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Blog Entry# 3193217
Posted: Mar 11 2018 (12:21)

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Last Response: Mar 14 2018 (11:42)
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Mar 11 2018 (12:21)   22635/Madgaon - Mangaluru Central InterCity SF Express

sudhir~   9099 blog posts   3834 correct pred (68% accurate)
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traveled in the AC Chair Car of this train on 26th February between Madgaon and Kundapura.
Seating: It was a pleasant surprise to find that the seating formation was 2 X 3 . If I remember right most AC Chair cars have 3 X 3 formation. Because of this I found the journey very comfortable. We were in seats 33-34 which were the seats in the middle of the coach which has a long table in front and two rows face each other. I think the other seats which are there in these rows are 31,32, 35,36,37, 38, 39 and 40 (not sure of the numbers). So in case you want a table in front of you and wand extra legroom aim
to get these seats while booking or while on the train.
Catering: On that day there was only one man who moved through the train. Alternately he carried: (a) Tea, Coffee (Rs 10 each), Snacks like Vada Pav and Samosa (Rs 25 each); (b) Water and Cool Drinks;and (c) packed snacks like chips and nuts. He travels from Karwar to Surathkal. The quality of the snacks was not too great and the tea was too light and very sweet. My tip is that you quip yourself with snacks from Benjoes at Madgaon and have a tea on the platform in Madgaon before starting.
Scenery: If you like watching sunsets, then this is the train for you
Intermediate stations: If you are getting off at intermediate stations, please be careful or you may miss getting off as the platforms are not well lit and the trains stop only for a minute or so.
Overtaking: The train achieves its full speed potential only after it overtakes the MAO-MAQ passenger
Popularity: The train had only 10 seats empty during the journey
This was a nice journey and it is pity that the CC coach is being withdrawn from 16th May

Mar 12 2018 (01:16)
Somanko is really spellbound by 12727 cleanliness^~   7364 blog posts   7966 correct pred (92% accurate)
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Garib Rath and Yuva AC sittings are 3X3. Normal CCs are 2x3 only. Whether it is Shatabdi or Tapovan or Steel Exp or Taj Express. All normal CCs are 2X3.

Mar 12 2018 (08:14)
sudhir~   9099 blog posts   3834 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Thanks for the clarification. I stand corrected

Mar 12 2018 (18:11)
K   1332 blog posts   8 correct pred (90% accurate)
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This train DOES NOT overtake 56641. 56641 runs waaaaaay ahead of 22635. However, 22635 gets a top notch run after Kumta, all the way upto MAJN owing to a clear line ahead.
CC coach is a seasonal affair on this train. Gets added and removed intermittently. This is the third time it is being removed.
22635 gets good occupancy since it is the last train towards Mangaluru on weekdays.(On Sundays, thee is the Purna Express). The next train being Mangala, which gets delayed almost always.

Mar 13 2018 (17:16)
sudhir~   9099 blog posts   3834 correct pred (68% accurate)
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I traveled, like I mentioned, on 26th February. On that day 56641 must have been late and therefore, there was an overtaking.

Mar 14 2018 (11:42)
Gopal*^   13930 blog posts   58617 correct pred (81% accurate)
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Very nice report Sudhir. I remember there is a good PF side Veg restaurant at MAO and has different options like Snacks,Coffee/Tea..It is always crowded.As you said,instead of depending on onboard catering, better to buy stuff here.

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