Monsoon Special: Final update

Sorry!!! There was some problem with my mobile phone, and the updates that I had sent here didn't appear! Anyway, the trip is over and here goes the updates::

We (I and my Dad) left Mumbai on 29 June on board 2618 Mangala Express bound for Ernakulam. The train left Panvel at 1012 (Against Scheduled departure time of 0935). The run was normal upto Mangaon. The train was "regulated" at many stations due to flooding of tracks in the Chiplun-Ratnagiri Section of KR. We were regulated at Mangaon for 1 hour and 26 minutes (from 1204 till 1330), at Veer for 1 hour and 11 minutes (1350 to 1501), at Khed for 47 minutes (1602 to 1649), at Chiplun for 47 minutes (1720 to 1807) and at Kamathe for 36 minutes (1831 to 1907). As a result, we reached Trichur only at 1545 (Against Scheduled time of 1045), with a delay of exactly 5 hours! The loco was WDM2 #16565 of Ernakulam, and my coach was WGACCN 00148 (AS2).

I had a short railfanning (1400-1800 hrs) with Bharat Moro and Jimmy jose at Ernakulam. Detailed report would appear here very soooon!

We left Trichur for Mumbai on 06 July, on board 6346 Netravati Express. The train left Trichur at 1604 (Sch. Time: 1550). The loco in charge was WDM2 #18329 of Golden Rock. My coach was WGACCN 05142 (B2). The train reached Panvel (our destination) at 1822 (Sch. Time: 1645) with a delay of 1 hour and 37 minutes.

Detailed report & Photographs would be made available very soon, and links to the respective pages would be put up right here, so stay tuned!!!