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The USA By Rail

It’s been a while since I posted on this subject, but this entry is all about a journey! Specifically, Stacey and I are moving back to Seattle. 491 more words

Son, There Isn't Enough Time - III

It had taken us 3 hrs to hike the 5 km to Adderley. The killer gradient laughing all its way behind us. We took our time, freshened up, hydrated ourselves with loads of stream water, which has been channelized to flow into pipelines with small water pits all along the tracks. 1,765 more words


GWR Cycle Booking Policy Update

I wrote to my MP about the big problems people were having with GWR’s new booking policy. In a very detailed response Mark Hopwood has stated that there are good reasons for the booking policy and given the new design of the Inter City trains he is right. 61 more words

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Son, There Isn't Enough Time - II

An hour before the departure of the Ooty toy train. The crowd and excitement builds up. Camera’s ranging from a simple mobile phone all the way up to the bulky DSLR’s with lenses slightly smaller than the tank’s snout is all out in the open. 1,322 more words


Son, There Isn't Enough Time - I

I was probably just about to enter my teens then and summer vacations meant a trip down to Coimbatore to spend a couple of weeks with my maternal grandparents, uncles and cousins and this time was not any different. 1,134 more words


Destroyer of Sins

Our Pune Bound 22149 from Ernakulam curves in towards the Aghanshini River near Kumta, North Karnataka, India. A beautiful name, Aghanashini means Destroyer of Sins.



12133 , Mumbai CST – Mangalore Junction express, nicknamed ROCKET by rail enthusiasts enters Udupi on the Konkan Railway. Overnight rain followed by bright sunshine with clouds playing hide and seek while our Pune Bound 22149 waits for the line to clear.