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Blog Posts by Anirudh Iyer~
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Rail News
Apr 16 2017 (12:38)   Vistadome coaches ready for use

indianrailwayuser~   11 news posts
Entry# 2237697   News Entry# 299738         Tags   Past Edits
VISAKHAPATNAM: The much-awaited tourist friendly Vista dome coach is ready to chug for the first time on railway tracks from Visakhapatnam to Araku on Sunday. "At present, only one coach has come.
Another one will arrive in the next 15 days. Once put into service for passengers, the coaches will be attached to the existing Vizag-Araku-Kirandul passenger train. They will be detached at Araku in the morning and attached again when it returns in the evening. The fare of these coaches will be higher than the existing general fare,"
Vistadome coach is
specially designed with a single large size look-out window at the observation lounge from where tourists can get a panoramic view.
The coach is fully air-conditioned and provided with glassed-in domed ceiling, automatic sliding doors, rotatable chairs, double reclining seats and a multi-tier luggage rack at the end of the coach.

4 posts - Sun Apr 16, 2017

Apr 16 2017 (14:26)
MS TPJ section becomes FEDL^~   9758 blog posts   13621 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2237697-5            Tags   Past Edits
Refurbished ICF rake?

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Apr 17 2017 (08:31)
Anirudh Iyer~   1006 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2237697-23            Tags   Past Edits
Yes sir. Clicked by me yesterday

Apr 17 2017 (08:32)
Anirudh Iyer~   1006 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2237697-24            Tags   Past Edits
It looks like some sort of a hybrid coach. The seats, window and shell are LHB like, bogies and coupling is ICF

Apr 17 2017 (13:53)
Anirudh Iyer~   1006 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2237697-25            Tags   Past Edits
Confirmed by officials it will run with 58501. The coach will be detached at Araku and return with 58501. I am sceptical of the occupancy in the reverse direction as 58502 is always late. Also, the coach is given a separate number on irctc as 00501 and the Vistadome is given EC status

Apr 17 2017 (14:08)
Venkat వెంకట్   3126 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2237697-26            Tags   Past Edits
ya bookings opened yesterday its self. As of no official press release on this special. Tomorrow first trip mostly empty both sides.
★  General Travel
Mar 31 2017 (12:55)   22877/Howrah - Ernakulam Antyodaya Express

Anirudh Iyer~   1006 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 2216994            Tags   Past Edits
Antyodaya Express with not many people in it. 22877 HWH ERS Antyodaya

11 posts - Fri Mar 31, 2017

Mar 31 2017 (14:22)
DhnEcr~   5274 blog posts
Re# 2216994-12            Tags   Past Edits
Seems 15%fare bhi unreserved traveller ko jaada lag raha hai

Mar 31 2017 (14:26)
Next Target 300 LHB trains^~   81658 blog posts   5226 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2216994-13            Tags   Past Edits
Antyodaya should run where there is demand for Unreserved class . It's not required in HWH ETS route.

Mar 31 2017 (14:29)
Shiek Kaleem~   178 blog posts
Re# 2216994-14            Tags   Past Edits
This train would be great if it runs on routes like mumbai pune hyderabad mumbai delhi Bangalore
Where travels business is high.there may be many routes in india for unreserved travel good survey and tt is important

Mar 31 2017 (14:30)
May i have your attention plzz~   549 blog posts
Re# 2216994-15            Tags   Past Edits
Earlier GHY LTT KARMABHOOMI exp used to run between TATA and LTT with all unreserved coaches. Later SL and AC coaches were given to the train due to less patronage but again IR gave a whole unreserved train in this route in the form of ANTODAYA.....seems like IR didn't performed any survey about the success of these trains.......

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Apr 01 2017 (13:33)
Divert ShalimarGorakhpur Express via BKSC*^~   4583 blog posts   4570 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2216994-19            Tags   Past Edits
But, the need is more on sectors where you do not find even place to climb on people. To make it worse, do not drink water or else you will not find a toilet.
★  General Travel
Feb 17 2017 (20:10)  

Anirudh Iyer~   1006 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 2168520            Tags   Past Edits
My 1000th post. Took some time in getting here. Decided to celebrate it with pics of VSKP WAG 6!!.
Thanks to all RFs for supporting me throughout. Hope to be more active here now!!

Feb 17 2017 (20:11)
Again Mass Pallavan Journey Awaiting😎😎~   1241 blog posts   6 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2168520-1            Tags   Past Edits
One of the rarest
General Travel
Feb 07 2017 (21:19)  

Anirudh Iyer~   1006 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 2155157            Tags   Past Edits
Two WAM 4s at VSKP. ASN and BZA
Rail Fanning
Feb 07 2017 (07:27)  

Anirudh Iyer~   1006 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 2154243            Tags   Past Edits
Identify the loco class

Feb 07 2017 (07:30)
चली चली मेरी रेल चली~   1206 blog posts   84 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 2154243-1            Tags   Past Edits

Feb 07 2017 (07:38)
Indian Railways the life line of our Nation~   14931 blog posts   137 correct pred (82% accurate)
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★★★  Rail Fanning
Dec 29 2016 (04:18)   12425/New Delhi - Jammu Tawi Rajdhani Express | NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)

Flight on Wheels aka Tejas Express^~   34270 blog posts   28142 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2108760            Tags   Past Edits
1. Shortest Rajdhani =New Delhi - Jammu Tawi Rajdhani Express with 577 KM
2. Shortest Shatabdi =Jaipur - Agra Fort Shatabdi Express with 240 KM
3. Shortest Duronto =Mumbai Central - Ahmedabad AC Duronto Express with 493 KM
Shortest Garib Rath =Kanpur-Kathgodam Garib Rath Express with 459 KM
5. Shortest Sampark Kranti =Uttarakhand Sampark Kranti Express Slip with 238 KM
6. Shortest Jan Shatabdi =New Delhi - Dehradun Jan Shatabdi Express with 305 KM
7. Shortest Double Decker =Jaipur-Delhi Sarai Rohilla AC Double Decker Express with 304 KM
8. Shortest Super Fast =Pandharpur - Miraj SF Express (UnReserved) with 137 KM
9. Shortest Mail/Express =Islampur - Patna express with 62 KM

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Dec 29 2016 (06:12)
Anirudh Iyer~   1006 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2108760-6            Tags   Past Edits
Shortest Superfast is Pandharpur Miraj Express. Travels 137 km

Dec 29 2016 (06:16)
Flight on Wheels aka Tejas Express^~   34270 blog posts   28142 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2108760-7            Tags   Past Edits
thanks updated

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General Travel
Nov 23 2016 (15:39)   52939/Ahmedabad Botad MG Passenger (UnReserved)

IR QUIZ MASTER   1389 blog posts   861 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2068914            Tags   Past Edits
Can I board this train from Ahmedabad because I read somewhere that this train runs as empty special from ahmedabad to gandhigram...

Dec 13 2016 (10:03)
Anirudh Iyer~   1006 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2068914-1            Tags   Past Edits
You can safely board the train at Ahmedabad. I traveled in it a few months ago
Rail Fanning
Dec 03 2016 (20:53)  

Anirudh Iyer~   1006 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 2079554            Tags   Past Edits
"Dei, yezhndura. Aaru Mani aayidthu. Innu rendu nimisham." Cue a loud and shrill peeeep coming from the backyard...
My training for my job brought me to Rajkot. A place that I chose for one reason. MG beasts and the King of Beasts were in close proximity. In the name of sport, many a lion has been hunted down and the Asiatic lion has been restricted in Gir
Similarly, Project Unigauge has hunted down the YDMs and their territory is now limited to Saurashtra, some places in Rajasthan and the hills of
Nilgiris. Certainly a candidate worthy of the endangered species tag.
The first Sunday off, I wanted to explore the Gir forest. On Saturday, 3/5/16, Somnath Passenger with RTM 16830R dropped me at Junagadh for my rendezvous with the MG lines. I headed off to the dormitory for some sleep and was up by 5 to take the ticket to Veraval via Talala.
Approaching the MG rake made me feel nostalgic. I grew up to the shrill YAM1 waking me up at 6, running to see the Kamban, Cholan, Pondicherry Passenger hauled by YAM1. Visits to Perippa's house was exciting as it meant a trip by MG EMU. My final trip on MG was around 2003 in a YDM4 hauled Cholan Express from Thanjavur to Tambaram. After 13 years, it was like saying hello to an old friend. My loco was 6720 in SBI colors. The paint was faded but the old lady was not going to give up. On the adjacent loop, 6247 was waiting to haul the evening train to Khijidiya.
At 7:15, the train gave a long hoot and with a lot of belching of smoke and growling, we were off to spot some Lions. The train steadily made its way, stopping at stations to pick up passengers who were heading home to celebrate the Ganesh Chaturthi and some to earn their daily bread.
The mountains on one side, the fields on the other and the swaying of the coaches with a thatak thatak was a feast for the eyes and ears. At one point, I opened the washroom door and immediately, the scene from Anniyan where Ambi opens the toilet door and creates a scene flew into my mind. Fortunately,the toilets were well maintained and nor did I have a pretty Iyengar/Iyer girl travelling with me to put some scene!!
At Visavadhar, we were waiting for some time for the Khijidiya Junagadh Passenger to arrive. A NR BOXN was giving us company and the passenger pulled in 5 Minutes late with another SBI 6565. The passengers hurriedly shifted to our train and 6565 was detached for a reversal. We got the go ahead and the next stretch was the majestic Gir.
The little beast slowly prodded it's way in the land of the Lions. We crossed the many watering holes and some of the animals spotted were Chinkara, deer, peacocks and Langur. Unfortunately, the Lions were nowhere to be seen. After the Gir, we reached Talala Jn. The Jetalsar Passenger was with 6394. A NFR BOXN was rotting away. I went to platform 1 where the Veraval Passenger was waiting and Talala was bustling with activity.
The khalasi came with the token and we were off. The little one with 6692 at its helm put a great show of smoking, speed and sound. The smoke emitted out would have surely had the green activists up in arms. I reached VRL by 11:35, a lovely and lonely 6302 was standing and a MG inspection car was seen. After Somnath darshan, the VRL RJT Passenger with the Saurashtra Mail slip with RTM 14072 dropped me at Bhakti Nagar to cap off a great trip.

Dec 03 2016 (23:09)
Waiting for Advanced results and JoSAA allocation~   2838 blog posts   75 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2079554-1            Tags   Past Edits
Woahh this proves why Gujarat is the no. 1 industrialized state in India. What job brings you here sir? Awesome narration as well.

Dec 04 2016 (07:43)
Anirudh Iyer~   1006 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2079554-2            Tags   Past Edits
I was undergoing training for Territory Manager for Force Motors
General Travel
Nov 14 2016 (07:50)  

Anirudh Iyer~   1006 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 2059135            Tags   Past Edits
The sun shines off the LHB rake of SC VSKP AC Express
Rail Fanning
Nov 10 2016 (11:41)   GNT/Guntur Junction (7 PFs)

Anirudh Iyer~   1006 blog posts   33 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 2054675            Tags   Past Edits
Some pics from Guntur.
1. BZA WDP 1 with Macherla Passenger
2. KJM WDP 4D 40279 with Thiruvananthapuram bound Sabari Express
3. Simhadri Express arrives at Guntur
4. LGD WAP 4 getting primed up
to haul the Sabari Express to Thiruvananthapuram
5. LGD WAG 7
6. Another WDP 1 BZA leaves with Narasapur Passengers
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