Welcome to Odisha if you are not getting down at vskp :)
I'll be going MAS-BBS-VZM-VBL-SALR-VBL-ARK-VSKP-COA-BZA-MAS. My first in Odisha. My first in ECoR. :)
Happy journey keep updating about journey
Sure! Gotta battle the Chennai traffic for now from office to home and home to central. Once i sail this ship, will make the trip diary go live.
Train departs bang on time. MYS SHT enters MAS few mins BT.
This train w.e.f. 19 May has become a full Green toilet train. So said a big banner on the SLR.
have seen this train in a couple of videos! very neat and clean rakes
Rake is clean and new. Not many unauthorised (read waitlisted) passengers to be seen.
Bad network. Worse response by GPS on my phone.
lol, reminds me of the no network ghat section between Mulanur and Somanayakanpatti in the SBC-MAS line
Pantry guys are still hopeful of earning more.
Egg Biyani, Egg biryani, Egg biryaanie.
Telugu announcements. AP begins!
Observation: SPE is kind of a landmark station on Day 1 for two reasons:
1) TTE turns up post SPE 2) Last round of pantry food sale happens post departure from SPE.
All delay covered. Before time at GDR. SCR begins.
Hj Z, ECoR is unexpected, rf or trip:D
Mostly RF man. Except for a few hours in Araku. ;)
who is the co-passenger ? or your RAC is cleared
Co-pax is an RJY headed gentleman. RACs hardly clear in north/east bound trains sir.
Slowdown. T/PSR apparently.
Krishna river. Vijaywada outskirts.
@PF6. Escalators at the platform are visible in the pic.
Simhapuri arrives on adjacent platform.
What were those EMD sounds?
Skipped at a decent speed. Morning was a bit too early in this coach. So not used to it.
Approaching TUNI. Passenger count in the train is going down.
Xing with SRC MAS SF, the almost fully DRNT liveried train.
Had heard a lot about it on IRI. Finally saw this station.
Non track side WS becomes track side WS :D
this train almost fully Duronto, and the actual Durontos to CSTM/PUNE are almost fully Raj liveried LHB rakes! what is happening in SRC?
You actually need the ship with the kind of weather prevailing in Eastern Coast :D. HJ nevertheless.
Happy journey and weekend, exploring ECoR. Heard Odisha had to face the cyclone fury, take care.
I carry a light bag when on RF trips but went against my ways carrying an umbrella. The extra tractive effort invested hasn't paid off so far. The sun is up and humidity is making me feel home (Chennai home).
I came here chasing the cyclone but apparently I've got a competitive opponent for hide and seek. The search is on, will update success if any. :D
Not typical to SER. Almost every zone (with an exception of CR maybe) has gone indifferent to liveries lately.
the additional TE incurred in carrying the extra weight of umbrella will pay off, courtesy un-seasonal rains throught this country :P
Bcz coastal area was back to its normal after cyclone crossed odisha upon landfall.mostly will be a chennai type humidity,with heat waves,btw happy and safe RFng:)
lol, even in CR now mismatch prevails! 22109/10 has a lot of Duronto liveried coaches, courtesy 12223/24
Haha...let's who wins the race, looks like it has all the characteristics of a nail-biting Bollywood thriller; of course, I hope with some masala to go on with it :)
Fingers crossed bhau. :D
BTW, cool screenname. Completely relatable. :D
Your effort might pay off, as it is expected to rain around 4-5ish in BBS. So by the time you alight, you might need your Umbrella to be handy.. :D
What's the point of doing a journey that isn't eventful? ;)
I'm simultaneously reporting the masala on a separate travelogue here in the forum. Hope I can continue that. :D
Oh that'd be just the weather I wanted to visit BBS in! 😍
Prefect. You've been lucky to the trip diary Mr. Sahil. Please follow up with the other parts too. 😀
Overtaking freight from loop. *Yawn*
'overtaking freight from loop'
seems like Some of the SCR's traits have rubbed of on ECoR :P
Yes. CR and ECoR are usually seen catching the virus up. :D
how are the on-board catering options in this train Z ?
There's hardly any slack in the TT post VSKP.
Superb speed-show. Breathless run since the previous halt. At KUR outer.
The usual ones. Not much of variety could be seen. Kinda overpriced as well.
TRIP HAS ENDED.
Arrived at 17:25. Delayed by just 5 minutes. Superb run.