Need one help - can I board #02095 Mumbai CSMT Howrah Duronto from #Kasara
instead of VT. Visiting VT is really challenge instead I will have to book Mail. Everytime I book #12101 or #12809 instead of #12261. I was under impression double engine at rear end is added to Duronto too like Rajdhani and KSRA & IGP would be skipped.
I will suggest you to board from CSMT only. Because in between till kasara in most cases TTE does the ticket checking and if your coach gets checked in between CSMT and kasara then it maybe TTE will allot ur seat to another RAC passengers. Also officially Kasara is not a passenger stoppage , it is a Technical halt of HWH-CSMT Duronto so you cannot board and RPF can stop you from boarding also. So, better you catch Duronto from CSMT only in my opinion. Other railfans of that area will give you more suggestions on this.
Yes you can provided your CNF Berth don't get utilized for any RAC Clearance!!
Plan is to travel in the second week of August.
From Kalyan to Kasara is quite better than
heading to CSMT rush and move at CSMT to reach platform #18 and then hiding at Kalyan to see it skipping :(
It has been almost couple of years, I am skipping Duronto and booking either #Jnaneshwari
Completely in agreement of the job of TTE and that is the risk.
Next up to Delhi. Taking The CR's Prestigious Central Railways Rajdhani Express aka Aapli CR cha Mumbai Rajdhani Express.
SC RAJ should be Speed up to reach NZM ahead..no need to trail CR Raj..but they won't let it happen..
OT's Every Time if Delayed?
Yup, observed thrice, even Same case with SC Duronto. But only if the train is delayed, else same order is followed.
Please do n also check for Chennai Duronto as never tracked it