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12124/Deccan Queen
दख्खन ची राणी     दक्खन की रानी

PUNE/Pune Junction --> CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

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Inaugural Run
Sun Jun 01, 1930
✓ Pantry Car
✓ On-board Catering
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Instead of Pantry Car, this train has a dining car with...
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Rating: 4.8/5 (131 votes)
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Mar 13 2016 (22:02)   12123/Deccan Queen | CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs) | KYN/WCAM-3/21900

LHB for TN Express~   964 blog posts   181 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1766110            Tags   Past Edits
A Full Journey Compilation aboard one of the most popular trains of Indian Railways, the Deccan Queen express. The Deccan Queen has been in service for the past 85 years and has been one of the most favorite trains of commuters in the Mumbai Pune section. It is considered the pride of Central Railways, and is one of the finest, most punctual and well-maintained trains of India. The Deccan Queen Express is the only train in Indian Railways with a restaurant type Dining Car where one can sit and eat their food.
The Video covers the entire Journey of this train from Mumbai CST to Pune Jn. The 17 coach Deccan Queen Express passes through the scenic Bhor ghats and climbs
a height of almost 550m in a span of over 28kms, and for climbing the ghats, Banker locomotives are attached to the rear of the train at Karjat Jn. The Bankers assist all trains in this section which climb the Bhor Ghats and are detached at Lonavala. Prior to the charging of this entire route with AC current, WCG2 locomotives were doing the banker operations and were often seen with passenger and freight trains as well. Now WAG7 locomotives from Kalyan Shed perform the banker operations.
We depart from Mumbai CST at 17:10hours, right time from pf9. Kalyan WCAM3 21900 was the loco for our train. We departed among drizzles which gave us company all the way till Lonavala. One can see nearly extinct DC locals in the beginning of the video. These are no longer in service as now the Harbor line in which they were operating is charged with AC current. After crossing Masjid station, we pick up speed and rush towards Dadar. All suburban stations such as Dadar, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Thane were dispatched at MPS. Shunters were busy in Dadar and LTT with their task cut out to vacate the platforms of any arrivals and shunt the departures of the evening.
As we cruised past Thane, I caught a glimpse of another DC EMU rake stabled in one of the platforms. As we moved out, a late running Godan express headed towards LTT pulled in led by an offlink WAG5P from Vadodra (BRC) shed. Almost 6 on the clock, we skipped Kalyan; and I got a chance to taste the treats offered by the Queen’s pantry. We later explored the Dining car too.
Post Kalyan Jn., we diverted on the Southeast line towards Karjat. The Queen never slowed down at any place and with supreme command knocked on the doors of Karjat at half past 6. We were allowed into pf1 and our bankers came rolling down the mainline and got themselves coupled to the GSRD at the rear. As we departed, the Balaji express from Nagercoil rushed past led by WDG4 from KYN. Trains that descend the gradient don’t usually stop at Karjat with freights being the only exception, as they require the same banker locomotives to be coupled to the front of the train to act as ‘brakers’ to provide additional braking power.
The ghats were crossed in the twilight and it was a pleasant sight to the eyes of a first time traveler. The town of Khopoli in the base of the Sayadri ranges can be seen after we cross Monkey hill cabin. It is located in Khalapur taluk of Raigad district of Maharashtra. After a steady climb for about 45mins, we finally reached Lonavala where we said goodbye to the bankers, which would roll down the ghats for their next duty.
Lonavala also serves as a terminal for some local trains from Pune Jn. , which were spotted at regular intervals in the 64km stretch of Pune-Lonavala. Post Lonavala, it was a brisk run till Shivajinagar; our penultimate halt. After some crawling over the Sangam bridge, we finally reached Pune at 20:25, having covered the 191kms stretch of Mumbai-Pune in 3hours and 15mins.
Highlights of this video include the spotting EMD hauled trains like Udyan Express, Koyna express and Balaji Express; and the late running Howrah-Mumbai mail via Allahabad led by a WAP4 from Itarsi. Finally after reaching Pune, we spotted the Ahemdabad bound Duronto gearing up for its departure led by an AMUL WAP5 from BRC shed. A ride on the Queen is worth it any day of the year. The experience is a mesmerizing one. Definitely worth a try.
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Mar 18 2016 (23:37)
GZB WAP7 30211 WITH GD sf AT GORAKHPUR JN~   5213 blog posts   10 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 1766110-1            Tags   Past Edits
Amazing video............
General Travel
Yesterday (10:48)   12123/Deccan Queen | CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs)

Railfan MS~   44 blog posts
Entry# 2212231            Tags   Past Edits
Full journey compilation
Mumbai Pune Deccan queen superfast express
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★★  General Travel
Mar 24 2017 (20:04)   12123/Deccan Queen | BUD/Badlapur (3 PFs)

Addicted To IRI®♔®~   15342 blog posts   626 correct pred (62% accurate)
Entry# 2209460            Tags   Past Edits
Tribute to Retiring Loco Pilot : DECORATED WCAM3 With Royal Memoir Deccan Queen Express.........
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Mar 24 2017 (20:27)
Abhishek Jaiswal*^~   45229 blog posts   18374 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 2209460-1            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
33 votes
Jun 06 2016 (23:27)   11007/Deccan Express | CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs)

अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~   585 blog posts   18 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 1883326            Tags   Past Edits
Which could the best INTERCITY of CR??
Speed, timing, popularity, punctuality, cleanliness, food, railfanning, occupancy.
Travel time less than 4 hours.
11007/8 मुंबई - पुणे दख्खन एक्सप्रेस0%0
11009/10 मुंबई - पुणे सिंहगड एक्सप्रेस3%1
11031/2 सोलापुर - विजयपुरा एक्सप्रेस0%0
12109/10 मुंबई - मनमाड पंचवटी एक्सप्रेस3%1
12117/8 मुंबई - मनमाड गोदावरी एक्सप्रेस0%0
12119/20 अमरावती - अजनी (नागपुर) इंटरसिटी एक्सप्रेस9%3
12123/4 मुंबई - पुणे दख्खनची राणी एक्सप्रेस64%21
12125/6 मुंबई - पुणे प्रगती एक्सप्रेस3%1
12127/8 मुंबई - पुणे इंटरसिटी एक्सप्रेस3%1
12157/8 पुणे - सोलापुर हुतात्मा एक्सप्रेस6%2
12169/70 पुणे - सोलापुर इंटरसिटी एक्सप्रेस9%3
22101/2 मुंबई - मनमाड राज्यराणी एक्सप्रेस0%0
22105/6 मुंबई - पुणे इंद्रायणी एक्सप्रेस0%0
22145/6 पंढरपुर - मिरज एक्सप्रेस0%0
69 votes
Jun 01 2016 (22:44)   12124/Deccan Queen | CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs)

Jai Jawan 🔫🔫🔫 jai kisan⛏⛏⛏~   1749 blog posts   1385 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 1875623            Tags   Past Edits
Which one of the following short distance SF trains is your favourite.
Deccan queen Express54%37
Coal field express7%5
Steel Express0%0
Pragati Express1%1
Flying Ranee Express6%4
Taj Express22%15
Palnadu Express4%3
Arnyak Express0%0
Black Diamond Express6%4

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4 posts - Mon Jun 06, 2016

Jun 06 2016 (23:52)
APV*^~   3935 blog posts   1810 correct pred (93% accurate)
Re# 1875623-9            Tags   Past Edits
I am waiting for riding Deccan Queen...that day will come....

Jun 07 2016 (08:29)
DLW made WAP7 named Varun^~   9092 blog posts   10897 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 1875623-10            Tags   Past Edits
Brindavan/Lalbagh! But here I go for Taj!

Jun 07 2016 (11:06)
22109 Undisputed King of SF   2550 blog posts   240 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1875623-11            Tags   Past Edits
Karnavati is not considered as short distance Intercity as it travels almost 500 km. Other mentioned Intercities are running within 300 k.m.

Jun 07 2016 (19:52)
Electric Loco Shed Soon at BSP~   980 blog posts   981 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1875623-12            Tags   Past Edits
Nagpur Bilaspur intercity express always on time

Jun 08 2016 (13:14)
१२५५९ शिवगंगा सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस १२५६०*^~   7526 blog posts   4561 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1875623-13            Tags   Past Edits
General Travel
Mar 19 2017 (21:04)   12939/Pune - Jaipur SF Express | BUD/Badlapur (3 PFs) | BRC/WAP-5/30062

Addicted To IRI®♔®~   15342 blog posts   626 correct pred (62% accurate)
Entry# 2203319            Tags   Past Edits
Clash Of Superfast Trains -The Legendary Deccan Queen & 12939 Pune Jaipur SF Express at Badlapur !
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Departure: Sun Mar 12 2017 @ 07:15
12124/Deccan Queen
Trip# 105197    Traveller: DQ is the best    Linked PNR Entry# 2194720
Class: Chair Car - CC
From: PUNE/Pune Junction
To: CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus
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Mar 12 2017 (07:17)
DQ is the best   685 blog posts   162 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 2194720-1            Tags   Past Edits
Departed Pune at sharp 7:15, but now departs from PF No 5

Mar 16 2017 (13:23)
DQ is the best   685 blog posts   162 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 2194720-2            Tags   Past Edits
Very slowly crossed Pimpri, Wadgaon to Kamshet again slow. reached lonavla late

Mar 16 2017 (13:23)
DQ is the best   685 blog posts   162 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 2194720-3            Tags   Past Edits
Reached dadar late by 15 mins,.... this is very late as per DQ standards
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Nov 09 2016 (20:07)   12124/Deccan Queen | PUNE/Pune Junction (6 PFs) | KYN/WCAM-2P/21868

Nitin Kumar~   2511 blog posts   303 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 2054126            Tags   Past Edits
Enjoy the Journey Onboard DECCAN QUEEN ..................!!
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May 06 2016 (21:18)   12123/Deccan Queen | PDI/Palasdhari (4 PFs)

Ayush Kamal~   5675 blog posts   60675 correct pred (88% accurate)
Entry# 1835807            Tags   Past Edits
12123 Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai - Pune Deccan Queen Express ascending the Bhor Ghats at the dusk.
General Travel
Feb 15 2017 (22:53)   12124/Deccan Queen | LNL/Lonavala (3 PFs)

Kushal Dave   61 blog posts
Entry# 2166036            Tags   Past Edits
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