Some time at Panvel...


I had posted earlier in the morning that I had a bad fall yesterday, and I had to report sick to office. I started feeling better by morning, and my Dad was going to our native place for some work. I decided to drop him at the station. We left home at around 1150. I drove slowly, and we reached Panvel station by around 1220.

Just as I neared the station, WDM2 #18332 of Ernakulam pulled into the station with the Kochuveli bound Kerala Sampark Kranti Express. I had to limp around to get a platform ticket. By now, my dad checked the reservation chart and purchased water for him. I reached back at the platform. We stood on the FOB till some "solid" information was available about his train.

Announcement was made that the train would arrive on Platform 3 after the Dadar passenger leaves. Passenger 2 was occupied by a BTPN rake, while Platform 1 was occupied by the Sampark Kranti. The passenger pulled in WDM3A #18764R of Pune in charge. The rake had 15 coaches today, and the last 3 coaches were reserved, and all of them were 2007 made! The train pulled out after a very quick halt.

Some minutes later, WDM3A #14139 of Erode pulled in with my dad's train - 6345 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Trivandrum Netravati Express. The train halted for some 10 minutes at the station, and my dad asked me to leave before the train does! The Nizamuddin bound Mangala Express was running late by 30 minutes. With no crossings for some more time ahead, I decided to move out! I drove back to home.

The drive was slow since my leg still gave me problem...So thats it for the day! It back to duties tomorrow... Just two images for the day: This and This one. Just have a look at them, and Let me know what you feel.