A Round Trip to Begin 2019!

New Year begun, greetings exchanged – it was time to catch up with the grind of work; after 2 hectic weeks though, it was high time for a break. For a railfan, nothing less than a train trip would do. This time, unexplored territories were on the agenda. Thus a round trip to Baramati; the…Read more A Round Trip to Begin 2019!

Spottings at Daund on a wintry Saturday

Fair warning: This is a pure railfanning blog post, more or less; and will involve a lot of technical terms. So non-rail enthusiasts can give this one a miss; unless of course, any natural curiosity on your part compels you otherwise! 😛 I had a round Trip to Daund by 11301 Mumbai Bangalore Udyan express…Read more Spottings at Daund on a wintry Saturday

Ending 2018 at a snail’s pace – Part 2

True to the title of this blog, the year 2018 was ending at a snail's pace; in a journey by the supercrawler 11028 Chennai Mumbai Mail 😛 . We were halfway through - at Wadi, where the electric locomotive that had hauled us all the way from MAS would be replaced; with a diesel taking over till…Read more Ending 2018 at a snail’s pace – Part 2

Ending 2018 at a snail’s pace – Part 1

2018 had been a largely eventful year. Sometimes the year is so memorable that you are sorry to see it end. Hence I took the slowest train (11028 Chennai Mumbai Mail) to return to Mumbai; after a rather enjoyable trip to Chennai. Just kidding; I booked 11028 because I couldn't get reservation in the other…Read more Ending 2018 at a snail’s pace – Part 1

My first ever Humsafar experience – Part 2

So, halfway through my first experience by the 'Humsafar' class of trains (in this case being 22920 ADI-MAS Humsafar); we departed Raichur right on the dot at 12 45. For our progress from Mumbai please refer Part 1: https://ashwinkumar1989.online/2018/12/28/my-first-ever-humsafar-experience-part-1/ . I spotted WAG9H 316X2 and KJM WDP4D 40454 on a siding in the left. The…Read more My first ever Humsafar experience – Part 2

My first ever Humsafar experience – Part 1

Cometh the end of the year, cometh a trip to Chennai; to meet family and friends. However, there was a difference this time - instead of taking the supercrawler 11027 Mumbai Chennai Mail, I had chosen 22920 ADI-MAS Humsafar express; 'Humsafar' being a new class of LHB trains with only AC 3 Tier accomodation but…Read more My first ever Humsafar experience – Part 1

A leisurely sojourn by the ‘Food King’ – Part 2

True to the title of this blog post, it was a leisurely ride by the 'Food King' of IR (10103 CSMT-MAO Mandovi express) so far; as we were often held up for crossings involving long halts of at least 10-15 mins and thus the delays kept increasing. We were running 44 mins late when we…Read more A leisurely sojourn by the ‘Food King’ – Part 2

A leisurely sojourn by the ‘Food King’ – Part 1

Yes, as the title suggests; it was a trip by the 'Food King' of Indian Railways - 10103 CSMT-MAO Mandovi express. IMHO, there could not have been a better way to start the last month of the year; than a train trip through Konkan Railway. Moreover, with a variety of mouth-watering delicacies to savour while…Read more A leisurely sojourn by the ‘Food King’ – Part 1

A memorable family outing down South – Part 2

A memorable Deepavali family trip to Tirunelveli (and the village Kodaganallur, 45 mins from there) was coming to a close. My mother, sister and I were to take 12632 TEN-MS Nellai express (on 8th November) to return to Chennai, while my father was to stay for one more day; before returning through a flight from Madurai. To…Read more A memorable family outing down South – Part 2

A memorable family outing down South – Part 1

Cometh Deepavali, cometh a family trip to Tirunelveli; chiefly to visit the village Kodaganallur (a 45-minute drive from Tirunelveli) for our annual family function. This always involved a train trip - this time by 12631 MS-TEN Nellai express; newly turned LHB 🙂 . On the day of the journey (6th November), the 4 of us…Read more A memorable family outing down South – Part 1