Tuesday, May 7, 2013

The Coupe . . .

Since last week, I was in a dilemma. I had booked railway tickets to go home by the Dhanbad-Alleppey Express for the 6th of May exactly 120 days before the date of journey. Angel and Shalom got confirmed berths whereas I was waitlisted 1. To my chagrin, I remained waitlisted even 24 hours before the start of the journey.

However, I left the matter as we had booked 2AC and it was not very difficult for the 5 of us to adjust in 2 seats. I prayed that we have a comfortable journey.

And the good Lord answered our prayers.

We got a coupe which is present in some of the 2AC coaches towards the end of the compartment. I’m not sure how many of you have seen this.

It’s about 4 feet broad and 6 feet long with 2 berths, one lower and one upper. The best part is there is a separate loft for keeping luggage.

However, there was one small hitch. The window was small compared to the other windows. And I had to intervene many a time to solve window sitting rights between Shalom and Charis. Good that Chesed is yet to learn the joys of sitting by the window.

So far, we reached Visakhapatnam about 15 minutes before schedule without much hitches except a leaking coach about which I shall post later.


  1. I've never gotten to ride a coupe in India :((Someday, I hope. :)
    I did get to do travel in something similar here in the US, tho'

    Is't it very convenient when we're travelling with kids... :)

  2. wow coupe still exist ?? i thought they are history !! nice post