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Trip Sheet 2016

December 30, 2016

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12657    Bangalore Mail    MAS-SBC    362 12658    Madras Mail    SBC-MAS    362 12164    Dadar Super    MS-DR    1281 12123    Deccan Queen    CSTM-PUNE    192 12163    MS Super    PUNE-MS    1089 12657    Bangalore Mail    MAS-SBC    362 12028    Shatabdi    SBC    MAS-362 12657    Bangalore Mail    MAS-SBC    362 12640    Brindavan     SBC-MAS    362 12509    Kaziranga    BNC-MAS    362 12657    Bangalore Mail    MAS-SBC    362 22626   […]

Trip Sheet 2015

December 31, 2015

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BOM-HYB – SG HYB-BOM – 6E BOM-NAG – 6E NAG-BOM – 9W BOM-MAA – SG MAA-BOM – 6E BOM-BLR – SG BLR-BOM – SG BOM-HYD – AI HYD-BOM – AI CSTM-MAS – Mail – 1284 MS-DR – Super – 1281 CSTM-KJT – Jayanti Janta – 100 KJT-CSTM – Deccan Exp – 100 DR-MS – Super […]

59 hours and counting – Part II

June 12, 2015

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The summer gave to some good memories of Calcutta, thanks to Piku and Detective Byomkesh Bakshi. Both the movies (directed by Bengalis) showcased the city so well. This reminded me of this long pending post, especially after getting lovely feedback for the preceding part of this trip. Given that the monsoon had engulfed Mumbai, I […]

Trip Sheet 2014

January 2, 2015

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Dadar-Pune – 183 Pune-CSTM – 192 Mumbai-Ahmedabad – 493 CSTM-Pune – 192 Pune-CSTM – 192 CSTM-Howrah – 1966 Howrah-Madras – 1661 Madras-Mumbai – 1279 CSTM-Pune – 192 Pune-Satara – 145 Satara-Mumbai – 338 LTT-Igatpuri – 118 Igatpuri-LTT – 118 CSTM-Madras – 1279 Madras-CSTM – 1279 Total: 9627 kms New route: Bhusaval-Howrah

59 hours and counting – Part I

October 26, 2014

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“Your hair is disheveled and you look tired. Have you realized that you have been travelling for 50 hours straight?” said my father as I stepped out of the side entrance of Madras Central, with the evening sun bouncing off the clock tower. “It’s 59 hours and 15 minutes,” I hit back, with a glint […]

Cutlets on Brindavan Express

July 25, 2014

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On July 25, 2014, the Madras-Bangalore-Madras Brindavan Superfast Express departed Madras Central without its famous pantry car. The prestige of this train, which is in its 50th year of service, has now been left to rot. There is nothing golden here, just that sentiment and tradition has been thrown out of the window by Southern […]

Hail Siemens and more…

July 10, 2014

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It has been almost four months since I had my motorbike shifted to Mumbai, which means that during this time travel by suburban (local, EMU) trains has dropped to an almost non-existent level. Previously, it was a fixed ritual while going to office: A five-minute walk to Matunga Road, interrupted by an occasional visit to […]