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Blog Entry# 1404855  
Posted: Mar 23 2015 (12:13)

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Last Response: Mar 24 2015 (11:10)
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Mar 23 2015 (12:13)   12780/Goa Express (PT)

अमित झा*^~   7078 blog posts   114 correct pred (66% accurate)
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12th march 2015.. my first ever experience of Goa Express..
we were about to celebrate the bachelor's party of one of my friend in Goa..
the real plan was to go there in January but didn't executed due to work commitment of one of our friend.. later i booked my 3A ticket in Goa exp almsot 58days before the journey date n got GNWL10/ WL10.. I was sure ye confirm ho jayega aur IRI pe bhi sab confirm bata rahe the.. on my journey date the status was RAC 9.. now
i was confused n had to believe ki Goa bohot demand wali train hai.. finally ticket got confirmed RF Archie sent a msg that "confirm ho gaya hai aur SLB seat mili hai" maje karo :)
the best thing was meri seat 47 thi n mere friends ki Pune se same compartment me 43 n 44 thi..
train departed few min late from NZM.. i was a bit late due to traffic aur 14:57 pe NZM phunch paya tha.. ek baar to laga ki train miss ho gayi aaj.. lekin train 15:10 pe departure liya usdin..
P7 accelerated fast n train reached MTZ 5min BT.. same story goes on till Daund n Goa reached everywhere BT.. departed RT from Daund after loco reversal n overtaken Jhelum somewhere between DAUND n PUNE...
Pune outer pe bhi BT aayi lekin wahan again Jhelum ne OT kara aur Goa finally 15min late aayi Pune station.. friends joined me from Pune n it was a memorable journey when you got like minded people in ur train journey..
finally reached MAO almost 90min delay at 7am.. it was a great journey bt still i feel there should be a dedicated Rajdhani for Goa..
overall Goa Express ke bare me jitna suna tha us se jyada achhi train hai ye :)
09/10 for this train :)

1 posts - Mon Mar 23, 2015

Mar 23 2015 (16:28)
अमित झा*^~   7078 blog posts   114 correct pred (66% accurate)
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return journey-- 16th March 2015.. 12779 Goa Express
we spent a quality time in Goa.. roamed like anything on "Candolim Calangute Baga n Anjuna beaches" bt we didn't had the return ticket for Pune.. rest 3 people weren't RF so they were less worried about the tickets..
one of them-- bhai train ka kya karna hai Volvo lenge aur chale jayenge.. tension mat lo"
my plans were different i was interested in photography of CastleRock.. Dudhsagar n the natural beauty of the Ghat section jo mujhe bus se jane pe najar nahin aata n i was worried coz this time i knew ki CK lena muskil hai aur CKWL aaya to confirm hona bhi muskil.. still on 15th i tried my hands in CK n got CKWL 9.10.11 (ek ladka flight se Delhi wapas laut raha tha) in SL class... i tried in SL coz seats jyada thi aur isme hi chance ka CNF seats pane ka still ended in CKWL in 10:01am..
i knew confirm nahin hoga so felt like ab photography ki kaun bole yahan to Ghatsection dekhne ko bhi nahin milega..
next day (journey date) morning me status CKWL 3.4.5. par aaya n finally after charting we got S-7 seats 8,57, 66
went to MAO from Cab n honestly speaking in SL Class (that's too overnight journey) mera travel 5-6yrs ke baad tha.. train reached RT at MAO with WDM3A (blue livery) departed 5min delay n i clicked few good pics from my NOTE 3..
halted Kulem for 7-8 min to attach banker n again at castlerock to remove the banker.. LONDA Jn se chale to andhera hone laga tha..
ye sari beauty 12780 se aate samay dekh nahin paye the coz wo sone ka time tha..
train reached BGM at 19:35 (my ex gf was from BGM.. :P )
in whole journey till PUNE train reached every station BT.. as we were not prepared for SL class so BGM ke baad train me bohot thand lagi.. "devaa re devaa dhaar maar maar ke watt lag gayi re baba" :P
checked my watch it was 02:50am so i thought Amit beta thodi der so jao baki log bhi PUNE hi deboard hone wale hain nind toot jayegi.. bt soon after i decided to take a nap i realized train is getting slow .. koi station aane wala tha socha ki gate par chalo dekhte hain kaun sa station hai .. gosh it was PUNE n abhi 03:20am hi ho rahe the.. early chalna achhi baat hai lekin itna early ki log bichare so bhi nahin payen.. galat baat :D
rushed to my seats bag uthaya n doston ki seats pe jakar uthaya ki utho PUNE aa gaya hai.. journey achhi rahi thi except we were'nt prepared to travel in SL class aur thand bohot lagi thi.. coach was neat n clean 2009 made coach tha.. charging points gate pe the.. overall achhi journey :)
(soon will write about DQ n BCT rajdhani experience) :)

Mar 23 2015 (18:15)
A capella*^~   9308 blog posts   2447 correct pred (76% accurate)
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hahahah... perfect write up... :p deva re deva meko tou bht maza aaya padhne mai... :p

Mar 24 2015 (00:11)
अमित झा*^~   7078 blog posts   114 correct pred (66% accurate)
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dhanyawad :D

Mar 24 2015 (00:38)
Himanshu Kumar   56 blog posts   835 correct pred (69% accurate)
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very well written. while reading i felt, i am also travelling with u. waiting for your bct rajdhani experience....:)

Mar 24 2015 (11:10)
अमित झा*^~   7078 blog posts   114 correct pred (66% accurate)
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thanks... soon :)
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