Train was late in departure. Shunted by PUNE WDG3A. The spottings in Pune from 7:30 a.m. are
PUNE WDM2 17938 on the line next to platform 1
TKD WAG9 & WAG7 went with a flatbed rake
BSL 23049 23657 passed through with a BTPN rake. 23657 in Barbie doll livery
Crossing Loni station. The train is branded as a green train with green stickers at either ends and boards in green
Train is doing a good speed. Forgot to mention, a parallel run with a GTL WDG3A twins led CONCOR rake heading towards Miraj.
In the yard, Azad Hind, Jhelum, Ahmedabad Durobto were seen
My bay is again filled with kids .. lost count of how many times my travel in train has had kids in the same bay.
On a more serious note, the combination of 22881 and 22133 looks like a very fast combo to Bangalore. Udyan is very slow though I will be waiting for 4 hours at Solapur, I will still reach earlier than Udyan. KSK will just be ahead.
Blasted past Yevat. The KZJ twins are in fine form
Crawling now. Track work is going on in the adjacent line. I think we are at Patas... love this name as a classmate of mine was nicknamed Patas.
any update about pune-daund electrification?
Crossed Baramati PUNE Shuttle. We are at Daund. Looking for a non-stop run through the junction
Poles and wiring is done. Dunno if they are energized
Crossed a Concor rake at the adjacent line. Going slowly through Daund
Small kids singing Char Bottle Vodka... namba nadu urupatta maridhan
Daund station is still not wired fully...There are Lots of yard and branch lines at daund junction..So its taking time....Thats why they are not energized yet.
Order for lunch came. Didn't order as food will be loaded at Solapur I believe. Wayside stations are being passed at a good speed. Is there any food plaza at Solapur station that is good?
Bhigvan. Overtaking a BTPN rake led by WDG 3A 13069 and another Guntakal Diamond
Crossed and overtook a Btpn via the loop line. Entering single line section
Crossed Bhima river. Mainly dry
Stopped here. Presumably Udyan Express crossing
Crossed a ACC cement rake led by KZJ WDG 4 rwins
Slowed down again. Toilets are filthy and clogged with plastic wrappers.
Stopped at Parewadi. Udyan may cross us here
No crossing. Left parewadi
Slowing down. BCNHL rake standing towards PUNE, BTPN rake towards Solapur.. We are on the loop line and Udyab will hopefully cross us here
Overtook a 2 hour late running Pune Solapur Pasenger. Udyan is nowhere to be seen
Crossed a Concor rake led by MLY/GTL WDG3A twins at great speed
Crossed Udyan and Nagercoil CST here led by a KJM WDP4 & GOC WDP4D.
Blasted Past at top speed.
Crossed WDG3A twins of namma KJM . Land has been cleared up for the much needed doubling work. Sleepers are on the ready at the aides
Crossed SUR PUNE Superfast led by KYN WDM3D
Crossed Guntakal WDG 3A twins led BOXN rake
TRIP HAS ENDED.
Thanks for joining me. Train was late . If the doubling work is completed, the travel time can be reduced. I have checked into the food plaza for some lunch and onwards y I Bangalore by 22133