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Dec 06 2016 (10:56)   01706/Jabalpur - Bandra Terminus SpecialFare SF Special

Dipanshu   1244 blog posts   81 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 2081829            Tags   Past Edits
Are refunds admissible on cancellations of CNF SL/AC tickets in Tatkal Special Trains? For eg. JBP-BDTS SF SPL Express.

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Dec 06 2016 (11:28)
RAGIB   366 blog posts
Re# 2081829-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, but only before chart preparation

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Nov 21 2016 (11:46)   12642/Thirukkural SF Express (PT)

RAGIB   366 blog posts
Entry# 2066756            Tags   Past Edits
Please update that Thirukkural express have 2 AC II tier coach.
I travelled in A2 from NGP to TPJ, PNR - 2653114600
Coach composition was as under
LOCO-HCP-HCP-SLR-UR-UR-UR-A1-A2-B1-B2-B3-S8-S7-PC- S6-S5-S4-S3-S2-S1-UR-SLR
  
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Aug 09 2016 (13:09)   18111/Tatanagar - Yesvantpur Weekly Express (PT)
 

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Entry# 1956317            Tags   Past Edits
Its mention as "The Shortest Route between Tatanagar Junction and Yesvantpur Junction is 588 km (24%) shorter."
Is there any train that has more than 24% deviation from its shortest path travelling for than 1000km?
A record in IR !!!

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Aug 09 2016 (14:37)
RAGIB   366 blog posts
Re# 1956317-5            Tags   Past Edits
Train No - 11271 & 11272 Bhopal Itarsi Vindhyachal Express is the train with highest deviation from its shortest route but dis travelled is only 737 KM. Actually its go like a merry go round through the area.
The Shortest Route between Bhopal Junction and Itarsi Junction is 645 km (88%) shorter.
/train/1750

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Jul 28 2016 (16:04)   12643/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Swarna Jayanti SF Express | OGL/Ongole (3 PFs)
 

Boxer Bhai   37031 blog posts   12616 correct pred (61% accurate)
Entry# 1944187            Tags   Past Edits
parents going in 12643 kerala swarnajyanti ogl-nzm left rajaki mandi around 3.45/50 pm(1.30 hr delay) nzm 5.15 may reach around 6.30pm
connecting train to janlandar cantt is golden temple
12903 almost near mathura just outskirts now , nzm dep is aorund 7.15pm chances of catchin golden temple at nzm

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Jul 28 2016 (16:23)
RAGIB   366 blog posts
Re# 1944187-9            Tags   Past Edits
Your parents will get the connecting train golden temple... Dont worry

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Jul 19 2016 (08:32)   TKD/Tuglakabad (2 PFs)
 

Piyush S~   1551 blog posts   65 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1934165            Tags   Past Edits
Hi Guys,
1 electric engine of NCR is lost from June. Loco number is 23384.
If anyone found this engine while rail fanning, please immediately inform to nearest railway station.
This electric loco was travelling towards Tugalakabad for maintenance, but it is not arrived there till date.
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IR has given instruction to all 60,000 Loco Pilots to check this loco, if found enroute.

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Jul 19 2016 (14:40)
RAGIB   366 blog posts
Re# 1934165-5            Tags   Past Edits
Why dont the loco pilots are asked who were on duty of this loco in the last leg ?

  
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Jul 19 2016 (19:02)
Piyush S~   1551 blog posts   65 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1934165-6            Tags   Past Edits
Yes

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★★★  Rail News
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IR Affairs
Jul 19 2016 (12:03)   Bizarre! Indian Railways' electric locomotive goes missing
 

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Entry# 1934343   News Entry# 274169         Tags   Past Edits
New Delhi: The Indian Railways has launched a big hunt to trace an electric loco of the Tughlakabad shed that is reported missing since last month.
Reports said that engine number 23384 was supposed to reach its home shed – Tughlakabad near Delhi – on June 15 for scheduled repair. When the loco did not arrive, officials at the shed assumed that it may be on duty in some part of the country and will make its way back soon.
When that didn't happen by month end, a search was launched but the
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shed officials failed in the endeavour.
Soon, the matter was reported to the Railway Board and it in turn, sent out an order to all railway zones to direct the 60,000 strong force of loco pilots and assistant loco pilots to assist in the search.
Since then, the loco pilots have been on the lookout for the missing 120 tonne loco...

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Jul 19 2016 (14:40)
RAGIB   366 blog posts
Re# 1934343-6            Tags   Past Edits
Why dont the loco pilots are asked who were on duty of this loco in the last leg ?

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Jul 19 2016 (16:00)
One Mail~   4547 blog posts   1429 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1934343-11            Tags   Past Edits
May be, there is no central data base where tracking is done..

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General Travel
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Jun 18 2016 (10:24)   BGP/Bhagalpur Junction (6 PFs)
 

RAGIB   366 blog posts
Entry# 1899177            Tags   Past Edits
Courtesy : Prabhat Khabar, Bhagalpur, 18th June 2016
Main points : 1) 50% refund on cancelling tatkal tickets. (Although a good move but very few will be using this facility as people book tatkal due to urgency)
2) Changing timing of tatkal timings. (But this is already being followed)
3) New time table will be w.e.f. 01st October 2016.
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No extra charges will be leived while booking with Credit/debit cards from counters. (Good move but these counters are available only at very few stations)
5) 50% refund on cancelling suvidha tickets also.
6) Number of coaches in Rajdhanis & Shatabdis will be increased.
7) Premium trains will be discontinued. Suvidha trains will take place. (Both are same only except change of name and absence of catering facility in suvidha)
8) Premium tatkal will be available from counters also. (What a big deal in this but yes, people will save IRCTC & Bank charges at least)
9) Only mobile tickets will be allowed in Rajdhani & Shatabdi. ( I didn't understand this. Wheather they mean that tickets will be availble only through IRCTC? If yes then IRCTC & Bank charges for full Rajdhani/Shatabdi.)
10) A facebook page will be created where people can put their complaints. (Good Move)

  
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Jun 18 2016 (10:28)
Vishal Kumar~   637 blog posts   786 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1899177-1            Tags   Past Edits
point 9
only mobile tickets means
if u book it from PRS u will have to give mobile number and a message with all details like IRCTC sends after booking will be sent to u and that will be valid.
no paper ticket will be given

  
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Jun 18 2016 (10:32)
nump421~   1045 blog posts   1034 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 1899177-2            Tags   Past Edits
I read in an official circular that cancellation of confirm tatkal will continue as no refunds...

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Jun 18 2016 (13:26)
RAGIB   366 blog posts
Re# 1899177-4            Tags   Past Edits
ok.. thanks
  
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Jun 01 2016 (10:49)   13154/Gour Express
 

rprajiv   93 blog posts
Entry# 1874577            Tags   Past Edits
One of my fav trains. I have few memories to share about this train.
1. We would take this train from New Farakka to go to Calcutta. It would arrive by around 9 PM to reach Sealdah early by around 5-6 AM
2. It was few trains in India during 1990-92 to have Steam engine as a loco. I remember that it used to run on Steam engine till Bardhawaan
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From Bardhwaan it used to get Electric Loco till Sealdah
4. Never had any AC coach till 1992 (last when I traveled)
5. I used to get down with my family at Bardwaan to go to Raniganj. Generally Asansol Bardhwaan passenger was our preferred train.
6. It was single track over Farakka Bridge and only two platform at Farakka, with second platform being on the ground. Getting down at Farakka while coming from Bardhwaan used to be a problem as always.
This train was and will always be my favorite.

  
Jun 01 2016 (13:45)
RAGIB   366 blog posts
Re# 1874577-1            Tags   Past Edits
This is train is still the first choice for the people travelling from Malda & Farakka to Calcutta/ Sealdah. Some changes after that are listed below :
1) Now it's having 1A, 2A & 3A in addition to SL & Gen coaches.
2) Runs with diesel engine.
3) Mostly runs with RAC & WL because of the demand.
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It was shifted to KOAA from SDAH after KOAA terminal got ready but due to the resistance from public and politicians it was again reinstated from SDAH only and running to the same terminal now.
5) For few months it was having a slip route to Katihar but was discontinued after KIR got one train of its own, the HATEY-BAZARE Express which now runs upto Saharsa.
6) For few months it was having a slip route to Radhikapur but was discontinued after RDP got one train of its own, the RDP-KOAA express.
7) Now it is running with a slip route to Balurghat.
8) Earlier this train used to depart from PF no 7 or 8 from SDAH. Now it departs from 9A/9B. Stands with Darjeeling mail on the other PF.
9) NTPC Farakka runs connecting bus services for this train to its townships.
This is one of my favourite train also. I travelled to Calcutta for the first time GOUR EXPRESS only. Didn't sleep in night waiting to see Calcutta. When train was about to reach BWN, i woke up my dad telling - we are about to reach Cacutta. My dad said " there is still 3 hrs to to go my son, please sleep otherwise you will able to enjoy the day.
I will never forget that journey. That was my first overnight journey.

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Jun 03 2016 (15:51)
rprajiv   93 blog posts
Re# 1874577-3            Tags   Past Edits
Indeed gud memories.
  
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Mar 26 2016 (12:36)  
 

RAGIB   366 blog posts
Entry# 1780084            Tags   Past Edits
click here
The Railway Board has approved the diversion of five pairs of passenger trains via Barauni-Shahpur Patoree-Sonepur - Pataliputra Junction-Danapur instead of Barauni-Mokama- Patna-Danapur with effect from August 1, 2016.
According to an East Central Railway notification, these trains are Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12423-12424), Guwahati-Anand Vihar North East Express (12505-12506), Guwahati-New Delhi Purvottar Samapark Kranti Express (12501-12502), Kamakhya-Lokman Tilak Express (12519-12520) and Jogbani-Anand Vihar Seemanchal Express (12487-12488).
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to Danapur DRM R K Jha, these trains will have stoppages at Pataliputra Junction. "The Guwahati-New Delhi Purvottar Seemanchal Kranti Express will only have operational stoppage at Pataliputra Junction where the train's crew will change," he said, adding the Board has also allowed temporary stoppage of two minutes of these trains at Danapur station.
Source : The Times Of India
  
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Mar 26 2016 (11:07)   12878/New Delhi - Ranchi Garib Rath Express | RNC/Ranchi Junction (6 PFs)
 

My Lappy work as power bank for my phone in trips^~   27416 blog posts   22220 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1779898            Tags   Past Edits
Great run by Garib Rath
Thursday Departure: Arrived RNC/Ranchi Junction (6 PFs) @ 10:43 57m early

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Mar 26 2016 (12:11)
RAGIB   366 blog posts
Re# 1779898-3            Tags   Past Edits
I was in 23347 SGRL PNBE Link Exp having rake reversal in DOS when this train came for its scheduled stoppage on the adjacent platform in between rajdhanis delayed by only a few minutes which can be considered Right Time as per indian railways standard.

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