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ಕ್ಯಾಸಲ್ ರಾಕ್     कैसल रॉक

Track: Single Diesel-Line

Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 3
Number of Halting Trains: 20
Number of Originating Trains: 1
Number of Terminating Trains: 1
Railway station Rd, Castlerock
State: Karnataka
Elevation: 588 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western
Division: Hubballi (Hubli)
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Dec 04 2016 (09:37)  New Trains From Goa To Sec'bad & Tirupati (www.eenadu.net)
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News Entry# 287595   Blog Entry# 2079869     
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Dec 04 2016 (9:54AM)
Station Tag: Secunderabad Junction/SC added by AAA/51244

Dec 04 2016 (9:54AM)
Station Tag: Tirupati Main/TPTY added by AAA/51244

Dec 04 2016 (9:54AM)
Station Tag: Guntakal Junction/GTL added by AAA/51244

Dec 04 2016 (9:54AM)
Station Tag: Hubballi Junction (Hubli)/UBL added by AAA/51244

Dec 04 2016 (9:54AM)
Station Tag: Castle Rock/CLR added by AAA/51244

Dec 04 2016 (9:54AM)
Station Tag: Kulem/QLM added by AAA/51244

Dec 04 2016 (9:54AM)
Station Tag: Madgaon Junction/MAO added by AAA/51244

Dec 04 2016 (9:46AM)
Station Tag: Vasco-da-Gama/VSG added by AAA/51244

Posted by: AAA  5 news posts
అమరావతి: తిరుపతి నుంచి గోవా (వాస్కో)కు త్వరలో కొత్త రైలు పట్టాలు ఎక్కనుంది. ప్రయాణికులకు ఈ రైలు వారానికి ఒక రోజు (వీక్లీ ఎక్స్‌ప్రెస్‌) అందుబాటులో ఉండనుంది. రైల్వేబోర్డు నుంచి ఆమోదం లభించడంతో టైంటేబుల్‌ రూపకల్పనపై రైల్వే అధికారులు కసరత్తు చేస్తున్నారు. గోవా, పరిసర ప్రాంతాల నుంచి తిరుమల శ్రీవారి దర్శనం కోసం వచ్చే భక్తులు పెద్దసంఖ్యలో ఉంటున్నారు. నేరుగా రైలు సదుపాయం లేకపోవడంతో చాన్నాళ్లుగా ఈ డిమాండ్‌ విన్పిస్తున్నారు. తిరుపతి నుంచి పది బోగీలతో కొత్త రైలు నడవనుంది. మరోవైపు దక్షిణమధ్య రైల్వే ప్రధాన కేంద్రం సికింద్రాబాద్‌ నుంచి కూడా గోవాకు పది బోగీలతో వీక్లీ రైలు ప్రారంభించనున్నారు. తిరుపతి నుంచి,సికింద్రాబాద్‌ నుంచి గోవాకు బయల్దేరే రైళ్లు గుంతకల్లులో కలుస్తాయి. అక్కడ రెండింటిని కలిపి గుంతకల్లు నుంచి ఒకే రైలు గోవాకు ప్రయాణించేలా నైరుతి (సౌత్‌వెస్ట్రర్న్‌) రైల్వే ప్రణాళిక రూపొందించింది.

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Dec 12 2016 (14:48)
Naveen Golla   269 blog posts
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For rest of days can they introduce this train to shimoga since atleast from their mangalore or dharmastala will be near by road way as my sugession for swr and scr zones.
Since for AP tirupathi is pilgrim city and for karnataka dharmastala great place.
Jun 29 2016 (12:23)  No Dudhsagar visits this year as well? (allaboutbelgaum.com)
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News Entry# 272293   Blog Entry# 1911235     
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Jun 29 2016 (12:23PM)
Station Tag: Castle Rock/CLR added by NTPC a positive catalyst for SWR/48335

Jun 29 2016 (12:23PM)
Station Tag: Dudh Sagar/DDS added by NTPC a positive catalyst for SWR/48335

Jun 29 2016 (12:23PM)
Station Tag: Kulem/QLM added by NTPC a positive catalyst for SWR/48335

Jun 29 2016 (12:23PM)
Train Tag: Goa Express/12779 added by NTPC a positive catalyst for SWR/48335

Posted by: New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~  43 news posts
The Dudhsgar Falls have become inaccessible owing to restrictions imposed at the nearby railway station by Indian Railways. In order to enable tourists to get a glimpse of this glorious waterfall, the tourism department of Goa has urged the Railway Ministry to improve connectivity to the spot.
For the Second year Dudhsagar water falls now cannot be accessed by the rail trek as the SW Railways has declared this as dangerous and prohibited tourists from walking on the track.
Currently no trains stop at Dudhsagar.
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is observed that a large number of people access the Dudhsagar falls by traveling on goods train or by trekking alongside the railway track or alighting from express train with unscheduled stoppage.
Trekking on railway track is an offense and would be liable to punishable under sections 147, 151,152, 153 of the Railways act 1989.
Unlawful entry into goods train/engine/express is also punishable under sections 147,156 of
the Railways act 1989.

Jun 29 2016 (13:17)
™Smart City Bhagalpur ®~   1163 blog posts   20 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Ir must not block the visit but try to improve connectivity to dudh sager

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Jun 29 2016 (14:33)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4154 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
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They have to make exclusive tourism spot railway station near by falls and should run trains to and from that station.
Jun 23 2016 (21:02)  wrong entry by bhaskar team (www.bhaskar.com)
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News Entry# 271868   Blog Entry# 1905016     
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Jun 23 2016 (9:02PM)
Station Tag: Dudh Sagar/DDS added by Sanjay Chaturvedi/946070

Jun 23 2016 (9:02PM)
Station Tag: Castle Rock/CLR added by Sanjay Chaturvedi/946070

Posted by: Sanjay Chaturvedi  1 news posts
# दूधसागर, गोवा
- मानसून के मौसम में गोवा की खूबसूरती में चार चांद लग जाते हैं।
- बारिश की फुहारों और ठंडी हवाओं के साथ किसी बीच पर घूमने का अपना ही मजा है।
- साउथ गोवा और कर्नाटक बॉर्डर पर दूधसागर झरना बारिश के मौसम में खिल उठता है।
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हर साल जून से सितंबर के बीच घने जंगलों से घिरे दूधसागर को देखने हजारों लोग आते हैं।
- थोड़ी दूर से देखने पर यह वाटरफॉल ऐसा लगता है मानों पहाड़ों से दूध गिर रहा हो।
- इसी के बीच से कोंकण रेलवे की नैरोगेज माउंटेन रेल निकलती है।
>>>> konkan kahan se aa gya , aur narrow gauge

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Jun 23 2016 (21:19)
शताब्दी एक्सप्रेस देश की शान~   369 blog posts   861 correct pred (78% accurate)
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ye dainik bhaskar ekdum bekar hai kuch bhi likhta hai

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Jun 23 2016 (22:19)
ranjitg370   2343 blog posts   1141 correct pred (74% accurate)
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PHOTOS: ये हैं मानसून में घूमने के लिए इंडिया के 10 फेमस डेस्टिनेशन news tag by bhaskar in correct. In monsoon this places turn into heaven and it is famous for most beautiful scenaries.
Aug 03 2015 (20:07)  PR112-SWR APPEALS TO DUDHSAGAR WATERFALLS TOURISTS REGARDING UNSAFE & PROHIBITED TO REACH DUDHSAGAR FALLS (www.swr.indianrailways.gov.in)
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Aug 03 2015 (8:07PM)
Station Tag: Castle Rock/CLR added by knkprasad956*/287013

Posted by: knkprasad956*^~  518 news posts
PressNote No. 112 dated01-08-2015
SWR APPEALS TO DUDHSAGAR WATERFALLS TOURISTS REGARDING UNSAFE & PROHIBITED TO REACH DUDHSAGAR FALLSBYRAILWAY MEANS
The Dudhsagar Railway Station situated near Castle Rock Station comes under the Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka State under South Western Railway’s jurisdiction, is not opened for public and the Station is prohibited for common Public for alighting and boarding Trains.It is observed that a large number of people access the Dudhsagar waterfalls by travelling in Goods Train or by Trekking along the Railway Track or by alighting from Express Train with unscheduled stoppage.Recently,
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such unruly crowd resorted to stone pelting, climbing on the Train Engine thereby disrupting the Train services and endangering the safety of other passengers.

The Dudhsagar Station is not having any amenities to cater to Passengers.The Trains are stopping at Dudhsagar station only for Railway technical reasons and not for any passengers.It is highly unsafe for the Public to access Dudhsagar through Railway means.

Hence, SWR is hitherto warned thatTrekking along Railway Track or Trespassing on Railway area and endangering safety of passengers is an offence and violators will be prosecuted under Sections 147, 151, 152 & 153 of Indian Railways Act, 1989.Besides,unlawful entry into Goods Train/Engine/Express Trains(forcibly at non-designatedStations) is also an offence and violators will be prosecuted under Sections 147, 156 & 174 of the Indian Railways Act, 1989.

SWR is requesting the Public to co-operate with the Railways to reach you safely by maintaining the track and tunnels in the Ghat section in a good fettle.
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Aug 02 2015 (07:13)  Dudhsagar tourists warned against using rail track - NATIONAL - The Hindu (www.thehindu.com)
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Aug 02 2015 (7:13AM)
Station Tag: Castle Rock/CLR added by yogeshbk/1297909

Aug 02 2015 (7:13AM)
Station Tag: Dudh Sagar/DDS added by yogeshbk/1297909

Posted by: xxx  201 news posts
The South Western Railway authorities has said that a large number of people access the Dudhsagar Falls by travelling in a goods train, by trekking along the railway track, or by alighting from express train at unscheduled stoppages. The SWR has warned such tourists of punitive action.
In a press release issued here on Saturday, SWR authorities clarified that the Dudhsagar Railway Station, situated near Castle Rock Station of South Western Railway, was not open to the public and alighting and boarding of trains at the station was prohibited.
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incident of unruly crowd resorting to stone pelting, and climbing on the train engine thereby disrupting services and endangering the safety of other passengers, they said in the release.
They also clarified that the Dudhsagar station did not have passenger amenities as trains stopped there only for technical reasons and not to pick up passengers. The release said that it was highly unsafe for the public to access Dudhsagar Falls through the rail route.
The authorities warned that trekking along the railway track or trespassing railway area and endangering the safety of passengers was an offence and violators would be prosecuted.
Unlawful entry into goods trains, engines or express trains was also an offence and violators were punishable, the release said.
The SWR authorities appealed to the public to cooperate with the Railways in ferrying passengers safely by maintaining the track and tunnels in the ghat section.

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Aug 02 2015 (14:47)
vikram.amin   60 blog posts
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SWR should take initiation and make facilities for Dudh sagar station so that a dedicated stop for passengers are made. Its a tourist place and people from Karnataka/Goa
Feb 25 2015 (21:24)  Castlerock railway station has turned darling for movie makers (timesofindia.indiatimes.com)
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Feb 25 2015 (9:24PM)
Station Tag: Castle Rock/CLR added by rdb**/69261

Posted by: rdb*^  128305 news posts
BELAGAVI: Castlerock railway station located amid dense forest of Western Ghats and just 15kms away from famous Doodhsagar waterfalls has become the darling of movie makers since the actor Shah Rukh Khan starrer bollywood blockbuster Chennai Express and Kannada movie 'Maina' released an year ago.
Scenes of the historical railway station and surrounding attractive sites in both movies have made this area popular and caused for increase in the number of travellers, especially adventure lovers. Castlerock is a hamlet with just around 2,000 population located in North-Kannada district. It's located just 75 kms away from Belagavi and within 2kms from Goa border.
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independence, this rail line was the link between British held India and Portuguese held Goa. Said to be that, British government had laid railway tracks up to Londa in Karnataka border. However, on the request of Portuguese, the meter gauge link was extended up to Vasco-da-Gama in Goa around at the ending years of 19th Century. This link was using for transportation of goods.
There was a check-post at the Castlerock railway station where one couldn't cross the border without passport. Said to be that, restriction of passport had relaxed for some years in between but it was again imposed with the Goa Liberation Movement intensified. Despite Castlerock railway station was under British ruled area, it built and managed by the Portuguese government. The roofing of the station has turbulence structure. Roofing structures of Kulem, Sanverdum, Madgaon, Vasco-da-Gama and Mormugao railway stations in Goa are also same which built by the Portuguese. This meter gauge was developed into broad gauge in 1990s.
There are over 800-railway employees serve at Castlerock railway station in different departments like- operating, engineering, signal, inspecting of works (IOW) and electrical. This station is meant for transportation of goods. Manganese and iron ore from Hospeth is transported to Mormugao port. At present around 40 goods trains pass through this station while hardly two or three passenger trains. The number of goods trains have been reduced after imposing ban on lifting iron ore in Ballary district. Speaking to the TOI, station superintendent D Revanasiddappa said there is demand for more passenger trains especially during rainy season, when travelers make rush to see Doodhsagar waterfalls.
In this small hamlet, there is a railway institute, railway English medium convent school, railway health unit etc., for railway employees. According to senior railway manager R K Sinha, rainy season is continued for five months- May to September in this area. These days are very boring, as children can't play out of home besides fungus captures buildings and even cloths due to constant moisture. Leeches are the big problem during raining which the load shedding is common, he said.
Apart from Doodhsagar waterfalls, there are also popular waterfalls in Kuveshi and Aveda, just 6-7kms distance from Castlerock. Train passes through Desur, Khanapur, Gunji, Londa and Tinaye Ghat railway stations to reach Belagavi to Castlerock.
Aug 05 2014 (05:53)  A memorable train journey (www.deccanherald.com)
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Aug 05 2014 (5:53AM)
Station Tag: Kulem/QLM added by rdb**/69261

Aug 05 2014 (5:53AM)
Station Tag: Castle Rock/CLR added by rdb**/69261

Posted by: rdb*^  128305 news posts
Manjunath Hegde Bomnalli describes a scenic train journey in a difficult terrain between Castle Rock in Karnataka and Kulem in Goa.
Tourists heading towards the famous Dudhsagar Waterfalls in Goa or passengers moving farther by train cannot escape from the magic of the journey in Braganza Ghat between Castle Rock railway station in Karnataka and Kulem railway station in Goa.In addition to the gigantic waterfalls, trains moving slowly with the support of multiple engines on the tracks laid right across the dense forests and rocky mountains of the Western Ghats also entrance them.Watching trains moving in front of Dudhsagar Waterfalls has been a rare and cherished moment for many tourists, and a few films have also popularised this spot. But, unlike the
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journey in plain areas, more than one engine with automatic emergency braking system make trains moving in this ghat section more special, and train operations in Braganza Ghat section is a matter of pride for the railway officials also.
While Castle Rock is situated at an altitude of around 588 m, Kulem is at 75 m. The 26 km-long railway track between these two places moves through the hilly region housing numerous tunnels, curves and bridges.
Though several passenger trains also move on this line, railway officials admit that the focus has been more on freight traffic here since this railway line was developed by the British around 125 years ago, connecting the port with interior parts of the region. This track became a broadgauge line two decades ago.
Ghat section
The South Western Railway (SWR) officials say that the ruling gradient of this ghat section is one in 37. To move a freight train carrying 5,400 tonnes of goods from Kulem to Castle Rock (up the ghat direction), five engines (locos) are used (two in front and three in back). The power of five locos is 20,000 HP in total. For a passenger train, two locos will be in front and one in the rear.
Even in ‘down the ghat direction’ from Castle Rock to Kulem, multiple engines are used for both passenger and goods trains. Running trains in this ghat section is more challenging in the rainy season, they say.
The speed limit for passenger trains including express ones is 40 km per hour, while it is 30 km per hour for goods trains. Chennai-Vasco-da-gama Express, Vasco-da-gama-Nizamuddin Express, and Howrah-Vasco-da-gama Express are some of the important passenger trains moving in this ghat section.
The composition of additional locos are attached to the trains either at Castle Rock or at Kulem, in accordance with the direction of their journey. In entire North Karnataka region and Goa, trains with so many additional locos controlling their speed in the ghat section can be seen only between Castle Rock and Kulem.
Though the official passenger stoppage for trains moving in Braganza Ghat section is only at Castle Rock and Kulem, trains stop at Karanzol, Dudhsagar and Sonalium stations en route for operational purposes. This helps the tourists to alight at Dudhsagar station, visit the waterfalls nearby, and come back to catch another train.
Some people also trek along the railway track from Castle Rock to Dudhsagar falls. Many people consider the railway line as an engineering marvel even today.
Visit to this place, either by train or by trek is more exciting in the rainy season, while panoramic view of Western Ghats with mist-covered mountains, heavy rains lashing the area, and rainwater cascading from the rocks at several places make it more special. It is the place where journey itself becomes the destination.
Castle Rock
Though not a big place, Castle Rock village in Uttara Kannada district, situated close to Karnataka-Goa border, has acquired an important place in railway and tourism maps, because of its location in the Western Ghats, proximity to places like Dudhsagar Falls and being an important train link.
It is surrounded by Dandeli-Anshi Tiger Reserve in Uttara Kannada district, Bhimgadh Wildlife Sanctuary in Belgaum district and Bhagawan Mahaveer Sanctuary and Mollem National Park in Goa. Till 1961, the railway station here was an ‘international’ one, as Goa was a Portuguese colony till then.
Even today, constructions of the colonial era can be seen along the railway track from Castle Rock towards Goa.
It is said that the place was named as Castle Rock by the British, and its earlier name was Kalambuli. This village is also known for cane furniture.

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Aug 05 2014 (09:17)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4154 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
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This route is awesome, traveled many times from Hubli in 17311

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Aug 05 2014 (09:29)
Jallikattu Is My Birth Right*   6739 blog posts   1641 correct pred (73% accurate)
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Awesome route. Lucky to have traveled during MG days which was a lot better than BG. Still love the old Madgaon MG Station in the town itself.

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Aug 05 2014 (10:41)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4154 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Current BG station is far from old MG station ?

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Aug 05 2014 (10:49)
Jallikattu Is My Birth Right*   6739 blog posts   1641 correct pred (73% accurate)
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About 1.5 to 2km away from old MG station. There used to be a level crossing and no ROB like now. One thing good about Goa those days hardly any Indian tourists visited the place and it was really peaceful unlike now.

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Aug 05 2014 (11:56)
GOA SK TO VSG~   6221 blog posts   613 correct pred (67% accurate)
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Yeah agree during MG 5 daily trains existed on this route now only 1 daily and 5 weeklies. Main focus is on freight trains here.

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Aug 05 2014 (12:02)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4154 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
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More tourist got attracted after opening KR

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Aug 05 2014 (13:25)
Jallikattu Is My Birth Right*   6739 blog posts   1641 correct pred (73% accurate)
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KR in a way has destroyed Goa. Am sure once the rail line to Srinagar is opened it is going to destroy Kashmir too. These rail lines bring beggars and other unwanted people to these places.

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Aug 05 2014 (14:28)
New MAQ MAS Exp via Has Ypr~   4154 blog posts   309 correct pred (69% accurate)
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There are positive part of it also. Employments, Exploring new routes, Business, Civil contracts, Hotels, etc.

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Aug 05 2014 (17:22)
sachindhaipule   292 blog posts   7 correct pred (88% accurate)
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KR with long tunnels and bridges is a marvel railway with great engineering work

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Aug 05 2014 (18:25)
GOA SK TO VSG~   6221 blog posts   613 correct pred (67% accurate)
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After introducing KR the places on the century old route of Londa Vasco are become prone to neglection by IR, even the MG trains are not restored properly.
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