Forum Super Search
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Train Type:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

Full Site Search
Wed Aug 23, 2017 00:52:16 ISTHomeTrainsΣChainsAtlasPNRForumGalleryNewsFAQTripsLoginFeedback
Wed Aug 23, 2017 00:52:16 IST
PostPostPost Trn TipPost Trn TipPost Stn TipPost Stn TipAdvanced Search

Blog Posts by Appu MG
Page#    22 Blog Entries  next>>
★★★  Rail Fanning
Feb 12 2016 (15:26)   16515/Yesvantpur - Karwar Express [via Kunigal] | KJM/WDM-3A

Appu MG   25 blog posts
Entry# 1737028            Tags   Past Edits
Green Route Saga
Read a lot about the Green Route segment in YPR-HAS-MAJN route. Got inspired & decided to have the experience.
Started from YPR in 16515. It began at sharp 7am & I began the lengthy nap at 7.10am which somehow lasted upto ASK.
Then the rake reversal & rushing towards the HAS.
HAS, the earth showed its slow transition from the platy deccaun into rolling hills.
Distant ranges harboured wind turbines, coconut gardens were splashed by the sizzling sprinklers, local peoples were busy with their bread earning activities... And with the view of a majestic greeny hillock, Westernghat welcomed my train at Sakleshpura.
I missed the feast of Brakers addition due to my feast on the tasty Porotta-Veg curry combo at platform.It should be acknowledged specially. VERY TASTY Kerala porotta.
And the train started with the mighty alliance of KJM locos towards the lap of elegant mountains.
Coffee plantations first, then the virgin forests & amazing valleys bordered by towering mountain ranges. I saw a river flowing through the valley. I think it's the Kembu hole river. Correct me if I am wrong.
Some tips from my experience.
*Have seated on the right window, preferably emergency window while going to MAJN & vice versa.
*Plz avoid dangerous selfy manuovers at doors.
*Complete all the injetion-excretion activities at Sakleshpura. Then you will be undistracted for the whole segment. Make ready your camera from Sakleshpura to Subramanya for amazing clicks.
*If you can't find an unoccupied window seat, go backwards. Do it before Sakleshpura/Subramanya itself. (Situation may varie based on seasons).
*While going to MAJN, each tunnel exit is golden opportunity for good photos. And the passing of curving bridges too.
*If you can't afford a railfanning trip alone, include Belur,Halebeedu,Kukke Subramanya,Dharmasthala,etc.
Brakers removal at Subramanya Road.
The train arrived MAJN ahead the schedule.
Thanks to lord & Indian railway.

1 posts - Fri Feb 12, 2016

Feb 12 2016 (18:26)
Vinay~   1358 blog posts   912 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1737028-2            Tags   Past Edits
This route will be a feast to eyes post-monsoon(best preffered train to travel in this,with less smoke from locos(as it descends),ideal for railfanning otherwise it would be hefty task

Feb 24 2016 (14:52)
Banerjee™^~   2789 blog posts   31324 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1737028-3            Tags   Past Edits
Wow Amazingly!! Sir

Feb 24 2016 (17:21)
Waiting for UBL MAQ exp~   2271 blog posts   739 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1737028-4            Tags   Past Edits
This route is really a paradise.

Mar 01 2016 (11:30)
Golgumbaz exp via Gadag Yalvigi new line~   4308 blog posts   325 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1737028-5            Tags   Past Edits
Heavenly route in IR, awesome capture

Mar 01 2016 (11:38)
ಜೈ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೇ~   3963 blog posts   539 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 1737028-6            Tags   Past Edits
The journey from ASK-MAJN is like travelling in Natures lap and yes its "Kempu hole", excellent write-up with captures, but its tough and heavy suffocation travelling in very hot climate, best in rainy and cool climates.
General Travel
Feb 17 2016 (17:30)  

Appu MG   25 blog posts
Entry# 1741534            Tags   Past Edits
Some important useful numbers for commuters of South-Western railway
★★★  Rail Fanning
Feb 09 2016 (16:11)   12678/Ernakulam - KSR Bengaluru City SF InterCity Express

Appu MG   25 blog posts
Entry# 1734182            Tags   Past Edits
View of Boluvampatti hill which is a part of the majestic Western ghat.
Clicked from the right side window during its passage through ghat section in PGT - CBE route.
At first, the train rushes towards the hill through vast greeny paddy fields. Then takes a turn & crawls by the side of downhill.
The view is more enchanting during monsoon season.

3 posts - Tue Feb 09, 2016

4 posts are hidden.

Feb 09 2016 (20:47)
Appu MG   25 blog posts
Re# 1734182-5            Tags   Past Edits
Sorry. Wrong entry. It was WAP4 as usual.

Feb 09 2016 (21:37)
Vinay~   1358 blog posts   912 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1734182-6            Tags   Past Edits
oh i didnt talk about ur tagged loco(:P,of course correct that too)..2nd loco of ur train(in pic:)...)

Feb 09 2016 (21:52)
Faiz~   2855 blog posts   198 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1734182-7            Tags   Past Edits
Mesmerizing beauty

Feb 09 2016 (22:18)
Appu MG   25 blog posts
Re# 1734182-8            Tags   Past Edits
Tried to correct. But still showing WDM after saving. :(

1 posts are hidden.

Feb 13 2016 (00:24)
ಜೈ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೇ~   3963 blog posts   539 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 1734182-10            Tags   Past Edits
#brilliant capture no words about beauty of nature with train.
Station Tip
Rail Fanning
Feb 10 2016 (22:32)   NZD/Nuzvid (3 PFs)

Appu MG   25 blog posts
Entry# 1735533            Tags   Past Edits
Nuzvid Station in twilight hours...
A small but high traffic station in Vijayawada - Vishakhapattanam route.
Though, less significant for travellers, its the hub for middle to big players in freight transportation like FCI, Mango exporters, Casuarina pole dealers, etc.
Parallely, the ÑH 5 runs connecting Chennai & Kolkatha.
nearest town, Hanuman junction (2km) has some below average lodges, average hotels, etc.

Feb 11 2016 (14:16)
gvvnjr   400 blog posts   74 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1735533-1            Tags   Past Edits
Nice information sir. Very much useful.
★  Rail Fanning
Feb 11 2016 (09:28)   12678/Ernakulam - KSR Bengaluru City SF InterCity Express | ED/WDM-2

Appu MG   25 blog posts
Entry# 1735706            Tags   Past Edits
Twins of ED leads the rakes through the Thoppur hills.
A ghat section in ERODE - DHARMAPURI segment.
Page#    22 Blog Entries  next>>

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Sat Sep 2
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Thu Sep 7
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Fri Sep 22
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Thu Dec 21


Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 2175399
    Feb 23 2017 (01:22PM)

    There has recently been a lot of frustration among RFs when their Station Pics, Loco Pics, Train Pics get rejected because the "number is not showing", "shed is not visible", the loco/train is at a distance, Train Board is too small, "better pic available", etc. . To address this issue, effective tomorrow, ALL...
  • Entry# 2165159
    Feb 15 2017 (09:53AM)

    A minor update, but may impact many members: Hereafter, FMs will be able to delete invalid Red Flags on Imaginary trains. Red Flags can be removed by FMs, only against specific complaints filed against the blog. This does not give all members the right to complain against EVERY single red flag they...
  • Entry# 2155798
    Feb 08 2017 (11:40AM)

    -@all members: As of recently, there has been a trend whereby minor name updates of Trains/Stations - whether such and such regional name should be there or not, whether the train should be called "Abc Express" or "Abc Superfast Express", etc. are threatening to take over the majority of Timeline entries. Also,...
  • Entry# 2147631
    Feb 01 2017 (11:05AM)

    A new experimental feature is being introduced called BotD - "Blog of the Day". The rules are: . 1. Replies are not eligible - only the Top Blog. 2. ONLY Blogs posted today (the day of the vote) are eligible. 3. Every member has ONE vote. In the course of the day, you may keep...
  • Entry# 2136570
    Jan 23 2017 (12:25AM)

    Several new features have been introduced recently to the Forum, and we are forever striving to make Member experience here more productive and satisfying. With the recent introduction and success of the new FM System, it has been observed that small groups of highly involved and enthusiastic members are far more...
  • Entry# 2134907
    Jan 21 2017 (02:46PM)

    It has been over 2 weeks since the appointment of the current batch of FMs and 750 Complaints have been handled so far. It gives me immense pleasure in congratulating them for running the team diligently, professionally, competently and above all, without a shred of controversy or bias. The FM position...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom

Go to Mobile site
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.