Since riding my first train at twelve I began to fall in love with it. I have ridden all types of passenger trains in Malaysia from the ones pulled by locomotives to the ERL plying KL Central and KLIA. I love watching movies portraying trains and in one of them when the hero was asked why he prefers travelling by train instead of flying he answers "I want to bored".
So recently I wanted to be bored by taking a step backwards in the form of taking a long journey by train. Backwards because I was to ride a locomotive pulled train which is a thing of the past in most countries. I and my wife took the Ekspres Sinaran from Seremban to Johor Bahru and back.
But it turned out my journey was anything but boring. Here I post my story in pictures.
That's the name of the town where I started my train riding.
A six-car commuter train which is a familiar sight at the Seremban station nowadays.
Passengers going north waiting at Platforn 2 of the Seremban station. This station would look out-dated as my journey south would tell.
Here comes my train, seven minutes behind schedule, the rationale will be explained later. I'll be on this train for almost six hours.
I booked my tickets early, so they gave me and my wife these front most seats which have no windows!
I am not that stupid to sit on that windowless seat for six hours. So I shifted to this one with window. My wife took a similar seat.
The train slowed down just before Sungai Gadut. But we still reached Seremban 5 minutes ahead of schedule. Bye.