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12657/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail
சென்னை - கே.எஸ்.ஆர் பெங்களுரு சிட்டி மெயில் /ಚೆನೈ ಸೆಂಟ್ರಲ್ - ಕ್ರಾ ಸಂ ರಾ ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು ಮೇಲ್     चेन्नई सेंट्रल - क्रा सं रा बेंगलुरु मेल

MAS/Chennai Central --> SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)

Updated: Sep 30 2016 (10:24) by system
Sep 30 2016 (10:24)

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Yesterday (20:31)   12657/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2771 blog posts   271 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2180352            Tags   Past Edits
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Great narration.. Indeed a lovely trip report.
My expectations from 12657 over the last 1 year have been very limited thanks to the presence of various TSRs in MAS-SBC sector and this Sunday was no different. It was not really a planned journey as we (read my better half and I) had to make a sudden trip to Chennai for a personal work and return back in a day. Like always, I had booked the onward journey in 12658 for Saturday night and in a rare occasion booked in 3AC in the Tatkal quota for Sunday night journey. I usually prefer SL for both 12658 and 12657 and this was one of the rarest of cases where I had to book in 3A.
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Sunday nights and this time around, we preferred to take the MRTS route from MTMY to MAS instead of the usual bus route but the train was crowded unusually. We managed to reach MAS at 22:40 thanks to the numerous TSRs from MTMY to Park Town. The number of TSRs in MAS division is at an all-time high and even the MRTS route is also not spared from them. Like on most nights, 12657 was allotted PF5 and as we entered the Platform, Yercaud’s last coach was seen exiting PF6. I was visible upset seeing a WAP4 hauling my previous night’s journey in 12658 and my wife did not want to see the same upset face this night as well. We quickly checked out the loco and my eyes lit up seeing the white stallion 30358 from the Royapuram Loco Shed. Kovai had just arrived on the adjacent platform with marginal delay with another WAP7 while 30426 WAP7 was roaming light on PF3 after hauling Brindavan. Howrah Mail was on Pf8 with yet another P7-30420 so literally it was P7 mania during that hour at MAS as even the just arrived Korba-TVC exp was hauled by a WAP7.
B2 coach was super clean thanks to the supreme maintenance standards set by SBC division and we quickly settled into our SLB and SUB berths 5 minutes before departure. Since 12657 undergoes Platform attention instead of Sec. Maintenance, as soon as the rake is shunted to Platform, Watering + Toilet cleaning is done and same had taken place this time as well. Since I literally take 12657/58, for all my MAS-SBC journeys, I sort of knew most of the LPs by face and moment I saw this particular LP I was confident we’ll have a fairly decent run this time despite the numerous TSRs.
We were given starter at 23:12 itself and departed bang on time. After the TSR at Korattur, Avadi was said good-bye by 23:40 and I was confident enough, we’ll arrive AJJ with only around 15 mins delay. It was a pleasant sight to witness TRL dispatched at MPS of 100+ as we were allotted the fast line post TRL although we had to move to the slow line post TO. Moment we crossed TRL at 23:55, I was sure Yercaud will have to wait for us longer at Walajah for the overtake instead of the usual Valathoor looping.
As expected Yercaud was overtook at Walajah and P7 showed no mercy and breaks were applied only at KPD outer after AJJ. HTE-BNC and late running Kerala had exited KPD only 10-20 mins back and I was sure HTE – BNC will block us the path after BWT.
In one of the best runs in the last 1 year, my Mail arrived JTJ 5 minutes BT and even better BWT 5 minutes BT. This is a record run simply because of the fact that, this train had a simply outstanding history of arriving BT at most stations en-route and the umpteen number of TSRs over the last 1 year or so had completely spoiled so many trains’ performance. By the time we reached BWT, we had almost caught up with HTE – BNC as the gap was hardly 20kms. This had affected the performance in the home run as we were given last minute clearance both at KJM and BYPL and had stopped at BNCE home for 2 minutes. By the time, we entered BNC platform, huge number of crowd were seen exiting HTE – BNC on PF1A indicating we had almost caught up with the SER based train although the gap was quite big at KPD.
Thanks to the Uber and Ola strike, we struggled to get a cab at BNC and finally managed to get hold of a cab to reach home. It was a proud moment for me to witness the fantastic run between MAS and KJM considering the numerous disappointments in the last twelve months.
Thanks for reading!
PS: I am usually very critical of SBC division for its operational mismanagement and corruption but can happily take my hats off for their maintenance of trains. You give them an untidy rake and they will return it to you back in few hours spick and span.

  
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Yesterday (21:24)
RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11217 blog posts   2561 correct pred (84% accurate)
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You know what the best part of this report is? Every single line penned comes out of a long history of your association with 2657/58. Someone who doesn't know the most intricate details of this train, someone who doesn't love this train above all, someone who isn't a true railfan to begin with CANNOT write this report. Before someone calls himself the biggest fan of XYZ train, he should, IMO, judge if his relationship with XYZ is even comparable to what Raghu has with 2657/58. If it is, he may go ahead.

  
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Yesterday (21:40)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2771 blog posts   271 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2180352-2            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks Zahaib. Writing a trip report after ages so I appreciate any feedback.
  
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Oct 07 2016 (13:36)   11027/Mumbai CST - Chennai Central Mail (PT) | CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs)

अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~   585 blog posts   15 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 2014850            Tags   Past Edits
Rate your favourite MAIL. Which of the following you think, is BETTER has a fair/best speed, punctuality, cleanliness, coach condition, ticket availability, catering facilities despite their long journeys. And which zone you feel is better in management of these trains??
11027/8 Mumbai CST - Chennai Mail (CR)0%0
12137/8 Punjab Mail (CR)12%23
12311/2 Kalka Mail (ER)5%9
12321/2 Howrah - Mumbai CST Mail (via Chheoki) (ER)3%5
12343/4 Darjeeling Mail (ER)10%20
13005/6 Howrah - Amritsar (Punjab) Mail (ER)1%2
11123/4 Barauni - Gwalior Mail (NCR)3%5
12229/30 Lucknow Mail (NR)15%29
14033/4 Jammu Mail (NR)1%2
14055/6 Brahmaputra Mail (NR)2%3
12809/10 Mumbai CST - Howrah Mail (Via Nagpur) (SER)5%10
12839/40 Howrah - Chennai Mail (SER)3%6
12601/2 Chennai - Mangaluru Mail (SR)2%3
12623/4 Chennai Thiruvananthapuram Mail (SR)5%9
16101/2 Boat Mail/Rameswaram Express (SR)1%2
12657/8 Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail (SWR)11%22
22945/6 Saurashtra Mail (WR)1%1
12901/2 Gujarat Mail (WR)2%4
12903/4 Golden Temple Mail (WR)21%40

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Nov 30 2016 (23:33)
E®12367 Vikramshila Express 12368E®~   924 blog posts   57 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 2014850-89            Tags   Past Edits
Kalka Mail ka ye trainboard 90's me dikhta tha.

  
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Jan 27 2017 (11:01)
E®12367 Vikramshila Express 12368E®~   924 blog posts   57 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 2014850-91            Tags   Past Edits
One Special Fact, ER Has Largest number of Mail Trains. 4.

  
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Feb 08 2017 (18:31)
swamiye saranam ayyappa~   1096 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 2014850-92            Tags   Past Edits
chennai has more mumbai mail,howrah mail,trivandrum mail,bangalore mail,boat mail,mangalore mail

  
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Feb 08 2017 (21:18)
E®12367 Vikramshila Express 12368E®~   924 blog posts   57 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 2014850-93            Tags   Past Edits
Maine bataya hai zone ke mamle se. Not Station.

  
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Feb 08 2017 (22:25)
swamiye saranam ayyappa~   1096 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
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yeah accepted apologize sorry bro
  
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Sep 25 2016 (17:19)   11006/Chalukya Express | PDY/Puducherry (Pondicherry) (3 PFs) | RPM/WAP-4/22808
 

LHB for TN Express~   927 blog posts   181 correct pred (72% accurate)
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The Luxury Tourist train GOLDEN CHARIOT gives darshan during a quick trip down to Puducherry.
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Feb 16 2017 (09:44)   12658/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central Mail (PT) | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8842 blog posts   22077 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2166378            Tags   Past Edits
Due to late arrival of pairing train ( 12628 - KK Express ) Train No. : 12658 SBC - MAS Chennai Mail scheduled to depart at 2240 Hrs on 16.02.17, has been rescheduled to depart at 0500 Hrs on 17.02.17

1 posts - Thu Feb 16, 2017

  
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Feb 16 2017 (16:58)
Venkat వెంకట్   2299 blog posts
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I think all trains. Even Konatrk got late
7. DAUND JN(DD) 1 20:35 20:40 20:40 5 min 20:50 10 min
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8. SOLAPUR JN(SUR) 2 00:15 00:25 04:28 4:13 hrs 04:38 4:13 hrs
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Feb 16 2017 (16:58)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8842 blog posts   22077 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2166378-3            Tags   Past Edits
Reason?

  
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Feb 16 2017 (19:27)
8 Mail 8 Shatabdi   233 blog posts   48 correct pred (72% accurate)
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Well, reason, I have no idea. But what I meant to tell was, until Kurduwadi, just 2hr delay, which wouldn't have affected today's 12658. B/w kurduwadi and Solapur, delay increased from 2 hr to 4:30 hrs, which has affected 12658 dep

  
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Feb 16 2017 (19:28)
8 Mail 8 Shatabdi   233 blog posts   48 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2166378-5            Tags   Past Edits
Any idea if many trains got delayed in that sector or only 12628?

  
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Feb 16 2017 (19:33)
Shirdi Superfast Express*^   2238 blog posts   949 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Today morning 11042 also got delayed heavily.. some track problems I think.
  
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Feb 05 2017 (11:24)   12658/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central Mail (PT) | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8842 blog posts   22077 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2152182            Tags   Past Edits
Due to late arrival of pairing train ( 12628 - KK Express ), Train No.: 12658 SBC - MAS Chennai Mail, scheduled to depart at 2240 Hrs on 05.02.17, has been rescheduled to depart at 0500 Hrs on 06.02.17

  
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Feb 05 2017 (11:24)
The pride of VM TPJ Main Line goes LHB^~   8916 blog posts   10049 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2152182-1            Tags   Past Edits
Not again! :(

  
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Feb 05 2017 (11:38)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8842 blog posts   22077 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2152182-2            Tags   Past Edits
My tkt is on 7th instant, need to keep track of today's departure

  
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Feb 05 2017 (23:30)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8842 blog posts   22077 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Current avbl status SL 300 avbl; 1A 11 avbl forb today

  
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Feb 07 2017 (09:16)
vivekr9191   46 blog posts
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KK is running almost 5 hrs late . :(

  
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Feb 07 2017 (10:17)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8842 blog posts   22077 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Just checked, KK expected at around 1630 hours and mail Today departing at 2355
  
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Feb 13 2017 (06:11)   12658/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central Mail (PT) | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8842 blog posts   22077 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2162180            Tags   Past Edits
12658, sleep killer, departed at 2340 Hrs yesterday ( 12.02.17 ) from SBC, late by 60 minutes & reached MAS @ 0450 Hrs today ( 13.02.17 ) 5 Hrs & 10 minutes, almost ran like SHTB

  
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Feb 13 2017 (20:39)
8 Mail 8 Shatabdi   233 blog posts   48 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2162180-1            Tags   Past Edits
I think, now a days, both Shatabdis are taking more than 5 hrs 10 min, hence this actually ran faster than the Shatabdis (comparing with recent performances of 12008 and 12028)

  
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Feb 13 2017 (23:28)
जब जागो तभी सवेरा~   7816 blog posts   118 correct pred (74% accurate)
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Mps of both train is 110 I think...so shatabdi is not special here
  
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Feb 13 2017 (18:42)   12658/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central Mail (PT) | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8842 blog posts   22077 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2163149            Tags   Past Edits
Atlast sleep killer is departing on time today

  
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Feb 13 2017 (18:45)
SGNR HS Inaugural 27 Feb^~   78858 blog posts   5089 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2163149-1            Tags   Past Edits
almost after 2 month ontime departure .. haha..

  
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Feb 13 2017 (18:52)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8842 blog posts   22077 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Seems fog season getting over at NDLS, tomorrow also KK arrive on time at SBC

  
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Feb 13 2017 (18:59)
SGNR HS Inaugural 27 Feb^~   78858 blog posts   5089 correct pred (78% accurate)
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right....... no fog these days...

  
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Feb 13 2017 (20:39)
8 Mail 8 Shatabdi   233 blog posts   48 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2163149-4            Tags   Past Edits
Think its time to change RSA for KK exp...
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Feb 09 2017 (19:25)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8842 blog posts   22077 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Confirmed with LB

  
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Feb 09 2017 (22:39)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8842 blog posts   22077 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2122672-9            Tags   Past Edits
at MAS/Chennai Central
Train is on PF 5; inspection car is attached after loco (SR)

  
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Feb 09 2017 (23:05)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8842 blog posts   22077 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2122672-10            Tags   Past Edits
Today mail with 25 coaches including PC

  
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Feb 10 2017 (11:33)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8842 blog posts   22077 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Sorry for delayed update, train departed on time. Waited till TTE, just showed ID card, after checking, arranged bed & lied down, seems I slept immediately, didn't now anything got up when d train was slowing down, checked for station, it was BNC & d time was 0430, after about 2 - 3 minutes of halt, it started & stopped at SBC Outer for about 15 minutes & reached SBC on PF 3 ag 0500 hrs
Came out crossed d road had tea & waited for my bus. Left 2 or 3 buses as it was too early to reach home
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was PF 1 & MAS ICE on 2

  
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Feb 10 2017 (12:13)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8842 blog posts   22077 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Who will travel in inspection car / coach. What does she / he inspects?
  
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Feb 09 2017 (19:41)   12658/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central Mail (PT) | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8842 blog posts   22077 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2157580            Tags   Past Edits
Due to late arrival of pairing train ( 12628 ), Train No.: 12658 SBC - MAS Chennai Mail scheduled to depart at 2240 Hrs on 09.02.17, has been rescheduled to depart at 0500 Hrs on 10.02.17
Ridiculous SWR is in no mood to arrange for spare rake. Night Mail has become day mail
  
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Feb 08 2017 (11:39)   12658/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central Mail (PT) | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8842 blog posts   22077 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2155795            Tags   Past Edits
Due to late arrival of pairing train ( 12628 - KK Express ) Train No.: 12658 SBC - MAS Chennai Mail scheduled to depart at 2240 Hrs on 08.02.17, has been rescheduled to depart at 2330 Hrs same day ( it might get further delayed; yesterday's train departed today @ 0030 Hrs )

  
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Feb 08 2017 (11:42)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8842 blog posts   22077 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Got SMS about rescheduling, though I'm not traveling today

  
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Feb 08 2017 (20:59)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8842 blog posts   22077 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2155795-2            Tags   Past Edits
Today's mail might get rescheduled further as its pairing train ( KK express ) reached SBC by 2020 hrs
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