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Blog Entry# 2161979
Posted: Feb 12 2017 (22:04)

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Last Response: Mar 19 2018 (22:36)
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Feb 12 2017 (22:04)   12124/Deccan Queen

12289 AKA Rocket   103 blog posts   15 correct pred (88% accurate)
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This train gives you probably best dine-in experience in the whole of IR. If are a foodie or even if you love travel, this is the train for you. You absolutely MUST travel on this train to get a first hand experience. This is all possible because this train has a 'dining car', unlike the regular pantry car in most of the trains on IR. You can satisfy your taste buds by eating numerous things from the menu. Veg cutlet, baked beans, chicken cutlets, cheese toast, omelette sandwich; just name a thing and you get it hot and fresh.

5 posts - Sat Mar 17, 2018

Mar 17 2018 (20:29)
nankit0507~   1372 blog posts   91 correct pred (58% accurate)
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No its not in this train... they are in their coach only... their special MST coach.

Mar 18 2018 (06:09)
12289 AKA Rocket   103 blog posts   15 correct pred (88% accurate)
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No MST passengers have 2 GS and 2 CC coaches for their travels and usually don’t create any unwanted crowd like in as you said Flying Ranee. But on weekends, the other unreserved pax may be an issue in coaches. The dinning car is like organised chaos in 12124, while in 12123 there’s no such problem because very few people go there in the evening run! So if you really want to enjoy the experience, I’d suggest you go in 12123

Mar 19 2018 (20:12)
Offline till SSC CGL 2018 tier 1~   508 blog posts   1709 correct pred (70% accurate)
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And when I used this train on 14/2/18 from Pune to Csmt, TTE was also pretty strict. He was asking all the MST passengers ( though very less were sitting on other's seat) to vacate the seat and asked passengers with valid tickets to take their seats. I was in D3. A pretty comfortable journey along with the delicious breakfast of cutlet and bread. Even if one is not able to go to dining car, still he can hav those lip smacking cutlets on his seat along with scenic bhor ghats. A great train with great food.

Mar 19 2018 (22:25)
12289 AKA Rocket   103 blog posts   15 correct pred (88% accurate)
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Yeah the train is highly prestigious and has only very less halts, so people going to suburbs of Mumbai and Pune prefer other trains, thereby reducing the unreserved passengers already, plus the TTEs are quite strict too.
Also I’d like to share another tip too, if you want to enjoy the ride with frequent trips to dinning car, book in D3 in case you’re traveling second seating and in C4, if you’re traveling in AC CC.

Mar 19 2018 (22:36)
Offline till SSC CGL 2018 tier 1~   508 blog posts   1709 correct pred (70% accurate)
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I did get D3, but didn't want to leave the luggage unattended, so didn't went to DC. But did have the yummy veg breakfast on my seat. Yes, if without /less luggage then definitely D3/C4 are the coaches to look out for. Get settled and few moments after the train departs from Pune, just go to the DC and enjoy.

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