Trains with First Class (non-AC) carriages

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#16 Jul 3rd, 2009, 12:11
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Oh it's a pity!!! I just love first non-AC class!!! And - I tried to find any train with FC for my future route - and couldn't... :-(
Past the point of no return...
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I have booked 2 rides in non AC first class for August:
Villuparam to Madurai
Madurai to Varkala

so I consider myself lucky
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Originally Posted by earth.anon View Post Sorry if this information exists already but I couldn't find it easily. I was browsing various train databases and noticed that I didnt see any non-AC 1st class bogies on trains!

Are the old non-ac 1st class not around anymore? In good weather, they were better than the AC, since you could open the windows and still have a closed compartment for your family's privacy.
FC non-AC has been phased out. Only a few trains might still be existing with this class, which only one IM member can tell you about.
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Very Rare

I know few train which has FC berths
Mysore-Tirupati Passenger has FC.

New Jalpaiguri-Darjeeling 1D
Mettupalaym-OOTY
Kalka-Shimla
Kangra train might also has FC
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I've booked one as well, Haridwar-Amritsar. I'm making it a goal to try as many train classes as possible, though I haven't decided whether I'm braving 2S. When I saw that FC was available on the HW/ASR train, I gave it a go. (4631 DDN ASR EXPRESS)
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Dear Indizen,

FC non-AC has been phased out.

##Not yet,Sir. There are number of trains, going out of Madras which still provode FC Accomodation.

##There is FC Coach in 213/214 MYS-TPTY Passenger and 563/564 HYB-PBN Passengers.
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most FC non AC seems to be chair cars, the berths are mostly long gone.
Or am I wrong?

Them was the days!
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Originally Posted by vsp27759 View Post Dear Indizen,

FC non-AC has been phased out.

##Not yet,Sir. There are number of trains, going out of Madras which still provode FC Accomodation.

##There is FC Coach in 213/214 MYS-TPTY Passenger and 563/564 HYB-PBN Passengers.
I actually meant, it is being phased out as the railways do not find FC financially viable any more. Most trains in the north do not have this class, AC classes have replaced non-AC FC in most rakes.
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Dear Bijapuri,

most FC non AC seems to be chair cars, the berths are mostly long gone.Or am I wrong?

##You are NOT wrong,Sir. There used to be non-AC First Class Chair Cars in the olden days which have since been replaced with First Class AC.Chair Cars (**2x2seating) otherwise known as
Executive Class, normally found only in some of the Shatabdhi Expresses.

##We had First Class Coaches also (non-AC) with 3 Coupes & 3 Cabins. These coaches have been replaced by 3AC coaches in majority of the trains, but are being continuedd in few trains, but the authorities have also started IAC Coaches in some premium trains.
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AC wouldn't be so bad if the windows weren't so dirty and badly tinted- makes photography and even simple viewing a disappointment.
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post Just used FC from Kollam to Madurai, and earlier in my trip I used FC from Mangalore to Chennai.

It's such a good class to use, easily better than the air con classes.
Steve, any pics of these non AC FC coupes by any chance.. i am really inquisitive to check one of them now..
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post Just used FC from Kollam to Madurai, and earlier in my trip I used FC from Mangalore to Chennai.

It's such a good class to use, easily better than the air con classes.
as you and your praise have influenced me on my decisions to take them and you don't stop praising, I am really looking forward to my 2 FC-rides. Hopefully I don't get back to you like this:



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Originally Posted by vmehra24 View Post Bookable FC in Gujarat
1) 9012 Gujarat Exp (Ahmedabad-Bombay)-Daily
2) 9110 Gujarat Queen (Ahmedabad-Valsad)-Daily
3) 9060A Hapa-Surat Intercity -Runs Tuesday only

I had a friend that travelled via Gujarat Exp FC a few years back and reported that it got rather crowded with the daily pass passengers (having first class pass). So I am not sure if these daytime FC coaches are any great fun.
This is true, daily travellers who have first class pass are allowed to enter the coach & they also occupy the upper birth meant for sleeping. Generally they are in a big group so you can not argue with them.

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I recently travelled by the FC in the Sealdah-Lalgola overnight passenger and it was a great travel, though slept through the night. This is my first FC journey.
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Originally Posted by JuliaF View Post I don't think Bhagirathi Exp has FC but the Passenger train on this route does and it only takes an hour or so longer.
You are correct... I saw FC on Bhagirathi some years ago...recently I went on that route and found that it has been replaced with an AC chair car.
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