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Blog Posts by ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~
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Yesterday (16:06)   CVB/Cavalry Barracks (3 PFs) | UBL/WDG-4/12092

MTM missile is now superfast~   1970 blog posts   236 correct pred (93% accurate)
Entry# 2175599            Tags   Past Edits
AEB fitted, UBL WDG4 12092 along with 12141 accelerates hard owing to last minute clearance through the mainline of CVB.

3 posts - Yesterday

  
Yesterday (18:13)
MTM missile is now superfast~   1970 blog posts   236 correct pred (93% accurate)
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Finally you accepted that CVB is your aangan. That's why it is mandatory to take permission of tenant to step in CVB. _/\_

  
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Yesterday (18:50)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18023 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Sir he is the original copyright holder for CVB...i am just a temporary guest there at CVB

  
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Yesterday (18:51)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18023 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
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idhenti CVB ni TPTY ankunnara enti bossu?

  
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Yesterday (19:15)
SRG*^~   35123 blog posts   155967 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Antaku minchi saar...

  
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Yesterday (21:53)
MTM missile is now superfast~   1970 blog posts   236 correct pred (93% accurate)
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This is JOKE OF THE MILLENNIUM. Everyone in the RF fraternity knows, on whose name is CVB recognized. CVB hamesha apka tha, apka hai aur apka hi rahega.
  
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Yesterday (20:30)   12245/Howrah - Yesvantpur Duronto Express | BYPL/Baiyyappanahalli (2 PFs) | SRC/WAP-4/22263

ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18023 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2175924            Tags   Past Edits
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Take a star from me
SRC WAP-4 22263 curving into Baiyyappanahalli...
  
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Yesterday (10:34)   56136/Mettupalayam-Ooty MG Passenger | MTP/Mettupalayam (3 PFs)

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Entry# 2175206            Tags   Past Edits
Prologue :
If you know your adversary and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not your adversary, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither your adversary nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle – A slightly modified Sun Tzu, The Art of War.
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Flashback
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to December 2015 : No idea about whom we were trying to conquer. We underestimated our opponent and over confident of our abilities. We had the will but we couldn’t find the way. We planned a lot and fell short. Nevertheless, we did not give up. We learnt from our mistakes, we respected our opponent, we understood our limitations, we figured out how to mitigate our weaknesses and harness them into strengths. December 2015 never let us down, it gave us what we needed to complete our mission. We came back a year later determined, prepared, stronger, confident & with a load of genuine respect for our opponent and this time we conquered.
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Winter of 2015, we were refreshingly tired after our experience with the Nilgiri Mountain Railways(NMR) trekking from Kallar to Hillgrove. The Nilgiris brought us down to our knees and were forced to cut short our expedition by at least 4-5 kilometers for various reasons which includes a minor casualty due to slight dehydration. Down, but not yet out a unanimous decision was made to complete the challenge the following year and thus started the planning for the second half of the adventure, which is to trek from Hillgrove to Coonoor on the UNESCO Heritage NMR. After a full couple of minutes, the plan was finalized. Take the NMR ride from Mettupalayam to Hillgrove & trek along the tracks from Hillgrove to Coonor. Book tickets on the opening day and this time be prepared, mentally prepared. Dates, a weekend of Dec 2016. With 5 options for weekends in Dec 2016, we would end up discussing / planning / evaluating individual’s availability, commitments and constraints before we would end up with the weekend of Dec 17-18 2016 to complete our mission. Permissions would be obtained and bookings would be completed in due course.
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It was a mildly overcast sky when I returned from work. An unusually busy day at work followed by usual domestic stuff, a day unlike any other. I could vividly recollect the events of that Monday. Extreme fatigue and I had all the symptoms of going under the weather until the weekend. Wanting to cheer me up, for a change, I decided to engage myself in the whatsapp conversations of the selected two or three rail groups, I am a part of. I hate typing on mobiles and not very good at trying to send my message across on text. I kind of need supplemental messaging formats commonly called as body language & delivery tone associated with my postings to accurately deliver my message, which I so lack in Whatsapp and chats. Emoticons can only do so much. Added to that being not an outgoing extrovert myself, a post from me on Whatsapp usually takes a couple of seconds for others to register and realize my presence amongst them. The moment I opened up my chats, I could sense some “tension” and with the lack of real emotions, our group already had a dropout. Apparently some nerves got pinched and resulted in unexpected outcomes. There were already around four dropouts earlier. The group is now down from around 22-23 to a paltry 15-16. I am now struck with a dilemma, as the drop out was none other than my usual partner in crime. With all these uncertainties, I just left the situation as it is and expected time to take care of the situation. It was not until a couple of weeks prior to the planned trek, that issues started resolving itself and not before other emergencies claimed a couple more wickets. Over a quick get together with IRFCAns in Bangalore, PK & self confirmed to have the trek back on track to the organizing team in Coimbatore. With things now looking up and the schedule now back on track, nature had other plans for us.
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Week of Dec 12-17 2016. Cyclone Vardah rips apart Chennai. Nature unleashes its fury. Trains were cancelled and those running had unpredictable delays and schedules. NMR passes through some dense jungle, steep & curvy mountainous gradients and is ripe for landslides even during dry weather. It is a very delicate customer and just as Mr Murphy wanted, land slides disrupt the rail traffic on the Hillgrove – Coonoor section just after Hillgrove, the exact section we wanted to trek. All NMR train services stand cancelled until 17-Dec-2016, the exact date we were scheduled to board the “OOTY TRAIN” from Mettupalayam to Hillgrove. The optimistic bunch of railfans that we were and our lack of faith in Mr Murphy’s persistence ensured we did not alter our plans and decided to proceed as scheduled. Meanwhile in Bangalore, my travel partner, being a sincere employee that he is threatens to cancel his trip again prioritizing his official commitments. No longer interested in these uncertainties, I decided to care no more and collected my PRS tickets from him the previous day, 15-Dec-2016 en route from my workplace to home.
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By Now, the news was official and the press started spewing its venom. Accusations flew liberally on the mismanagement in NMR, how tourists are made to suffer due to cancellation of these services, how IR whiles away its time without doing any real proactive work. During the course of our trek, we witnessed how NMR was trying to get the tracks cleared of the landslide, which I would present in due course. After all, it is press, who is no longer interested in delivering news, but focused only on TRP, cheap attention grabbing headlines and letting us know how a simple and straightforward twitterati response by an unknown self proclaimed celebrity has knocked the wind out of everyone criticizing them. Little do these armchair activists with 3 inches of makeup, who follow celebrities and pornstars in social media for “real” news, know the real world. Please allow me to vent my frustration because these news articles did make a dent in may plan. I had to spend an eternity in convincing everyone back home, that we are a bunch of crazy folks, but would never do to anything to put anyone of us in jeopardy. If nature had other plans, so do we and we will venture out doing something else. After a challenging session to make people see the sanity and levelheadedness in me, it was time for a conference to decide what to do. It was ultimately decided that we would meet at Mettupalayam and evaluate.
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Next Episode : The Trip Starts.

  
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Yesterday (16:58)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18023 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Looks interesting...keep writing :)

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Feb 20 2017 (20:23)   19713/Jaipur - Secunderabad Express | CVB/Cavalry Barracks (3 PFs) | BGKT/WDP-4B/40085

ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18023 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Great pic.
LHF v/s SHF....:)
BGKT WDP-4B 40085 cruising past UBL WDG-4 12021...

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Feb 21 2017 (16:10)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18023 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
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devudaa....aa time lo trains levu..andhuke vachestadu

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Feb 21 2017 (16:12)
12752   724 blog posts   4 correct pred (80% accurate)
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ooorukondi sir....every Monday vache train a ga...eeeroje enduku intha early morning vachindi ...
definite ga mee orders a ayyi untayi ...enni trains unna first deeenini pampandi ani cheppi untaru ..lekapotey mee orders effect tho migatha trains kuda full clearance tho velipoyi untayi _/\__/\__/\__/\__/\_

  
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Feb 21 2017 (16:12)
SRG*^~   35123 blog posts   155967 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Adanta setting ala cheyincharandi mee kosam, mee simplicity maree too much andi...

  
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Yesterday (09:08)
maheshsunda*^~   4330 blog posts   31393 correct pred (71% accurate)
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Should there be any further debates on LHF or SHF? The pic says all, LHF with the headlight and SHF not ;) Just kidding...

  
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Yesterday (16:56)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18023 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
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haha die hard fans are there for LHF and SHF views separately, gabden :)
  
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Feb 22 2017 (20:29)   18309/Nagavali Express | CVB/Cavalry Barracks (3 PFs) | GY/WDP-4D/40111

ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18023 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
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#offlink GY WDP-4D 40111 cruising through mainline...
  
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Feb 14 2017 (17:44)   07417/Tirupati - Nagarsol (via Guntur) Special Fare Special | OGL/Ongole (3 PFs)

Boxer Bhai~   38154 blog posts   12668 correct pred (61% accurate)
Entry# 2164360            Tags   Past Edits
Spl is back

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Feb 21 2017 (21:09)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18023 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Typical SCR darshanam rake

  
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Feb 21 2017 (23:32)
12752   724 blog posts   4 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Hahaha yeah...eee route kuda cover itey..inka scr lo anni routes cover ayipoyunatte ga :D
  
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Feb 21 2017 (19:22)   22909/Valsad - Puri SF Express

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Entry# 2173373            Tags   Past Edits
AC Chair car for this train ?

  
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Feb 21 2017 (19:24)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18023 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
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you are asking or telling?

  
Feb 21 2017 (19:26)
Surat BDTS Intercity the DON of WR~   5748 blog posts   223 correct pred (67% accurate)
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Train is Augmented with AC Chair Car on Permanent Basis
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Feb 21 2017 (18:33)   19202/Porbandar - Secunderabad Weekly Express | NCHS/Nature Cure Hospital (2 PFs) | VTA/WDM-3A/18830

ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18023 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2173312            Tags   Past Edits
One more weekly visitor from western India to SCR :)
VTA WDM-3A 18830 crawling past Nature cure hospital....

1 posts - Tue Feb 21, 2017

  
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Feb 21 2017 (18:39)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18023 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
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last wednesday....15-02-2017

  
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Feb 21 2017 (18:47)
BARMER HOWRAH EXPRESS most demand^~   2500 blog posts   248 correct pred (56% accurate)
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shocking mene last sunday ko is ko spot kiya tha.
19-02-2017 ko.

  
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Feb 21 2017 (18:49)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18023 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
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ho saktha hain...wahi loco return jaata hain naa secunderabad se

  
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Feb 21 2017 (18:51)
BARMER HOWRAH EXPRESS most demand^~   2500 blog posts   248 correct pred (56% accurate)
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No idia.... but 19027 ke saath ye gaya tha or return me bhi yahi aaya tha.

  
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Feb 21 2017 (18:52)
BARMER HOWRAH EXPRESS most demand^~   2500 blog posts   248 correct pred (56% accurate)
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Aaj 18830 ADI me hai.
  
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Feb 19 2017 (20:26)
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Feb 19 2017 (13:09)   KZJ/WDG-3A/14778   Loco - Add Pic

ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   4392 Conf TLs   4 Void TLs

  
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Feb 19 2017 (20:32)
Harsh Keshav~   480 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2170461-2            Tags   Past Edits
This pic was already removed. There was no reason to be stamped void

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Feb 20 2017 (21:09)
Hussain*^~   19723 blog posts   359313 correct pred (81% accurate)
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You nailed it brother LOL :)

Irony just died a thousand deaths today... :D

  
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Feb 20 2017 (21:18)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18023 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
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When there are no rules and individual choices run we can expect some more deaths....:P
Looks like they are selectively targeting few individuals...God knows where it will end up :(

  
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Feb 20 2017 (21:27)
Hussain*^~   19723 blog posts   359313 correct pred (81% accurate)
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More than being serious, it's a hilarious situation... :P

  
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Feb 20 2017 (21:28)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18023 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
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i told know...instead of taking these actions seriously, i am laughing like anything....reminds me of the few political situation in country which is worth to laugh out loud :D
  
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Feb 19 2017 (13:00)   18504/Sainagar Shirdi - Vishakapatnam Express (PT) | CVB/Cavalry Barracks (3 PFs) | KZJ/WDG-3A/14778

ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18023 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2170448            Tags   Past Edits
KZJ WDG-3A 14778 in lead for 18504 SNSI-VSKP Exp overtaking a BCNHL rake....

  
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Feb 19 2017 (13:15)
Harsh Keshav~   480 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Superb pic sir . Do you own a helicopter :p

  
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Feb 20 2017 (10:05)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18023 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
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haha...there is a dargah on hilltop near Ammuguda. Climbed that hill to get this pic :)
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