First things first - what I am writing about now is not my first train journey post COVID19 - you can find it here https://ashwinkumar1989.in/2021/11/13/my-first-train-journey-since-covid19/ . But that was a purely overnight affair - what I'm writing about is my first daytime train journey since the pandemic and also the first of 2022! And predictably…Read more Vistadomed! First Train Journey of 2022
A train trip on a weekend is a veritable magnet for a railfan; especially one who has to deal with the combined stress of working in a small startup and commuting in Mumbai locals daily. Yet, why a trip to Pune everytime; you might as well ask! Well, my excuse this time was to meet…Read more Yielding to the pull of the magnet, yet again! – Part 1
Yes, you read right - yet another trip to Pune; must be making you wonder whether this city is my 2nd home! 😛 Nope, there were some sweets and snacks to buy from the famous Chitale Bandhu Mithaiwale; and of course some railfanning at Dapodi - 3 stations away! 😛 Anyway, the train for the…Read more Another memorable outing to Pune – Part 1
11008 Pune Mumbai Deccan express is not a very fast train – it takes 4 hrs 2 mins to cover a distance of 192 km; an average speed of 47.6 kmph. It also has 9 stops i.e. an average of almost a stop every 21 km! 😛 However, these stats are not enough to dismiss…Read more Do Not Underestimate the Deccan Express!
It was 22nd of January - A Sunday. Pretty unusual to be out of bed by 05 15, and out of the house by 06 15, right ? Nope, not for a railfan 😉 . He who is slow to wake up otherwise 😀 . Anyway, I managed to get an auto to Vikhroli ; where…Read more A Sunday morning outing to Talegaon