTT (Kurla) Express/11014 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
Train Tag: Bengaluru Cantt. - Vijaywada Passenger/56503 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
Train Tag: Prashanti Nilayam Express/17604 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
Train Tag: Mysuru - Jaipur SF Express/12975 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
Train Tag: Prashanti Express/18464 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
Train Tag: Kondaveedu Express/17212 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
Train Tag: Kanniyakumari-Mumbai CST Jayanti Janta Express/16382 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
Train Tag: Chennai-Mumbai CST Mail/11028 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
Train Tag: KSR Bengaluru - Hazur Sahib Nanded (Link) Express/16594 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
Train Tag: Udyan Express/11302 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
Train Tag: Karnataka Express/12627 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
Train Tag: Basava Express/17307 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
Train Tag: Siddheshwar SF Express/12115 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
Train Tag: Chennai Egmore - Dadar Central SuperFast Express/12164 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
Train Tag: Mumbai LTT - Shalimar [Kurla] Express/18029 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

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Train Tag: Mumbai LTT - Rajendra Nagar Patna Janta Express/13202 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
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Sep 09 2016 (10:06PM)
Train Tag: Saket Link Express/21068 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

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Train Tag: Saket Express/11068 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

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Train Tag: Mumbai LTT - Coimbatore (Kurla) Express/11013 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

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Train Tag: Mumbai Dadar (T.) - Tirunelveli SF Express/22629 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

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Train Tag: Dadar Central - Chennai Egmore SuperFast Express/12163 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

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Train Tag: Mumbai LTT - Hubballi Express (via Belagavi)/17318 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

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Train Tag: Dadar - Sawantwadi Road Rajya Rani Express/11003 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

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Train Tag: Punjab Mail/12137 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

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Train Tag: Dadar - Madgaon Jan Shatabdi Express/12051 added by LHB for TN Express~/621629

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10. PULLING into VASCO& the RR FIASCO.
A scheduled halt at Kulem which lasted 10mins; saw us click a lot pics. A fully loaded Freighter was allowed to ascend the ghats as soon as we arrived. It was banked by EMD triplets from UBL. Post Kulem; barring a 2min halt at Kudchade, we barrelled ahead at MPS till Madgaon. ERS WDM2A led Mangalore passenger rushed southwards as we crawled to a halt at MAO home. A few minutes later; we were given the starter to enter pf3. Mangalore Madgaon Intercity
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Express was expected on pf2. Trivandrum Rajdhani led by its customary link GOC WDP3A; pulled into pf1 for a scheduled halt. We waited quite some time for it at MAO, and were given the green as soon as the Rajdhani arrived. Post Madgaon it was a rainy ride till Dabolim. KJM WDG4 led Goa express crossed at Suravali and the Janshatabdi from Dadar led by a GOC WDP4D; rushed past just as we veered away to the left immediately after Majorda Jn. The rains gave us a break as we crawled into Vasco; a good 70minutes late.
Being a port terminal; the station saw very less passenger activity. On most days the station wears a deserted look after the arrival of the last passenger from Kulem. The clerk in charge of verification and allotment of Retiring rooms was a bit surprised when I flashed my RR printout copy.
“Maine socha aap aaoge hi nahi” [I thought you will not come at all]
‘Train late thi sir; mein kya karta?” [The train was late sir, what can I do?]
I understood his shock; I had booked the RR from 8 in the morning; although my train arrived at 15:05 in the afternoon. But it was my turn to be shocked when he asked me to pay up an additional Rs. 150 for the ‘EXTRA’ Person.
I Protested, “Sir, humne Family room book kiya hua hai 3 logon ke liye. Yeh extra ka kya chakkar hai?” [Sir, we had booked a Family room for 3 people. What is this about the Extras?]
‘Sir, aapne double bed room book kiya hai, yahan family room nahi hain. Extra ek aadmi ke liye extra paise lagte hain’. [Sir, you have booked a double room. There are no Family rooms here, You have to pay up for the Extra person.]
I was too tired to argue and didn’t want to create a scene either; something which I regret even now. We got rooms at 1/3rd the cost of the cheapest hotel available in the vicinity. I paid up after a consultation with the buddies.
NOTE: IRCTC will allow you to book Family rooms in Vasco. But the Station doesn’t have any Family rooms. All are double Bed rooms. If you think you have paid already and there is no need to pay again; then you will not be allowed into the room.
After completion of formalities, all of us dumped our bags into the room; and took a well deserved rest. Chats, Chai and a walk in the beach made better of an evening which was preceded by a very hectic 24hours. A Bonus spotting was a surprise encounter with the reptile kind on our way back to the station. An all in one package, that’s what this trip was.
11. ‘Thanni la Gandam’; THE JINX RETURNS
The rains overnight did not deter our spirits to go Railfanning at the banks of the Zuari River, near the bridge. We hoped for a cloudy day; but it went bad to worse to hopeless. After spotting the passenger from Ratnagiri and the Mumbai bound Mandovi, we decided to abandon spotting the Mumbai – Mangalore ‘Rocket’ Superfast; as NTES showed it to be running late by more than hour. And with no proper shelter to give some cover; staying there any longer in the incessant rains was a waste. The 3 of us on 2 Activas; decided to head towards Dona Paula. Despite the rains, we somehow managed to ride. Just as we were descending the road bridge; a loud ALCo honk caught our attention, it was the Rocket. Our impatience got the better of us. Well; this was just the beginning, there was more to come.
While riding to Dona Paula; I figured something was wrong. Even at the breakfast stop en-route where we had some not-so South Indian Dosas from a so-called Malabar Restaurant; I didn’t realize that ‘I DID NOT CLOSE THE ZIP OF MY CAMERA BAG& HAD JUST DUMPED IT INTO MY SHOULDER BAG’.
DAMN!!!! My camera was drenched in the rain. This turned out to be the scariest moment of my life. After failed attempts to get the camera working in Dona Paula; I rode back to Vasco and hunted in Google Maps for any Canon Service centre in and around VSG.
NONE
Hell hath no fury like my mother if she had gotten to know that my carelessness destroyed my camera. The Locals mentioned that any sort of repair work; would be done only in Panji. Damn!
Blame my brains for planning a trip to Goa in the monsoon season. Of all the places that I could have gone to; Goa and Mumbai were the ones I chose.
‘It is Fate Adi; this could have happened in your own home; don’t curse yourself so much. Think of what can be done next.’
I lost my appetite out of fear; the two of them had to literally drag me to an Udupi restaurant for dinner.
12. JOURNEY ONBOARD THE FOOD KING – One more in the ‘First Time’ list
I rang up Akshay; who was on his way to Goa to join us in the rest of the trip. He gave assurance that there would definitely be a CANON Service centre in Mumbai; and asked me to relax a bit. How I wished I could.
The Station Manager at Vasco was kind enough to guide us on the taxi and bus fares in Vasco. We were to board the Mandovi Express the next morning from MAO at 08:30. He assured that Taxis won’t charge any less than 800 bucks for a drop to MAO. He did mention though that there was a bus at 05:30 starting right from in front of Vasco Station, and that would drop us at Madgaon KTC Bus Stand; from where we would get Autos to MAO. We found that to be a good alternative.
At a net expense of Rs. 65 per head; bus and auto combined; we couldn’t have asked for a better mode of transport to MAO. Akshay was already there waiting for us on pf1; having arrived by the Goa Express. We could also spot Mumbai LTT bound Netravati Express. It left within minutes after we reached. We freshened up and I guided Sriram and Sri to the Benjo Restaurant in pf1 for some hot Buns. Akshay and I decided to skip it; I was lost in trying to get my camera working well again and Akshay was not hungry.
Immediately after the Ernakulam bound Duronto arrived and departed; our ride to Mumbai; the Mandovi Express was shunted into pf1, by its own power; an offlink –GOC WDP4D 40106. The UBL EMD cycle was broken somewhere. We settled down in our seats in S4 and were on our way at exactly half past 8.
The primary reason for including this train in the itinerary was the food; and I must say; the ‘FOOD KING’ as the Mandovi is fondly addressed by Railfans; did not disappoint. I do admit for missing out on the Ksheera Upma; for which I got ample scoldings from @binnu; will try it out next time macha.
The run of Mandovi was a very relaxed and laidback one. With plenty of halts; food and trains were enough to keep me going on such a slow train. The rains gave us company all the way to Sawantwadi road; where we crossed the Madgaon bound Konkankanya Express.
The crossings kept coming; freight, express and all; but the one which we looked out for came after Ratnagiri; at Nandgaon road to be precise. The southbound Trivandrum Rajdhani led by GOC WDP3A crossed us here. With the crossing of the Rajdhani done; we kept wondering where ‘The Overtake’ will happen. On a Wednesday journey in the Mandovi; the TVC Raj can be spotted both ways; towards Mumbai there is an overtake; while towards Madgaon there is a crossing. What we didn’t realize at that moment was, that it was the monsoon schedule; which meant that Mandovi would reach Panvel well ahead of the northbound Trivandrum Rajdhani. A Candid pic clicked at the time I was verifying the same; led my Guruji to ridicule me.
‘What has the world come to? So – called railfans and what they do? The same old stare-at-your-phone while the attractive world outside a railway carriage passes these souls by... ’
Well, now I really didn’t how to counter that one.
As mentioned earlier; food was one of the main reasons for including Mandovi in this trip. The breakfast options were Bread Cutlet, Bread Omlette& Cheese Sandwich. Lunch was served somewhere near Sawantwadi road. Options included Egg Biryani with Egg Curry; Veg Biryani with Onion Raita and Chinese Hakka Noodles. All options were tried. And taste was quite good; while the price was not much of a pinch on the pocket. Samosa was served with two side dishes that day. In the morning; when I bought a plate near Pernem; we got the spicy green chutney along with the Samosa. The raw aroma of the green chillies mashed with coariander and possibly a dash of ginger to save the taste buds; was a great flavour to go along with the Aloo Samosa which itself was quite Tasty. In the afternoon; we bought a plate of Samosas with what we call ‘Milagai Podi’ down south. It was equally tasty. A Cup of chai washed down the throat after these flavours refreshed the mood. It is worth mentioning, that the chai along the entire route was quite tasty. Surprisingly we had chai at 4 different rates that day; Rs. 5; 7; 8& 10. And the quantity varied accordingly. Thankfully though; the taste was more or less the same.
The disappointment of not spotting a Ro-Ro rake that day was compensated by the plethora of crossings along the route. Mumbai Mangalore ‘Rocket’ Superfast at Thivim, Konkankanya at Sawantwadi road; Dadar Sawantwadi Rajyarani at Kudal, Trivandrum Rajdhani at Nandgaon road; Dadar Madgaon Janshatabdi at Vilavade, Mumbai LTT Madgaon Double Decker at Nivasar; MAO bound Mandovi at Sangameshwar road, Netravati Express at Karanjadi, Matsyagandha Express at Roha, Mumbai LTT – Hubballi express at Panvel, and Mumbai CST Firozpur Punjab Mail at Parsik Tunnel made up the list of notable crossings. An added bonus spotting was the overtake by the legendary Geetanjali express; led by an SRC WAP4 roaring through Thane as we pulled in for a scheduled halt. The array of departures from Mumbai, along with the fast and slow locals made up for the rest of the evening as we crawled into Dadar pf6 for a halt; from where we walked over to the Western lines and took an EMU to our retiring rooms in BCT.
13. MAYANAGARI MUMBAI
After completing the long verification process in BCT; we headed to our retiring rooms in the third floor. The rooms were quite spacious for a 2 bed room and were quite ancient too in terms of looks. The layout was quite interesting. There were 2 dorms; 4 air conditioned rooms& 4 non AC rooms. Rooms 7 to 10 were non AC. While 7& 8 were on the third floor, room 9& 10 were a floor down; the access of which was from the third floor only. In short if anyone was to get room 9/10; they would have to take the lift or stairs to the third floor, verify their details with the attendant, and walk through the entire corridor to the flight of stairs at the other end; from where they will have to descend towards their rooms.
The next day, my friends woke up to take the 06:55 CST KSRA Fast to Khardi; for some RF. Ironically, I decided the location and couldn’t go with them myself. After taking some more rest; I went down to the Janata Aahar canteen for some simple yet scrumptious breakfast, consisting of 2 slices of bread coated with butter; a piece of cutlet and some dip tea. After roaming around the platforms of BCT till the departure of the Saurashtra Express; I went back, changed, noted down the address of the CANON service centre and boarded a Virar fast towards Goregaon. The map attached in the justdial link misguided me to Goregaon whereas the Centre was located near the Western Express Highway Metro in ‘Andheri’. A long walk from Goregaon station to the Hub mall and, several enquiries later, I managed an auto which took me to the building where I was headed. A simple phone call to the service centre would have gotten me there even earlier; but no. Google maps zindabad. And common sense goes for a toss.
Thankfully the issue was not that serious; and was resolved in a few minutes. While coming back; I boarded a 332 double decker bus to Kurla after getting my camera checked. Initially; when I spotted the metro, the idea of taking a metro to Ghatkopar and local from thereon seemed good. But a couple of double decker buses that went by changed my mind. I was boarding a double decker bus after nearly 2 decades. Even when they were prevalent in Chennai about 15 years ago; didn’t travel in them, not even once. The fascination for the upper deck had not decreased even a bit; the child in me was still alive. I was glad.
332 dropped me in Kurla west after a bumpy ride of about 45minutes. When I went in, I got a call from my friends that they were on board a fast local headed back to CST. I boarded the local just after theirs and joined them in the FOB connecting DR and DDR. Everyone was tired& we decided to take some rest and visit the Gateway in the evening.
14. DOUBLE DECKER AGAIN, GATEWAY, RECOLLECTING HISTORY& VIRAR LOCAL
Yes, the fact that I had boarded a double decker bus got the interest of all of my friends. On our previous trip, we had spotted the Double Decker bus plying in route 124 which connected BCT& CST. This time, we waited patiently and our patience was rewarded. Within 15minutes of us reaching the bus stop, we boarded a 124 headed straight to the upper deck. En-route Akshay talked about the history of the famed Bombay Underworld, the book Dongri to Dubai; Haji Mastan, Varadajan Mudaliar; and the most famous of all – Dawood Ibrahim. A lot was talked about the history of Mumbai; its underworld, the development of the railways, the city and much more; as we meandered through the crowded streets. Time flew and before we knew it; we were in front of the Gateway. And so were hundreds of others.
Akshay and I were at it again; discussing the history of Gateway; the terror attack on the Taj Hotel, the movie ‘A Wednesday’ & eventually the discussion came back to Railways. Sriram and Sri spent their time clicking snaps and looking around. They had been here already. After spending about a couple of hours there; we headed out and boarded a Taxi to take us to Churchgate. We had to vacate our Retiring rooms and settle in the dorm of BCT for the next 12hours. Unfortunately we couldn’t manage a 48 hour booking; and hence this arrangement had to suffice. We boarded a Virar Fast from CCG but thankfully didn’t have to go to DDR. If you have visited Dadar during peak hours you know why I am being thankful.
Sriram and Sri had managed an AC room for the night; so we dumped our bags in their room and left for dinner. The BCT railwire WiFi was fast enough to attract the three of them into the platforms. After purchasing the platform tickets; we went towards the Dadar end of pf5 and stayed there till the Indore bound Duronto was shunted in; which was around 23:10. Even the RPF personnel was surprised when we said ‘We stay in the retiring rooms’; probably her perception of the next gen was different. Maybe she didn’t expect us to roam around the platforms of BCT when the last train was shunted in and we didn’t board, maybe she assumed something about us. Maybe......
15. ELEPHANTA VISIT, LUGGAGE AT DADAR& GETTING LOOTED.....
Akshay headed to Pune by Indrayani on some personal work and asked me to save his seat in 11013; as he would be boarding the same. He had forgotten to change the boarding point 24hours before the departure time; and hence both of us were dependant on the TTE. After he left, the rest of us checked out; went to the Janata Aahar Canteen again, had breakfast and headed to Dadar. The reason for depositing the luggage in Dadar’s Locker room was; Sriram and Sri were to board the 12163 Dadar – Chennai ‘Super’ Express from there later in the day. And after seeing them off; I was contemplating doing the local train ride to Tilaknagar; the station closest to LTT. We went to Dadar (W); and took a Taxi for a quick visit to Siddhivinayak Mandir; and later boarded a bus from there to Gateway. En-route we also had a darshan of Haji Ali Mosque; the visit to which is still pending. After purchasing tickets; the three of us headed to the jetty to board a boat to the Elephanta caves.
The boat made its way through all the bigger ships parked off-port; and after an hour or so we reached the Elephanta caves. Poor planning and sea ride during full moon day; got the better of us. The rains didn’t help either. After somewhat exploring the Elephanta caves; which included a Rs. 10 per head ride from the jetty to a certain distance onboard the Toy Train, we returned back. I was not at all surprised to see the boat owners trying to make a quick buck during the 1hr ride back.
Rs. 10 for a cup of chai; Chips sold at MRP; Extra 20 bucks for a ride in the boat’s upper deck; they left no stone unturned in making brisk business. Back at Gateway; the rains lashed out furiously; Umbrellas and raincoats were out; and people lunged on to the share taxis headed to various destinations. We boarded a CST bound Taxi and reached the station in about 15minutes. Avoiding the long Queues; I headed straight to a gentleman sitting near an ATVM machine.
‘Kahan jaana hai beta?’ [Where do you want to go Son?]
‘Uncle, 3 ticket Dadar ka de dijiye.’ [Uncle, please give me 3 tickets to Dadar]
Within minutes we were in the platforms. Here is where common sense was flushed and thrown away. In urgency to board the next Dadar bound local, we boarded a Karjat Fast and didn’t even realize it until we pulled out of CST.
WE HAD BOARDED A KARJAT FAST DURING PEAK HOURS AND WERE SUPPOSED TO GET DOWN AT DADAR.
Realization dawned on us quite late; due to the heavy rains; tracks were submerged near the ramp before Masjid; and locals followed a caution of 15kmph. Railway staff was busy in pumping out the water. It was at that time I paid some partial attention to the lady whose voice echoed amidst the chaos in the coach.
“.................................... karjat .................................... 15 dabba..........................; pudil station byculla”
I silenced the other two who were chitchatting away right next to me; and asked them to pay attention. By then; the Hindi Announcement also came to an end; and the aunty started speaking in angrezi.......
“This is a 15 car Fast Local bound for Karjat, Next station is Byculla”; this was enough to freeze all of us for a moment.
I yelled at them; ‘Ada paavigala; erum bodhu gavanikkave illaya da? Ellathayum vittutu Karjat vandi laya erradhu?’ [You Idiots; didn’t you notice while boarding? Of all the locals, you had to board a Karjat Fast ?]
All three of us started discussing the perils we would face while getting down; a gentleman interrupted our discussion.
‘Thambi, endha ooru neenga?’ [Brother, Where are you from?]
‘Chennai Sir’ [I responded.]
‘Dadar la dhaane eranganum? Naanum ange dhan eranga poren, naan solra maadhri seyyunga’ he said – [You want to get down at Dadar right? I am also going to get down there; do as I say]
‘Station platform ku ulla pona udane; konjam doorathula oru First Class board onnu varum, appo ready aayikonga. Konjam doorathula rendavadhu board varum, adhu thaandina udane running laye erangirunga. Vandi nikkara varaikkum porumaya irundha ungala eranga vida maatanga; ulla thalli vitturuvanga. Naan correct ah signal kudukkaren; adhe follow panni erangidunga’
[As soon as the train enters the station; in a little distance, a First Class Board will appear; get ready at that time. In some more distance; one more First Class board will come, at that time get down while the train is still in motion. If you wait for the train to stop, the crowd won’t allow you to get down. I will give you the signal at the exact place; get down immediately.]
It was just like how he described; as we approached Dadar, there was this sea of people waiting to board the train. And the gentleman got down as described; and the three of us followed suit. Thankfully, we didn’t get crushed underfoot. I swear, never am I going to board a Karjat Fast again, in my life. The gentleman was probably headed to the Western line; I gave him a wave to thank him; as he disappeared into the crowd on the FOB.
Then later; after some snacks from a stall on pf5; we settled on a bench towards the KYN end of pf6, watching all locals and Express trains go by. The Chennai bound ‘Super’ was already occupying pf7& the Tirunelveli bound Superfast Express was on pf8. It was then that I saw the crowd of all outgoing locals. It was enough to make me back down on my decision of taking an EMU ride to LTT. At around 18:45; just as the Vidarbha Express announcements got the crowd on pf5 buzzing about; I decided to take a Taxi to LTT. The lashing rains and Mumbai’s infamous traffic made me take this step. A Taxi was asked for; and I agreed for the price of Rs. 500; and reached LTT in just about 40minutes. Later, local RFs made me realize that the meter fare would have turned out much lesser; one more lesson – learned the hard way.....
16. THE PATIENT WAIT AT LTT; and a COMEDY TURNED TRAGEDY
After buying some dinner; I went to the Sleeper Class Waiting room on pf1, my cell and camera batteries required some charging. I was constantly in touch with Akshay, when another friend called up. This guy is my neighbour in Bangalore; and was travelling in my train with me upto Bangalore, albeit in a different coach. He left from his brother-in-law’s house in Bhayandar at around 19:00, which on a non-monsoon day should have been just right. But his bad luck was dancing on his head; his local was held up somewhere near Goregaon for about 45minutes, and thereon moved very slowly. He got down at Andheri at 21:30, and managed an Auto from there to LTT. Despite all the desperate attempts by the ‘bechara Auto Driver’, they couldn’t make it before 22:40, my memories of missing KSK got refreshed.
In his own words; he arrived at 22:40; paid the Auto Driver; and ran into the station. He saw the digital display board saying “11013 Coimbatore Express D 22:35 PF 4” and jumped into the train on pf1, and onto the tracks of pf2, only to find Kushinagar on pf3& his train missing from pf4. He requested me to pull the chain and hold the train for a bit; but I politely refused; not used to doing such activities.
There were a line of arrivals and departures at that time; LTT-Shalimar departed from pf2 at 22:00; followed by LTT-Rajendranagar (T) express at 22:15 from pf5. The next in line was my train which was led by a KJM WDP4 and departed on time. Saket Express arrived at around 21:00, and pulled into pf1.
Negotiating the turnouts, my train twisted and turned its way out of Mumbai; as I bade goodbye to the financial capital of India; swearing to come prepared next time. It was time to head home as of now.
17. THE JOURNEY BACK HOME; a PRAYER TO REPEAT HISTORY.
The LTT – CBE Express crawled through the waterlogged 5th and 6th line stretch upto Thane; invariably delaying the run. We took a good 65minutes to reach Thane; stopping and starting quite frequently. The Mumbai Solapur Siddeshwar Express overtook my train as we were struggling to pick up speed. With three back to back departures in a span of 35mins; water-logging doesn’t really help maintain the pace. Akshay gave me a call to verify that that my train had departed. I promised to stay awake till Kalyan to look out for TTE. But the TTE didn’t make his appearance at all; missed the train due to traffic jam maybe?
As we pulled into Pune, I woke up to realize that we were close to 1hour late. We came to a halt on pf3; I looked out for Akshay; and could see him banging the door. It was latched from the inside. I immediately went and opened it. And both of us woke the guy sleeping on Akshay’s berth; the guy’s seat was in S5; and he had fallen asleep in the same berth no. in S4. No energy left to chitchat anymore; the two of us wished each other Goodnight and went to sleep; only to wake up a couple of stations before Solapur. The delay of 1hour was maintained. I was nervous. This train has a horrible history of late arrivals at Bangalore City; with arrivals in the range of 22:15 to 01:30hrs; instead of the scheduled 21:50.
A few weeks prior to this trip, I had gone to receive Appa who was coming by 12027 Shatabdi Express from Chennai. Surprisingly that day; the 11013 CBE express arrived SBC on time at 21:50& and the Shatabdi ended up arriving 20mins late. I would have loved it if this episode were to repeat. The present scenario didn’t seem favourable though. As we pulled into Solapur; Akshay quickly bade me goodbye and ran towards the Ticket counter to buy a ticket for the further journey to his home. He boarded the Basava Express which arrived at the same time. The only respite he had was that there was a loco reversal for Basava Express at Solapur and he could come back in time to board it. We pulled out after a scheduled 10mins halt. New Delhi bound Karnataka Express crossed us at Hotgi Jn. led by twin GTL WDM3Ds.
Tilati is a totally different station now. It is not what it used to be about 18months ago. The station now has 2 loops apart from the mainline and the second platform is also ready. Doubling has eaten away a beautiful station with scissors crossing layout. I still remember seeing a board at the home signal of this station in the WADI end; ‘NO LOOP FOR KARNATAKA EXPRESS AND BTPN’. The use of that board had come to an end now.
YPR SUR Superfast was looped for us in Akalkot road& Wadi Solapur Passenger crossed us at Ganagapur road. As we barrelled ahead at MPS; the blue sky with cotton-like clouds gave a welcome relief from the constant rains over the previous few days. The run between Solapur and Wadi was spectacular. The special spotting in this stretch was the scissors crossing at Bablad with the Mumbai bound Udyan Express. We got the starter as soon as Udyan entered the loop and started reversing into the back end line. It was a nice parallel run with the reversing Udyan. Our delay had come down to 40minutes by the time we reached Gulbarga.
A Lot of unreserved Passengers boarded the train at Gulbarga and some of them went upto Krishna; the river had a fair amount of water. Most of the other passengers got down at Raichur. A Passenger train headed towards Gulbarga departed immediately after we entered Wadi Jn. On any other day, due to the delay with which we had reached Wadi, we would have been overtaken by the Pune Secunderabad Shatabdi Express. But that day, the Shatabdi itself was delayed by about 40minutes. This meant we could walk out of Wadi Jn. without any further increase in delay.
Turn right; Proceed to Bangalore City.
Bangalore Nanded Express headed by a GTL WDM3D; Chennai Mumbai mail led by a GY WDM3D; Kanniyakumari Mumbai Jayanthi Janata Express led by yet another GY WDM3D; were some of the key crossings in the otherwise damp run from Wadi to Guntakal. A nice siesta post Manthralayam rd, saw me wake up at Guntakal home. We were still lagging behind by about 30minutes; when we pulled into pf5. After an extended 20min halt, we departed towards Gooty Jn. As the KJM EMD was cooling its heels in pf5; the Dadar bound 12164 Super Express arrived pf4, led by AJJ WAP1 22007. A Pune WDG3A was ready to take charge of the same train till Pune.
It was a brisk run upto Gooty Jn., from where we took a right turn to move towards Bangalore. We were about to enter that stretch where 11013 usually gets delayed on most occasions, since it is the only train on most days which arrives Bangalore from this side in the evening. In most cases, this train is looped for all outgoing trains departing from Bangalore in the afternoon. Some smart controlling and the delay is usually maintained or reduced; if otherwise, 11013 bears the brunt. My anxiousness was getting the better of me. I was even considering going upto Hosur or Dharmapuri in case we were delayed a lot; since even an Express bus fare from Dharmapuri would be cheaper than the Auto fare I would have to pay from SBC to home; that I would be wasting more time is another story but hey, it was cheaper.
But fortunately; the delay didn’t increase. The weather became more pleasant as we moved towards Dharmavaram. Bangalore Cantt Vijayawada Passenger crossed led by a GTL ALCo. A couple of unscheduled halts later, we crawled into pf1 of Dharmavaram Jn.; where we crossed the Jaipur bound bi-weekly Superfast Express led by MLY WDM3A twins. The train pulled out of pf2 as soon as we came to a halt on pf1. Bhubaneshwar bound Prasanthi Express crossed us at Satya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam, a scheduled halt for both trains. Later on GY WDP4D led Kondaveedu Express was looped for us in some wayside station. Pretty soon, we reached Chakarlapalli and entered the loop for allowing the Yeshvantpur Kacheguda express to pass. At the very next station Malugur, we were looped again; this time for a crossing with our counterpart; the 11014 Coimbatore Mumbai LTT express, led by a KJM WDP4. It was twilight by this time, and as we crossed Hindupur, darkness had set in. Basava Express crossed us at Hindupur; followed by Bangalore City Hindupur passenger at Someshwara. Bangalore City Kacheguda Superfast led by KJM WDG3A twins crossed at Thondebhavi. Yeshvantpur Bidar Express led by a KJM WDM3A, was waiting in Makalidurga loop as we cruised past. At Oddarahalli, we were looped to make way for the New Delhi bound Karnataka Express, led by twin GTL WDM3Ds. Bad luck was when we were received into pf1 of Doddaballapur, pf2 was occupied by a freighter (blocking the view), and in a few minutes; the Nizamuddin bound Rajdhani express rushed through

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Badelog's camera problems. 🙄

  
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Thanks Anna :) Actually even in mine, the lens was showing error! But thankfully was corrected in Mumbai.

  
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Excellent narration, you just made us to live your journey with your words.
Whatever difficulties you faced and mistakes happened during your trip can be taken as precautionary measures for someone going on a konkan trip for 1st time

  
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Great story
Did u actually typed it in one go or typed it acc to incidents ( keeping in notes & then copy paste it )

  
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But why this unnecessary stations and trains tagged (its too many)? many tags)?
Nice report..
But why this unnecessary stations and trains tagged (its too many tags)?
  
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Jul 29 2016 (8:00AM)   12116/Siddheshwar SF Express | SUR/Solapur (5 PFs)

Solapur Superfast~   1415 blog posts   65 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Jul 29 2016 (8:01AM)
Station Tag: Pune Junction/PUNE added by Solapur Superfast~/298373

Jul 29 2016 (8:01AM)
Station Tag: KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)/SBC added by Solapur Superfast~/298373

Jul 29 2016 (8:01AM)
Station Tag: Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus/CSTM added by Solapur Superfast~/298373

Jul 29 2016 (8:01AM)
Station Tag: Yesvantpur Junction/YPR added by Solapur Superfast~/298373

Jul 29 2016 (8:01AM)
Train Tag: Yesvantpur - Solapur SF Express/22134 added by Solapur Superfast~/298373

Jul 29 2016 (8:01AM)
Train Tag: Solapur - Yesvantpur SF Express/22133 added by Solapur Superfast~/298373

Jul 29 2016 (8:01AM)
Train Tag: Udyan Express/11302 added by Solapur Superfast~/298373

Jul 29 2016 (8:01AM)
Train Tag: Udyan Express/11301 added by Solapur Superfast~/298373

Jul 29 2016 (8:01AM)
Train Tag: Solapur-Pune Hutatma Express/12158 added by Solapur Superfast~/298373

Jul 29 2016 (8:01AM)
Train Tag: Hutatma Express/12157 added by Solapur Superfast~/298373

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Train Tag: Siddheshwar SF Express/12115 added by Solapur Superfast~/298373
CR decided to increase coaches of following trains w.e.f. 1st August 2016
11301/02 - Udyan Express by one AC - 3 tier
12115/16 - Siddheshwar Express by one AC - 3 tier
22133/34 - Solapur - Yeshwantpur SF Express by one AC - 3 tier
12157/58
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more...
- Hutatma Express by one second seating (2S)

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Why only for that et it be entire stretch even this doesn't have proper facility to get it ordered from outside via travelkhana etc...

  
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Bcoz rest is overnight journey na..

  
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Return ka bhi dekho..

  
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They need to add a pantry AND remove the rake sharing with Siddheshwar. RSA has completely spoilt the upkeep of this train. It used to be pretty clean before.

  
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I can say that Udyan was betterly maintained with SWR.. neat and clean coaches...
But now it's difficult to change RSA..
  
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Journey: Mon Sep 05, 2016 @ 22:45
Class: AC 3-tier - 3A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 55
Travel: SUR/Solapur   to   TNA/Thane   |   420 km / 454 km
12116/Siddheshwar SF Express
Entry# 1979143

Posted by: Superman   160 blog posts   186 correct pred (73% accurate)
PNR: 875-xxxxxxx (E-Ticket)   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Sep 02 2016 (1:42PM)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 3 (Booking Status: W/L 8,GNWL)
Total Fare:  730
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Latest Status as of: Sep 05 2016 (6:38PM)
Passenger 1: B1,34 [MB]/Coach Position:19 (Booking Status: W/L 8,GNWL)
Total Fare:  730
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Status as of: Sep 05 2016 (6:37PM)
Passenger 1: B1,34 [MB]/Coach Position:19 (Booking Status: W/L 8,GNWL)
Total Fare:  730
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Total Fare:  730
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Passenger 1: RAC 2 (Booking Status: W/L 8,GNWL)
Total Fare:  730
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Passenger 1: RAC 4 (Booking Status: W/L 8,GNWL)
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Passenger 1: RAC 5 (Booking Status: W/L 8,GNWL)
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Aug 12 2016 (10:11AM)   11301/Udyan Express | BUD/Badlapur (3 PFs)
 

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Due to public agitation at Badlapur
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Aug 12 2016 (4:09PM)
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Aug 12 2016 (10:13AM)
2016 ‪#‎BadlapurAgitation‬ #‪‎BadlapurAgitation‬
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Aug 12 2016 (10:12AM)
Station Tag: Pune Junction/PUNE added by Solapur Superfast~/298373

Aug 12 2016 (10:12AM)
Station Tag: Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus/CSTM added by Solapur Superfast~/298373

Aug 12 2016 (10:12AM)
Train Tag: Mumbai CST - Pune Intercity SF Express/12127 added by Solapur Superfast~/298373

Aug 12 2016 (10:12AM)
Train Tag: Indrayani SF Express/22105 added by Solapur Superfast~/298373

Aug 12 2016 (10:12AM)
Train Tag: Mumbai LTT - Vishakapatnam Express/18520 added by Solapur Superfast~/298373

Aug 12 2016 (10:12AM)
Train Tag: Siddheshwar SF Express/12116 added by Solapur Superfast~/298373
Due to #PublicAgitation at Badlapur. Trains stopped between Karjat and Kalyan.
1. 11301 CST-KSR Bengaluru Udyan Exp sch dep 0805 hrs on 12.8.2016 is RESCHEDULED at 1125 hrs on 12.8.2016 due to public agitation at Badlapur.
2. 18520 LTT-Visakhapatnam Exp regulated at Thane.
3. 11007 CST-Pune Deccan Exp regulated at Bhandup.
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CR Trains held up due to ‪#‎BadlapurAgitation‬
17412 KOP-CST Mahalaxmi
12116 SUR-CST Siddheshwar
22105 CST-PA Indrayani
12127 CST-PA Intercity
5. Trains diverted via Karjat-Panvel-Diva on 12.8.2016 #‪‎BadlapurAgitation‬
11010 Pune-CST Sinhagad Exp
12124 Pune-CST Deccan Queen
Source - Central Railway FB Page
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Aug 12 2016 (11:18AM)
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Aug 12 2016 (4:26PM)
Late by 6 hrs
Traffic restored.. 11301 Udyan rescheduled to 14:20.. Late by 6 hrs..

  
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Aug 12 2016 (4:25PM)
Solapur Superfast~   1415 blog posts   65 correct pred (72% accurate)
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18520 LTT - Visakhapatnam Express is also running late by 4 hrs.

  
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Aug 13 2016 (9:10AM)
Solapur Superfast~   1415 blog posts   65 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Udyan now running late by 9 hrs..

  
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Aug 13 2016 (6:50PM)
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Reached SBC.. 9 hrs 40 mins late
  
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Aug 13 2016 (12:55AM)   12116/Siddheshwar SF Express | MA/Madha (2 PFs)
 

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Aug 13 2016 (12:55AM)
Train Tag: Coimbatore-Rajkot Express/16614 added by CR PUNE DIV~/976999
Overtaken By 16614 Rajkot Exp @ Madha!!!
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Aug 11 2016 (10:08PM)   12115/Siddheshwar SF Express | PUNE/Pune Junction (6 PFs)
 

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पुणे - पुणे रेल्वे स्थानकावरून जाणाऱ्या 184 रेल्वेगाड्यांपैकी वास्को द गामा (गोवा) ते हजरत निजामुद्दीन (दिल्ली) आणि छत्रपती शिवाजी टर्मिनस (मुंबई) ते सिद्धेश्‍वर (सोलापूर) या दोन गाड्यांसाठी प्रवाशांना सर्वाधिक वाट पाहावी लागत असल्याचे एका पाहणीत आढळून आले आहे. महाराष्ट्रामध्ये रेल्वेगाड्यांना होणारा विलंब ही नित्याची बाब ठरली असून, गेल्या सहा महिन्यांत याबाबत कोणतीही सुधारणा झालेली नाही. सर्वांत कमी विलंब गुजरात, तमिळनाडू, पश्‍चिम बंगाल, झारखंड आणि कर्नाटकामध्ये होत असल्याचेही पाहणीत स्पष्ट झाले आहे.
"रेलयात्री‘तर्फे जानेवारी ते जून या सहा महिन्यांच्या कालावधीत देशातील 2500 पेक्षा अधिक रेल्वे स्थानकांवर येणाऱ्या व जाणाऱ्या गाड्यांच्या वेळांचे आणि विलंबाचे सर्वेक्षण करण्यात आले. एखाद्या गाडीला एखाद्या स्थानकावर येण्यासाठी त्याच्या पूर्वनियोजित वेळेपेक्षा किती जास्त वेळ लागला, हे "विलंबा‘मागचे गणित लक्षात घेऊन हे सर्वेक्षण केले आहे. रेल्वेगाड्यांच्या थांबण्याची ठिकाणे लक्षात घेऊन
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दर महिन्यात 10 लाख ठिकाणांच्या नोंदी करण्यात आल्या. देशातील रेल्वे प्रवाशांनी विविध स्थानकांवरून पाठवलेल्या माहितीच्या आधारे असा निष्कर्ष काढण्यात आला आहे की राष्ट्रीय पातळीवरील गाड्यांचा सरासरी विलंब हा 30 टक्‍क्‍यांनी घटला आहे.
"रेलयात्री‘चे सहसंस्थापक कपिल रायझादा म्हणाले, ""जगात रेल्वेगाड्यांना त्यांच्या शेवटच्या स्थानकावर पोचण्यासाठी लागलेला वेळ ग्राह्य धरला जातो. त्यामुळे एकूण प्रवासामध्ये काही स्थानकांवर उशीर झाला तरी शेवटच्या स्थानकावर गाडी निर्धारित वेळेवर पोचण्यासाठी वेळ आणि वेग वाढवून दिला जातो. त्यामुळे स्थानिक पातळ्यांवर प्रवाशांना होणारा विलंब व त्रासाची माहिती योग्य पद्धतीने समोर येत नाही. सर्व स्थानकांवर होणाऱ्या विलंबाचा विचार करणे हीच पद्धत अधिक सयुक्तिक ठरते.‘‘
मुख्य कार्यकारी अधिकारी मनीष राठी म्हणाले, ""रेल्वे गाड्यांना होणारा विलंब कमी करण्याबाबत रेल्वे मंत्र्यांसह सर्व अधिकाऱ्यांनी गांभीर्याने पावले उचलली आहेत. ही मोठी सुधारणा असून, त्याचे परिणामही दिसून येत आहेत. विलंबामुळे प्रवाशांना होणारा त्रास कमी करण्यासाठी कोणत्या स्थानकांवर लक्ष केंद्रित करावे लागेल याचा अंदाज सर्वेक्षणातून येऊ शकतो. त्यामुळे रेल्वेच्या विलंबाचा कालावधी आणखी नियंत्रित करता येईल आणि संपूर्ण व्यवस्थेची कार्यक्षमता वाढवता येईल.‘‘
खासगी संस्थेच्या माहितीच्या आधारे आम्ही कोणतीही प्रतिक्रिया देऊ शकत नाही. मात्र, आमच्या अंतर्गत माहिती व वेळांच्या नोंदींनुसार पुणे स्थानकावर सर्व गाड्या वेळेवर येतात व जातात. त्यामुळे रेल्वे बोर्ड आणि वरिष्ठ अधिकाऱ्यांनी सन्मानही केला आहे.‘‘
- मनोज झंवर, जनसंपर्क अधिकारी, मध्य रेल्वे पुणे विभाग
  
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Jun 23 2016 (1:15PM)   12115/Siddheshwar SF Express | SUR/Solapur (5 PFs)
 

🚂मिनाक्षी एक्सप्रेस   292 blog posts
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Jun 23 2016 (1:17PM)
Station Tag: Manmad Junction/MMR added by 🚂महूअकोलाGC🚃/873766

Jun 23 2016 (1:17PM)
Station Tag: Akola Junction/AK added by 🚂महूअकोलाGC🚃/873766

Jun 23 2016 (1:17PM)
Station Tag: Nagpur Junction/NGP added by 🚂महूअकोलाGC🚃/873766

Jun 23 2016 (1:17PM)
Station Tag: Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus/CSTM added by 🚂महूअकोलाGC🚃/873766

Jun 23 2016 (1:17PM)
Station Tag: Pune Junction/PUNE added by 🚂महूअकोलाGC🚃/873766

Jun 23 2016 (1:17PM)
Train Tag: Maharashtra Express/11039 added by 🚂महूअकोलाGC🚃/873766

Jun 23 2016 (1:17PM)
Train Tag: Sewagram SF Express/12139 added by 🚂महूअकोलाGC🚃/873766

Jun 23 2016 (1:17PM)
Train Tag: Hutatma Express/12157 added by 🚂महूअकोलाGC🚃/873766
SOLAPUR NEWS

  
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Jul 03 2016 (12:40AM)
12106 Vidarbha SF Express *^   1605 blog posts   1941 correct pred (64% accurate)
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आधी दौंड-सोलापुर च्या डौब्लिंग वर लक्ष घाला !
  
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Jun 11 2016 (4:20PM)   12139/Sewagram SF Express | CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs)
 

अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~   521 blog posts   14 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Jun 11 2016 (4:21PM)
Station Tag: Sainagar Shirdi/SNSI added by अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~/538661

Jun 11 2016 (4:21PM)
Station Tag: Dadar Central/DR added by अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~/538661

Jun 11 2016 (4:21PM)
Station Tag: Hazur Sahib Nanded/NED added by अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~/538661

Jun 11 2016 (4:21PM)
Station Tag: Nagpur Junction/NGP added by अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~/538661

Jun 11 2016 (4:21PM)
Station Tag: Pune Junction/PUNE added by अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~/538661

Jun 11 2016 (4:21PM)
Station Tag: Solapur/SUR added by अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~/538661

Jun 11 2016 (4:21PM)
Station Tag: Latur/LUR added by अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~/538661

Jun 11 2016 (4:21PM)
Station Tag: Amravati (Terminal)/AMI added by अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~/538661

Jun 11 2016 (4:21PM)
Station Tag: Gondia Junction/G added by अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~/538661

Jun 11 2016 (4:21PM)
Station Tag: Nagpur Junction/NGP added by अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~/538661

Jun 11 2016 (4:21PM)
Station Tag: Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus/CSTM added by अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~/538661

Jun 11 2016 (4:21PM)
Train Tag: Dadar-Sainagar Shirdi Express(Via Manmad)/12131 added by अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~/538661

Jun 11 2016 (4:21PM)
Train Tag: Pune-Hazur Sahib Nanded SF Express(Via Manmad)/12729 added by अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~/538661

Jun 11 2016 (4:21PM)
Train Tag: Pune - Nagpur SF Express/12135 added by अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~/538661

Jun 11 2016 (4:21PM)
Train Tag: Siddheshwar SF Express/12115 added by अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~/538661

Jun 11 2016 (4:21PM)
Train Tag: Mumbai CST-Latur SF Express/22107 added by अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~/538661

Jun 11 2016 (4:21PM)
Train Tag: Mumbai CST - Amravati SF Express/12111 added by अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~/538661

Jun 11 2016 (4:21PM)
Train Tag: Vidarbha SF Express/12105 added by अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~/538661

Jun 11 2016 (4:21PM)
Train Tag: Sewagram SF Express/12139 added by अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~/538661
Best Superfast Train within Maharashtra??
Only superfast trains running overnight and end-to-end in Maharashtra are considered.
12289/90 CSTM - Nagpur Duronto Express, 12071/2 Dadar - Jalna Jan Shatabdi Express and 12113/4 Pune-Nagpur Garib Rath Express are excluded for their different class.
12139/40 Sewagram Express21%6
12105/6 Vidarbha Express21%6
12111/2 CSTM - Amravati Express36%10
22107/8 CSTM - Latur Express0%0
12115/6 Siddheshwar Express4%1
12135/6 Pune - Nagpur Express4%1
12729/30 Pune - HS Nanded Express (via Manmad)0%0
12131/2 Dadar - Sainagar Shirdi Express (via Manmad)14%4

  
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Sewagram.. Bakwas train.. So many halts... No rpf security in SL coaches.. Anyone can board .. Had worst experience last April..by this train..
  
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May 26 2016 (8:28AM)   12115/Siddheshwar SF Express
 

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Train running late by more than 5 hrs..
Yesterday's udyan came on time... So may ve loco failure... Any news???

  

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May 26 2016 (10:32AM)
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Overhead wire problem on Central Line in Mumbai yesterday. All outbound trains from CST departed late by 3-5 hours.

  
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May 31 2016 (7:28AM)
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Today too... Trains late by 1+ hr....

  
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Trains in NDLS-BPL section also late, GT 3h30min, Sachkhand 8h45min, KK 2h40min, TN 2h...
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