'trains at a glance' available by post in europe

#1 Mar 12th, 2003, 04:54
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'trains at a glance' is produced by indian railways, it is about the size of an A4 sheet of paper and has 231 pages, it contains details of about 1200 trains in all parts of india including fares.

it also has 8 pages about the history of indian railways and a 16 page 'special' on the beaches of india.

it has all the info you need about indian railways and is well laid out and easy to read, it is essential for independant travel around india.

S. D. Enterprises of wembley, north london have lots of copies of 'trains at a glance' and are selling them for £3:60 to people who collect from their shop.

they will send a copy through the post to UK addresses when they receive payment of £5:00 (includes P + P).

they will send a copy through the post to EU addresses when they receive payment of €10:00 (includes P + P).

S. D. Enterprises also book train tickets in india using indrail passes, they also book airline tickets, and arrange tours of india and nepal, they offer a similar service for thailand and china.

S. D. Enterprises have a website with details of all there services and contact information, click on the link below.

http://www.indiarail.co.uk/cb.htm

i have no connection with this company, however, i have always found them helpfull, knowledgable and good value for money.

for details of trains that are not in 'trains at a glance' or for other indian railways questions send me a 'private message' or reply to this post.

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click here for some usefull trains that are not in 'trains at a glance'

click here for overseas 'general sales agents' for indian railways
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Hey Steven, thanks man! What would we all do without your great research skills

Cheers!
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to watson

i wish i did have great research skills, it's a combination of 3 things.

my refusal to travel anywhere by bus* means i have to look for trains that are not in 'trains at a glance'.

my love of indian food takes me to wembley where S. D. Enterprises is located.

and luck, a member from this forum sent me the indian railways cd-rom (my new toy).


* - the stories i could tell you about taxi's from jog falls to panjim, ooty to mysore, and a rickshaw ride from diu to veraval, and a horrendous bus journey from kodiekanal to madurai would explain why i always stick to trains.
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it also has 8 pages about the history of indian railways and a 16 page 'special' on the beaches of india
One thing missing from the last years' editions, though, has been this humourous - and very important - warning from the inside pages (this from my 1993 copy):
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Hi Steven,

Prey tell! A good disaster story is always a good read J! Jeeze I still have nightmares of the 17 hour hell bus journey from Mysore to Kollam. NEVER NEVER Again will I get into a “Deluxe” bus for a journey longer than 5 or 6 hours! It was absolutely horrible! At least I’m not female; a girl going down south to study yoga had various guys nonchalantly probing her through the seats all the way. Poor girl…not only a hellish ride but also a bunch of groping on top of it.
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I tried to get one as I passed thru VT this a.m. but was offered a Duniya rail guide -- definitely inferior to 'trains at a glance' -- particularly missed is the rail map with lines coded to the table numbers (which makes navigation much easier). also, inferior paper and printing, etc -- get the real one if you can, i think it's still 25 rupees here, same as the crappy one I got.

something to look forward to in April (or so), a daily 'bullet' train on the Konkan line MUmbai-Goa -- a very fast day train, though not 'bullet' speeds in the Japan/Europe sense. details haven't been announced, but there was an article or two in the papers when they tested it out in January.
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also worth looking forward-

in the railway budget they announced a new line that would connect kolayat and phalodi, this would give a direct link between bikaner and jaisalmer.
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Watson (and all others interested) :

I've started another thread for information about "horror bus trips."
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'TRAINS AT A GLANCE' cost just less than 1USD at any of the Indian Railways ticket counters!!

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