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Blog Posts by So Paddy Got Up~
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★  General Travel
Jan 18 2017 (16:15)   99810/Pune Lonavala Local | MVL/Malavli (2 PFs)

nimorailworld~   373 blog posts
Entry# 2131443            Tags   Past Edits
Train Vs Bus.Who wins race?
Mumbai bound Hirkani MSRTC bus runs parallel with Lonavala bound EMU.
Video : click here
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2 posts - Sun Feb 19, 2017

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Feb 20 2017 (15:53)
nimorailworld~   373 blog posts
Re# 2131443-4            Tags   Past Edits
Yes Those r locked..mostly from Swargate Depot

Feb 20 2017 (16:30)
So Paddy Got Up~   2715 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2131443-5            Tags   Past Edits
Alibag depot does it, quite a lot of them are on 60 Kmph lock :(
the staff was less than happy with it; the handful of people i spoke with all complained about speed being too low.

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Feb 20 2017 (23:45)
Foamer~   1224 blog posts
Re# 2131443-7            Tags   Past Edits
Nagpur depot too :( But the driver unlocks it at Nagpur outskirts after that Airforce station. Then does superb run on that horrible Nagpur-Pandharkawada stretch, then once they reach TS border from Adilabad they run riot upto Medchal on Hyderabad outskirts.

Yesterday (02:12)
So Paddy Got Up~   2715 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2131443-8            Tags   Past Edits
most depots in MH do that, but their agression, even within the limits imposed is outstanding :)
KSRTC is excellent, but their many non-ac interstate buses are speed locked at 60; they don't take many stops, but just keep on going at the sedate pace of 60 (sedate when everything around them is whizzing past in 3 figures)

Yesterday (02:28)
Foamer~   1224 blog posts
Re# 2131443-9            Tags   Past Edits
Yes NWKRTC worst among the 3 corporations :) like a slow juggernaut especially in MH from Mumbai to Pune expressway and then towards Hubballi.

IR no more Safe^~
Yesterday (02:54)
Yesterday (02:20)   JITE/Jite (2 PFs)   Station - Number of Platforms

So Paddy Got Up~   95 Conf TLs   5 Void TLs
Number of Platforms: 2

Jun 03 2014 (13:54)   (previous value)
Timeline Entry# 305694
by: Soumitra Chawathe*^~
Number of Platforms: 1

Yesterday (02:22)
So Paddy Got Up~   2715 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2172477-1            Tags   Past Edits
got two when the line was doubled. you can even see the second Pf in this image in this blog: /blog/post/2003960
★  General Travel
Feb 20 2017 (18:17)   12303/Poorva Express (via Patna) (PT) | ASN/Asansol Junction (7 PFs) | MGS/WAP-4/22909

SUBHAM ER   10 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2172029            Tags   Past Edits
Poorva may become the first HOG enabled Superfast! HOG ports installed! Some months to wait for

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Feb 20 2017 (20:04)
So Paddy Got Up~   2715 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2172029-27            Tags   Past Edits
converters+filters (to remove harmonics) are inside EOG coach. the generator is not needed though, which is why the saving occurs.
ideally removing one EOG should be possible but for all trains on HOG both EOG are present.

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Feb 20 2017 (20:08)
WELCOME JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 AGAIN~   10592 blog posts   14 correct pred (46% accurate)
Re# 2172029-29            Tags   Past Edits
What's the use of hog then if u have to carry set of eogs with u instead railway should use icf cbc slr at one end with hog capable rake

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Feb 20 2017 (20:14)
©The Dark Lord™~   4904 blog posts
Re# 2172029-31            Tags   Past Edits
Bcoz decoupling of EOG Coach and attaching it at front for every run is a hectic job and that too on Busy stations like HWH & Delhi is near to impossible. Only Benefit is that Diesel would be saved+No unbearable noise from DG sets. Indian Railways can come with a New design of EOG coaches where remaining portion of EOG can be used for passenger accommodation.

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Departure: Sat Feb 18 2017 @ 05:47
22686/Chandigarh - Yesvantpur Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express
Trip# 101898    Traveller: RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~    Linked PNR Entry# 2126082
Class: Sleeper - SL
From: PNP/Panipat Junction
To: YPR/Yesvantpur Junction
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Feb 18 2017 (13:39)
So Paddy Got Up~   2715 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2126082-31            Tags   Past Edits
temperature's horrid every where. even i'm forced to use AC now :P
SL in this heat won't be good for you.

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Feb 18 2017 (17:36)
RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11173 blog posts   2560 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 2126082-33            Tags   Past Edits
Well, I'm hoping for at least the night to be cooler. :S

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Feb 20 2017 (19:55)
So Paddy Got Up~   2715 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2126082-107            Tags   Past Edits
excellent stuff :D :D
full benefit of work from home feature :P
Rail News
Commentary/Human Interest
Feb 19 2017 (19:49)   Railways’ operating ratio touches a record 109% in April-December

rdb*^   125985 news posts
Entry# 2171079   News Entry# 294301         Tags   Past Edits
New Delhi: How much does Indian Railways spend to earn every Rs100 it does in revenue?
In the nine months to December, the national transporter ran up a record-high operating ratio of 109%, meaning it spent Rs109 to generate Rs100, reflecting the competition it is facing from airlines and road transport to carry people and freight.
Operating ratio is a gauge of operational efficiency that measures expenses as a proportion of revenue.
minister Arun Jaitley did not mention this key indicator of Indian Railways’ performance in the speech he made when on 1 February he presented the first general budget in 93 years that incorporated the railways budget.
To be sure, this critical parameter found mention in the 2017-18 budget’s expenditure profile. The revised estimate for Indian Railways’ operating ratio in 2016-17 is 94.9% and 94.6% is the estimate for 2017-18.
“As of now the operating ratio is around 109% but we are hopeful to close it at around 94-95% in financial year 2016-17 where our budget target was 92%,” a senior railway ministry official said on condition of anonymity.
In 2015-16, the operating ratio around the end of November was 96%, but the railways managed to lower it to 92% before closing its books for that fiscal year.
For a railway operator, an operating ratio of 80 or lower is considered desirable.
The disappointing performance is being attributed to the burden of the Seventh Pay Commission’s pay hike recommendations and a fall in demand for coal freight.
“You need to look at things holistically. There are political decisions of not increasing passenger fares, ministries like defence, women and child, etc are not ready to share the subsidy burden given to their beneficiaries; and decreasing freights—all these have brought Indian Railways to this stature,” the official cited above said.
Another government official, who also did not wish to be identified, confirmed that the railways’ operating ratio for the year till 31 December was around 109%. “There are legacy issues which can’t be wished away,” the official added.
A railway ministry spokesperson, in an emailed response said, “The Indian Railways’ resource position has shown a downtrend during 2016-17 primarily due to drop in loading of coal, which constitutes around 50% of the freight loading, in the first six months of the fiscal, along with drop in the lead. The year also saw rise in revenue expenditure due to implementation of the 7th CPC (central pay commission) on pay and pension and increase in prices of HSD (high speed diesel) oil.”
“Since the provision of earnings and expenditure is not uniform in every month/quarter, the provision of Operating Ratio (OR) is assessed on an annual basis at the time of Budget Estimates, Revised Estimates (RE) and in Actuals after the end of financial year,” the spokesperson added.
Indian Railways’ operating ratio has stayed above 90% for the last few years. In 2014-15, the budgeted operating ratio was 92.5%, against which railways was able to achieve 91.3%. In 2015-16, the operating ratio was 90.5% due to savings of Rs8,720 crore.
“Nevertheless noticing the downtrend, a number of measures have been taken to improve the position both on the earnings front as well as to control expenditure. The likely outcome of the measures contemplated has been kept in view while finalizing the RE 2016-17 where the operating ratio is estimated at 94.9%,” the railway ministry spokesperson added.
Rating agency Crisil Ltd paints an optimistic scenario for Indian Railways in a recent research report. As per the report, the railways’ operating ratio will improve to 89-90% by 2021, once its investments start showing results.
“Railways incidentally is facing a lot of challenges not only in terms of its operating ratios but also in terms of the competition that it faces from the road sector. So, the important thing would be how do you modernize the infrastructure in the railways, how do you improve the management of the railways, how do you bring about more transparency in their accounting system,” finance secretary Ashok Lavasa at The Verdict, a conference organized by Mint and CNBC-TV18 on budget 2017.
Former railway board chairman Arunendra Kumar said typically operating ratio improves in the last quarter of a financial year.
“The last three months of the fiscal are crucial and it’s time when freight picks up pace again,” Kumar said.
In budget 2017, Jaitley made a record allocation of Rs1.3 trillion for Indian Railways, with a gross budgetary support of Rs55,000 crore.

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Feb 20 2017 (00:19)
So Paddy Got Up~   2715 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2171079-8            Tags   Past Edits
jai ho HVDC maiyya ki :P
but seriously, that is a rather bleak scenario; this however was bound to happen, they have got dependent far, far too much on one single source. without diversification they were bound to hit such dead ends. How long is IR going to depend on Coal and fertilizers for its bread and butter?

Feb 20 2017 (00:30)
A good day ahead~   2321 blog posts
Re# 2171079-9            Tags   Past Edits
I am questioning my love for DC now. I like railways much more than that. :)
True, this is a rather bleak scenario. Moreover, there is no scope for a quick turnaround. With coal as the main driving factor, most of the other segments have been severely neglected for several decades, letting the road and air sector gain a foot-hold in alternative cargoes. Now, even if IR turns to other freight segments, it will be a slug-fest taking several years for them to gain a decent fraction of the total traffic. This is further compounded by the decrease in revenues from Coal, which would have been the main source of investment for the other projects.
The ideas that were being floated around a couple of months ago, like renting out railway station premises to weddings and events, advertising trains with sponsor names etc, while looking comic and sometimes down-right ridiculous, are much-required now for the non-traffic revenue to increase and compensate for the (hopefully) short-term decrease in traffic related revenue.
All is not lost however. Several reforms have been put up last year reducing freight loading charges in ports and access charges, which would encourage port-dependent traffic to switch to the railways. This would probably take another couple of years to show any substantial effect, but hopefully it should work in the way the report in the original post expects - showing impact by 2021.

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Feb 20 2017 (00:40)
So Paddy Got Up~   2715 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2171079-12            Tags   Past Edits
thou shalt not question thy love for HVDC, or for Thyristors :P
what you mentioned in your third para is the same purpose for which non tarrif revenue department was setup, but difficult to say how much they can contribute (target is to have 15% revenue to come from there, which frankly is a tall order)
agree with you though, this is gonna be a long, long process requiring years to be noticeable. hopefully, sagarmala project will help bring some additional revenue too in future with lines like chiplun-karad, roha-dighi etc

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Feb 19 2017 (14:18)   Mangala Lakshadweep SF Express (PT)/12618   Train - Regular/Technical Halt - ROHA/Roha (3 PFs)

So Paddy Got Up~   95 Conf TLs   5 Void TLs
ROHA/Roha (3 PFs); Passes Thru; Arrival: 11:30; Departure: 11:30

Jun 19 2016 (18:03)   (previous value)
Timeline Entry# 810057
by: JOSH*^~
ROHA/Roha (3 PFs); Passes Thru; Arrival: 11:15; Departure: 11:15

Feb 19 2017 (14:19)
So Paddy Got Up~   2715 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2170553-1            Tags   Past Edits
pic attached for proof, time corrected as wrong pass thru time was updated

Feb 19 2017 (14:21)
BARMER HOWRAH EXPRESS most demand^~   2465 blog posts   247 correct pred (56% accurate)
Re# 2170553-2            Tags   Past Edits
Ye konsi site hai. Link do plz.

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Feb 19 2017 (14:22)
So Paddy Got Up~   2715 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2170553-4            Tags   Past Edits
click here
only for Konkan railway though. pretty useful if you are tracking trains on KR :)
General Travel
Feb 19 2017 (11:51)  

©The Dark Lord™~   4904 blog posts
Entry# 2170350            Tags   Past Edits
DLW will develop more powerful High Speed locomotives with a max. speed capability of 200 km/hr. So, if DLW is developing an obvious question arises in mind that whether that would a Diesel loco or an Electric one?

Feb 19 2017 (12:18)
So Paddy Got Up~   2715 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2170350-1            Tags   Past Edits
High Horse Power (HHP) is what IR internally calls to what we RF's say EMD loco. In other words they are planning to develop a variant of the EMD series capable for 200 Kmph.
although whats the point of that no body knows. we have WDP 4 capable of doing 130-160 easily with short rakes and we never bothered to use it to full potential in tracks like that of KR.

Feb 19 2017 (13:01)
©The Dark Lord™~   4904 blog posts
Re# 2170350-2            Tags   Past Edits
So, that would be a Diesel loco. BTW what's the point of developing 200 capable D-loco? Can we expect that an unelectrified route will have trains operating at a max. speed of 200 km/hr!!!

Feb 19 2017 (14:02)
So Paddy Got Up~   2715 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2170350-3            Tags   Past Edits
only god knows. there is no point having 200/160 speed locos and rolling stock when the tracks barely support 130, and even OHE which is designed for 160 has issues at 160 Kmph (for E-locos)

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Feb 19 2017 (12:52)
Don't left blank, news section.
Feb 19 2017 (12:49)   Mumbai LTT - Kakinada Port Express/17222   Train - News

So Paddy Got Up~   95 Conf TLs   5 Void TLs
News Entry# 0

Jan 28 2017 (16:29)   (previous value)
Timeline Entry# 1164040
by: we want special status to ANDHRAPRADESH^~
News Entry# 0
In view of Non-Interlock works being carried out between Mohol-Vakav section of Solapur Division of Central Railway Train No. 17222 Mumbai LTT-Kakinada Port Express is diverted to run via Secunderabad, Vikarabad, Latur Rd, Kurduvadi and Daund on 2nd February, 2017.

Feb 19 2017 (12:50)
So Paddy Got Up~   2715 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2170435-1            Tags   Past Edits
note expired, NI work was done successfully in first week of feb itself.

Feb 19 2017 (12:54)
IR no more Safe^~   18857 blog posts   93932 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2170435-2            Tags   Past Edits
no, as per new rules, we dont remove it until some new update is updated.

Feb 19 2017 (12:55)
So Paddy Got Up~   2715 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2170435-3            Tags   Past Edits
okie, sorry about that :(
wasn't aware of this.
General Travel
Jan 20 2017 (17:16)   KGP/Kharagpur Junction (10 PFs)

Mooche ho to Natthulal jaisi~   1000 blog posts   824 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 2133812            Tags   Past Edits
REDA sleepers of washable apron in pf no 07 and 08 at Kharagpur Junction. These are twin block sleepers tied by a tie bar same as CST9 sleeper which is hidden under reinforced cement concrete. Usually single block psc sleepers are used in washable apron which are fixed with RCC.

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Feb 19 2017 (01:09)
So Paddy Got Up~   2715 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2133812-3            Tags   Past Edits
is there anything you can't answer? ;) some day someone might put a question related to kerr metric and you'd still answer something :P

Feb 19 2017 (10:31)
©The Dark Lord™~   4904 blog posts
Re# 2133812-7            Tags   Past Edits
The man who knows infinity...:D

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★  Rail Fanning
Feb 18 2017 (16:00)   SNR/Shyamnagar (4 PFs)

ALI🚂~   1087 blog posts   1995 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 2169373            Tags   Past Edits
"ICF LHB " rakes dekha .. Loco #WAG-7 lead
Fir mai jaldi se ishe capture kiya 1st time see LHB rakes in this route " Sealdah - Shyamnagar " main line me.

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Feb 19 2017 (01:36)
So Paddy Got Up~   2715 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2169373-10            Tags   Past Edits
yep, but the production isn't very high.
quite recently they started this work

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Feb 19 2017 (08:09)
ALI🚂~   1087 blog posts   1995 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2169373-13            Tags   Past Edits
Good maintenance A LHB rakes and NEW

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