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Blog Posts by Aditya Sharma
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★★★  Rail Fanning
Jun 19 2014 (21:56)   12512/Rapti Sagar SF Express (PT)

Attorney SAUL GOODMAN*^~   4526 blog posts   137 correct pred (54% accurate)
Entry# 1140718            Tags   Past Edits
Securing an admission in some institution of repute is about as hectic as settling on Mars.It entails scurrying about like headless chickens,combing through mountains of paperwork and what not.So expectedly,I was piqued to know that I had to travel to Vellore to execute this less than desirable chore.But alleviating this was the fact that I was to journey on the 12512 Raptisagar SF.
After the headlong,pell-mell early morning rush out of the house,I arrived at TVC at around 6 a.m. Prior to descending on PF 3,I had availed of the glitzy escalator facility.My 3 Tier AC coach(B2) was of a 2003 make,but it had aged gracefully.All qualms were put to rest when I stepped on board.The interior was done up tastefully in
complementing panels of burgundy and beige.The flooring was a sand hued vinyl speckled with tiny dots.Both charging points were functioning.A cup of tepid IR tea later,I was all set.All in all,the interior was marvellous.I kicked back my shoes and settled in for the journey ahead.
At precisely 6:15,a barely perceptible nudge indicated that the Wappie had begun to lug its heavy load.The Raptisagar is one of the few trains with a non stop run till Kollam Jn. Once TVC was cleared,the loco pilot shed his veil of civility and whipped his electric stallion hard.In barely 55 minutes,we were pulling into the sharp curve on which Kollam Jn is situated.In the meantime,the compressor in our coach was belting out copious amounts of frigid air and this necessitated the hasty withdrawl of the blankets stowed above.A minor irritant was the lilliputian size of the pillows,an issue all over IR I believe.I drifted off soon after...
As my eyelids flickered open,the yellow board of ERS floated into view.The train had covered ground so fast that we were a good 15 mins ahead of schedule.But the train squandered it's gain by way of an excessively long halt at ERS. The next leg till SRR was slightly tedious,at an awkward pace.The rake reversal took place and we proceeded at a good clip past Walayar into TN.A lot of trains crossed us on this stretch. CBE was reached more or less on time,but again the halt was too long.In TN,the LP really stretched the loco's long legs and we flashed past ED,SA etc.I did not sample any food,but presumed that the food was good on seeing a co passenger relishing his biriyani. A quick visit to the loo revealed that it was in good condition too.Thankfully,the fragrant hand sanitizer had been replenished by the crew.
We pulled into Katpadi Jn at 10 pm,more than an hour late.But this lag was hardly noticeable.Would I travel in this train again ?
Yes sir-ee !

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Jun 23 2014 (22:47)
Aditya Sharma   10 blog posts
Re# 1140718-14            Tags   Past Edits
Vivek.... a splendid and balanced write-up.
May 16 2014 (10:58)  

Attorney SAUL GOODMAN*^~   4526 blog posts   137 correct pred (54% accurate)
Entry# 1098962            Tags   Past Edits
Right.The NDA has steamrolled UPA.Most likely,Modi will form an unadulterated BJP ministry at the centre.So without mincing words,what does it mean for the Railways ?

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May 20 2014 (21:18)
Aditya Sharma   10 blog posts
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One thing is certain that Sreedharan would be made MoS....sooooo advantage kerala??? vivek???

May 20 2014 (21:20)
Warrier is BACK*^~   6075 blog posts   113 correct pred (51% accurate)
Re# 1098962-10            Tags   Past Edits
I dont think so. I dont expect Sreedharan to do anything out of his way if by any chance he becomes MoS.

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May 07 2014 (11:00)  

Attorney SAUL GOODMAN*^~   4526 blog posts   137 correct pred (54% accurate)
Entry# 1087098            Tags   Past Edits
Automobile enthusiasts have magazines like TopGear,Autocar et al to satiate them.
What are the good quality publications for railfans(national/international) ?

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May 10 2014 (17:11)
Aditya Sharma   10 blog posts
Re# 1087098-4            Tags   Past Edits
yaar vivek come to my house. got loads of those rail magazines :)

May 16 2014 (11:13)
Attorney SAUL GOODMAN*^~   4526 blog posts   137 correct pred (54% accurate)
Re# 1087098-5            Tags   Past Edits
Zaroor doasth !
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Aug 27 2013 (23:05)  

beinghumanonearth   757 blog posts   9 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 837576            Tags   Past Edits
tell the most entertainer of iri blog

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Sep 02 2013 (18:18)
Aditya Sharma   10 blog posts
Re# 837576-16            Tags   Past Edits
IRI sirf teen cheezon ki wajah se chalti hain... entertainment, entertainment, entertainment... Aur main entertainment hoon

Sep 02 2013 (18:24)
▅ ▆ ▇ █★KR ♥ Lover ♥ Forever★█ ▇ ▆ ▅~   10322 blog posts   3405 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 837576-17            Tags   Past Edits
Joke of the year goes to Chandler BING

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General Travel
Jul 17 2013 (14:29)   16321/Bangalore Trivandrum Weekly Express

linainverse   258 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 809163            Tags   Past Edits
it might sound bad that this train is cancelled but it is a good trade-off for making 16315/6 daily.
running this train on thursday is not at all required.
in my opinion best use of this train would be to run it to hyderabad via bangalore on sunday evening from TVC. what say?

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Jul 27 2013 (22:00)
Aditya Sharma   10 blog posts
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