See How Times Are Changing

As the signal changes colour From red to green The guard waves a green flag And the Assistant Loco Pilot sounds the horn A deep and beautiful melody Which seems to arise Right from the heart And pulls you into a trance Such that, the only thing you want to hear Is this intoxicating horn…Read more See How Times Are Changing

I So Miss Those Days

I so miss those days When diesels ruled the roost Whether it be the ALCOs With their ferocious chugging Or the EMDs With their intoxicating humming I so miss those days When I used to travel By the legendary Mumbai-Chennai route And couldn’t wait for Pune to arrive soon Because, the electric engine hauling our…Read more I So Miss Those Days

My First Train Journey Since COVID19

And.......finally....there it is!! A train journey after a long, long wait of a year and 8 months; thanks to the accursed pandemic!! Firstly, I must give you fair warning: this is not a usual trip report - it includes mainly railfanning observations at the source station; since it was a purely overnight journey. But it…Read more My First Train Journey Since COVID19

Spottings at Ratnagiri on a winter Saturday

This is meant mainly for railfans and rail enthusiasts 😛 . On saturday February 2nd, I had a sudden trip to Ratnagiri through Konkan Railway. Here are my observations at this small but important town, which serves as a major station in KR; as all trains have to compulsorily halt here for a crew change:…Read more Spottings at Ratnagiri on a winter Saturday

A Round Trip to Begin 2019!

New Year begun, greetings exchanged – it was time to catch up with the grind of work; after 2 hectic weeks though, it was high time for a break. For a railfan, nothing less than a train trip would do. This time, unexplored territories were on the agenda. Thus a round trip to Baramati; the…Read more A Round Trip to Begin 2019!

Spottings at Daund on a wintry Saturday

Fair warning: This is a pure railfanning blog post, more or less; and will involve a lot of technical terms. So non-rail enthusiasts can give this one a miss; unless of course, any natural curiosity on your part compels you otherwise! 😛 I had a round Trip to Daund by 11301 Mumbai Bangalore Udyan express…Read more Spottings at Daund on a wintry Saturday

An eventful Saturday Monsoon Outing by Godavari express – Part 2

So, an eventful Saturday monsoon outing had started with my trip by 12117 LTT-MMR Godavari express; starting 7 mins late and getting further delayed by 40 mins along the way - as we came to Kasara, where the suburban services to the lines North-East of Mumbai terminated; and the beautiful Thull ghats began. Before reading…Read more An eventful Saturday Monsoon Outing by Godavari express – Part 2

An eventful Saturday Monsoon Outing by Godavari express – Part 1

I love having a full weekend off ; especially in the monsoons. It provides you the opportunity to undertake train journeys which might otherwise have been difficult; given that there is a Mega Block on Sundays - due to which many daytime intercities usually tend to get cancelled. Moreover, the train in this case was…Read more An eventful Saturday Monsoon Outing by Godavari express – Part 1

A Saturday Night of Action at Manmad

I will begin with the disclaimer that this is purely for railfans and rail enthusiasts; so others can read this if they like; but they are really better off giving it a pass - so that they don't get bamboozled by all the technical jargon here! 😛 Anyway, there is a legend at the bottom…Read more A Saturday Night of Action at Manmad

My first journey by Pragati express

12125/26 Mumbai Pune Pragati express is one of the regular daytime intercity commuter trains serving the bustling Mumbai-Pune route. However, it is a train in which I had never travelled; until yesterday (from Pune to Mumbai). 12126 was parked on its customary platform 5; behind chocolate brown KYN WCAM2-6P 21864. My coach C2 was of…Read more My first journey by Pragati express