The longest railfanning journey in my life is all set to begin. The 3895 kilometre trip will be done 5 days - with about 66 hours of travel. This is the route map of what we are upto:

The following is our journey plan: 

March 12, 2009
2429 Rajdhani Express (3A) = 1371 km
Bangalore (Dep): 20:20
Nagpur (Arr): 15:40

March 13, 2009
2114 Pune Garib Rath (3A) = 253 km
Nagpur (Dep): 18:35
Akola (Arr): 22:25

March 14, 2009
458B Akola Ratlam Fast Passenger (SL) = 313 km
Akola (Dep): 08:00
Indore (Arr): 17:55

9310 Indore Gandhinagar Shanti Exp = 438 km
Indore (Dep): 22:05
Vadodara (Arr): 06:25

March 15, 2009
6613 Rajkot Coimbatore Exp = 1520 km
Rajkot (Dep): 12:15
Krishnarajapuram (Arr): 16:20

About the journey: The desire to travel on the long-winding Metre Gauge section get the much needed spark at the recently concluded IRFCA Convention. A marvellous video presentation of the entire section was shown, igniting each mind to make a trip. The final spark, which lit up the lamp, was a mail proposing the trip from the Mumbai gang. The spark quickly swept through us, and the trip was finalised in less than 5 days. The tickets were booked, and the journey is being awaited by all of us! 

By the time you read this post, I would already be on my way to Bangalore City Junction for the marvellous journey... stay tuned at this place for live updates on the trip.....


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