Trains at a Glance

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When(year and month) and where(which station or shop)

was your Trains at a Glance bought?

Could you please share your information to us?

It seemed to be sold out soon after publishing.

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'Trains at a Glance' comes out in July every year and is available at all the important railway stations. Yes, it goes out of stock within a couple of months.

You can refer to Trains at a Glance at Indian Railway website http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/TAG0809/Index.htm

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I bought one from a news vendor on Free School Street in Kolkata in October; there are a few pages missing at the back, but it has all the schedules. Great resource; I wouldn't be able to cope with the trains without it.
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Any there any big differeces between the book published in 2007 and that in 2008?

Can I buy it abroad before my trip?

Where can I buy it in New Delhi?

Thanks a lot.
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Originally Posted by wonderwomanusa View Post I bought one from a news vendor on Free School Street in Kolkata in October; there are a few pages missing at the back, but it has all the schedules. Great resource; I wouldn't be able to cope with the trains without it.
I agree with you. That book is of great importance to the trip by train.
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Originally Posted by bobby2003 View Post Any there any big differeces between the book published in 2007 and that in 2008?
No big differences, but lots of small differences.

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Can I buy it abroad before my trip?
No.

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Where can I buy it in New Delhi?
New Delhi train station, at a bookstall on platform 1, normally you'd need a platform ticket to enter the platform, but as you'll have an Indrail pass, you don't need platform tickets as you have a valid ticket for travel.
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Originally Posted by bobby2003 View Post That book is of great importance to the trip by train.
With a little bit of railway knowledge (mostly common sense), that book will be able to tell you exactly where you are on any train journey, and you'll only need 100 metres of track and a good eye to work out where you are.
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Originally Posted by steven_ber View Post With a little bit of railway knowledge (mostly common sense), that book will be able to tell you exactly where you are on any train journey, and you'll only need 100 metres of track and a good eye to work out where you are.
I take Rajdhani 2433 from chennai06:10 to Agra07:55.
I am afraid that I will miss the stop in Agra and continue to Nizamuddin.
How I can get off the train at Agra on time through 100 meters of track and a good eye to work out where I am?

thanks a lot.
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As you already know arrival time of train at your destination station be ready & prepared to alight 10-15 minutes before reaching(say 7:40). Alternatively you can also ask TTE/railway personal/co-passengers to inform you about station .Keep an eye on passing by stations after crossing Gwalior Jn. in your case.In Rajdhani/Shatabdi I guess they also inform about coming station on PA system.
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Trains at a glance, table 2 or 3, has the trains from Mumbai to Delhi via Agra, it also has the distances (from Mumbai) next to each station.

The kilometre stones by the side of the track around Agra show the distance from Mumbai, there is a kilometer stone every 100 metres with the distance on it, eg, 965/3 would mean 965 kilometers and 300 metres from Mumbai (or Delhi or wherever).

The trick is to work out where the distances are from, and that's why 2 kilometer stones are needed, remember the number on the first stone, then see if the next stone has a higher or lower number, this will tell you if the place the distance is calculated from is agead of you or behind you, then you just look at the appropriate timetable and you can normally easily work it out.

You can also use the numbers on the steel uprights holding the overhead power cables, these won't give you as exact a reading, but they'll give you the kilometer distance, they also have 2 numbers, the first being the kilometer distance, and the 2nd being the steel upright number (but there can be dozens of steel uprights per kilometer).
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You could also keep track of the time, and be ready to get off around the scheduled time of arrival at Agra.
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Talking Train at a glans link

The link given doesn't work. Is there a new link available?


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Originally Posted by Sadanand Kamath View Post 'Trains at a Glance' comes out in July every year and is available at all the important railway stations. Yes, it goes out of stock within a couple of months.

You can refer to Trains at a Glance at Indian Railway website http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/TAG0809/Index.htm

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