Spotting
 Timeline
 Travel Tip
 Trip
 Race
 Social
 Greeting
 Poll
 Img
 PNR
 Pic
 Blog
 News
 Conf TL
 RF Club
 Convention
 Monitor
 Topic
 Bookmarks
 Rating
 Correct
 Wrong
 Stamp
 PNR Ref
 PNR Req
 Blank PNRs
 HJ
 Vote
 Pred
 @
 FM Alert
 FM Approval
 Pvt
Forum Super Search
 ↓ 
×
HashTag:
Freq Contact:
Member:
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Blog Category:
Train Type:
Train:
Station:
Pic/Vid:   FmT Pic:   FmT Video:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    Topics:    

Search
  Go  

Antyodaya Express: The best a common man can get. - Vikas Kumar

Full Site Search
  Full Site Search  
 
Tue May 18 02:03:26 IST
Home
Trains
ΣChains
Atlas
PNR
Forum
Quiz Feed
Topics
Gallery
News
FAQ
Trips/Spottings
Login
Post PNRAdvanced Search

Blog Entry# 687466
Posted: Mar 07 2013 (10:49)

112 Responses
Last Response: Mar 08 2013 (10:31)
2 Followers
General Travel
10388 views
★★★
Mar 07 2013 (10:49)   12167/Mumbai LTT - Manduadih SF Express (PT) | LTT/Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (5 PFs)
 
Soumitra Chawathe
soumitra.chawathe^~   34393 blog posts
Entry# 687466            Tags   Past Edits
JOURNEY REPORT TO VARANASI (/diary/trip/22631)
.
PART-1
.
Welcome everyone to my Trip Report from Mumbai to Varanasi. The trip was undertaken on 02.03.2013 from Mumbai LTT by 12167 LTT-BSB SF Express.
It
...
more...
all began when I received a call from an admin asking me about my availability on 04.03.2013 at Varanasi, the reason being visit to Diesel Locomotive Works by a few admins. I readily accepted the proposal and confirmed my availability on selected dates. Got a week’s leave sanctioned from my office for the same, the reason given by me was pilgrimage to Varanasi along with my parents!!
.
Now the main part, the train reservations – Since the DLW visit was on 4th March, I wanted to arrive a day before in order to explore the city, the attraction being Kashi Vishwanath Darshan and visit to other temples and Ghats of Varanasi.
.
Initially I was a bit worried as to how I could get reservations at a short notice, that too in a train which ran from Mumbai - UP as all the trains are heavily waitlisted between these two places. Was going through various trains from Mumbai, viz. Mahanagari, Ratnagiri, Kamayani, Kashi, etc. To my pleasant surprise, 12167 was RAC so finally decided to book in 12167 as it had RAC 1 and would confirm sureshot. Booked the ticket and waited for the D Day to arrive. In the meanwhile, it confirmed.
.
Finally, the D Day (01.03.2013) arrived. Though it was my birthday, I had to leave home on that day in order to board 12167 from LTT @ 00.30 hrs on 02.03.2013. Accordingly, booked a MSRTC Asiad Bus Ticket from Pune-Maitri Park, Chembur, Mumbai and went to LTT by Auto. Arrived at around 09.30 pm here, did a bit of RF and ensconced myself in the large waiting area outside PF-1. After a while, the rake of 12167 was parked on PF-3. My seat was confirmed in BX-1 coach. It was a 2003 made coach, the rake was a bit dirty from outside but clean from inside. My seat no was 8 which was SU Berth but saw the chart. My co-passenger on Seat 7 was to board from ET which meant that SL would be vacant till ET. "Good beginning for a Railfan, SL berth to start with" I said to myself. Laid the bedroll, readied the berth relaxed there till departure. Noted that many passengers were upgraded from SL Class to BX-1.
.
The train departed bang on time at 00.30 with a customary KYN WCAM-3 in charge. After cautiously negotiating points and crossovers, slowly started picking up speed. Crossed Vidyavihar in no time and skipped Thane at MPS. Badly needing rest, I dozed off to sleep now....
.
(To be continued...)

111 Public Posts - Thu Mar 07, 2013

1 Public Posts - Fri Mar 08, 2013

COVID-19

ONLY COVID-19 Specials are running.
As Corona cases are increasing rapidly, Members are advised to TAKE extra CARE these days.
1. AVOID going outdoors even if lockdown is easing.
2. ALWAYS wear a MASK when OUTDOORS.
3. Wash hands frequently. Do NOT touch your face.


REMEMBER: PREVENTION is the ONLY Option. There is NO CURE.

Leading Polls

4963610 ★★ 24Hp2553~
4243042 ★★★ 94x-under SW-x
4627735 ★★★ 38~

Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 4906979
    Mar 14 2021 (01:12AM)


    Followup to: Fmt Changes The new version of FmT 2.0 will soon be here - in about 2 weeks. As detailed in the previous announcement, many of the old FmT features like Train TT, Speedometer, Geo Location, etc. will be REMOVED. It will be a bare-bones simple app, focused on trip blogging. It...
  • Entry# 4898771
    Mar 06 2021 (10:33PM)


    There are some changes coming to FMT. Many of the features of FMT, like station arrival, TT, speed, geo, passing times, station time, etc. are ALREADY available in OTHER railway apps. So all of these features will be REMOVED. We'll have ONLY BLOGGING - quick upload of pics/videos/audio, etc. You may attach...
  • Entry# 4785432
    Nov 21 2020 (02:51AM)


    We are unifying the Bookmark scheme for Blogs & PNRs. Previously, we had different systems of "Followed Blogs", "PNR History", "My PNR Posts", "My PNR Post Predictions", "Stamp Alerts", etc. which were somewhat confusing. Hereafter: For PNRs: 1. You may add ANY PNR to your bookmarks through the "Add Bookmark" link in the...
  • Entry# 4680754
    Aug 03 2020 (10:10PM)


    In the next few days, we shall introduce a "Personal Gallery". This will consist of your own personal pics - no restrictions. You can upload any number of pics to your personal gallery - with with or without trains. This personal gallery will be part of your Member Profile. Thanks.
  • Entry# 4671643
    Jul 18 2020 (11:53PM)


    As our Topics & Quiz section gains popularity, the following change will be made to Quizzes. Starting tomorrow, we shall not reveal the names of people who answered correctly/incorrectly. You will still know how many answered the quiz and the percentage of wrong/right responses. But ONLY the person who answered will know...
  • Entry# 4669324
    Jul 15 2020 (10:01AM)


    Today, we are introducing a new Topic called NEWS-CRITIC. These days, everyday, we are bombarded with spam news, exaggerated news, misleading news, fake news, useless celebrity news, click bait with misleading headlines, etc. Also, much of the news is copied and rewritten from other news outlets, instead of being written first-hand. Everyone...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom
Go to Mobile site
Important Note: This website NEVER solicits for Money or Donations. Please beware of anyone requesting/demanding money on behalf of IRI. Thanks.
Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.
India Rail Info Privacy Policy