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

My first tryst with LHB Panchavati – Part 2

Well, much to my pleasure (being my first ever ride by this train 🙂 ); 12110 MMR CSMT Panchavati express had a swimmingly good run in BSL division i.e. upto IGP - here you will see how it fared in Mumbai division. Please don't forget to check out Part 1 before reading on! https://ashwinkumar1989.online/2018/06/03/my-first-tryst-with-lhb-panchavati-part-1/ We departed…Read more My first tryst with LHB Panchavati – Part 2

My first tryst with LHB Panchavati – Part 1

12110 Manmad Mumbai Panchavati express is an extremely popular commuter train - used by thousands of passengers mainly between Nasik and Mumbai. Recently the train got an LHB rake and there was a lot subsequent hype; unfortunately, the new LHB rake did not go well with many regular travellers; due to its cramped seating arrangement…Read more My first tryst with LHB Panchavati – Part 1

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

Double – decking it to Bangalore – Part 2

Where had I left off ? Ahh...when we exited SR and moved into SWR - on leaving JTJ! As for the MAS-JTJ portion, please refer https://ashwinkumar1989.online/2018/01/10/double-decking-it-to-bangalore-part-1/ . Any difficulties understanding technical terms and station codes, please refer to the legend right at the bottom (Can't promise to resolve all doubts though!). 12610 SBC-MAS Intercity entered JTJ…Read more Double – decking it to Bangalore – Part 2

Double – decking it to Bangalore – Part 1

As the title suggests, I was to take 22625 MAS-SBC DD express from Chennai- the day being 27th Dec. It was to be a one-day outing to Bangalore; the return being by 16022 MYS-MAS Kaveri express. As ever, please refer to the legend right at the bottom for all technical terms (won't be covering all, though!) and…Read more Double – decking it to Bangalore – Part 1