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Yesterday (22:54)   SPE/Sullurupeta (3 PFs)

Boxer Bhai   37323 blog posts   12620 correct pred (61% accurate)
Entry# 2139055            Tags   Past Edits
Now one can book retiring rooms via online for sullurpeta stn
From today as per sr
Good for locals n ,shar - visitors

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Yesterday (23:33)
180 years of Railways in India~   2150 blog posts
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There is also the Pulicat lake, before SHAR. It is It is one of the largest salt water lakes in India and has thousands of migratory birds visiting it through out the year. This facility will be quite useful for tourists!!

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Yesterday (23:45)
HAPPY NEW YEAR from JBP ET OHE OMG 😲~   9521 blog posts   14 correct pred (46% accurate)
Re# 2139055-13            Tags   Past Edits
Then it's purposeful

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Travel Question
Yesterday (16:39)   67298/Vijayawada - Ongole MEMU | BZA/Vijayawada Junction (10 PFs)

SunRisers Hyderabad   278 blog posts   617 correct pred (57% accurate)
Entry# 2138607            Tags   Past Edits
See these pictures, and observe the train name for 67298. How is this? Actually #67298 is runs between BZA to OGL only. But that shows always as BZA to GDR erevry where?

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Yesterday (16:58)
180 years of Railways in India~   2150 blog posts
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The rake that runs as 67298 from BZA to OGL, continues as OGL-GDR MEMU after a 30 minute halt at OGL.
There are some distance restrictions on running passenger trains like EMUs, which do not have toilet facilities. The number usually quoted was 160km ( There are some exceptions, but I am not aware how those work). So many times, a single service is broken into two nominally different services. In this case, the same train will continue to Gudur. For official purposes, it's two separate trains, but unofficially, a passenger can basically just take a ticket to Gudur and continue on the same train to Gudur. So, the board might be displaying this.
Most of the regular passengers on the route are usually aware of such things with passengers/MEMUs.

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General Travel
Dec 14 2016 (00:12)   22811/Bhubaneswar - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Adra) | GMO/Netaji SC Bose Gomoh Junction (6 PFs)

snkt17~   444 blog posts
Entry# 2090248            Tags   Past Edits
Till where does the loco pilot from gmo takes bbs rajdhani?? Is it upto mgs or upto cnb

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Yesterday (03:32)
180 years of Railways in India~   2150 blog posts
Re# 2090248-5            Tags   Past Edits
LP's can operate in multiple short shifts too. Instead of doing a single 8 hour shift, they can also do multiple 3-4 shifts in the same day. You can usually see such kind of shifts in CR, BPQ-NGP stretch.
57 votes
Dec 27 2016 (23:15)  

thinkDKG RailFan Club will launch soon for Bloggin^~   28303 blog posts   22255 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 2107332            Tags   Past Edits
Which would be the 1st Tejas Express?
Lucknow - Anand Vihar Tejas Express53%30
New Delhi - Chandigarh Tejas Express42%24
Mumbai CST - Karmali Tejas Express5%3

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Jan 23 2017 (17:37)
thinkDKG RailFan Club will launch soon for Bloggin^~   28303 blog posts   22255 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2107332-12            Tags   Past Edits
NR rakes ready and 4 coaches including 2 CC and 2 EOG standing at NDLS for the trials and RDSO...
CDG Tejas 99% chances if politics involved may goes for LJN Tejas

Jan 23 2017 (17:45)
180 years of Railways in India~   2150 blog posts
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Sorry, my bad. I admit I didn't read the question. I just saw the options and assumed it is an opinion poll on which one should start first. :)
That aside, I do think the Mumbai-Goa Tejas should be given priority. From what I read on IRI, I see that the NDLS-CDG route already has a Shatabdi which is running empty. I don't think Tejas will do any better. The RM being from Goa should at least push the Goa Tejas more if he can really see how beneficial it would be to the tourists and it's profit potential.

Jan 23 2017 (17:49)
12952 नई दिल्ली मुंबई राजधानी ➡द किंग~   5272 blog posts   279 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2107332-14            Tags   Past Edits
Also NDLS-LKO ki bhi jarurat nahi h.already bahut sari trains h .

Jan 23 2017 (17:52)
thinkDKG RailFan Club will launch soon for Bloggin^~   28303 blog posts   22255 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2107332-15            Tags   Past Edits
theses 3 Tejas already announced sir
and the reason for flop shatabdi is that there is kalka shatabdi which mostly fills from CDG and the CDG shatabdi timings are odd
and also CDG people more believes on NH-1
which is faster-better and awesome route via PNP
preferred more Road than Railways
BTW now a days CDG shatabdi getting better response on some days its get jam pack mostly on weekend
tomorrow AVAILABLE-0296 in CC and GNWL9/WL4 in EC
so good response and i agree with u that tejas is not intro to CDG its better they intro for JAT or ASR via CDG
and currently railway is making NDLS-UMB stretch 160 mps the study is going on route
and UMB-CDG 130 mps study is going on

Jan 23 2017 (22:54)
Djoko out~   1819 blog posts   684 correct pred (70% accurate)
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Sir, but y Raj/Duronto are not given 130KMPH clearance on KR atleast during non-monsoon period ??

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★  General Travel
Jan 23 2017 (13:42)   18448/Hirakhand Express

©The Dark Lord™~   4130 blog posts
Entry# 2137098            Tags   Past Edits
Enquiry of this train accident transferred to NIA(National Investigation Agency). so govt. is investigating the terror angle also. BTW all of a sudden itne saare accidents, something smells fishy.

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Jan 23 2017 (17:50)
180 years of Railways in India~   2150 blog posts
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It is already done and almost on all routes that use signalling systems. Almost all main lines ( and many branch lines) use track circuit systems to control signals. You can see these beside the tracks in many places. Little black boxes which contain the electrical relays and at regular distances, a large silver colored cabinet containing batteries for the track circuits ( these boxes are usually labelled as B.Box). However, there seems to be something missing in this. May be the track circuits are not designed for maximum redundancy, but it's very puzzling why they track sabotage doesn't seem to affect the track circuits.

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Jan 23 2017 (18:02)
WDP4D   191 blog posts   33 correct pred (59% accurate)
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Ha agar ye improve ho jaye toh kuch accident ke name ayege kyu ke game pata lagega kaha defect h

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★  General Travel
Jan 23 2017 (17:19)   12057/New Delhi - Una Janshatabdi Express | KKDE/Kurukshetra Junction (3 PFs) | GZB/WAP-5/30016

abhi8444   141 blog posts   9 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 2137367            Tags   Past Edits
12057 at kkde waiting for overtake by 82651
Right time train will overtake by a late train this is indian railways

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Jan 23 2017 (17:27)
180 years of Railways in India~   2150 blog posts
Re# 2137367-4            Tags   Past Edits
160kmph tak Aerodynamics se jyada farak nahi padta hai. WAP5 ka jo bhi shell hai, woh kaafi hai.

Jan 23 2017 (17:30)
लिट्टी चोखा चटनी~   7251 blog posts   118 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2137367-5            Tags   Past Edits
Kitna PE padta hai ?? Àajkal DEMU bhi aerodynamic shape me hai

Jan 23 2017 (17:34)
180 years of Railways in India~   2150 blog posts
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Koi particular number hai, par usually 200 se zyada ho toh aerodynamics ka bahut farak padta hai. Tab tak, aerodynamic shape thoda difference deta hai, lekin zyada nahi. Mostly it's for a cosmetic look too.

Jan 23 2017 (17:41)
लिट्टी चोखा चटनी~   7251 blog posts   118 correct pred (73% accurate)
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21 votes
Jan 22 2017 (11:34)  

🎈🎉20 Years of Konkankanya Express 🎇🎆~   188 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2135845            Tags   Past Edits
There is sudden rise in Railway Accidents. Do you suspect that these Accidents are purposely done !?!
Can't say57%12

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Jan 23 2017 (14:53)
180 years of Railways in India~   2150 blog posts
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The coaches are a very important, but not the most important. ICF coaches are 'less' safe than LHB coaches, but they are not accident prone failures that keep jumping off tracks all the time. Simple addition of CBC couplings can make them almost as safe as LHB coaches in most moderate derailments or accidents as they are anti-telescopic coaches too. Because of the screw couplings, this advantage is negated as instead of being locked together as one unit, the screw coupling allows the coaches to rotate freely thereby crushing them.
There are several logistic challenges required for switching to LHB, which are sadly not in place due to lack of co-ordination between the various departments of IR.

Primarily, the power supply on the coaches is the main problem. Lack of self-generating equipment, means that all trains have to be run with an EOG car, which both reduces capacity and increases running costs, which delayed their deployment. And the FIAT bogies on LHB coaches were not designed to be used for self-generating equipment, so IR's attempts, though somewhat half-hearted, could not find a viable solution for it and this delayed the deployment of LHB coaches even more. Even now, the deployment is under the expectation that HOG systems would soon come up.
While this was going on, CLW, which had received HOG-capable locos through the WAP5, happily ignored it and spent a lot of time on improving the WAP7 which was giving them problems as it was a 3 phase loco. All through this, they ignored the WAP4's which were operational and had no issues. And they ignored developing a HOG system for these locos. more than 20 years after building the WAP4 and more than 50 years after CLW started using Tap-changers, they are still 'researching' a HOG system for the WAP4!
There is a severe lack of co-ordination between all the various departments that needs to be addressed. Developments in individual departments out of sync with the others are just a way of wasting funds.

Jan 23 2017 (14:57)
©The Dark Lord™~   4130 blog posts
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What's the status of EOGs having under slung DG sets? Are they ready to be used?

Jan 23 2017 (15:01)
The Baaz SGUJ WDP4~   647 blog posts   35 correct pred (61% accurate)
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The number of trains equipped with CBC coupling are also very less. At the end whether the reason is lack of coordination, not so great R&D or anything else, it ultimately boils down to credibility and responsibility of senior officials. IMO people will be more willing to wait for world class stations than for basic issues like safety and punctuality.
General Travel
Jan 22 2017 (15:50)  

nsahu0201~   529 blog posts   40 correct pred (83% accurate)
Entry# 2136101            Tags   Past Edits
Esi type ki train bataye
jiske 3 prakar k name ho chuke h
all 3 Name b batao

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Jan 23 2017 (14:39)
180 years of Railways in India~   2150 blog posts
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If I remember correctly, Janta expresses had only 2nd class coaches. I don't think they were unreserved. Second class was also reserved, but with less comfort than 1st class. ( Correct me if I am wrong).

Jan 23 2017 (14:42)
nsahu0201~   529 blog posts   40 correct pred (83% accurate)
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sahi kaha apne .... Suna to mene b esa hi tha
32 votes
Jan 21 2017 (01:13)  

Foamer~   895 blog posts
Entry# 2134334            Tags   Past Edits
Do you like travelling in passenger trains, where the train stops at almost every station and waits endlessly for freight/other Exp, SF trains to cross/overtake them? If so, please share your memorable experiences of the journey, comfort and the little wayside stations enroute.
Yes. I like to travel by passenger trains.56%18
I don't like them. but will travel if needed.44%14
I will never set foot in a passenger train in my life.0%0

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Jan 23 2017 (13:53)
180 years of Railways in India~   2150 blog posts
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Yes. And more often than not, I enjoy the trips by passenger trains much more than any others. The sheer variety of people we get to meet, and the unrestricted rail-fanning opportunities are just too good.
A few of my favorites.
1) Kakinada to Visakhapatnam : I used to regularly take this passenger to and fro between Kakinada and Visakhapatnam. It's a short run;only about 4 hours, but it's a great journey, interacting with a multitude of people. And more often than not, I used to come across people
who were regulars on the train. It was quite fun introducing them to rail-fanning. A few days of watching me observe loco links, loco numbers, track circuits in the route etc, were enough to get these people interested in what I was doing. And they found rail fanning to be an interesting thing that made the long halts at intermediate stations fun, instead of being boring. The Eastern ghats running nearby after Annavaram also make the morning journeys in this train quite enjoyable.
2) The most memorable however, would be a trip from SBC to CCT by passengers till BZA. I took a chain with the SBC-AJJ passenger from WFD to AJJ ( about 8 hours of day time journey), about 3 hours of rail fanning there, then took the passenger to RU. Another 3 hours of waiting there, got into a heavily crowded TPTY-COA passenger at 1:30 in the night. Being the Sankranti time, the train was way too crowded and it was impossible to find a place to sit on the train.
Despite the heavy crowding, the passengers were very courteous. The men gave up their spots on the upper berths and the luggage racks to women and children to sleep and once in a while one person would wake up somebody sleeping on the floor or leaning against the wall and offer them their place to sleep as they had slept for a couple of hours already. I decided to wing it and pulled a night-out. That journey is one of the most memorable I've had on Indian railways.
The train takes about 11 hours to reach BZA from RU. Despite being the festival season with lots of special trains, I was surprised to see that my train was running before time! We were halted at several stations between RU and GDR, in the dead of the night, very silent surroundings, a cool breeze and half-lit stations, with a bunch of people getting down from the train at every halt and chatting up until the train moved again.
My train reached BZA just on time ( a first of sorts for this train) and I got down to take my favorite train 17205 to Kakinada instead of continuing in the passenger which also goes to CCT. After 4 hours of rail fanning at BZA, got to enjoy a speedy run on a late running 17205, which covered up almost half an hour of delay, trolled Coromandel and overtook my passenger at Gudaparti about 20 minutes before CCT.
36 hours of sleepless train journey, with a standing journey for 24 hours in passengers!! Best experience ever. :)

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Rail News
Jan 23 2017 (09:15)   Andhra derailment leaves 41 dead, rlys suspects sabotage

Anurag WAPAHOLIC~   756 news posts
Entry# 2136853   News Entry# 291943         Tags   Past Edits
Railway authorities believe sabotage to be behind the derailment of the Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Express which left 41 passengers dead and 23 injured on Saturday night.
This is the third major rail accident in two months and took place in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district near the Odisha border in a region which is a Maoist stronghold.
The latest mishap marks a major worry for Rail Bhavan as authorities are probing suspected ISI-Naxal design in the derailment of two trains--the Indore-Patna Express on November 20 in which 151 people were killed and the Ajmer-Sealdah Express on
December 28 in which 63 people were injured, both near Kanpur. One of the accused arrested by Bihar police has confessed to ISI being behind the accidents.
In the latest mishap, auth orities suspect the tracks were tampered with which led to derailment of nine coaches.“The area is known to be a Naxal-affected zone and there was a call for celebrating Shahid Divas. Foul play cannot be ruled out,“ an official said. He added that a goods train had passed on the same tracks at 10.05 pm, a patrol team had checked the tracks at 10.40 pm and another train passed through the spot at 10.52 pm. The accident took place at 11.15 pm.
“The train driver and guard are safe and fine. They heard a big cracker-like sound just before the derailment and felt no huge jerk,“ the official said.
Another official ruled out track fracture as the area is not very cold compared to north India. Normally , track fractures happen in places that witness extreme cold and hot climate alternately .
When contacted, divisional railway manager (DRM) of Waltair Chandralekha Mukherjee said, “We are not ruling out any possibility . It is surprising that both the tracks were broken. The shape of the breakage is also irregular.“
Three major accidents due to derailment in two months, killing around 190 passengers, poses a major security challenge to the staterun transporter with a vast network of 65,000 km.
Rail officials are surprised at the rising number of mishaps due to “sabotage“ and said top security agenci es must take the lead in securing the vast rail network.
The rise in accidents due to derailment since April last year compared to 2015-16 has raised serious questions over the lack of funding and vacancy of more than one lakh safety-related posts in the state-run transporter. There were 68 derailment cases since April last year while it was 52 in the corresponding period in 2015-16.
An official said there was a need to take a serious re-look at safety of railway infrastructure. He argued that technology alone couldn't be the solution and there should be frequent inspection of rail tracks, recruitment of more gangmen and regular safety audits.
The transporter hasdecided to speed up replacement of old ICF coaches with German-made Linke Hofmann Busch coaches which are equipped with advanced couplers and anti-climbing features.These prevent coaches from piling on top of each other in case of accidents and also stop them from crumpling.

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Jan 23 2017 (10:10)
180 years of Railways in India~   2150 blog posts
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Prabhu ka successor bhi koi magical change nahi leke aane wala. Unless people question the government and force them to change their attitude to the management of the railway, it won't help even if we change the entire government. Bas minister ko badalne ne koi use nahi hai.

Jan 23 2017 (10:44)
UP me ek baar phir Akhilesh Sarkaar^~   77507 blog posts   5080 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 2136853-4            Tags   Past Edits
Prabhu reduced DRF which was a big mistake by him. This is done to reduce operating ratio but now 200 people and more killed in derailments

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Jan 23 2017 (10:48)
©The Dark Lord™~   4130 blog posts
Re# 2136853-6            Tags   Past Edits
Indian Railways ka work culture badalna hoga, Minister kitna bhi proactive ho agar employees lethargic honge to ground reality jas ki tas rahegi. Indian Railways ke employees me professionalism ki bhari kami hai, kaam aise karte hai jaise kisi pe ehsaan ker rahe ho or ye tab theek hoga jab passenger safety ki direct responsibility GM/DRM or Group A officers pe aaye tabhi baaki employees bhi line pe aayenge.

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