Happy bthday to Primo Supremo!! Hazrat Nizamuddin->Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Banglore Rajdhani Express!! One of the best night rider of NCR section beautifully negotiates the curve as it cruses past Borkhedi Outskirts with a WAP7 in lead!
Always a delight to do the locomotion on this chair car. The upholstery's turned a pleasant green and the coaches engineered German, since I started taking it to boarding school in the 90's. I don't recall a massage lounge at the New Delhi station though. Going by the new look of the IRCTC website, some interesting minds seem to have been roped in to grease the tracks for the money train :) Speaking of which - it is rather cute how the servers come to each row mumbling 'sir sewa' with a sheepish smile, expecting some cash comfort for giving you that extra helping of the trademark cutlet and omlet (still the only 'vez' and non-'vez' age-old options). I confess to borderline sadistic pleasure when uninitiated foreign travellers say a genuine 'thank you' to what they assume is the equivalent of cabin crew seeing off passengers up in the air. The question of 'paying' for inclusions in ticket fare isn't even a remote possibility. Which is why I love us ! #shatabdiexpress#train#classic#railway#railwaystation#chaircar#nostalgia#indiantrainjourneys#travel#tip#massage#lounge#incredibleindia#delhi#dehradhun#uttarakhand#protocol#locomotion