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

The end of a whirlwind trip – Part 2

Time for me to wrap up my account of the last leg of the whirlwind trip - the journey by 11028 Chennai Mumbai Mail. Where had we left off? The change-over from electric to diesel at Wadi. For the first part, refer https://ashwinkumar1989.online/2018/02/14/the-end-of-a-whirlwind-trip-part-1/ . Our diesel power was APU-fitted Pune WDM3A 14093R. We departed at 15…Read more The end of a whirlwind trip – Part 2

The end of a whirlwind trip – Part 1

A whirlwind trip (which involved at least 70% of travel) was coming to an end. I had travelled from Mumbai to Chennai by 11027 Mumbai Chennai Mail (taking 2 nights and a day), met my grandparents and a close friend at Chennai, travelled to Trichy (by taking the overnight 12653 Rockfort express) for my BFF's…Read more The end of a whirlwind trip – Part 1

A Long Return To Home – Part 2

Ah...a very long gap between this and Part 1 (of my journey by 11028 MAS-CSMT Mail, starting on last Dec 29) https://ashwinkumar1989.online/2018/01/21/a-long-return-to-home-part-1/ . Well, you have yet another trip to Chennai ( a stopover on the way to Trichy) at the end of this January; as well as a fat lot of work after returning -…Read more A Long Return To Home – Part 2

A Long Return To Home – Part 1

After an end-of-the-year 5-day trip to Chennai (which included a one-day visit to Bangalore), it was time to return home i.e. Mumbai - before the beginning of 2018 (All good things do come to an end! 😦 ). Since I could not get suitable seats in any other train, I had to settle for 11028…Read more A Long Return To Home – Part 1