A Return Journey To Remember – Part 2

This is Part 2 of my account of my train journey by 11042 Chennai Mumbai express on Nov 25 - sorry to keep you waiting; was busy with work over the last few days! Here is Part 1 if you haven't read it yet! https://ashwinkumar1989.online/2017/12/03/a-return-journey-to-remember-part-1/  As always, please refer to the legend right at the bottom…Read more A Return Journey To Remember – Part 2

A Return Journey To Remember – Part 1

After a rather enjoyable trip of Chennai of a week, during which I met my maternal grandparents, relatives and friends; it was time for me to return to Mumbai - again by train! Oh, and for my account of my train journey from Mumbai; please refer https://ashwinkumar1989.online/2017/11/22/a-two-night-sojourn-to-chennai-part-1/ and https://ashwinkumar1989.online/2017/11/23/a-two-night-sojourn-to-chennai-part-2/ . This time, I took 11042 MAS CSMT…Read more A Return Journey To Remember – Part 1

A Two Night Sojourn to Chennai – Part 2

Like my journey by 11027 Mumbai Chennai 'supercrawler' Mail, my blogs also tend to be long; thus necessitating a split into two or more parts. Sorry to keep you waiting so long for Part 2! Here is Part 1 if you have not read it yet! https://ashwinkumar1989.online/2017/11/22/a-two-night-sojourn-to-chennai-part-1/  Again, for technical terms and station codes; please refer…Read more A Two Night Sojourn to Chennai – Part 2

A Two Night Sojourn to Chennai – Part 1

I was hugely lucky to benefit from the 15-day leave policy of my company; which I made full use of - to plan a week-long trip to Chennai in order to meet my maternal grandparents, relatives and friends. As the title suggests, I took the legendary 09 Down Mail (now 11027 Mumbai Chennai Mail); a…Read more A Two Night Sojourn to Chennai – Part 1

Once a railfan, always a railfan

At the age of two, it started Love for wheels on rails The way trains moved, fascinated The track clatter, gave goosebumps The window seat was heaven Countryside in all its glory The journey had a story Charming, were the stations The engine horn was music The beats were the diesel chugging The transition jerk…Read more Once a railfan, always a railfan

The last train outing of 2016

Yes, I am a proud railfan, and have been fascinated by these magnificent carriages on rails since the age of two. So, what better way to end the year of 2016 than a trip to Manjari Budruk - a high speed railfanning spot near Pune. The station is completely old-school, with a low height platform…Read more The last train outing of 2016