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Feb 25 2017 (00:04)   GHY/Guwahati (7 PFs)

NF Prince Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express~   4257 blog posts   1622 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 2177414            Tags   Past Edits
As NFR is Going to get it's Second Shatabdi Express.
Which Another Shatabdi Express is Needed in NFR
Guwahati - Naharlagun Shatabdi5%1
Lumding - Silchar Shatabdi0%0
New Jalpaiguri - Guwahati Shatabdi68%13
Katihar - New Jalpaiguri Shatabdi16%3
Any Other11%2

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Yesterday (20:26)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2339 blog posts   138 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Instead a Janshatabdi Express or Intercity Express will be best option.

  
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Yesterday (20:41)
NF Prince Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express~   4257 blog posts   1622 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Dibrugarh to Guwahati have Intercity n Normal Passenger Train Service not having single SF except Rajdhani

  
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Yesterday (20:44)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2339 blog posts   138 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Then another Janshatabdi or SF Intercity will be ok for speedy connectivity plus side by side track upgradation too must be done to support more traffic.

  
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NF Prince Dibrugarh Shatabdi Express~   4257 blog posts   1622 correct pred (74% accurate)
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The Loop Line from Simaluguri via Sibsagar is Way Better and Traffic free unlike Tinsukia line
  
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Aug 10 2014 (15:41)   12860/Gitanjali Express (PT)

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One of the most punctual trains of IR & pride of SER...gets d most no. of passengers from SER...UR coaches always are jam packed. .the passengers come early morning to stand in line n find a UR seat in this train...

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Dec 08 2016 (13:30)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2339 blog posts   138 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Heard these days Pantry car (wich is of S.E.Rly) is not detached but just kept locked, goes & comes with 18409/10.

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Yesterday (15:24)
IR no more Safe^~   18973 blog posts   93973 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Saw one morning at HWH. Sri Jagannath didn't had PC.

  
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Yesterday (17:59)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2339 blog posts   138 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Then I stand to be corrected!
Departure: Fri Feb 24 2017 @ 23:45
10111/Konkan Kanya Express (PT)
Trip# 104301    Traveller: ananddp    Linked PNR Entry# 2176955
Class: Sleeper - SL
From: TNA/Thane
To: RN/Ratnagiri
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Feb 25 2017 (01:03)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2339 blog posts   138 correct pred (72% accurate)
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As usual in any Konkan railway route.
Happy Journey!

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Jan 25 2017 (04:32)   13202/Mumbai LTT - Rajendra Nagar Patna Janta Express | ET/Itarsi Junction (8 PFs)

Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2339 blog posts   138 correct pred (72% accurate)
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TRIP REPORT - 13202/EC (LTT - RJPB)
Hi friends, I'm back after a long time to present you another report of mine...
DOJ : 13-12-2016 (Tuesday) From Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) to Patna.Jn (PNBE).
Prior to this journey I was very tensed as I'd never traveled in this train over this route, my already booked ticket booked in 12322 Kolkata Mail was cancelled so
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at the last moment (on Sunday itself I got to knew Imperial Mail will be cancelled) I'd to do alternate arrangements to reach Gaya.Jn. So my plan is now to deboard at Patna.Jn then take a MEMU from there to Gaya.Jn!
===[ Day 01 : ]===
Started from my home in Panvel (PNVL) to catch 20:27 Hrs PNVL VDLR EMU, but missed 2 trains due to forgetting of some stuffs like Debit cards at home, so I had to rush back to home & came back to catch 20:47 Hrs PNVL CSTM EMU. De-boarded at Tilaknagar at around 21:35 Hrs & thereafter finally reached LTT at around 21:50 Hrs and walked
towards FOB to reach platform no : 05 where 13202 LTT RJBP JANTA EXP was put.
==> Observations at LTT :
As per our information over IRI, 13202 Lokmanya Tilak Terminus - Rajendranagar (T) Janta Express was rightly put
over pf#05 which was already brought early - a common scene at LTT is to bring rakes early, besides us over
pf#04 was Coimbatore Express which was bought later & a KJM WDP-4 was attached, over pf#02 was Shalimar bound Kurla Express was ready to depart behind a Howrah based WAP-4, it departed as soon as we comforted ourselves in our seat, so no time for taking it's pics of my favourite train! Over pf#03 LHB rake of Gorakhpur bound Kushinagar Express was bought, as soon as it was bought some people were screaming to enter it's coaches, too impatient they were! After Shalimar Express departed & Tulsi Express came over pf#01 from Allahabad. After some here and there roaming & seeing our loco which was a ET based WAP-4, we came back to our seats - in coach S8 09LB/10MB/12LB, in the meantime when we checked the reservation list we were ashtonished to see 53 seats running vacant out of 72! which was our freedom to seat & sleep wherever we like for railfanning & at that time me and my friend Mr.Amit Kumar Singh (Bhilai & Tatanagar wale) were very happy that our Kolkata Mail was cancelled as we had our destiny to enjoy full railfanning in this crawler train in new route!
==> Post departure :
At exact 22:20 Hrs we left from LTT and within no time we were over 5th line & doing marvelous speed of 80-90KMPH within Mumbai city limits! Amit was awestruck to see Janta Express to run in such speed & was saying - Janta mein Rajdhani kii aatma ghus gayi kya? We were enjoying & laughing & soon Thane came, we halted there for 5 mins and departed to join actual mainlines, till Kalyan run was of ok type. We reached Kalyan delayed by around 15 mins, from there we took tea which was more than it's worth Rs.5 (100 times better than tea sold by pantry). We had tea along with some Aloo vadas we brought from home & again resorted to sightseeing as train departed from Kalyan.Jn. It was non-stop run till Khardi, here we halted for 2 mins due to Shalimar Express which was before us, Kasara came in no time but at Kasara we didn't go to see banker loco coupling but appraised Amit of how bankers are used to climb mighty Sahyadri mountains, we overlooked Thal Ghats together chatting & when Igatpuri was about to arrive we started going towards backside of our train - viz till S1 coach (we saw all coaches till S7 were booked to full capacity whereas coaches from S8 were vacant), so that I can show Amit about banker locos being decoupled, finally IGP arrived & we saw 2 banker locos were being decoupled, in the mean while RPF guys were giving us anxious look & checking luggage van seals. In the meanwhile we were returning to our coach through platform, we took 2 Vada Pavs which was a new delicacy for Amit & after 10 mins halt we departed from here to see Nashik.Rd which came 20 mins late after that cold was too much & we sealed off window panes to lazy in both the UBs!
==> Day 2 (WCR) :
Myself woke up after Khandwa.Jn, brushed up & sat over the window to see a huge water reservoir near Talvadiya.Jn. At Chhanera we were put over loop for an OT with 12141 LTT PPTA SUP EXP which was hauled by ET WAP-4 after that we had decent run all the way to Itarsi, at Timarni we saw Ajmer Hyderabad Exp with twin WDG-3A KZP & later Mumbai bound Ratangiri Express crossed behind WAP-4 BSL. In the meantime we had tea from pantry which was substandard just hot water with not even flavour of tea nor sweetness! Prior to arriving Itarsi we saw Surat bound Tapti Ganga Express with WAM-4 ET - running full to it's capacity even in Sleeper coaches, forget to enter it's General coaches, to enter Itarsi.Jn we had to wait for 5 mins but I would was it was excellect controlling by ET WCR staffs! At Itarsi.Jn our IRI member cum friend Mr.Suraj Parihar (whom we call fondly ET seth) was present. We inspected the electric de-coupling & diesel loco coupling and just besides from us ET-ALD PASS was departing, after having some photo session gone back to our seats & we were bidding goodbye to our friend & Itarsi city, at that time Mumbai LTT bound Lucknow Express arriving. Just after it single line section started followed by some best scenic areas of the route - Tawa river & Bagratawa tunnel, here we saw some track electrification work in progress, thereafter small but scenic stations passed one after one & in surroundings were farms full of juicy sugarcanes all the way to Narsinghpur! The run these twin ET WDM-3A's were giving was very terrible, no lesser than Superfast trains give! At Shridham our another member railfan cum friend Mr.Ayush came to meet us, it was 2 mins halt but still the meet was very sweet & memorable! After Shridham is was boring run till Jabalpur via halt at Madanmahal. At Jabalpur we refereshed ourselves with coffee & biscuits, while departing from Jabalpur saw twin WDM-3A with an unknown train & later Jabalpur - Mumbai CST Garib rath rake was taken to platform. At Sihora.Rd Jabalpur bound Shaktipunj Express past with WDM-3A PTU shattering speed. After that darkness and cold grew outside & that compelled us to focus our attention on snacks, hence at Katni.Jn bought some Pakodas & Jalebis for munching! At Satna we had sweet halt for 10 Mins then again twin Alcos were giving nice jerks to maintain good speed right upto Manikpur.Jn. Here as our coach was running full vacant so few daily travelers comprising 3 womens with unreserved tickets along with some heavy luggages occupied the vacant seats in next bay, they were local people & were very much talkative. After sometimes 2 RPF guys arrived & saw those poor passengers offering Rs.20 note to them (probably they bribed), at Manikpur.Jn they all deboarded & the coach was again silent expect some track sounds when in motion. Arrival at Manikpur was not given instantly as we were made to wait at outer for good 15 mins.
==> Run in NCR :
After Manikpur.Jn the run ws mediocry with in between unscheduled halts admist rocky & rustic terrain of Bundelkhand region & all this continued with additional 15 mins halt at Chheoki outer, finally arrived Chheoki.Jn by around 50 mins delay! At Chheoki station wore deserted look till our train arrived, with our arrival some people alighted. We went around the platform to look for something to eat but as it was nearly 12:00AM so only 1 lone vendor was selling hot Dal-Bhat with mixed vegetable & tea was sold, so we took tea and further went to see the loco change, in the meanwhile RPF personnels were busy inspecting the Luggage van seals. Our twin ET Alcos were already detached & sent to shed in no time, beside our train saw an old WAG-7 MGS with all it's color faded away idling. Later this loco was only attached with our train, but it was attached more than 20 mins later after Alcos were taken away! After nearly 45 mins of halt here we finally proceeded slowly to gain some good speed, which was surprising for me as train with such huge halts & that too with a WAG-7 loco, but this joy was short lived as we halted at Meja.Rd, but thereafter whole night this old warrior from Mughalsarai was doing great & NCR too was giving decent clearance!
==> 3rd Day (ECR)
We all slept over UBs or MBs due to cold outside, had good sleep to wake up after Buxar at Bihiya & was fully ashtonished to see dense fog outside which was negligible previous night at Chheoki! Well we found our all berths occupied by unreserved ticket daily passengers, whom vacated our seats as soon as we woke up. At Ara.Jn we were put over loop to get over taken by North East bound train with all NF marked coaches which might be heavily delayed due rescheduling, those unreserved passengers from our coach ran to board that already overcrowded train, in which they were hanging near door but still prefered it over Janta Express! After Kulharia we crossed a massive steel bridge admist heavy fog, nothing to be seen outside! We were crawling through the fog & halting at almot all station but to rub salt over wounds some people were pulling chains rampantly! This was first in my life, that I'm traveling in an Express in which chain pulling is so common! As we were passing Neora, someone pulled chain from inside to help a person running to catch our train (probably daily traveler). There saw a burnt LHB EOG coach along with some ICF & freight wagons lying. Halted at Danapur for 1 min & again proceeded to crawl all the way till Patna.Jn where we saw Shalimar Patna Duronto Express along with WDS-6 shunter & it's loco WAP-4 SRC besides it, a WAP-4 GZB was along with a gang of WDM-3A & BHEL tiger strips WAG-7 resting a bit away. Finally we arrived Patna.Jn at 11:15 Hrs over platform no : 02 & this exciting trip ended.
Further I along with Amit proceeded to buy MEMU tickets to Gaya.Jn further by making my dad standing with luggages over platform.
Thank you for devoting your precious time by reading this trip report, while I along with my friend Amit looking forward to again travel in this supercrawler train for railfanning soon!
Cleanliness -> 08/10
Punctuality -> 07/10
Food -> 05/10
Railfanning -> 09/10
Safety -> 08/10
Pictures summary :
01 - Amit & my dad in seats
02 - WDP-4 KJM of Coimbatore Exp
03 - WAP-4 ET of Rajendranagar Exp
04 - Reservation chart of S8 coach
05 - WAP-7 AJNI of Kushinagar Express
06 - Tea & Aloo vadas
07 - Nashik.Rd
08 - Great reservoir near Talvadiya.Jn
09 - Chhannera
10 - Tea & biscuits from Pantry
11 - Harda
12 - WDG-3A KZP with Ajmer Hyderabad Exp
13 - Ajmer Hyderabad Exp
14 - WAP-4 BSL with Ratangiri Exp
15 - WAM-4 ET with Tapti Ganga Exp
16 - Tapti Ganga Exp
17 - Tapti Ganga Exp
18 - WAP-4 ET being de-coulped from Rajendranagar Exp at ET
19 - Me & Suraj with Itarsi station name board
20 - WDM-3D ET with ET ALD PASS
21 - Twin WDM-3A ET attached to Rajendranagar Exp
22 - Lucknow LTT Exp arriving ET
23 - My dad
24 - Electric locos at ET trip shed
25 - Sontalai
26 - Sal trees
27 - River Tawa
28 - Tawa bridge
29 - Tawa bridge
30 - River Tawa

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Jan 28 2017 (14:01)
12952 नई दिल्ली मुंबई राजधानी ➡द किंग~   6142 blog posts   327 correct pred (77% accurate)
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PNBE ki train me sleeper itne khali mujhe yakeen nahi ho raha h.

  
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Jan 28 2017 (16:01)
Saurabh*^~   8700 blog posts   3230 correct pred (73% accurate)
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Nicely written trip report..
Kindly change the category to Travelogue.
Thanks

  
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Jan 28 2017 (16:38)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2339 blog posts   138 correct pred (72% accurate)
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As per your suggestion category changed.
I'm glad that you'd liked it!

  
Jan 29 2017 (03:49)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2339 blog posts   138 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Maine bhi socha nahin tha ke itna khali hoga, laga tha kashtdayak yatra hoga jab RAC ticket liya tha par jab 13/12/16 ko shaam 4-5 ke kareeb dekha 200+ Tatkal seats available hain tab idea mil gaya tha ke yatra sukhad hogi!

  
Feb 24 2017 (18:45)
ET™~   2177 blog posts   34 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Thanks for sharing
  
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Apr 12 2015 (17:30)   12142/Patliputra - Mumbai LTT SF Express (PT)

rdb*^   30611 blog posts   360333 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 1426466            Tags   Past Edits
Any body who wants to travel to Thane / Mulund etc, and nearby areas, plz book tkt till Dadar , get down at KYN and board a Local to Thane...it will save lot of hassles...also no need to buy different ticket from Kalyan to Thane / Mulund etc, as this Tkt is valid till Dadar.

  
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Feb 22 2017 (19:59)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2339 blog posts   138 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Is reservation tickets (SL, 3A, 2A) of Mail/Express vaild to travel in Suburban (Mumbai) trains? Please do guide, I usually buy separate ticket for journey.

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Feb 22 2017 (20:22)
SER Antyodaya Era^~   6521 blog posts   6854 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Onboard a Suburban train , there will no TC or ticket checking.
Only checking will be done when u alight your train at any station.
At station premises, TC checks the Ticket and that only thing matters to him is Date of Journey on ticket and is the Alighting station is correct or not.
You have booked Ticket till dadar for a Express train,
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and you will be alighting at Dadar station (doesn't matters whether by Express or EMU) , so no one will stop you.

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The food is tasty provided by MOW. Bread cutlet 35 Rs, Tea - 10 Rs, Lunch and Dinner at 120 INR only.

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Feb 20 2017 (02:13)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2339 blog posts   138 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Even on 12102 Jnaneshwari Delx Meals on Wheels guys sell Dinner/Lunch at ₹.120 which it's not worth.
Reason is they have many buyers whom readily buy at any price. In a recent journey by my sister in 12860 Gitanjali Express on 14/07/16 (Sunday) was charged ₹.170 for dinner which she demanded bill & when it was refused, she threatened to complain over Twitter, then only they returned ₹.100 to her! While co-passengers were least bothered about this over charging, so just imagine what's mentality of people!

  
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Feb 20 2017 (19:29)
SER Antyodaya Era^~   6521 blog posts   6854 correct pred (74% accurate)
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I have travelled in Jnaneswari and Samarsata , and i have pressurized the PC guys to provide me the actual priced Food. They 1st became off-guard and rejected saying that its the Railway price. I asked for Menu card and they gave up.
In end, their reply came , " Sir railways ke different food rates hain. 170 hai, 120 hai, 70 hai and 55 bhi hai. Aap jo demand kar rhe thhe wo sasta wala meal hai."
I replied, " Koi baat nahi. Tum wohi leke aao and AS PER
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THE MENU hi lana or else ek call karunga , tumhare manager ki hawa tight ho jayegi."
So, the only thing matter is Passengers mentality. While this much scene was happening, my co-passengers were least bothered and were busy filling their tummy with "Overpriced Food".

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Feb 15 2017 (03:06)   38913/Howrah - Amta Local | MHLN/Mahendralal Nagar (1 PFs)

Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2339 blog posts   138 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Some of my randomly taken pics at my native place during monsoon season!

  
Feb 19 2017 (23:24)
IR RAILS On SAIL BHILAI TRACKS~   2006 blog posts   126 correct pred (69% accurate)
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this monsoon we will explore Beautiful Konkan route jointly :)

  
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Feb 19 2017 (23:41)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2339 blog posts   138 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Last time I'd enjoyed getting drenched in rain was on 02nd of July 2015 (Thursday) & this is pic was taken just prior of it! 😂
  
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Feb 18 2017 (09:33)   12866/Lalmati Express

HWHCSTM LHBfied~   81 blog posts
Entry# 2168963            Tags   Past Edits
Short terminated at SRC yesterday

  
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Feb 18 2017 (23:28)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2339 blog posts   138 correct pred (72% accurate)
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This train seldom goes till HWH, it's always short terminated at KGP, leave aside till SRC, it's nothing new!

  
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Feb 19 2017 (01:54)
HWHCSTM LHBfied~   81 blog posts
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BT why are they terminating at Kgp?

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Feb 19 2017 (22:40)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2339 blog posts   138 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Just notice on every Mondays SER terminates this train at KGP. Reason I too never know but they just short terminate before 116 Kms than destination.

  
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Feb 19 2017 (23:01)
HWHCSTM LHBfied~   81 blog posts
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Poor thing from ser

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Feb 18 2017 (18:19)   IMG08251/♥♥Bilaspur Pune Express♥♥

Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   29 img trains   22 popular
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This train must continue till Pune, as it serves peoples both the cities - Mumbai & Pune from/to Chhattisgarh.
  
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Feb 15 2017 (02:54)   DKB/Dakshin Bari (1 PFs)

Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2339 blog posts   138 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Date : 19/12/16 (Monday)
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