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Dec 06 2009 (21:54)   15959/Kamrup Express

Lester   13 blog posts
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Why is this train diverted south of the river at New Bongaigaon ?, does this happen a lot ?, is there a problem with the line north of the river at Rangiya ?
The Great Circular Indian Railway Challenge
Sep 01 2009 (10:10)   19223/Ahmedabad - Jammu Tawi Express

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Hi ,
Can you explain why there is a staggering 80 minute halt at Pathankot Jn ? The timings could be vastley improved if a serious re-thinking is carried out for this longer route profitale sector train

Nov 30 2009 (16:51)
Lester   13 blog posts
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May be it's so people can eat!. I take it from some other feedback on this epic train that there is no pantry car.
What's the food like at Pathankot. We'll be arriving there on Tuesday 22nd Feb 2011 from ADI on the way up to JAT, we might be a bit peckish by then.
Great Circular Indian Railway Challenge
gcirc dot wordpress dot

Nov 30 2009 (17:39)
Lester   13 blog posts
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I bothered to look up wikitravel, there's a place called Makhan da dhaba near the station that is well rated.

Dec 01 2009 (05:22)
Lester   13 blog posts
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I also see that it says "yes OK food" so obviously there is a pantry. I still think we should be looking to get supplies in at Pathankot and probably Jodhpur

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Nov 16 2009 (23:12)   15813X/Arunachal MG Express

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कृपया मुरक्सेलेंग और रंगिया इसको ब्रॉड गेज में परिवर्तित करिए.

Nov 30 2009 (14:27)
Lester   13 blog posts
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The Great Circular Indian Railway Challenge
Hello, we are planning to travel on the Arunachal in February 2011. There isn't a great deal of information about how reliable it is, though what I do have suggests that it's running OK. has anyone been down there since the line had the gauge upgraded ? I also need informati ababout Dhemaji and what we do if we miss the ferry, there must be some kind of guest house there but there could be over 20 of us so we'd need to have something worked out.
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Nov 24 2009 (18:29)  

Lester   13 blog posts
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The Great Circular Indian Railway Challenge -
We are organising an epic ride round the Indian railway network for charity. 2 weeks from Mumbai, going to the furthest points west, north, east and south, then back to VT.
if you think you might be interested, or know someone else who might be up for this, please let them know.
There are no
tour operators involved in this, you'd be booking directly with IR, you can do it in any class you like, you can do as little or as much of it as you want.
In short, you are the boss.
Please view this post sympathetically, many thanks
Mark Lester

12 posts - Tue Nov 24, 2009

Nov 27 2009 (09:47)
Lester   13 blog posts
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So nothing from the enigmatic eastern_hills, he sounded suspect.
I cant put links in these posts of course, so I cant work out exactly how many hits we're getting from here, but I know from the stats that a number of you have been looking, but surprisingly no takers.
Some of us are going to do it in SL, and you will be most welcome even if you just want to do just one train as we come through your area.

Nov 27 2009 (10:22)
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you mst posses a truck load of patient dealing with oriantals. enigmatic eastern_hills is still a party and will be one on the board rest assured. jst wants to know what kind of charity work is supposed to carry on by you guys

Nov 27 2009 (10:23)
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sometime one has to be circumspect besauce of the times we are having and living. hope you will accomodate and understand

Nov 27 2009 (10:37)
Lester   13 blog posts
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"just wants to know what kind of charity work is supposed to carry on by you guys"
so why dont you just ask ? www dot railwaychildren dot org dot uk
"yes yes yes, count me in"
followed by.... nothing.
think you are intrigued, which is good, we like the intrigued, but not a realistic participant, which is what you are claiming.

Nov 28 2009 (09:48)
Murli*   3039 blog posts   2 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Hello Bloggers on this thread. You can communicate with me. I am in India, CBE to be precise and my name is on the top right hand of this site. You can contact me through that. This is a serious, planned affair.
Please help as much as you can in getting info that is requested. Most probably I will be coordinating this trip from the Indian side, so I will be grateful if you can help.. Mr Jain, Mr Jitesh, Mr HD, Mr Moderator, all please help ! Very grateful in advance.
is no commitment as such. If you wish to join you are welcome.. but we must know your identity/contact particulars so that we don't clog this blog! (R Murli Dhar)
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