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Aug 02 2016 (00:04)   12450/Goa Sampark Kranti Express
Ashutosh^~   1445 blog posts
Entry# 1948969            Tags   Past Edits
It was Dec 20.2015
I reached ndls well before time(0600), to know that it was running 2hrs 10min late. Dense fog,extremely chilly morning. I was frustrated. Even being a train enthusiast i was cursing myself to choose Goa Smprk Kranti as an option to reach BRC.
Train left ndls at around 0830 hrs, halt at NZM 10mins. But as it departed from NZM, it started cruising at around 105,110kph. I started enjoying, this was not the end;
halted at MTJ just for 3 seconds and again BRC WAP5 got on to its duty. was simply if it wanted to prove me its worth!!
BTE was left stunned, so was SWM. It took rest at Kota for 15 mins, it was delayed by 55 mins at kota. It slowed down at RTL but kept on moving on the loop line and skipped it.
Next halt was somewhere between Nagda and Dahod for 10 mins. Finally, it pulled into BRC 10mins before time!!
Travel time was same as that of BCT Rajdhani!!
My best travel experience as far as speed is concerned.
Pantry- only Tomato soup was upto the mark. Rest i managed from Kota(some snacks).
Love this train.
Mar 15 2015 (01:58)   12218/Kerala Sampark Kranti Express
Railfan Z
rf_z^~   13557 blog posts
Entry# 1396911            Tags   Past Edits
If you're a railfan and enthusiastic about consistent high-speed runs, hop on to the Kerala Sampark Kranti at Madgaon till SRR. The moment it starts off from MAO there's no stopping it, the priority and speed will send shivers down your spine! It blasts off the first half of the Malabar coast in as exciting a fashion as you can imagine! No matter how deep a sleep are you engrossed in, the run won't spare you without getting your jaws dropped!
When I travelled, the train departed Madgaon 1 hour 40 minute behind schedule and in the morning it approached SRR at least 20-30 minutes ahead of schedule. I was travelling with three non-railfans and all four of us were equally amazed
by the run!

1 Public Posts - Mon Jan 25, 2016
Jan 06 2019 (19:21)   18646/East Coast Express (PT)
We Shall Overcomeᕯ
de_prakash^~   10394 blog posts
Entry# 4189416            Tags   Past Edits
A good train for RFs. Day1: Necklace Road, SC station, KZJ Loco shed, curve near BZA, BZA yard.
Day2: KUR station, KGP Workshop, KGP-SRC section .
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Nov 10 2013 (20:51)   11026/Pune - Bhusaval Express
Hussain   20885 blog posts
Entry# 902400            Tags   Past Edits
Post 10:45 departure of 11014 CBE-LTT Express there is no train from Pune to Mumbai till 15:30 departure of Deccan Express BUT dont panic and just relax,
Take this train 11026 Pune-Bsl upto Karjat, deboard at 13:36 on PF #3 and on the very next PF (EMU PF) there is a KJT-CSTM Fast Local at 14:00 hrs which leaves you to CSTM @16:00 hrs.
This chain is also used by Kalyan bound passengers who dont prefer the detour via Panvel and in the process 20 precious minutes are also saved.
& tested by hundreds of passengers daily...

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Sep 03 2017 (20:41)   56721/Madurai - Rameswaram Passenger (UnReserved)
harshanitb   20 blog posts
Entry# 2398339            Tags   Past Edits
This train (MDU RMM) is kept on the Madurai platform way before the departure time of 12:40, so if you come early (~1 hour before departure), you can get a nice window seat, and try getting a seat to your left (direction MDU RMM) to avoid the sun. The train will be quite packed by the time it departs Madurai, and majority of the passengers get down at station PMK. And after station RMD, this train runs quite empty.
Once the train approaches the final phase of it's journey (way before the pamban bridge), you can spot the sea far away on both the sides of the train, and as the train progresses, you can notice the sea shore
getting closer and closer towards you. Just before the train enters the bridge, you can spot many peacocks on the side of the tracks. Once you enter the bridge, (track speed limit: 15 kmph), if you look down, you can notice the sea water gushing with pace in a certain direction, and if you focus fully down, it's almost scary / thrilling at the same time ... makes you wonder how in the world did they construct the bridge in the middle of sea. You also have a wonderful view of sea all around. Even after you cross the bridge, before arriving at RMM, the sorroundings would be very pleasant with white beach sand dunes/palm trees/coconut trees... See the attached pics. You almost feel like you're strolling on a beach, but you're on a train.
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