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#100happytrains: Day 14

April 14, 2014


Mysore-Mayiladhuthurai-Mysore Express The train along the River Kaveri as I like to put it; starting from its cradle and terminating where it drains into the Bay of Bengal at Mayiladuthurai. Travelled on this train from Mayiladuthurai to Tiruchi (after a CRS inspection assignment) and from Tiruchi to Thanjavur (while going to cover the Thiruvarur-Karaikudi MG […]

#100happytrains: Day 12

April 12, 2014


Mysore-Tuticorin Express The only back draw of train travel is bidding goodbyes. My rides on this train were only after saying bye, without knowing when the next meeting would be. Took this train from Bangalore to Karur on a few occasions in 2011. The timings too are ideal to board this train at Bangalore/Bangalore Cantonment […]

#100happytrains: Day 8

April 8, 2014


Mysore-Bangalore Push Pull Passenger We had just finished a lovely holiday at Mysore and Coorg and were headed to Bangalore for the final leg of family vacation in September 2003. My parents planned to take the bus, a move I opposed. I was adamant and they give in. I wanted to take the Shatabdi. I […]

#100happytrains: Day 5

April 5, 2014


Chalukya Express: Dadar-Yeshwantpur-Dadar (Now extended to Pondicherry and Tirunelveli) Part of my ideal Mumbai-Madras connect if a ticket on a direct train is not happening. Took this train in 2012, when it was not extended, and later went to Bangalore City to catch the Mysore-Madras Central Kaveri Express. The train crosses the Shindwane ghat overnight, […]


August 14, 2013


As a railway enthusiast, it has been a shameful and regrettable year till Sunday.  A lone journey to Madras and back by the Dadar-Egmore Super and Mumbai Express in February. It still is bad as of Wednesday, but an eventful ride again to Madras via Secunderabad has added mileage to the trip sheet. The Madras […]

The EMD dilemma post Hampi Express fiasco

May 22, 2012


A few days back I was at Tiruchi Junction to send off a friend to Madras. We were waiting on platform three. I kept hearing a whirring noise – loud and powerful – like a tiger on prowl. I knew where the noise was coming from. There was only one place where it could from […]