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#1636 May 20th, 2017, 03:26
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Originally Posted by OldandRambling View Post ... "leather seats" ... will these seats cause problems?
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http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/c...w/58759800.cms
Hi-tech train may replace double-decker service to Goa
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The future of the Mumbai-Madgaon double-decker hangs in balance with the impending introduction of hi-speed Tejas Express to Goa. ...
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Tejas booking from 21st, first run 24th May.

No halt at Thivim ? Is it really faster than Jan Shatabdi ? Only a few minutes, with one less intermediate stop (Kankavali). FAIL.
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#1639 May 21st, 2017, 21:22
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Tejas tickets available on IRCTC now.

To Goa with meal is cheaper than the return journey. I think the meal when going to Goa is a snack - the other way it is a full meal. Due to the timings, I think.

Time table as per IRCTC :
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#1640 May 22nd, 2017, 01:05
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Tejas detailed info, timetable and fares here :

http://pib.nic.in/newsite/PrintRelea...x?relid=161991
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First deluxe train Deccan Queen marks 87th birthday on June 1



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The introduction of 'Deccan Queen' between the two premier cities of Maharashtra on June 1, 1930 was a major landmark in the history of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway

This was the first deluxe train introduced on the railway to serve 2 important cities of the region and was aptly named after Pune, which is also known as 'Queen of Deccan' ('Dakkhan ki Rani').

Initially, the train was introduced with 2 rakes of 7 coaches each one of which was painted in silver with scarlet mouldings and the other with royal blue with gold lines. The under frames of the coaches of the original rakes were built in England while the coach bodies were built in the Matunga Workshop of the GIP Railway.

The Deccan Queen, initially, had only first class and second class accommodation. First class was abolished on January 1, 1949 and second class was redesigned as first class, which continued up to June 1955. When third class was introduced on this train for the first time. This was later re-designated as second class from April 1974 onwards. The coaches of the original rakes were replaced in 1966 by anti-telescopic steel bodied integral coaches built by Integral Coach Factory, Perambur. These coaches incorporated improved design of bogies for better riding comfort and also improvements in the interior furnishings and fittings. The number of coaches in the rake was also increased to 12 from the original 7 coaches providing additional accommodation. Over the year the number of coaches in the train has been increased to the present level of 17 coaches.

From its inception, apart from providing high standards of comfort to the passengers, the train has witnessed various improvement such as introduction, for the first time in India, of coaches with roller bearings, replacement of end on generation coaches with self generating coaches with 110 volts system and introduction of first and second class chair cars providing increased accommodation to passengers. The distinctive colour scheme of cream and oxford blue with red band above the window level has been recently adopted as the colour scheme for this train.
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Lovely train for the spirit of the commuters to & fro Bombay & Poona. Always make a deal with the coolie mafia..
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A song, Adadaa Ithuyenna, from a movie called Thodari. Most of this movie is shot on a train.

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Makeover exercise for Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains

Makeover exercise for Rajdhani, Shatabdi trains

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Trolley service for catering, polite uniformed staff and on-board entertainment are some of the changes slated to be introduced in Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains from October this year.
Aiming at enhancing the experience of passengers travelling by these premier trains, the Indian Railways has undertaken a complete makeover exercise in 30 trains - 15 Rajdhani and 15 Shatabdi - at an estimated cost of Rs 25 crore.

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The Window Seat Project mentioned in the article.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkO4...be&app=desktop

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Gosh, what an incredible video and photo's. These show so well the sort of sights I see as I travel by train in India! No need to visit tourist traps, just grab a window seat and be amazed by the experience!

Thanks for posting!

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