Double Decker Diaries: Mumbai to Vadodara – Part 2

This blog is about Part 2 of my first 130 kmph journey in Indian Railways - unless you count my journey by the Chennai Rajdhani way back in 1993; when I was barely four years old! Of course, I don’t remember anything about that journey; except seeing a few derailed wagons πŸ˜› This was also…Read more Double Decker Diaries: Mumbai to Vadodara – Part 2

Double Decker Diaries: Mumbai to Vadodara – Part 1

You all know that I have travelled by train more times than I can count; but I have never experienced 130 kmph action, unless you count my journey by the Chennai Rajdhani way back in 1993; when I was barely four years old! Of course, I don't remember anything about that journey; except seeing a…Read more Double Decker Diaries: Mumbai to Vadodara – Part 1

Answering The Call Of Pune, Yet Again! – Part 2

After a memorable trip to Pune (one of so many!! πŸ˜› ), which involved touring the countryside with my friend Omkar and staying at his house with him and his parents; it was time to return to Mumbai. The train chosen was 11302 SBC-CSMT Udyan Express, since it was the only train leaving Pune in…Read more Answering The Call Of Pune, Yet Again! – Part 2

Answering The Call Of Pune, Yet Again! – Part 1

Yes, you read it right. Yet another Mumbai - Pune train trip, after my first Vistadome journey 6 months ago: https://ashwinkumar1989.in/2022/05/29/vistadomed-first-train-journey-of-2022/ . The purpose of this trip too was the same - to meet my friend - railfan Omkar - and have fun with him; including a night stay at his house. It was planned…Read more Answering The Call Of Pune, Yet Again! – Part 1

Vistadomed! First Train Journey of 2022

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

It has been a long wait

This poem is dedicated to trains, especially Indian Railways; for I am deeply missing train travel since the COVID19 pandemic has struck. My last train trip was on February 15th 2020; between Mumbai and Pune. Here goes the content: It has been a long wait Days turning into weeks Weeks turning into months And now,…Read more It has been a long wait

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! πŸ™‚ ). 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 πŸ˜‰ . 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! πŸ™‚ After a short RF session at Pune junction…Read more Yielding to the pull of the magnet, yet again! – Part 2

Yielding to the pull of the magnet, yet again! – Part 1

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