Finishing off 2019 in style! – Part 2

For a railfan, what better way to end the year than a train trip? Even if it is just one of many Mumbai-Pune trips that have crowded the calendar of 2019! The reason this time around? To meet my friend and ex-colleague Rishi before my engagement (yes, I am engaged now! 🙂 ). The only…Read more Finishing off 2019 in style! – Part 2

Finishing off 2019 in style! – Part 1

First of all, a very Happy and Prosperous 2020 to you all!! Secondly, I have been very busy for the last two weeks - thanks to my engagement (yes, finally! :D) and the activities arising out of this wonderful event; which may explain my absence for close to a month 😉 . Anyway, this blog…Read more Finishing off 2019 in style! – Part 1

Yielding to the pull of the magnet, yet again! – Part 2

The magnet of Pune had pulled me yet again; as it has done so often - over the last two years. My excuse this time was to meet my friend (railfan Omkar) there and do a lot of railfanning there; and boy did we enjoy ourselves! 🙂 After a short RF session at Pune junction…Read more Yielding to the pull of the magnet, yet again! – Part 2

The Return of the Thousand-Wheeler: Part 1

Oh! I know what y'all are thinking - pretty inane title for a blog, innit? But, well, I am weird myself - deal with it! 😛 Also, you might be wondering where I vanished all these months! I had a break from work in the most amazing way possible - a 10-day vacation to UK…Read more The Return of the Thousand-Wheeler: Part 1

A racy trip down South – Part 2

Hey guys, here is the final leg of my first major trip of 2019 – the return from Chennai to Mumbai by 12164 Chennai Dadar superfast. For the earlier phases (Mumbai-Chennai-Devakottai-Chennai) please refer to Part 1: https://ashwinkumar1989.online/2019/04/14/a-racy-trip-down-south-part-1/ . I was quite excited; since ‘The Super’ is my all-time favourite train and I had not travelled…Read more A racy trip down South – Part 2

A sudden trip through Konkan Railway – Part 3

The first leg of a sudden trip (involving 2 successful Tatkal bookings!) to Ratnagiri through Konkan Railway was over. I had arrived here by 10103 CSMT-MAO Mandovi express; which had deposited me at RN at 14 40, 1 hour 25 minutes late. This left me with about 3 hours to kill at the station -…Read more A sudden trip through Konkan Railway – Part 3

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

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 long, dreary and forgettable journey – Part 2

A 33 hours long train journey (from Trichy to Mumbai) makes for a similarly elephant-sized blog as well 😛 - as to how it started, please see https://ashwinkumar1989.online/2018/05/20/a-long-dreary-and-forgettable-journey-part-1/ . Where were we? Ah...at GY. As we departed after a halt of 3 mins, I saw GY WDP4D 40117 in the DLS. The twin GY WDG3As that I had…Read more A long, dreary and forgettable journey – Part 2