Monday, 1 Jan 2007: Happy New Year! January 12, 2007Posted by Arun Rajagopal in India, Indian Railways, Travel.
Salaam Namaste 2007!!! And another journey to welcome 2007. Now to Bangalore. Had booked tickets during my stay in Cochin. I was to travel with a friend on the holiday special 641 Ernakulam – Bangalore Express, departing Cochin at 5pm. Left Kollam at 11am on the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus bound 6346 Netravathi Express. Befriended a lil girl Vava who was travelling with her grand mum to Cochin. Got into Ernakulam Junction just as the train to Bangalore was leaving. Managed to catch the train. Settled into the 3AC coach, chatted with two friends, took some snaps as the special train travelled at breakneck speed. As the train neared Palakkad Junction, the gang of three stepped out of the coach and stood at the vestibuled pathway, crooning (croaking) two liners of popular songs in voices that would have put the most irritating frogs to shame. Admired the night sky as the train whizzed past Valayar and entered Tamil Nadu.
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