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#100happytrains: Day 14

April 14, 2014

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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

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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 11

April 11, 2014

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Ernakulam-Karaikal Tea Garden Express The train initially used to ply from Mettupalayam to Cochin, carrying Tea and other products for export to other countries. Later, for a long time, the train connected Ernakulam to Tiruchi and then was extended to Nagore (post gauge conversion), running along the River Kaveri from Erode. It was the first […]

#100happytrains: Day 10

April 10, 2014

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Tiruchi-Mayiladuthurai Express A fast day connection between the two towns, that lie on the banks of the river Kaveri. I had taken this train in 2012 to cover the Commissioner of Railway Safety’s inspection of the newly-laid Mayiladuthurai Junction-Tiruvarur line. You have no option but to bear the searing heat of central Tamil Nadu as […]

#100happytrains: Day 9

April 9, 2014

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Cuddalore Port Junction – Tiruchchirapalli Passenger The slowest possible train service between the two destinations. Travelled in this train from Ariyalur to Tiruchi in 2012. The rake was badly maintained and infested with pests. But again, what much can be done when you pay around Rs.20 for a 70 km ride? The loco is led […]