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Yesterday (18:50)   PURI/Puri (8 PFs)

SWR intrastate trains for Karnataka^~   2921 blog posts   8 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 3234341            Tags   Past Edits
Battery operated vehicles have been provided at Puri Railway station for senior citizens, sick people and differently abled persons.
Source: click here
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Rail Fanning
Yesterday (16:24)   16231/Mayiladuthurai - Mysuru (Thanjavur) Express (PT)

sreerup kol~   5019 blog posts   434 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 3233942            Tags   Past Edits
A good train for Rail Fanning as it passes through lesser used routes for most part of the journey.
Part I: Thanjavur to Tiruchchirappalli
The train runs well in this sector. The maximum speed is around 90 km/hr. Do doorplating for as long as you like. Nobody cares. Speeds around 80 to 90 km/hr will not cause any
harm. The huge Golden Rock D.L.S. will come just before Tiruchchirappalli. There will be a sharp left curve before entering Tiruchchirappalli Railway Station. I was lucky to capture Cholan Express on my trip as it was 4 hours late and just before this train.
Part II: Tiruchchirappalli to Erode
Enjoy the ride along the banks of the Kaveri River till Erode. The M.P.S. of this section is around 105 km/hr. So, be careful while standing at the door. Sideway movement of ICF Sleeper Coaches start at 100 km/hr.
Erode will come sometime around 11:45 pm. to midnight. Get down and have a cup of coffee as the train usually halts for around 20 minutes. Look out for Cheran Express which usually arrives at Platform 1, as this train arrives at Platform 2. It might be that by the time this train leaves, Cheran just arrives.
Part III: Erode to Salem
Watch out for the bridge over the Kaveri River just few minutes after departing from Erode. Try standing on the left door. Notice the Kanja Malai Hill just before Salem.
Part IV: Salem to Bangalore
Try to stay at the door for as long as you can. At first, the terrain will be flat. But, after few minutes, the speed will decrease to around 50 to 70 km/hr and stay so for an hour due to a steady climb of 400 metres till Dharmapuri. The terrain is entirely hilly till just before the start of Dharmapuri Town. The wind will be strong and very chilly. So, be prepared for that. Get down at Dharmapuri to soak in the atmosphere. I was lucky to capture 11013 Lokmaniya Tilak (T) to Coimbatore Express on my trip, as it was running around 1 hour 50 minutes late. Even it was running with WDP-4D.
Do not stop railfanning. The hilly terrains continue till about the outskirts of Hosur. The speeds will increase but there will be another steady rise of about 600 metres till Hosur. Just before entering Bangalore, look out for the steep ramp at Baiyyappanahalli. It is a fascinating view.
Part V: Bangalore to Mysore
Stand at the door till the train exits entire city region of Bangalore, i.e., till Kengeri. The sharp curves are a charm for any railfan, and South Bangalore has plenty of them, and in both directions, left and right. After that, sit at your seat, because daily commuters will start boarding the train in a hurry.
Start railfanning once the train approaches Pandavapura. Shrirangapattana is a small curvy station situated between the Northern and Southern branches of Kaveri, a treat to the eyes. As the train turns sharply towards South Kaveri (right), the view is amazing.
As the train approaches Mysore, stay. Notice the huge Goods Terminal just before city region of Mysore starts. The city roads can be identified by huge gradients. The entry into Mysore Railway Station is also curvy (right).

5 posts - Yesterday

Yesterday (21:34)
rdb*^   31940 blog posts   437120 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 3233942-7            Tags   Past Edits
amazing blog//--

Yesterday (22:04)
sreerup kol~   5019 blog posts   434 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 3233942-8            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks Sir. These words mean a lot to me.

Yesterday (22:16)
Pallavan Express™12621 The Boss^~   4748 blog posts   5432 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 3233942-9            Tags   Past Edits
U've missed Maddur Vada!

Yesterday (22:18)
sreerup kol~   5019 blog posts   434 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 3233942-10            Tags   Past Edits
Well, my focus was solely on railfanning. So, only included related things. The tip for coffee was just for ensuring that the railfan gets to stay up awake for the whole night. One cup was enough for me to stay awake till 5 am. even after whole day's work. Then, again got up at 6 am. to watch Bangalore to Mysore sector.

Yesterday (22:19)
sreerup kol~   5019 blog posts   434 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 3233942-11            Tags   Past Edits
Even did not mention about ordering dinner at Trichy.
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Phone Charging/Outlets
Aug 30 2015 (23:45)   12452/Shram Shakti Express

》RáîL Fãñ 《 ♥AUTHORIZED♥~   1667 blog posts   20 correct pred (91% accurate)
Entry# 1578207            Tags   Past Edits
>> Charging points not available in Sleeper Coaches.
>> S1 is totally reserved for CK (Tatkal) passengers.
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Ticket Booking/WL
Nov 28 2014 (18:43)   12926/Paschim SF Express (PT)

rdb*^   31940 blog posts   437120 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 1290183            Tags   Past Edits
Tkts booked Ex PNP/SZM do not CNF easily. Best clearance is Ex NDLS/MTJ
followed by Ex ASR (GNWL).
example here
Even NDLS to Kota did not CNF, which shd have easily CNFd ex NDLS.

Dec 17 2014 (09:17)
Saurav Singh Chikara   1027 blog posts   3649 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1290183-1            Tags   Past Edits
One can book till UMB which comes in GNWL.
As said by you, tickets post NDLS have greater chance of confirmation.
For instance i opted for GNWL (bdts - umb) than PQWL (bdts - ndls) and book tickets at 6am. By 8:45am chart was prepared and got confirmed seat.
Station Tip
Mar 11 2016 (07:59)   KOTA/Kota Junction (5 PFs)

Waiting for PNBE BDTS Humsafar~   780 blog posts   44 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 1763388            Tags   Past Edits
Take autos from main entrance side (towards PF1) and not from PF4 side, autos from PF4 side will charge more as there is parking charge on that side.
Do not pay more than Rs 120 in any case for auto to go to Vigyan Nagar/Rajeev Gandhi Nagar/Mahaveer Nagar/Talwandi/Indra Vihar. Taking advantage of new travelers auto drivers sometimes even ask for Rs 500 and people who do not know the rate pay it willingly.
Shared Tata Magics running on specific routes available on PF1 side. They are the cheapest option if you don't have
much luggage and your destination is near jhalawar road, keshavpura square, Mahaveer Nagar circle, Nayapura Bus Stand.

Mar 11 2016 (13:28)
Waiting for PNBE BDTS Humsafar~   780 blog posts   44 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1763388-1            Tags   Past Edits
Wow, got green from moderator.

Mar 11 2016 (13:36)
moderator*^~   5856 blog posts   20 correct pred (57% accurate)
Re# 1763388-2            Tags   Past Edits
I get one vote like everyone else - there's nothing special. You have provided detailed and useful info, which needs to be appreciated. Thanks for the same.

Mar 11 2016 (14:11)
Waiting for PNBE BDTS Humsafar~   780 blog posts   44 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1763388-3            Tags   Past Edits
Your vote will still have little more value, atleast for me.
IRI has has been providing me useful info for years, this is least I can do to repay IRI.
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