Jul 17 2015 (11:29AM) Station Tag: Indore Junction BG/INDB added by ★★★★Niket Karan★★★★/855001
Jul 17 2015 (11:29AM) Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by ★★★★Niket Karan★★★★/855001
Jul 17 2015 (11:28AM) Station Tag: Bina Junction/BINA added by ★★★★Niket Karan★★★★/855001
Jul 17 2015 (11:28AM) Station Tag: Saugor/SGO added by ★★★★Niket Karan★★★★/855001
Jul 17 2015 (11:28AM) Station Tag: Satna Junction/STA added by ★★★★Niket Karan★★★★/855001
Jul 17 2015 (11:28AM) Station Tag: Makronia/MKRN added by ★★★★Niket Karan★★★★/855001
Jul 17 2015 (11:28AM) Station Tag: Gaya Junction/GAYA added by ★★★★Niket Karan★★★★/855001
Here I am sharing some of the pics of my recent journey to Bhopal in Shipra Exp . . . It was hauled by HWH WAP 4 till COI and BRC WAP 5 after Katni . . . (didnt spotted the loco from COI to KTE) Its a superb train to travel . The coach was a bit old but was well maintained . The train arrived only 30 mins late at Bhopal . Attached pics Pic 1 - My coach A1 Pic 2 - Train standing at Makronia station Pic 3 -... Read more...
Sir u have travelled in both Shaktipunj & Shipra. Which one according to u have comparitively better catering facilities ?. Especially about the CIC king when is the catering available & how is the food quality ?
In Shaktipunj, you will not be catered with lunch either of the day. Last hope for a proper dinner is at Dhanbad where Comesum vendors take orders after Durgapur. If not ordered that time, then also not a very big deal as they carry Fried rice (veg and non veg both) as a supplement. If you also miss that then you should rely on local cuisines like Litti chokha, Idli sambhar, Jhaalmuri, chana masala sold by numerous local vendors. In Day 2, snacks are only available at major stations like Chopan, Singrauli, Beohari and Katni South. You will only get cucumber and chana masala followed by tea on board. . In Shipra, better to pack dinner from home/HWH including with breakfast for Day 2. Lunch will be provided after Manikpur and dinner... Read more...
at Bina. You will find tea/coffee, samosa, chana masala en route. . Overall I can say both are good in different stages. Only the matter is your journey duration in which Shiprawins.
Yes sir but though Shipra wins in Journey time , it hardly remains punctual especially in down direction to Kolkata .Last time i travelled by this train it reached HWH late by approx 3 hrs but talking about Shaktipunj be it the credit of slack timings or clearence it remains punctual most of the time to Kolkata. Even Imperial Mail also cannot be trusted as it remains late or cancelled . I think currently the journey time is more or less same for all trains in reality & for more faster & smooth journey there should be a dedicated train to Kolkata via Bilaspur.
Jul 07 2015 (6:34PM) Station Tag: Asansol Junction/ASN added by DJ™/90319
Jul 07 2015 (6:34PM) Station Tag: Gaya Junction/GAYA added by DJ™/90319
Jul 07 2015 (6:34PM) Station Tag: Mughal Sarai Junction/MGS added by DJ™/90319
Jul 07 2015 (6:34PM) Station Tag: Chunar Junction/CAR added by DJ™/90319
Jul 07 2015 (6:34PM) Station Tag: Vindhyachal/BDL added by DJ™/90319
My first ever experience of Shipra Exp and second experience of ALD/COI-MGS stretch, here I am presenting some of pics taken en-route (after COI). The train made a run an excellent run till MZP by hitting MPS at most. After MZP, some struggle started till Chunar but after that again was in action. Train was only 1 hr delayed upto MGS which was very much acceptable in this congested stretch. It OT'ed 13132 ANVT-KOAA at Manda Road and in addition she didn't gave a chance to other trains to OT herself ;) . Pic 1 - HWH WAP-4 22363 which took charge from COI. Many pax watching the loco coupling in the background Pic 2 - At COI ... Read more...
Pic 3 - Another view of COI Pic 4 - At BDL Pic 5 - At Chunar Pic 6 - Entering at MGS Pic 7 - Another one at MGS Pic 8 - At GAYA Pic 9 - #TB pic taken at ASN
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