Double Decker Diaries: Mumbai to Vadodara โ€“ 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 donโ€™t remember anything about that journey; except seeing a few derailed wagons ๐Ÿ˜› This was also…Read more Double Decker Diaries: Mumbai to Vadodara โ€“ 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! โ€“ Part 2

After a memorable trip to Pune (one of so many!! ๐Ÿ˜› ), 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! โ€“ Part 2

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

A serpentine excursion to Pune!

Yet another trip to Pune! Already Iโ€™ve been asked quite a few times why I travel to Pune only and not other places. Indeed, you all must be under the impression that Pune is my second home! Well, my good friend and ex-colleague does happen to reside in Pune. Besides, Iโ€™d wanted to visit the…Read more A serpentine excursion to Pune!

Another memorable outing to Pune โ€“ Part 2

After yet another eventful trip to Pune; which included buying sweets and snacks at Chitale Bandhu as well as a fat lot of railfanning at Pune junction and the suburb Dapodi; it was time to head back to Mumbai - by 12128 Pune Mumbai Intercity; which (along with the one and only 12124 Deccan Queen)…Read more Another memorable outing to Pune โ€“ Part 2

A memorable family outing down South โ€“ Part 2

A memorable Deepavali family trip to Tirunelveli (and the village Kodaganallur, 45 mins from there) was coming to a close. My mother, sister and I were to take 12632 TEN-MS Nellai express (on 8th November)ย toย return to Chennai, while my father was to stay for one more day; before returning through a flight from Madurai. To…Read more A memorable family outing down South โ€“ Part 2

My first tryst with LHB Panchavati โ€“ Part 2

Well, much to my pleasure (being my first ever ride by this train ๐Ÿ™‚ ); 12110 MMR CSMT Panchavati express had a swimmingly good run in BSL division i.e. upto IGP - here you will see how it fared in Mumbai division. Please don't forget to check out Part 1 before reading on!ย https://ashwinkumar1989.online/2018/06/03/my-first-tryst-with-lhb-panchavati-part-1/ We departed…Read more My first tryst with LHB Panchavati โ€“ Part 2

My first tryst with LHB Panchavati – Part 1

12110 Manmad Mumbai Panchavati express is an extremely popular commuter train - used by thousands of passengers mainly between Nasik and Mumbai. Recently the train got an LHB rake and there was a lot subsequent hype; unfortunately, the new LHB rake did not go well with many regular travellers; due to its cramped seating arrangement…Read more My first tryst with LHB Panchavati – Part 1

A Long Return To Home – Part 1

After an end-of-the-year 5-day trip to Chennai (which included a one-day visit to Bangalore), it was time to return home i.e. Mumbai - before the beginning of 2018 (All good things do come to an end! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ). Since I could not get suitable seats in any other train, I had to settle for 11028…Read more A Long Return To Home – Part 1