Longest train journey???

#1 Apr 28th, 2004, 23:05
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Mine was 46 hours in 3 AC.
I was not prepared for it but it was an experience.
It took days befor I stopped hearing
"chai...chai.....chai"
#2 Apr 28th, 2004, 23:15
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Hi Lobo,
why dont you tell us more about it?
where did you start from, and what was your destination?
what happened during the trip? let us know please!
#3 Apr 29th, 2004, 01:37
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Well I was an India virgin, I arrived in Delhi with my girlfriend and met a friend who had been in for India 5 months(vetran).
He took us to a place in delhi called the "main bazar" to stay and we had our culture shock big time.
We decided to go to goa so got the train from delhi to madgoan which was 3AC and was meant to take 41 hours.
As an indian virgin it was all scary and shocking packed and chaotic and that was just the train station platform at boarding time!!!!.
I tried to fight my way on to the train and it was packed i was panicking, surley all these people cant be in the train there is no room.
Thankfully most of them got off (is it a tradition in india to say goodbye to loved ones you have 6 of your family all jump onto the train with u and only start leaving when the train is moving???) having no personal space, having people take your seats and pick up your papers etc and just been so different to what Im use to in london England left me shaken.
Of course the train was delayed and that bumped up the journey to 46 hours, i was a changed man when i got of that train.
I laugh now but at the time.....46 hours in one place (shiver)
#4 Apr 29th, 2004, 07:50
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lobo,
The fastest train from Delhi to Madgaon takes 25.5 hours, so obviously you took a slower train.

By the way, the longest scheduled train journey in India is the one by Himsagar Express, from Jammu Tawi to Kanyakumari; a journey lasting 73.5 hours!
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#5 Apr 29th, 2004, 09:37
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i feel like an amateur. the longest train ride i took was 33 hours from chennai to delhi. i had the upperberth and slept most of the way. thank god for the invention of the upperberth. no one disturbes you.
#6 Apr 29th, 2004, 11:57
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I wonder how much time the journey on worlds longest rail route i.e. Moscow to Vladivostok (as we have been told in our school time) would take. Anyone having any idea?

I am sure it will be less than 73.5 hours (jammu to kanyakumari)

Oh. yes! I love train travel (with my favourite book to read and a lot to sleep)

Ashish
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I wonder how much time the journey on worlds longest rail route i.e. Moscow to Vladivostok (as we have been told in our school time) would take. Anyone having any idea?

One week. Moscow-Samarkand ( for those looking for the connection with the Karakoram Highway) takes 55 hrs.
#8 Apr 29th, 2004, 13:25
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Moscow - Vladivostok takes 6 days, 6 hours and 9 minutes according to the following site.

http://www.transsib.ru/Eng/
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52 hours. from udaipur i think it was to trivandrum, second class sleeper with one change in gujarat.
after say 4o hours I felt like I lost any sense of time and gravity.
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Originally posted by ashish0608
I wonder how much time the journey on worlds longest rail route i.e. Moscow to Vladivostok (as we have been told in our school time) would take. Anyone having any idea?

I am sure it will be less than 73.5 hours (jammu to kanyakumari)

Ashish
Ashish!! I am shocked!! you were SURE!

fyi, Moscow to Vladivostock train crosses from Time Zone GMT+3 to Time Zone GMT+9... look at the map!!!!! Steven_ber, thanks for reference, the distance is wooping 5772 miles

(and this is not the end of Russia yet the most Eastern time zone in Russia is GMT+12 )

sorry all, cound't help shouting here
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Russian time zones

when i was a kid in the USSR and we had only ONE country-wide radio programme (run by the government), there was this 3 pm news - I was back from school by then - preceeded by the following time announcement:

"it is 15:00 in Moscow"

then it went on to "16:00 in XXX, 17:00 in YYY" etc for a few minutes and in the end:

"it is midnight in Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky"

#12 May 1st, 2004, 17:41
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I was told after about 30 hours by a german guy opposite us that there was a faster train, only 26 hours.
I envy those who can sleep on the trains, i cant normally manage more than 3 or 4 hours a night.
At night esepcially when the train speeds up and hurtles around the corners it wakes me up as I cling to my bunk.
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last december i was touring northeast india so i took a train from coimbatore in tamilnadu to guwahati, assam ...it took over 60 hrs... thank god i had some charas it was a life saver....cud'nt stop shaking for a day or two after the train ride...
#14 May 2nd, 2004, 22:16
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wow hash......
Thats a long long journey my friend.
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28 hours from Lucnow to Amritsar, it should have been eighteen hours but the train got ridiculously delayed. Luckily I'd booked 2ac and slept well. There was only two of us in the compartment, myself and a sixty year old engineer who was hoping to retire very soon, he told me lots of interesting stories about Kolkata in the sixties and seventies before getting off in Jalandher and leaving me alone in the compartment. Although it turned out to be pleasant enough I don't reccoment the KIR ASR EXP (15707), it felt like the slowest train in India.
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