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Dec 16 2015 (16:24)   22475/Bikaner - Coimbatore AC SF Express
 

sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 1680746            Tags   Past Edits
According to the data on this train ( on IRI 22475 Bikaner CBE SFAC) there is no First AC. However, I have booked the same on IRCTC for 25th December. This needs to be changed.

5 posts - Wed Dec 16, 2015

  
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Dec 16 2015 (16:58)
sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1680746-6            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks. I get it. IRCTC website needs to be updated and not IRI :)

  
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Dec 25 2015 (09:42)
sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1680746-7            Tags   Past Edits
I just received the sms that my ticket from Madgaon in First AC for this train leaving today at 120pm is in coach H1 compartment B 16th from engine. I will confirm the presence of the H1 bogie after I travel. IF this is so, the dates provided in the NWR circular are wrong.

  
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Dec 28 2015 (18:37)
sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1680746-8            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, there was a First Ac coach. 16th from engine. Packed to capacity......

  
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Dec 28 2015 (20:04)
arun2432   22 blog posts   113 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 1680746-9            Tags   Past Edits
This train had first AC when spotted on 25th at thivim when this train overtook my train.

  
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Feb 19 2016 (23:33)
Best Rail Budget~   90 blog posts   369 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 1680746-10            Tags   Past Edits
the first ac coach in this train was 1990 manufactured, which completed 25 years service life by 2015. May be that's why it was removed and replaced
  
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Nov 11 2015 (14:57)  
 

Play Hard   1771 blog posts   21856 correct pred (89% accurate)
Entry# 1645669            Tags   Past Edits
Which SF trains have average speed above 70 kmph.(excluding raj/shat/gr/duranto)
Which m/exp trains have average speed above 55 kmph.

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Nov 11 2015 (23:16)
sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1645669-10            Tags   Past Edits
The Bhopal express has been starting and terminating at Habibganj from a long long time some 15 years. I think from its inception, not sure about this though

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Nov 06 2015 (08:47)   UD/Udupi (2 PFs)
 

indiagenie   2393 blog posts   2354 correct pred (90% accurate)
Entry# 1639648            Tags   Past Edits
Which station?

15 posts - Fri Nov 06, 2015

2 posts - Sat Nov 07, 2015

  
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Nov 07 2015 (03:57)
indiagenie   2393 blog posts   2354 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 1639648-18            Tags   Past Edits
oh yeah.. but I was referring to George Fernandes.. this station is located on George Fernandes Udupi Station Road ! But your link is correct too :)

  
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Nov 07 2015 (09:51)
sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1639648-19            Tags   Past Edits
I learnt something new: about the name of the road. thanks

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Nov 08 2015 (09:50)
PKV*^~   19090 blog posts   72 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1639648-22            Tags   Past Edits
For the information of my friend Sudhir

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Nov 09 2015 (01:21)
sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
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Dear Mr PKV
Thanks a lot for this. I have travelled a lot on this road before the name changed. One of the few occasions when a road is named after a person who is alive...God Bless him - one of the politicians (and perhaps the most important) behind Konkan railway

  
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Nov 09 2015 (06:53)
PKV*^~   19090 blog posts   72 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1639648-25            Tags   Past Edits
You are right Sudhir. I have a poor opinion of politicians and that includes George Fernandes. However, I must acknowledge his vision & contribution in the establishment of KR.

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Oct 23 2015 (02:34)  
 

sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 1625500            Tags   Past Edits
can you guess the year of manufacture of the coach from the number on the livery of the coach?

  
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Oct 29 2015 (07:02)
warriorsultan   1206 blog posts   48 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1625500-1            Tags   Past Edits
The first two digits in a majority of cases.

  
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Oct 29 2015 (15:34)
sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1625500-2            Tags   Past Edits
right...
  
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Oct 28 2015 (19:21)   12621/Tamil Nadu SF Express
 

Mani Vijay   595 blog posts
Entry# 1631412            Tags   Past Edits
Inaugural run of the TN on August 7, 1976 - scanned from my IR magazine archive collection.

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Oct 28 2015 (23:07)
sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1631412-11            Tags   Past Edits
Initially the train stopped in 4 states for passengers - Vijayawada for AP; Nagpur for Maharashtra; Bhopal for MP and Jhansi for UP. That's how the ads went.

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Oct 28 2015 (23:11)
sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1631412-13            Tags   Past Edits
Initially it was One night - two days and then it became two nights-one day for travellers

  
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Oct 28 2015 (23:16)
Sk Mangla*^~   1335 blog posts   74577 correct pred (98% accurate)
Re# 1631412-14            Tags   Past Edits
True, I have written down the timings.

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Oct 25 2015 (23:08)  
 

sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 1628617            Tags   Past Edits
interesting bbc documentary on the worlds busiest railway. this is the fourth episode. the first three are, I think, not available
click here
THe third episode is also available: (available till 315 pm (british time) tomorrow
click here

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Oct 26 2015 (03:06)
indiagenie   2393 blog posts   2354 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 1628617-8            Tags   Past Edits
I dont what's happening to IRI, posts are duplicating then deleting.
Here are all the episodes in one post -
Episode 1: click here
Episode 2: click here
Episode 3: click here
Episode
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Oct 26 2015 (03:09)
sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1628617-9            Tags   Past Edits
THanks. I have watched all four on TV. Have you? I hope people who have not watched get to, thanks to your posting the links. What do you think of the episodes?

  
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Oct 26 2015 (06:41)
indiagenie   2393 blog posts   2354 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 1628617-10            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, i have. They were good but a bit too long. Could have been edited to within 2 hours in total, would have been better that way.

  
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Oct 26 2015 (21:21)
sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1628617-11            Tags   Past Edits
true about the length. but the target audience is india loving non railway fans in the uk. it was a part of an india series...

  
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Oct 26 2015 (22:41)
indiagenie   2393 blog posts   2354 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 1628617-12            Tags   Past Edits
I know it was part of the India Season in the BBC schedule.. also included resurrection of Goodness Gracious Me.. but still too much airtime :)
  
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Oct 03 2015 (20:33)   12723/Telangana Express (PT) | HYB/Hyderabad Deccan Nampally (6 PFs)
 

☆Good Bye Andhra Pradesh Express ☆*^   2624 blog posts   588 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 1607042            Tags   Past Edits
click here Since 1976 it had been a thrashing experience with Andhra Pradesh Exp and on its anniversary we all are privileged to commemorate these 39 Years of service to the people of united Andhra Pradesh and the rest of India.
All appreciation goes to Mr. Dandavate ho commissioned this legend in the first place and since the journey is quite awesome and sometimes controversial. The inevitable division of Andhra Pradesh brought notion of separatism in the thought of its people and which lead to this occurrence when I am writing on the verge of a credential exchange when new
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legacy starts there and this one ends here.
But,its part of our society because a revelation, a warrior can not live till the end of time and eventually it has to unarm its shield and that is what is going to happen very soon. This may be the last anniversary when we call it "A.P" but I would like to add up that whatever the name may be and whatever the case may be it served its people till its last unit of electricity. On a funny note I would also like to say that Yes Changes come and go but legacy stays still. Telengana or A.P people are same but different on practical ground and so is this legend.
On the face of this Rail World Andhra Pradesh Express Used to cover the distance in same amount of time in which Rajdhani Exp does today with negligible stops and with all the mordern amenities were available since 1976 only but later due to emerging need of Upper Class of trains a superfast needed to slow down and it made way for the Rajdhani. Not Just that it was and is and will be the first choice of an average Hyderabadi because it runs daily with priority not lesser than any other train against the Rajdhani. It is the Pride of SCR and Will continue to hold the position.
And On its apparent last birthday we wish it to live long and serve us more and more even when we know that this celebration is destined to conclude soon.

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Oct 03 2015 (23:43)
sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1607042-14            Tags   Past Edits
Mr Dandavate became railway minister as a part of the Janata Party government which came into office in 1977. click here

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Oct 04 2015 (00:29)
☆Good Bye Andhra Pradesh Express ☆*^   2624 blog posts   588 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1607042-17            Tags   Past Edits
Yes sudhir At that Already TN was Inaugrated by Indira gandhi Now Andhrhites demand for the train which gives a comfartable and fast Journey for common man like raj priority...then madhu dandavate gave a unforgetable gift to Andhrahites...and that was the Andhra Pradesh express....

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Oct 05 2015 (01:46)
sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1607042-23            Tags   Past Edits
If what you say is correct, then there is a typo in your first posting. AP was started in 1977 when Mr Dandavate was the RM. In 1976 it was Mr Kamlapathi Tripathi. I remember going to Secunderabad station in August 1977 to drop my brother who was going by AP. There was a coach which was 50% First AC and 50% AC Chair Car - a unique configuration even in those days.

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Oct 06 2015 (19:34)
☆Good Bye Andhra Pradesh Express ☆*^   2624 blog posts   588 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1607042-41            Tags   Past Edits
AP exp jab inaugrate hui to with uniques cream brown livery coaches alott kiye gaye with LIbrary car....NDLS-JHS-BPL-NGP-BPQ-KZJ-SC...aaj ki rajdhani ke bhi isse zyada halts hai....

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Sep 18 2015 (22:30)  
 

PKV*^~   19090 blog posts   72 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 1593911            Tags   Past Edits
NOSTALGIA
Circa 1960 when I was 10 years old, I undertook my first train journey unaccompanied by any adult, travelling from Howrah to Chennai. Since then, I have been an avid rail fan. What follows is an attempt to highlight in chronological order the sequence of introduction/abolition of various classes of accommodation in IR.
1956 > IR had 5 classes, AC, Ist Class, 2nd Class, Inter Class and 3rd Class (with no sleeping accommodation)
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Inter class abolished.
1967 > 3 Tier sleeping accommodation introduced in 3rd class, with wooden planks for berths without cushions.
> 2 Tier sleeping accommodation introduced with cushioned berths. 3 or 4 passengers would sit on the lower berth during the day time and one of them with reservation of sleeping accommodation (on payment of extra berth charges would occupy the upper berth at night (or during day time if he so wished). the other 2 or 3 pax would continue to remain seated at night on the lower berth (similar to the present day RAC system)
1969 > Introduction of Rajdhani Express with 2 types of classes viz. 1st AC and AC Chair Car. This was the birth of the AC Chair Car class.
> Abolition of 2 Tier sleeping accommodation
1972 > 2nd class abolished and 3rd class converted to 2nd class
> 3 Tier berths in trains were progressively equipped with cushions instead of wooden planks.
1979> Introduction of AC 2 Tier class
> Introduction of AC 3 Tier class
1988 > Introduction of Shatabdi Express and EC Class (1st Class AC Sitting)
>1992 Conversion of 2nd Class sleeping accommodation into a new class distinct from 2nd class called SLEEPER CLASS
There could be errors and omissions in the above sequence of events and I will request all members to add value to it and correct them wherever necessary.

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Oct 03 2015 (23:01)
sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1593911-29            Tags   Past Edits
Mr PKV: I remember my father telling me that interclass was between 1st and second class or maybe my memory is letting me down :)

  
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Oct 03 2015 (23:05)
PKV*^~   19090 blog posts   72 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1593911-30            Tags   Past Edits
Your father was spot on Sudhir. Interclass was indeed intermediate between 1st and 2nd class. BTW a warm welcome back in IRI.

  
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Oct 03 2015 (23:19)
sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1593911-31            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks. I think the 2tier sleeper (non Ac) was there till 1973 or 1974. The lower berth was for sitting ( two in day and 3 in night) and upper berth (cushioned) for night sleeping. What do you say?

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Apr 17 2014 (02:08)   12213/Yesvantpur - Delhi Sarai Rohilla AC Duronto Express
 

अनुराग रेल राही   303 blog posts   31 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 1060627            Tags   Past Edits
Was just checking my old Travel Images and came across these wonderful memories of 2012. What a wonderful journey it was. Luckily, we got the double coupe in H1.

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Apr 17 2014 (13:49)
sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1060627-13            Tags   Past Edits
please check trivandrum rajdhani for an end to end journey. the catering charge is rs 635 for 1st ac and rs 575 for 2nd and 3rd ac..

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Apr 17 2014 (21:52)
sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1060627-16            Tags   Past Edits
please recheck for the train mentioned by you. rs 535 for first ac, rs 455 for second and third ac and 310 for sleeper

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Apr 11 2014 (21:41)  
 

sudhir   7848 blog posts   2093 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 1054331            Tags   Past Edits
first ac coach frontier mail 1958. courtesy: @indianhistorypics on twitter

  
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Apr 11 2014 (21:42)
SANDY SUDHA OIL CAMMAN PEEPULL BHOOKMARI 2   881 blog posts   8 correct pred (89% accurate)
Re# 1054331-1            Tags   Past Edits
I the want to go back into time 50 years. So nice they were . :-(

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