A Pune trip to cherish! – Part 2

It was the twilight of a memorable trip to Pune. I had met my friend at his home in Narhe (Vadgaon Budruk) and spent some time with him there; after which he had driven me (by scooter) back to the station  - where we had lunch at the Rail Dhaba, followed by coffee and some…Read more A Pune trip to cherish! – Part 2

A Superfast with a Phobia of Speed

The title seems ironic; but IMHO it applies perfectly to 22106 Pune Mumbai Indrayani express - at least on the particular day Saturday 24th March. That day I had reached Pune by taking 11301 CSMT-SBC Udyan express - for the blog of that journey please refer https://ashwinkumar1989.online/2018/03/25/a-summer-saturday-morning-trip-to-pune/ . At Pune, as per plan; I bought the…Read more A Superfast with a Phobia of Speed

A Sunday Excursion to Pune – Part 1

For a change (after all those big trips 😀 ), I decided to have a one-day railfanning trip to Pune. I was to take 11029 Mumbai Kolhapur Koyna express on Feb 25th. Being a Sunday, I would normally have got up around 9 am; but this time I had to wake up at 06 30…Read more A Sunday Excursion to Pune – Part 1

My first visit to Pandharpur – Part 2

For those of you who have not yet read Part 1, here is the link: https://ashwinkumar1989net.wordpress.com/2017/05/21/my-first-visit-to-pandharpur-part-1/ . I had darshan at the Vitthal Temple, but could not see the main deity due to the crowd. I then came to my hotel room and slept for 4 hours, as I was tired after walking in the dry heat…Read more My first visit to Pandharpur – Part 2

My first visit to Pandharpur – Part 1

My primary purpose of this trip was to explore the Kurduvadi - Pandharpur line (secondary purpose being darshan at the famous Vitthal Temple). I could not get reservation in the direct train to Pandharpur(51027 CSTM-PVR fast passenger) because of the weekend rush, so I instead chose to book a ticket to KWV for Saturday May…Read more My first visit to Pandharpur – Part 1