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TRIP HAS ENDED.
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Jan 08 2017 (07:16)
PKV*^~   19055 blog posts   70 correct pred (79% accurate)
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Happy journey dear Kohilan

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Jan 08 2017 (07:28)
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Good morning ji
Thanks

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Jan 07 2017 (22:30)   22417/Mahamana SF Express | SLN/Sultanpur Junction (3 PFs)

Raaj sultanpur~   271 blog posts   37 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 2119478            Tags   Past Edits
Pls tell me running status of mahamana exp

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Jan 07 2017 (22:34)
PKV*^~   19055 blog posts   70 correct pred (79% accurate)
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According to NTES, this train was rescheduled to start from Varanasi at 2150 instead of 1855. But it is reportedly yet to start from the source.
  
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Jan 01 2017 (19:14)   16613/Rajkot - Coimbatore Express | BSR/Vasai Road (7 PFs)

PKV*^~   19055 blog posts   70 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 2112641            Tags   Past Edits
Just boarded the train at Vasai Road on my way back to Blore after a hectic but wonderful week-long holiday in Amchi Mumbai

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Jan 01 2017 (19:58)
PKV*^~   19055 blog posts   70 correct pred (79% accurate)
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Na na Siddhart, today is NOT MY BIRTHDAY. Some goof up by FB. My birthday is on 10th October

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Jan 01 2017 (20:03)
BMTIR*^~   21253 blog posts   7421 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Oh :(

  
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Jan 01 2017 (20:07)
HAPPY NEW YEAR from JBP ET OHE OMG 😲~   9338 blog posts   14 correct pred (46% accurate)
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हज 😉

  
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Jan 01 2017 (20:10)
SRG*^~   34951 blog posts   151474 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Happy Journey Sir..

  
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Jan 02 2017 (15:46)
PKV*^~   19055 blog posts   70 correct pred (79% accurate)
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Thiz train is being heavily trolled after Hindupur for several crossings. Was half an hour late to Hindupur but may lose one more hour before it reaches Krishnarajapuram.
TRIP HAS ENDED.
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Jan 01 2017 (06:39)
PKV*^~   19055 blog posts   70 correct pred (79% accurate)
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Very strange that this trip has ended even when it has just started.

  
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Jan 01 2017 (06:40)
Koilakuntla in IR~   7725 blog posts   7 correct pred (63% accurate)
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May be some bug or by mistake i have took option end this trip
  
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Dec 31 2016 (21:33)   CMBR/Chembur (2 PFs)

PKV*^~   19055 blog posts   70 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 2111818            Tags   Past Edits
Low height nano station board that too bang inside the PF at Chembur in Mumbai
  
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Dec 29 2016 (05:50)   12276/New Delhi - Allahabad Duronto Express | NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)

DhnEcr~   4072 blog posts
Entry# 2108771            Tags   Past Edits
12276 cancelled yesterday due to accident, so will 12275 be cancelled today

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Dec 29 2016 (06:01)
PKV*^~   19055 blog posts   70 correct pred (79% accurate)
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Mostly yes
  
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Dec 24 2016 (16:35)   16337/Okha - Ernakulam Express

A359 to Delhi in February Lufthansa   222 blog posts   22 correct pred (79% accurate)
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What are the chances of RAC 25/RAC 25 getting cleared any idea For departure date 31/12/2016. Please say soon I want to book ticket.

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Dec 24 2016 (16:42)
PKV*^~   19055 blog posts   70 correct pred (79% accurate)
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All the best for your interview, Rahul.

  
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Dec 24 2016 (16:45)
A359 to Delhi in February Lufthansa   222 blog posts   22 correct pred (79% accurate)
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thanks

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Rail BudgetSR/Southern  -  
Dec 23 2016 (14:38)   Palakkad Divn. proposal for new trains in the forthcoming Budget

2625A MAQ PGT Link Mangala Express*^~   2 news posts
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Palakkad:- Palakkad Railway Division has submitted its proposal for new trains to Southern Railway in the forthcoming budget. If approved, it would be included in the next railway TT. The major proposals are as below:-
1. Palakkad Jn- RMM Overnight Exp
PGT DEP 09.30 PM RMM ARR 05.30 AM
RMM DEP 08.00 PM PGT ARR 04.00 AM
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PGT DEP 07.00 AM PLNI ARR 09.30 AM
PLNI DEP 10.00 AM PGT 12.45 PM
PGT DEP 06.30 PM PLNI ARR 09.00 PM
PLNI DEP 10.00 PM PGT ARR 01.00 AM
3.Mangalore- TVC/NCJ Superdeluxe Exp
MAJN/MAQ DEP 07.00 PM
TVC ARR 05.30 AM

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Dec 23 2016 (20:47)
PKV*^~   19055 blog posts   70 correct pred (79% accurate)
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I hope so Hari, but given the track record of SR HQ, I am rather skeptical. Anyways, let us hope for the best.

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Dec 24 2016 (01:04)
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Yes PKV Sir.. It was heard that last time around none of the proposals were considered by SR nor by the railway board.Hopefully things would turn around this time.

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Dec 23 2016 (08:38)   एसी में सफर, उपहार में संक्रमण
 

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रेलवे इन दिनों यात्रियों की सुरक्षा के प्रति गंभीर नहीं है। सफर करने वाले यात्री विभिन्न ट्रेनों से अपने घर तक बीमारियां भी ले जा रहे हैं। ऐसा नहीं कि इसकी जानकारी रेलवे को नहीं है। इसके बावजूद संबंधित अधिकारी इस ओर ध्यान नहीं दे रहे हैं। एसी बोगी में सफर करने वालों पर इतना खतरा मंडरा रहा है कि वे कभी भी संक्रामक रोग से ग्रसित हो सकते हैं। दरअसल, एसी बोगी वाली ट्रेनों में जो चादर, तकिया, कंबल और तौलिए यात्रियों को दिए जा रहे हैं, उनमें अधिकांश पुराने हैं। इसे समय रहते बदला नहीं जा रहा है। बिस्तर के बंडल में वर्षों पुरानी सामनों को रखकर बड़ी सेफ के साथ संबंधित कर्मी इस्तेमाल कर रहे हैं। आम यात्री भी तिथि को नहीं देख पाते हैं। कई ऐसे कंबल का भी इस्तेमाल किया जाता है, जिसपर एक्सपाइरी की कोई तिथि अंकित ही नहीं रहती है। जो दिखता है उसे...
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भी खरोच कर हटा दिया जाता है। इतना ही नहीं मुनाफा वसूली के लिए धुलाई में भी कोताही बरती जाती है। जब दैनिक जागरण की टीम ने दिल्ली से आने वाली बिहार संपर्क क्रांति ट्रेन का जायजा लिया तो कई चौंकाने वाले तथ्य सामने आए। अधिकतर तकिए व कंबल की मियाद खत्म हो चुकी थी। कई कंबलों की धुलाई की तिथि भी खत्म पाई गई। चार माह से जिस कंबलों की धुलाई नहीं की गई है, उसे ही यात्रियों को इस्तेमाल के लिए दिया जाता है। कई चादरें वर्ष 2011 की थी तो कई 2015 की। वहीं कई कंबल मार्च 2011 से इस्तेमाल हो रहे थे। तकिये 2011 के बने पाए गए। लेकिन, इसे देखने वाला कोई नहीं है। 1मुकेश कुमार श्रीवास्तव, दरभंगा 1रेलवे इन दिनों यात्रियों की सुरक्षा के प्रति गंभीर नहीं है। सफर करने वाले यात्री विभिन्न ट्रेनों से अपने घर तक बीमारियां भी ले जा रहे हैं। ऐसा नहीं कि इसकी जानकारी रेलवे को नहीं है। इसके बावजूद संबंधित अधिकारी इस ओर ध्यान नहीं दे रहे हैं। एसी बोगी में सफर करने वालों पर इतना खतरा मंडरा रहा है कि वे कभी भी संक्रामक रोग से ग्रसित हो सकते हैं। दरअसल, एसी बोगी वाली ट्रेनों में जो चादर, तकिया, कंबल और तौलिए यात्रियों को दिए जा रहे हैं, उनमें अधिकांश पुराने हैं। इसे समय रहते बदला नहीं जा रहा है। बिस्तर के बंडल में वर्षों पुरानी सामनों को रखकर बड़ी सेफ के साथ संबंधित कर्मी इस्तेमाल कर रहे हैं। आम यात्री भी तिथि को नहीं देख पाते हैं। कई ऐसे कंबल का भी इस्तेमाल किया जाता है, जिसपर एक्सपाइरी की कोई तिथि अंकित ही नहीं रहती है। जो दिखता है उसे भी खरोच कर हटा दिया जाता है। इतना ही नहीं मुनाफा वसूली के लिए धुलाई में भी कोताही बरती जाती है। जब दैनिक जागरण की टीम ने दिल्ली से आने वाली बिहार संपर्क क्रांति ट्रेन का जायजा लिया तो कई चौंकाने वाले तथ्य सामने आए। अधिकतर तकिए व कंबल की मियाद खत्म हो चुकी थी। कई कंबलों की धुलाई की तिथि भी खत्म पाई गई। चार माह से जिस कंबलों की धुलाई नहीं की गई है, उसे ही यात्रियों को इस्तेमाल के लिए दिया जाता है। कई चादरें वर्ष 2011 की थी तो कई 2015 की। वहीं कई कंबल मार्च 2011 से इस्तेमाल हो रहे थे। तकिये 2011 के बने पाए गए। लेकिन, इसे देखने वाला कोई नहीं है। 1

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Dec 23 2016 (22:58)
PKV*^~   19055 blog posts   70 correct pred (79% accurate)
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I do not have the power to flag an objection else I would have certainly done that for at least a dozen posts in this thread. And that is precisely why I had to call the attention of FMs to take appropriate action against erring posts and errant members.

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Dec 23 2016 (23:05)
Abhishek Jaiswal   44133 blog posts   18268 correct pred (69% accurate)
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You may need to hire a robot to do that sir, coz number of such type post are infinite and you might not feel comfortable to mark everyone with objection and I also don't want you to do that at this age :)

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Dec 22 2016 (23:31)   56136/Mettupalayam-Ooty MG Passenger | ONR/Coonoor (2 PFs)

onlyLHBRAKEintrains   2218 blog posts   118 correct pred (81% accurate)
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THE STAR OF THE BLUE HILLS ! THE NILGIRI MOUNTAINS
The Nilgiri Mountain Railways is, perhaps, the sole surviving metre-gauge railway line in India. India once had a large network of metre-gauge lines - but, probably, only this 46km line now survives. Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR) is famous for more than this trivial reason - it is also a UNESCO Heritage site. The origin of the NMR dates back to 1908. It was originally laid by the British, and is now under the Salem Division of Southern Railway. NMR is also famous for being the sole section with regular scheduled steam powered trains.
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had last traveled in this section back in 2011 (read here). Back then, I couldn't enjoy much of the Coonoor-Ooty ride. I was in Ooty recently for a six-day long training program. On the closing day of the program, I and another participant who was at the venue decided to have a quick ride on the NMR. We initially thought of traveling from Ooty to Coonoor, but later reversed the stretch and decided to ride up the hills from Coonoor to Ooty.
June 25, 2016:
We hurried out of the venue sometime around 1430hrs. Luckily, we got an auto soon after we came out of the venue, which dropped us at the Ooty bus station some 5 minutes later. We had to be in Coonoor before 1600 to comfortably make it to the 56138 Coonoor-Udhagamandalam Passenger, than leaves at 1630hrs. We decided not to take an ordinary bus, but looked for a long distance bus, which could take us to Coonoor faster. We got a bus heading to Tiruppur - the conductor first didn't entertain us, but called us in as the bus started from the bus station. We were dropped at Coonoor by around 1550hrs. We rushed to the railway station to get our tickets. A notice at the ticket counter announced that only 140 tickets will be sold - Each coach had seating for about 57 passengers.
The 56138 Udhagamandalam passenger had 5 coaches - including two-and-a-half unreserved second class sitting coaches, one-and-a-half reserved second class sitting and a half first class sitting coaches. A YDM4 (#6730) of Ponmalai (Golden Rock) Diesel Locomotive Shed was to work the consist up the hills. The loco was shut down at that time. The loco pilots came around at 1615hrs and turned on the engine. The familiar phur phur sounds from the loco began. The LPs were seen doing pre-departure checks on the engine. A bell was rung at 1625 announcing that the train would depart shortly, and one more at 1630hrs, followed by a series of whistles and green flags being waved by brakesmen in each coach. A long horn from the loco, and we slowly powered forward.
Based on my previous experience, I knew that the engine would be at the rear when the train heads to Ooty (Udhagamandalam) - Me and my friend selected seats based on this direction of movement, while majority of the passengers guessed the direction wrong and selected seats facing the engine. The train slowly crawled out of the station and moved towards Mettupalayam for some time. Soon all the brakesmen waved a red flag - a rarity on Indian Railways, and the train came to a complete halt. We stopped for a couple of minutes. Soon the semaphore lifted , the guard at the, now leading end, blew a long whistle, all the brakesmen waved the green flag, the loco blew a long horn and began pushing the train forward. The train makes a very sharp climb out of Coonoor, with a gradient of 1 in 27. Soon after the climb is a left curve and then the section more or less levels out
A little after we climbed up, the train came to a complete halt. I initially thought it could be some technical halt - but the loco honked a lot. It was not the usual emergency chain pull signal. A little later I understood what was the scene - cattle were blocking the permanent way! There was continuous honking from the loco for sometime. We slowly inched forward at the speed of the cattle, which was moving along the tracks. After a lot of attempts by the crew, the cattle moved off the track and we picked up speed. Speed - I am not talking of great speeds - we moved in the range of about 25-30kmph. There were some gradients around, and a total of three tunnels - all of them around 400~500m long. The first halt was at Wellington. My coach got fully crowded here - atleast 10-12 standing passengers in addition to 57 seated passengers.
The section generally passes through sparsely inhabited areas - the tracks were lined on both sides with eucalyptus plantations. The valley got visible on the left side in some places. The smell of eucalyptus gave company through the journey. The air was chilling and my fingers got numb often. I did not note down the timings at each station. There were 4 stops, excluding the origin and destination, on the route - Wellington, Aravankadu, Ketti and Lovedale. Except Lovedale, the other stations were on the left side. There were some areas where I really wished I was on the ground than the train - lovely photogenic curves with awesome picturesque locales! From the looks of it, majority of the passengers were tourists who were travelling just to experience the train. The locals seem to prefer buses!
I saw a token exchange at Lovedale - but since the train moves are extremely slow speeds, and the train halts there, the token exchange was nothing spectacular. The train stopped, the pointsman handed over the token and collected the old token. A highway ran parallel to the tracks after Lovedale, and a lot of vehicle drivers stopped to see the train - feels very good. There is one ghost station - more of a halt station - at Fernhill. The train fully slowed, honked and picked pace again. We pulled into Udhagamandalam a little before the scheduled time. People jostled to get off the train so that they could click selfies with the train. The coach has only one exit, which is terribly narrow as well. There is another door, that opens to the platform outside the coach, which is used by the brakesman. They used this door as well to let passengers out. While I did not click selfies, but I did spend some time clicking the train.
This was another awesome trip on the NMR. The last time, I slept through this section (Coonoor to Udhagamandalam) - so this trip was an awesome chance to experience the section fully. The seats in this coach was terrible - hardly any legroom, and the seats were narrow. The seats were good for this 1 hour ride, but certainly not for a longer ride to Mettupalayam. That is not a deal breaker - you are becoming part of a heritage ride anyways! The ticket counter at Coonoor issued the normal computer printed tickets using the Unreserved ticketing system - the good ol' Edmundson tickets would have helped keep the heritage feel. Another railway journey that I enjoyed - and perhaps the sole metreguage and steam section that the future generations in India would witness [I did not travel in the steam section as part of this journey].
Source : Platform7.in (By Binai SK)
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Dec 23 2016 (20:50)
PKV*^~   19055 blog posts   70 correct pred (79% accurate)
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A graphic account and excellent narration, Athul. Enjoyed reading it. Thanks for the pleasure.
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