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SHV/Shivani (2 PFs)
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Jul 19 2018 (10:18)   11005/Dadar Central - Puducherry (Chalukya) Express (PT) | SLI/Sangli (3 PFs) | KJM/WDP-4D/40529
Big Boss TN Exp
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Nice video
A Quick trip to Pune and Mumbai in the last week of May saw me go through a lot of hurdles. Plans, re-worked plans, ticket bookings, cancellations, it was all there. The plan was to return by Chalukya Express to Bengaluru. And my retiring room was booked in CST station. With all friends and acquaintances, including railway staff, advising against boarding a local to Dadar (The Chalukya originated from there), we decided to buy a First Class ticket and take a Door journey of the next available Mail/Express train, which happened to be the Kolhapur bound Mahalaxmi Express. Hauled by a WCAM3, we departed bang on the dot at 20:20 hrs, and ended up in Dadar pf5 at 20:35 hrs. With just 1 hr left for my train's departure, and with not much energy to hunt for places to have dinner, we ended up having Vada Pavs from a restaurant outside...
the station.
Chalukya Express departed right time at 21:30 hrs, mostly probably hauled by some WCAMx, totally drained of energy, i didn't bother checking the power. From Pune, a KJM EMD took over, later learned that it was WDP4D 40529. When i woke up the next morning, we were nearing Sangli. This route was always in my bucket list to be covered in day time. Well I was glad that I at-least got a part of it, Shindwane still eludes me.
Post Sangli, the route mesmerized me a lot. Especially the stretch till Belgavi, the repetitive curves, windmills near Raybag, the Krishna River bridge, the crops fields and other scenes unfolding all around, had me glued to my window. This train doesn't have Pantry, and surprisingly, didn't halt anywhere long enough for me to scout platforms in search of breakfast, leaving me at the mercy of the on board vendors. 2 plates of Vadas were all I could handle, and they were enough to remind of the home kitchen. Outside the train though, the crossings kept coming every now and then, in many occasions we were given the proceed ahead, while in a couple of instances, we were shown the loop, for passengers that too.
Rushing along, we met the lines from Goa and Dudhsagar Falls at Londa Jn, the heat was beginning to show, and I feared that fatigue might kick in. Thankfully, didn't happen. For lunch, I didn't take much of a risk, and ordered a Veg Thali from an online catering app, which was duly delivered in Hubballi Jn.
A Veg Thali consisting of A Cup of rice, 2 Vegetable varieties, A Dal, 4 rotis, 2 Gulab Jamuns, Salad n Pickle, was devoured as we swept past the dry cultivation lands surrounding the Hubballi Davangere section. Meanwhile, the King of the section, the Janshatabdi crawled past us at Hubballi south, scheduled to overtake us later in the night. The climate was cooler now, and the rains came down pouring as we neared Arsikere. In the meanwhile, Janshatabdi had reversed in Hubballi and managed to catch up with us, but was still far away for the overtake.
Post Arsikere, a string of dark stations greeted us, courtesy powercuts. And finally at Golahalli, we were looped and Janshatabdi overtook us at MPS. Though it was a scheduled overtake, I would have liked it to have happened much closer to Yeshvantpur.
Post the overtake, the speed was moderate and we crawled for the last 10 mins or so, and managed to arrive Yeshvantpur pf2 at 21:50hrs, delayed by 20 mins. The journey was both enjoyable and tiring, and i was so drained that I decided to nap in the cab itself on my way home. Chalukya Express is definitely one of those trains one can prefer for a group travel with some friends, not much disturbance from Unreserved travelers, the absence of a Pantry may make a difference to a few, but if food can be arranged from outside vendors and on board caterers, it would make up for it.
Sep 14 2018 (07:45)   12079/KSR Bengaluru - Hubballi Janshatabdi Express | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs) | KJM/WDM-3A/16862R
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Presenting a Full Journey compilation in 12079 Bengaluru Hubballi Janshatabdi Express | Coverage of the journey by the fastest train between the 2 cities
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Did you see this video of the Journey by the Chalukya Express from Dadar to Yeshvantpur?
Check it out here - click here
A couple of days before that Journey, I was supposed to board the 16515 Yeshvantpur Karwar Intercity Express to ride through the Shiradi Ghats to Mangaluru. From there, a Konkan voyage would by the Netravati Express would have taken me to Panvel, and finally the Pragati Express to Pune. Well, initially, this was the plan, but later on; a sharp spell of intense rains drowned many parts of Konkan Railways & also Mangaluru City. Fearing that I might get stranded somewhere in the middle of my Journey; with nowhere to go, I re planned my Journey, by taking a rather straight route to Pune, the first part of which involved a ride in the Janshatabdi express from Bengaluru to Hubballi.
This straight route plan ensured that I reached on the morning of May 31; instead of the evening, as per the previous plan. I hired a cab in the wee hours of May 30, and landed at KSR Bengaluru at 05:15 hrs, with my Janshatabdi scheduled to depart at 06:00 hrs. KJM WDM3A 16862R which was to haul my train that day, also shunted in the rake. The coach was neat and clean, and my Journey began on the dot at 06:00 hrs. After a smooth skip of Malleswaram, we reached our first halt - Yeshvantpur Jn. Just a couple of minutes later, we were on our way, dashing towards the next halt - Tumkur, where we spotted the Fast Passenger to Bengaluru & also waited for the crossing of the Arsikere Bengaluru Passenger.
The Janshatabdi then hurried through the Single line section towards Arsikere; and barring a loop line skip at Ammasandra and a few speed restrictions, we ran pretty much uninterrupted. Reaching Arsikere, we encountered the Shivamogga Bengaluru Intercity led by UBL WDP4B. After missing the Thatte Idlies at Tumkur, I made sure to grab a plate of crispy vadas at Arsikere. Then it was a brisk run up to Birur, where we crossed the Talguppa Mysuru Passenger led by a KJM WDP4. At Birur, the lines to Shivamogga bifurcated from the Hubballi bound lines.
The brisk run continued up to Chikjajur Jn.; in a small confusion I missed the Palace Queen Humsafar Express crossing. Following this, the Siddhaganga Intercity crossed at Shivani. Post Chikjajur, it was single line all the way up to Hubballi Jn. At Davangere we met the Vishwamanava Express bound for Mysuru. In the brief 2 mins, I searched for the famous Benne Masala Dosa, but couldn't find any vendor near my coach. After Harihar, we crossed the Tungabhadra River. The soil colour slowly changed to Black and the sun finally started burning down upon us. As the temperature soared, we steadily made our way to Hubballi.
After overtaking the Manuguru Kolhapur Express at Hubballi outer, we made our way into pf1, right on time, meeting the Amaravati Express to Vijayawada on pf2. It was a whirlwind of a Journey, and the run was just brilliant. I would highly recommend this train for anyone who wants a brisk run from Bengaluru to Hubballi.
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Crossings featured in this video: -
20652 Shivamogga Town Bengaluru Intercity
56275 Talguppa Mysuru Passenger (wrongly mentioned as Shivamogga Mysuru Passenger in video)
12726 Siddhaganga Intercity Express
17325 Vishwamanava Express
Also includes spotting of 11303 Manuguru Kolhapur Express & the 17226 Hubballi Vijayawada Amaravati Express.
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Thanks for watching folks. Let me know of any errors in the video or if you have any suggestions for me. Please put them down in the comments section.
Info Update
Apr 09 2015 (20:09)   SHV/Shivani (2 PFs)
Karthik.iyer27^~   33117 blog posts
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Station Board Update
There Are 2 Stations

Apr 09 2015 (20:17)
PhDImr87   4849 blog posts
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u mean two platforms?

Apr 09 2015 (20:21)
Karthik.iyer27^~   33117 blog posts
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Rail Fanning
Sep 04 2013 (21:13)   12080/Hubballi - KSR Bengaluru Janshatabdi Express | SHV/Shivani (2 PFs)
Tintumon UKG B   4032 blog posts
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Bangalore City (SBC) bound Jan Shatabdi Express from Hubli takes down a small gradient to Shivani Station with KJM WDM2 as Nizamuddin Bound Karnataka Sampark Kranti waits with KJM WDP4

Sep 04 2013 (21:15)
Ashok^~   21328 blog posts
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WDM-2 has got a rocking look...thanks to KJM:)
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