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From: Vijay Balasubramanian <>

Subject: Re: By Shatabdi to the Golden Temple

Date: 19 Aug 1998 07:30:05 -0500



> Northern Railways innaugurated the Swarna Shatabdi Express from
> New Delhi to Amritsar on August 15.
>
> Train No 2029 will depart from New Delhi at 0630 hours and
> arrive in Ludhiana at 1012 hours, Jalandhar City at 1056
> hours and in Amritsar at 1155 hours, daily except Sunday.
>
> Train No 2030 will depart from Amritsar at 0510 hours and
> arrive in Jalandhar City at 0609 hours, Ludhiana at 0654
> hours and in New Delhi at 1040 hours, daily except Sunday.
>
> Some special features of this train: fax, email and telephone
> facilities on board, higher speed, free magazines and newspapers,
> vending machines supplying unlimited hot and cold beverages,
> individual lighting, special platform at New Delhi, access to a
> railway station lounge, Tatkal facility, Wimpy's fast food counter
> at the station and the facility of renting a car at the New Delhi
> station.
>

Excuse my continuing cynicism but here's another classic example of
prefential treatment towards Delhi. Delhi residents (or should I say
politicians) now have the luxuries of fax, email, etc. whereas Mumbai
folks traveling on CR cannot even expect to arrive at their destination
on time - Pushkar tells me that delays of 6-8 hrs. are routine. After
such a long, they have FINALLY introduced a Mumbai-Howrah deluxe (yuk!)
train but it has turned out to be pathetic.

I would really like to have a discussion on the totally lop-sided
situation when it come to train services from Delhi vs Mumbai, Calcutta,

Chennai and other cities. Does Delhi being the capital justify this
large gap between train services/facilities to it and other cities?
Mumbai and Calcutta are bigger cities than Delhi but IR has callously
ignored their residents' needs. Why is that? Is this all being done
MAINLY for the politicians or is there some other reason for this?

Vijay

Vijay

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From: Vijay Balasubramanian <>

Subject: Re: By Shatabdi to the Golden Temple

Date: 19 Aug 1998 07:30:23 -0500



> Northern Railways innaugurated the Swarna Shatabdi Express from
> New Delhi to Amritsar on August 15.
>
> Train No 2029 will depart from New Delhi at 0630 hours and
> arrive in Ludhiana at 1012 hours, Jalandhar City at 1056
> hours and in Amritsar at 1155 hours, daily except Sunday.
>
> Train No 2030 will depart from Amritsar at 0510 hours and
> arrive in Jalandhar City at 0609 hours, Ludhiana at 0654
> hours and in New Delhi at 1040 hours, daily except Sunday.
>
> Some special features of this train: fax, email and telephone
> facilities on board, higher speed, free magazines and newspapers,
> vending machines supplying unlimited hot and cold beverages,
> individual lighting, special platform at New Delhi, access to a
> railway station lounge, Tatkal facility, Wimpy's fast food counter
> at the station and the facility of renting a car at the New Delhi
> station.
>

Excuse my continuing cynicism but here's another classic example of
prefential treatment towards Delhi. Delhi residents (or should I say
politicians) now have the luxuries of fax, email, etc. whereas Mumbai
folks traveling on CR cannot even expect to arrive at their destination
on time - Pushkar tells me that delays of 6-8 hrs. are routine. After
such a long, they have FINALLY introduced a Mumbai-Howrah deluxe (yuk!)
train but it has turned out to be pathetic.

I would really like to have a discussion on the totally lop-sided
situation when it come to train services from Delhi vs Mumbai, Calcutta,

Chennai and other cities. Does Delhi being the capital justify this
large gap between train services/facilities to it and other cities?
Mumbai and Calcutta are bigger cities than Delhi but IR has callously
ignored their residents' needs. Why is that? Is this all being done
MAINLY for the politicians or is there some other reason for this?

Vijay

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Noblestar Systems
58 Charles St., Cambridge, MA 02141
Tel: (617) 252-3322, Fax: (617) 252-3311
vbalasubramanian@noblestar.email

Currently working at - Cross Country Group
(781) 306-3075 (Tel.), (781) 393-4902 (Fax)

Hotmail access: vijay_642@hotmail.email


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From: Pushkar Apte <>

Subject: Line speed killers: Mumbai-Howrah and KR

Date: 19 Aug 1998 07:57:21 -0500


Poras, thanks for posting the timings of the Kurla-Howrah A/C Express :
I heartily second Vijay in the analysis that this train is a damp
squib. If Gitanjali at its inception could do the Mumbai-Nagpur-Howrah
journey in 29 hours, and this line has been used for high-speed tests
(as I think Jishnu once pointed out), what has happened to this line???
Usually the max line speed on IR is ~35-40 kmph higher than the avg.
speed of decent trains, so given the avg of ~60 kmph, I am guess the
max. line speed is ~95-100 kmph only! This is surprising because I
thought most trunk lines linking the four metros (except Mumbai-Chennai)
were at least capable of 110 kmph...

Interestingly a Rajdhani-type Mumbai-Howrah train via Allahabad will
beat this new Kurla-Howrah A/C Express easily. Mumbai-Allahabad can be
covered in ~19-20 hours by a genuine SF (that sadly does not exist) -
assuming a max speed of 110 kmph bet. Igatpuri-Itarsi and 100 kmph bet.
Itarsi-Allahabad. The Howrah Rajdhani covers Allahabad-Howrah in ~10
hours, which would put the Mumbai-Howrah run via Allahabad at ~29-30
hours, which is 2-3 hours faster than this Kurla-Howrah A/C Express!
And this for a distance nearly 200 kms longer!

Prakash, Apurva - thanks for your info on the KR max. line-speed. One
hopes that it improves at least to 105-110 kmph over time: IMO a 70 kmph
avg speed is a minimum enabler for a Mumbai-Goa Shatabdi. Also, one
hopes that will force a change in the current Trivandrum Rajdhani
timings, to make it less disruptive of other WR superfasts.

Sadly, right now, the max. line-speeds of KR and Mumbai-Nagpur-Howrah
are killing any prospects of genuine fast trains from Mumbai to
destinations on these lines...

-Pushkar
-------

From: Anne Ogborn <>

Subject: flaky email

Date: 19 Aug 1998 08:38:10 -0500



My email has been flaky for the last 48 hours due to my configuring a
new server.
Anyone who has sent me email expecting a reply, I may not have received
it.
IRFC folks, I have received no entries in the Railways to the West
contest yet. If
you have sent, please let me know.

From: Anne Ogborn <>

Subject: Re: flaky email

Date: 20 Aug 1998 01:18:47 -0500




Siddhartha Joshi wrote:

> Anne.
>
> Could you extend the last date a bit. I am working this summer and the
> Fall semester starts in a few days. I would be most interested in
sending
> in an entry, but I would need some more time; mainly to buy the
necessary
> timetables!!
>
> Siddhartha.

OK - I wondered if I'd given enough time, but I don't want to extend too
far.
How about if we extend to 20th of Sept?

From: Peter Mosse <>

Subject: IR Timetables

Date: 20 Aug 1998 12:41:59 -0500


It's obvious from recent postings that there is a lot of interest in IR
timetables and a lot of frustration about how difficult it is to obtain
them. I have two comments to make:

1. Maybe some list members in India with access to timetables would
be
prepared to advertise the fact and buy copies on behalf of those of us
not
in India. They could be sent in bulk to someone in the US / UK /
Australia
/ wherever to distribute in each of those countries. Since the
timetables
themselves are very cheap, most of the cost would be for postage. I,
for
one, would be quite prepared to undertake redistribution in the US on a
non-profit basis and I could probably find homes for 4 or 5 timetables
from
any of the different IR railways, even without the IR list.
Is there anyone in India (preferably with a US dollar bank
account
somewhere to facilitate payment from the overseas 'redistributor') who
might be interested in taking this further ??

2. Maybe this belongs in the 'dream on' category, but can anyone
try to
persuade the Railway Museum to sell surplus timetables (both public AND
working). They may not realize there's a market, but we all know that
there is.
The story of Collector's Corner in the UK may be instructive
here. It is
a retail outlet which was first set up by British Rail to sell surplus
railway collectibles almost 30 years ago. From the outset they have
carried recently expired Working Timetables from all areas of British
Rail
(now Railtrack), as well as such items as Rule Books, Appendices,
Special
Instructions of various sorts and hardware which has ranged from lamps
to
signalling instruments to locomotive plates.
I know the Railway Museum has some sale items, but I would love
to see
them include working documents and also to develop some kind of mail
order
capability.

Comments ??

Peter Mosse

From: Siddhartha Joshi <>

Subject: Re: flaky email

Date: 20 Aug 1998 13:23:52 -0500



Anne.

That sounds reasonable. I should head off to Barnes and Noble this
weekend!!

Siddhartha.

On Thu, 20 Aug 1998, Anne Ogborn wrote:

>
>
> Siddhartha Joshi wrote:
>
> > Anne.
> >
> > Could you extend the last date a bit. I am working this summer and
the
> > Fall semester starts in a few days. I would be most interested in
sending
> > in an entry, but I would need some more time; mainly to buy the
necessary
> > timetables!!
> >
> > Siddhartha.
>
> OK - I wondered if I'd given enough time, but I don't want to extend
too far.
> How about if we extend to 20th of Sept?
>
>
>
>
>

From: Tony Bailey <>

Subject: Re: IR Timetables

Date: 20 Aug 1998 15:40:15 -0500




I would be very happy to help distribute Indian timetable in Australia

I Know at leats 3 or 4 people who would take them regularly and I
suspect
that the Australian Association of Time Tabel Collectord would have
more.

Many years ago the Indian Post Office was regarded as very unreliable
by foreign visitors. Is this still the case?


Tony Bailey
Mecrury World Travel
Mercury Travel Books
mercuryworldtravel@one.email

From: Prakash Tendulkar <>

Subject: Indian Postal Service

Date: 20 Aug 1998 17:03:26 -0500


Tony,

My experience with Indian Postal Service is good. My publisher
friend in Texas has shipped many books from US to India and I
have received several book from India in US, The only problem
he had were late delivery in India but arrivals to US were
always on time.

BTW, anyone can easily ship the books that are banned by The
Government of India (like Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie)
to friends in India.

Prakash




mercuryworldtvl@one.email on 08/20/98 03:55:51 PM
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To: irfca@cs.email pjcm@worldnet.email
cc:
Subject: Re: IR Timetables


> Many years ago the Indian Post Office was regarded as very
> unreliable by foreign visitors. Is this still the case?


Tony Bailey
Mecrury World Travel
Mercury Travel Books
mercuryworldtravel@one.email

From: Dr. K.J. Walker & Mrs. M.E, Heath <>

Subject: Re: IR Timetables

Date: 20 Aug 1998 17:04:33 -0500


Peter,
there are some other things the Musuem could sell, too: old diagram
books
spring to mind. They are much sought after by collectors (especially
LOCO
ones, but they also exist for other rolling stock) but are as scarce as
hens' teeth. Also, while the musuem is doing a creditable job in
preserving
some engineering drawings, etc, rumours persist that drawings are
getting
burnt en masse -- tragic, especially when no other copies exists.
Drawings
have both historical interest and immediate interest for model makers.
Maybe we should all approach the Director.
Cheers
Ken Walker

(SNUP)-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Mosse <pjcm@worldnet.email
To: Indian Railways List <irfca@cs.email
Date: Friday, 21 August 1998 5:58
Subject: IR Timetables


>2. Maybe this belongs in the 'dream on' category, but can anyone try to
>persuade the Railway Museum to sell surplus timetables (both public AND
>working). They may not realize there's a market, but we all know that
>there is.
> The story of Collector's Corner in the UK may be instructive here. It
is
>a retail outlet which was first set up by British Rail to sell surplus
>railway collectibles almost 30 years ago. From the outset they have
>carried recently expired Working Timetables from all areas of British
Rail
>(now Railtrack), as well as such items as Rule Books, Appendices,
Special
>Instructions of various sorts and hardware which has ranged from lamps
to
>signalling instruments to locomotive plates.
> I know the Railway Museum has some sale items, but I would love to see
>them include working documents and also to develop some kind of mail
order
>capability.
>
> Comments ??
>
>Peter Mosse
>

From: Peter Mosse <>

Subject: Re: Premium Accom on NG Lines (Kalka - Simla)

Date: 20 Aug 1998 19:21:52 -0500


Apurva Bahadur wrote

>
> I am sure the Himalayan Queen and the likes would also have a higher
> class accomadation between Kalka and Simla. They also have a coach
> to yourself for Rs. 3000 per day which the NR attach to the end of a
train
> for a grand view.

------

My memory may be playing tricks on me but I don't remember premium
accommodation on the Kalka - Simla line when I travelled on it in 1992.
Nor did I know that one could hire a special coach - despite the cost
that
would have been tempting !!

One tip for prospective travellers on this line who arrive overnight on
the
Howrah - Kalka mail is to get off the mail VERY quickly at Kalka and
find
the guard (or other functionary) who assigns seats on the Rail Motor to
Simla. By doing this, I not only got to travel on the rail motor - a
real
antique - but I got a front seat to the left of the driving compartment,
so
the view was fantastic.

The rail motor obviously has limited accommodation and once all seats
are
taken you have to travel on the slower ordinary train with conventional
equipment. It's still a wonderful ride, but not quite so special as the
rail motor ...

Peter Mosse

From: Peter Mosse <>

Subject: Re: Steam on Bostan-Zhob ng line (was LONGEST STEAM RUN)

Date: 20 Aug 1998 19:22:52 -0500


I visited Bostan in January this year and there were several locomotives
and a lot of passenger coaches in the shed and yards. There was also no
sign of vandalism. In fact it almost looked as if the line had closed
down
the day before, not 10-15 years ago.

Obviously any motive power would need extensive rehab work to be put
into
operable condition (which is what is happening at Moghulpura Works), but
I
think a rake of operable coaches could be assembled pretty easily.
However, I share the general scepticism of the Steam Railway article as
to
the overall merits of this venture.

Therefore, I think that anyone tempted to experience travel over this
line
would be well advised to go very soon after it has been confirmed to be
in
operation as I can't see it remaining in service very long. [ My money
would be on the service being suspended the day after there is a new
railways minister who DOESN'T come from Baluchistan !! ]

Also, I think the claim to be the longest steam run in the world may be
dubious, though it depends on exactly what one means by 'longest steam
run'. Maybe it is, in terms of one locomotive working one train
throughout
from origin to destination. However, I believe it is still possible to
travel on one passenger train entirely behind steam for more than 184
miles
in China (though with engine changes en route). Whether there are any
individual steam passenger train segments remaining in China where one
loco
works more than 184 miles I don't know.

Of course, 40 years ago one could still travel more than TWICE that
distance NONSTOP behind a streamlined pacific on British Railways
working
the summer Mondays-Fridays 'Elizabethan' between London (King's Cross)
and
Edinburgh (393 miles in 395 minutes with a load of 400 ~ 425 tons).
When I
get my time-travel machine working, that's one of the first places I'll
go
!!

Peter Mosse

From: Peter Mosse <>

Subject: Official Maps of IR - good news !!

Date: 20 Aug 1998 19:26:22 -0500


This is for everyone who ordered one of these maps. I expect to put
them
in the mail to you tomorrow (and will pay in your checks at the same
time).

I'd appreciate hearing from you by e-mail when you receive the maps ...

Enjoy !!

Peter Mosse

From: Apurva Bahadur <>

Subject: Re: Premium Accom on NG Lines (Kalka - Simla)

Date: 20 Aug 1998 23:56:34 -0500




Peter Mosse wrote:

> Apurva Bahadur wrote
>
> >
> > I am sure the Himalayan Queen and the likes would also have a higher
> > class accomadation between Kalka and Simla. They also have a coach
> > to yourself for Rs. 3000 per day which the NR attach to the end of
a
> train
> > for a grand view.
>
> ------
>
> My memory may be playing tricks on me but I don't remember premium
> accommodation on the Kalka - Simla line when I travelled on it in
1992.
> Nor did I know that one could hire a special coach - despite the cost
that
> would have been tempting !!

This is something that has been introduced in the last year or so. I saw
the
report and the small video clip on the Star TV news. It is a coach with
better
luxuries and larger windows on the side as well as in the ends so that
shunting
this coach right at the end makes sense. I wonder if the new Northern
Rail
time table will make any mention of this.

Apurva

>
>
> One tip for prospective travellers on this line who arrive overnight
on the
> Howrah - Kalka mail is to get off the mail VERY quickly at Kalka and
find
> the guard (or other functionary) who assigns seats on the Rail Motor
to
> Simla. By doing this, I not only got to travel on the rail motor - a
real
> antique - but I got a front seat to the left of the driving
compartment, so
> the view was fantastic.
>
> The rail motor obviously has limited accommodation and once all seats
are
> taken you have to travel on the slower ordinary train with
conventional
> equipment. It's still a wonderful ride, but not quite so special as
the
> rail motor ...
>
> Peter Mosse

From: Anne Ogborn <>

Subject: Re: Indian Postal Service

Date: 21 Aug 1998 00:45:45 -0500


>
> > Many years ago the Indian Post Office was regarded as very
> > unreliable by foreign visitors. Is this still the case?

I've had very mixed results, with lots of saheli's giving areograms, and
they are
not coming.

From: Peter Mosse <>

Subject: Mail Order Purchases from Railway Specialists

Date: 21 Aug 1998 08:44:59 -0500


I have dealt with both Motor Books and Midland Counties Publishing and
here's my two cents' worth ...

I have two reasons for not liking Motor Books:

1. On several occasions the books they have sent me have been in
poor,
shopworn condition. In other words they have pulled a book off the
shelves
to send to me rather than send one out of inventory. Rightly or wrongly
I'm someone who likes to keeps books in the best possible condition so
this
bothers me.
Of course, in mitigation, MB does carry some very rare titles
and they
probably do not have extensive inventory, but I still think this is
indicative of a casual way of doing business.

2. This casual attitude extends towards their catalogue - if they
still
produce one. I don't know because some years ago I noticed that I
hadn't
received one for a while and when I was next in London I called in at
the
shop and discovered that they had started charging 50p for it. One can
argue about whether it is appropriate to charge for catalogues or not,
but
it is clearly very poor business sense to start charging for a
catalogue,
not bother to tell your existing customers and not bother to set up a
mechanism so that they can subscribe to your catalogue if they want to
!!

As for not mailing separate dispatch notes or order acknowledgements
(which
a previous posting mentioned), this is a very good point though it isn't
something that actually caused any problems with any or my orders in the
past.


My experience with Midland Counties has been uniformly excellent:

1. They are prompt, the books are well-packed and in good condition
and
they send separate paperwork by air mail.

2. They send new catalogues automatically to existing customers
(though I
am careful to buy something from each new catalogue, but that's not a
problem - the problem is usually what NOT to buy !).

3. They also seem to be reliable when it comes to backorders, eg a
while
back I ordered one book expected to be published in a couple of months
but
in fact publication was delayed for over a year. [ It was a
comprehensive
atlas and gazetteer of the railways of Ireland and a labour of love on
the
part of the compiler / cartographer. ] Midland Counties told me there
would be a delay and then sent the book the following year when it
finally
appeared.

Peter Mosse

From: Vijay Balasubramanian <>

Subject: Need info from new timetables

Date: 21 Aug 1998 08:45:14 -0500


Would some kind soul please post the complete schedule (arrival and

departure times at all the halts) of the Kurla-Howrah exp. from
Trains-at-a-glance or otherwise? I am really interested in comparing
this with the Gitanjali Exp. times. Also, does the new Kurla-Varanasi
Exp. appear in any of the timetables? If so, I would like it's schedule

as well.

Thanks in advance

Vijay

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From: Vijay Balasubramanian <>

Subject: Re:Fw: where to get rail videos and timetables?

Date: 21 Aug 1998 08:51:50 -0500


>> Are there any other episodes on India besides the one by Brian
Thompson?
>
>YES I THINK THERE IS BUT I FORGET THE GENTLEMAN'S NAME. HE'S A BRITISH
>COMEDIAN AND DID DOCUMENTARIES LIKE "AROUND THE WORLD" AND "POLE TO
POLE".

You must be referring to Micheal Palin who starred in A Fish Called
Wanda. There is an episode on India from his Around the World series.
I do have that on tape. He travels on train from Bombay V.T. to Madras

with a stopover at Pune. There a couple of glaring errors. He actually

travels on a Bombay-Pune holiday special till Pune but the video
erroneously refers to it as some other train (the name escapes me at the

present moment). Also, there are a couple of shots of diesel traction
while still on the Bombay-Pune stretch.

Vijay

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From: Vijay Balasubramanian <>

Subject: Rediff News!

Date: 21 Aug 1998 10:29:43 -0500


Hi Folks,

Just saw this on the Rediff page.

*********************************************
Plenty of new trains!
Western Railways, Southern Railways and Northern Railways has introduced

five new trains since August 15:

Bangalore- Kurla Express will depart from Kurla Terminus/Bangalore
daily.

Bangalore Vishakapatnam Weekly Express will depart from
Vishakapatnam/Bangalore every week.

Madurai-Coimbatore Express will depart from Madurai/Coimbatore
Two new and additional trains will connect Matttupalayam and
Udagamandalam (Ooty)

An AC three tier coach will be attached to the
Chennai-Tutucorin/Kanyakumari Express thrice a week. On Tuesdays,
Wednesdays and Saturdays the service will be offered on Train no 6721
departing from Madras. On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays the service
will be offered on Train no 6722 departing from Kanyakumari. On
Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays the service will be offered on Train no
6722 departing from Tuticorin.

The Bikaner Express will depart from Bandra Terminus, Bombay/Bikaner on
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

The Ahmedabad-Jodhpur Express will depart from Ahmedabad/Jodhpur on
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

The Rajkot-Coimbatore Weekly Express, via Ahmedabad, Vasai, Pune, Wadi,
Dharavaram, Salem and Erode, will depart from Rajkot on Sundays and from

Coimbatore on Thursdays.

The Jodhpur-Varanasi Express will depart from Jodhpur/Varanasi on
Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

The Muzaffarpur-New Delhi Swatantrata Senani Express will depart twice a

week from Muzaffarpur/New Delhi.

*****************************************

- Is the Kurla-Bangalore daily exp. a new train? Could someone provide
the details?

- Seems to me that the Mumbai-Bikaner Exp. and the Ahmedabad-Jodhpur
Exp. would share schedules between Ahmedabad and Jodhpur since their run

days complement each other. I would LOVE to have the schedule for this
one. Is it a superfast exp? What are its halts?

-The Jodhpur-Varanasi Exp. is nothing but the Marudhar Exp. running via
Faizabad.

-The Swatantra Senani Exp. goes via Ballia-Chhapra.


Vijay

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From: Shankarnarayan, Sridhar <>

Subject: Re: Rediff News!

Date: 21 Aug 1998 11:08:23 -0500


Folks,

What is the status of the new South Western Railway HQed at Bangalore?
It appears that Bangalore is still part of SR.

BTW, it is good to note that the Nilagiri railway is getting two
additional trains. Does any one know when the new steam locos from SLM
are expected?

-Sridhar

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Vijay Balasubramanian [SMTP:vijay_642@hotmail.email
> Sent: Friday, August 21, 1998 12:30 PM
> To: irfca@cs.email
> Subject: Rediff News!
>
> Hi Folks,
>
> Just saw this on the Rediff page.
>
> *********************************************
> Plenty of new trains!
> Western Railways, Southern Railways and Northern Railways has
> introduced
> five new trains since August 15:
>
> Bangalore- Kurla Express will depart from Kurla Terminus/Bangalore
> daily.
>
> Bangalore Vishakapatnam Weekly Express will depart from
> Vishakapatnam/Bangalore every week.
>
> Madurai-Coimbatore Express will depart from Madurai/Coimbatore
> Two new and additional trains will connect Matttupalayam and
> Udagamandalam (Ooty)
>
> An AC three tier coach will be attached to the
> Chennai-Tutucorin/Kanyakumari Express thrice a week. On Tuesdays,
> Wednesdays and Saturdays the service will be offered on Train no 6721
> departing from Madras. On Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays the
> service
> will be offered on Train no 6722 departing from Kanyakumari. On
> Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays the service will be offered on Train
> no
> 6722 departing from Tuticorin.
>
> The Bikaner Express will depart from Bandra Terminus, Bombay/Bikaner
> on
> Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.
>
> The Ahmedabad-Jodhpur Express will depart from Ahmedabad/Jodhpur on
> Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
>
> The Rajkot-Coimbatore Weekly Express, via Ahmedabad, Vasai, Pune,
> Wadi,
> Dharavaram, Salem and Erode, will depart from Rajkot on Sundays and
> from
> Coimbatore on Thursdays.
>
> The Jodhpur-Varanasi Express will depart from Jodhpur/Varanasi on
> Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
>
> The Muzaffarpur-New Delhi Swatantrata Senani Express will depart twice
> a
> week from Muzaffarpur/New Delhi.
>
> *****************************************
>
> - Is the Kurla-Bangalore daily exp. a new train? Could someone
> provide
> the details?
>
> - Seems to me that the Mumbai-Bikaner Exp. and the Ahmedabad-Jodhpur
> Exp. would share schedules between Ahmedabad and Jodhpur since their
> run
> days complement each other. I would LOVE to have the schedule for
> this
> one. Is it a superfast exp? What are its halts?
>
> -The Jodhpur-Varanasi Exp. is nothing but the Marudhar Exp. running
> via
> Faizabad.
>
> -The Swatantra Senani Exp. goes via Ballia-Chhapra.
>
>
> Vijay
>
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