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Apr 25 2017 (20:43)   12334/Vibhuti Express

Miss You Dad*^~   1205 blog posts   91 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 2250480            Tags   Past Edits
Not at all a reliable train. Though speed is good after MGS but punctuality is almost Zero. Travelled from BSB to HWH & had such a horrible experience. Train departed BSB at midnight ( 6 hrs behind its schedule ) & reached HWH next day at 16:10 hrs ( 8 + hrs late ). Worst journey ever in an SF train. Even if it departs on time from ALY/BSB then also it reaches late .
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Apr 25 2017 (14:33)   SVDK/Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra (3 PFs)

Saurabh®~   1841 blog posts   36 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 2249997            Tags   Past Edits
IRCTC guest house located besides the station building pf1 is a good alternative if you plan early. AC/Non AC dormitory , family room and double room available. IRCTC food plaza is also there just next to it. Registration slip ( yatra parchi) for visiting vaisno devi shrine can be obtained from station main entrance pf1.
Food here is pure veg ( no onion garlic) as is the case with most of the restaurants in the town.
With each booking in the guest house , free morning breakfast and one mineral water
bottle is provided free of cost.
In the menu , special thali - 130 rs
normal thali 100 rs
Along with dosa, parantha, chat and all main items available.
In the pic : A view of shrine from the guest house window
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Ticket Booking/WL
Apr 25 2017 (19:38)   19041/Mumbai Bandra Terminus - Ghazipur City Weekly Express

Bring Back Golden Days of IRI*^~   31009 blog posts   68241 correct pred (81% accurate)
Entry# 2250407            Tags   Past Edits
GNWL from Mumbai (BDTS BVI) to JNU GCT and other station in PQwL
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Rail Fanning
Nov 28 2014 (19:14)   12704/Falaknuma SF Express (PT)

SER Antyodaya Era^~   6591 blog posts   7896 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1290225            Tags   Past Edits
As per me,its the best train to travel from secunderabad to odisha/kolkata.
Personally many times travelled in this train. From secunderabad to vijayawada,its good speed,punctual and no unauthorized entry. After BZA,some local travellers bound to inbetween stations of BZA-VSKP board the train but here SCR TTE are very strict to this and they don't allow to board them in sleeper classes. So till morning i.e berhampur,its all neat,clean and happy journey. But after that,the journey till BBS sucks. Train is bit slow and unauthorized pax board it to go BBS/CTC. TTE also don't even ask anything. After BBS/CTC,again this train shows its full aggresion. If falaknuma exp gets late by 20-25 min at BHC,then hold your breath for a deadly aggresive overtake
of falaknuma by the ECoR king BBS rajdhani before balasore,somewhere at khantapara or soro-a great video to shoot.
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Nov 10 2013 (11:57)   12704/Falaknuma SF Express (PT)

Soumya Banerjee   115 blog posts
Entry# 901668            Tags   Past Edits
Must try the tomato soup served in the train.Its delicious.
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Apr 05 2017 (00:22)   12774/Secunderabad - Shalimar Weekly AC Express

Rishi Jalan   41 blog posts   29 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 2222848            Tags   Past Edits
Carry your own food, the mobile supplies are very costly and waste. ECoR is worst.

Apr 25 2017 (19:31)
Bring Back Golden Days of IRI*^~   31009 blog posts   68241 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2222848-1            Tags   Past Edits
Why ECoR is Worst ?
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Dec 11 2014 (21:43)   12774/Secunderabad - Shalimar Weekly AC Express

Tulasidhar Vankina   5 blog posts
Entry# 1304671            Tags   Past Edits
Disappointed with the cleanliness of the IAC coach.
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Apr 27 2016 (20:07)   12773/Shalimar - Secunderabad AC SF Express

SER Antyodaya Era^~   6591 blog posts   7896 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1823112            Tags   Past Edits
Food Tip For 12773 SHM SC AC:
Before Boarding from SHM or SRC , get some snacks with you from Station or outside station. It will help a lot while journey. For Dinner , Get it from Cuttack or Bhubaneswar. Both these stations have Brilliant food options on stations and vendors sell food when this reaches on Platform. But Do take care that train halts for hardly 4-5 minutes (bcoz it always arrives delayed by 20-30 minutes) , so stay on your feet , otherwise you may miss your train. ;)
Next day
Between VSKP-RJY , caterers do sell breakfast and Tea, but they are very less in amount. Get good breakfast from Rajahmundry Station.
Also to keep your tummy full , eat the snacks that you brought before boarding the train. (Now you will understand the reason why i asked you to purchase enough snacks chips/biscuits before boarding the train).
Now the BIGGEST TIP is Purchase your Lunch from Vijayawada Jn. Even if you don't feeling Hungry , still Purchase the food from Vijayawada station itself. Because between BZA and SC , there is absolutely no catering present onboard. Warangal halt also is just 2 min, so you can't get anything to eat. So purchase food from BZA station for pleasant journey between BZA-SC.
Food Tip for 12774 SC SHM AC:
Before Boarding , Buy some food for breakfast from Secunderabad itself. Purchase Lunch from Vijayawada station. Rajahmundry also has food option , but its bit costly and train also halts for just 2 minutes here. So purchase your Lunch from BZA itself. Now For night Dinner , Parcel from VSKP itself. Seriously telling , after VSKP , VZM & CHE do not have Good food options. And BBS - CTC station comes midnight , so pack food from VSKP and eat the same at night. Next day Great Breakfast (Hot Cheap tasty Poori-Bhaji) is present on Pf of Kharagpur. Train always halts for good 10 minutes , so Don't forget to eat the same.
Water Bottles and Cold drinks are sold time to time but they are bit costly. Purchase the same at cheaper cost when train halts any big station like BZA , VSKP , KUR , BBS or CTC.

Apr 27 2016 (21:27)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2460 blog posts   154 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Very extensive & useful tip...

Apr 27 2016 (22:47)
IR no more Safe^~   20936 blog posts   96244 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1823112-2            Tags   Past Edits
no on boarding catering ?
i mean ppl whose coaches are extreme ends how do they get down & buy food in 4-5 mins. ??

Apr 27 2016 (23:54)
SER Antyodaya Era^~   6591 blog posts   7896 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1823112-3            Tags   Past Edits
Its for 12773:
At CTC and BBS , you can get food...Or else book travelkhana or any other online food portal or you can even book from IRCTC. These all provide food at CTC and BBS.
But as the train just halt for 5 minute at these both , sellers don't get enough time to sell food. And also they charge 10-15 Rs extra as compared to same food from Platform.
1st day's Dinner is bit of a problem , thats why take something tiny-bit from KGP to eat so that won't get much hungry.
I always boarded from BLS, so never felt the problem of 1st night dinner as i get packed from home or outside hotel before boarding train. But i am sharing on basis of what i saw other Kolkata co-passengers were doing.
Andfor 12774 , same problem will arise-dinner , but if you packed yourself with food from VSKP , then its all a great journey.
SCR should include this train in E-Catering list.

Apr 27 2016 (23:55)
IR no more Safe^~   20936 blog posts   96244 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1823112-4            Tags   Past Edits
PC is must for these kinds of trains.
i may be travelling in June/July so asking.

Apr 28 2016 (00:00)
SER Antyodaya Era^~   6591 blog posts   7896 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1823112-5            Tags   Past Edits
If you boarding from SRC/SHM , then board the train with night's dinner from home (Like Paranthe-Pickle or Curd-Rice which doesn't perish quickly enough).
And get some snacks from CTC,BBS or KUR for the spare appetite.
Once the night is wasted , then the next day you can get Hot breakfast from VSKP and RJY. And Good Lunch from BZA.
Train Tip
Apr 04 2016 (13:38)   22512/Kamakhya - Mumbai LTT Karmabhoomi Express (PT)

Electric Loco Shed Soon at BSP~   1126 blog posts   989 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1789896            Tags   Past Edits
Satisfactory Cleanliness and Toilets are really in bad conditions
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May 28 2015 (00:30)   22511/Mumbai LTT - Kamakhya Karmabhoomi Express (PT)

Ardent Rail Fan   20 blog posts
Entry# 1488278            Tags   Past Edits
there is no Pantry Car, passengers are at the mercy of station vendors, at NJP the food from the station was horrible

Apr 25 2017 (19:26)
Prometh Suresh~   200 blog posts   280 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1488278-1            Tags   Past Edits
there is e-catering facility on this train passengers need not have to rely on station vendors
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