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12691/Chennai - Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam Express
சென்னை சென்ட்ரல் - சத்ய சாய் பிரசாந்தி நிலையம் வாராந்திர அதிவிரைவு ரயில் / చెన్నై శ్రీ సత్యసాయి ప్రశాంతినిలయం ఎక్స్ ప్రెస్     चेन्नई सेंट्रल - सत्य साईं प्रशांति निलयम एक्सप्रेस

MAS/Chennai Central --> SSPN/Sri Sathya Sai Prashanthi Nilayam

Updated: Jan 31 2017 (03:32) by moderator*^~
Jan 31 2017 (03:32)

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Feb 10 2017 (16:56)   12691/Chennai - Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam Express | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

anilks~   2045 blog posts   206 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 2159037            Tags   Past Edits
Train No.12691 Chennai Central – Sathya Sai Prashanthi Nilayam Express, scheduled to leave Chennai Central at 23.30 hrs. on 10.02.2017, has been rescheduled to leave Chennai Central at 00.30 hrs. o­n 11.02.2017(late by 1 hour) due to late running of pairing train.
★  Travelogue
Jan 29 2017 (13:25)   12692/Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam - Chennai Central Express | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs) | RPM/WAP-7/30393

The pride of VM TPJ Main Line goes LHB^~   8915 blog posts   10031 correct pred (85% accurate)
Entry# 2144525            Tags   Past Edits
2 compliments
Great REPORT bro Finishing parallel entry looks nice
MAS-SBC-MAS TRIP (Continued...):
For PART-1:/blog/post/2144306.
Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam - Chennai Central SF Express
Loco: ET WAP4 22883/RPM WAP7 30393
I had taken this train instead of 8 Mail due to the foreseen delayed runs of KK. This is my first journey in this train. This is a relatively obscure choice,atleast as far as I am concerned, between SBC and MAS. I had reached the Majestic station by 21:45 hrs. The scheduled arrival at SBC is 22:13 hrs. But the display showed that the train was running with a delay of 23 mins. And there was no PF allotted yet. Meanwhile, the display boards showed that 8 Mail was scheduled to leave at 01:00 hrs(delay of 2hrs 20 mins, a considerable improvement). There were announcements being made on the rescheduling of Mail. Passengers who had much expectation on Mail, wore a sign of disappointment,drowsiness and anger on their faces. The MAS-SBC SF had arrived onto PF.No.2 led by WAP7 30411. It had Amazon advertisements all over its coaches. The Shatabdi from MAS was expected at 22:30 hrs while the Lalbagh Express was expected to arrive at 22:05 hrs. Hampi Express departed bang on time. UBL-SBC JS arrived on time. The entire station premises was resounding with EMD honking. At sharp 22:05 hrs, Lalbagh arrived with WAP7 honking madly delayed by half an hour.
For a change,Our train was given PF.No.1, the sole property of 8 Mail. Now Shatabdi's arrival time changed to 22:35 hrs. This clearly meant that our train would be delayed even more. 12027 arrived at PF.No.7 with its standard delay of 10 mins at 22:40 hrs. Then the announcement for our train was made as"Your kind attention please! Train No.12692 SSPN-Chennai Superfast Express coming from SSPN is expected to arrive on PF.No.1 at 10:50 PM.". Note that SSPN is announced as "S S P N" and not "Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam". The clocked ticked by. It was at 23:00 hrs(scheduled departure of 12692 from SBC), that a bright beam shone on the rake of MAS-SBC SF. And there it was,our train hurried onto the PF hauled by WCR's red hunk ET WAP4 22883 with twin tone honking. The train was empty. Not a soul was seen inside the train including general coaches. The passengers who wanted to board general coaches of Mail scrambled into these empty coaches of 12692 without any second thought even as the train was pulling in. The train came to a stop with a jerk(CBC effect). My coach was S5 2009 made coach. It is evident that it has undergone POH. I was given a LB(non-track side). Charging points were present.
Now I was wondering which loco will take charge of our train for the SBC-MAS leg. There was 30393 waiting for its duty at PF.No.2 at the BNC end right behind MAS-SBC SF. Usually,as far as I know, 8 Mail's link takes this position. As soon as Mail gets shunted and the shunter decouples from the rake and moves to the siding, the loco will reverse onto PF.No.1 and coupling takes place. But its a fact that 30393 will not haul Mail as Mail has LSA with Lalbagh Express. As expected, 30393 coupled to our train without any movement, jerks or obstacles as it happens usually in CBC rakes. The crew at SBC must be lauded for the same. To put it in a nutshell, the loco which brought me was going to take me back. The Shatabdi was meanwhile shunted in order to receive BWT-SBC Express wjich will continue as MYS Passenger.
At 23:15 hrs, P7 gave a long whining toot and we were off. We clearly the points slowly and accelerated out of the limits of SBC. Led by a RPM WAP7, BWT Express was waiting at SBC outer for us to clear its way. The LPs were in a joyous mood which they expressed through honking. We halted at BNC for about 4 mins. Passengers were expecting LTT-CBE(Kurla) Express which too was delayed. We skipped BNCE and BYPL at MPS. We had a 2 min halt at KJM. There were WDG4 twins(one of them was GY's 12605) and KJM alco twins at KJM. Once again, we touched MPS and arrived at WFD. After a minute halt, we left WFD at 00:00 hrs. WFD-BWT was covered in flat 38 mins.One thing that proved to be a disturbance was the jerks and kicks as a consequence of CBC due to numerous slowdowns and powerful acceleration of P7. It was indeed a nightmare intervening a much required good night's sleep.
As a consequence of one such jolt, I woke up to find that we were accelerating out of AJJ. AJJ-PER was done non-stop without any clearance problem. After a quick halt at PER,P7 accelerated madly only to slow down for the PSR of 30 at VJM. We switched onto tracks towards MAS. We were stopped at BBQ for unknown reasons. As we were waiting for starter,a light TNP alco coming from BZA end went through PF.No.7 into BBQ end. Simultaneously, late running 22644 PNBE-ERS SF led by ED WAP4 22603 entered from the BZA side onto PF.No.6. The entire train had almost crossed the PF limits when we got proceed signal. We witnessed a parallel run or race rather till MAS. P7 quickly accelerated and overtook 22644. 22644 re-overtook us. This went on in an alternate manner. After a series of overtakes and re-overtakes, both the trains simultaneously pulled onto adjacent PFs(5-22644 and 6-12692) at 5:10 hrs. We were early by 5 mins. LGD WAP4s 22213 and 22264 were seen resting after their duties.
Overall, this train got best sectional clearance between SBC and MAS for this. But it can never equal Mail.
Overall rating:
Cleanliness- 10/10.
Comfort-5/10(Needless to say,P7+ CBC rake).
Speed & Punctuality-10/10.

Jan 29 2017 (14:29)
BACK FOR ONE WEEK~   12292 blog posts   41 correct pred (49% accurate)
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1 compliments
Thanks for reading patiently.
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Jan 15 2017 (12:20)   12691/Chennai - Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam Express | YNK/Yelahanka Junction (5 PFs) | ED/WAP-4/22698

amit singh ™ ♥♪ ♫♥*^~   5056 blog posts   3453 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 2127881            Tags   Past Edits
Chennai - SSPN Express Caught In DayLight Foggy Weather.
Video Link: click here
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A Rare Instance - 3.5 hours late running Chennai - SSPN Express Caught In DayLight Foggy Weather in Bangalore.
BNC - BZA Passenger departed after this train, video coming soon.
12691 / Chennai - Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam Express
Loco: 22698 Erode WAP-4
General Travel
Dec 29 2016 (17:50)   12692/Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam - Chennai Central Express

tired f waitng4d PR SCRs train gets LHB rake~   1726 blog posts   34 correct pred (73% accurate)
Entry# 2109551            Tags   Past Edits
How come this be a SF with 49 and 51 as average speeds in its both journeys ?

Dec 29 2016 (17:53)
IR no more Safe^~   18944 blog posts   93970 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2109551-1            Tags   Past Edits
relaxed in SSPN YPR section.
YPR PER 64 kmph avg.
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Dec 29 2016 (17:47)   12691/Chennai - Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam Express | AJJ/WAP-1/22021

WDP4 20065   2528 blog posts   58 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 2109547            Tags   Past Edits
WAP 1 hauls MAS SSPN SUPERFAST EXPRESS - Indian Railways
WAP 1 from Electric Loco Shed, Arakkonam Powers 2 hours Late Running 12691 / Chennai Central Sri Sathya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam Express bound to Sri Sathya Sai Prasanthi Nilayam.
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Nov 17 2016 (05:42)   12691/Chennai - Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam Express | ED/WAP-4

Udyan Express under electric traction^~   768 blog posts   50 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 2062603            Tags   Past Edits
MAS SSPN Prashanth Express departing from YNK
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Sep 30 2016 (23:06)   12691/Chennai - Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam Express

Prancing Deer ED   129 blog posts   57 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 2007467            Tags   Past Edits
Does this train stop twice at BNC? How is the shown route via YPR? Its not possible for a train to go from BNC side to YPR side at SBC right?

Sep 30 2016 (23:31)
SCR Godavari Express~   2353 blog posts   11 correct pred (92% accurate)
Re# 2007467-1            Tags   Past Edits
It goes to SBC via BNC...and then gets reversed at SBC and proceeds towards YPR via Malleswaram station.

Oct 01 2016 (05:58)
deepakyerr~   786 blog posts
Re# 2007467-2            Tags   Past Edits
SBC station is not like BZA having cross connection between all platforms. The train which cones from BNC side can proceed to Mysore only and return back to BNC. The lines get separted right in the stations for yesvantpur and BNC of 1-6 are towards BNC 7-10 are towards YPR.

Oct 05 2016 (23:27)
Prancing Deer ED   129 blog posts   57 correct pred (68% accurate)
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This train cannot go via YPR, admins please update! It would have two halts at BNC.

Oct 05 2016 (23:27)
Prancing Deer ED   129 blog posts   57 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2007467-4            Tags   Past Edits
1-7 towarda BNC and 8-10 via YPR
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Oct 02 2016 (00:24)   12691/Chennai - Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam Express | YNK/Yelahanka Junction (5 PFs)

kcsandeep421   17 blog posts
Entry# 2008451            Tags   Past Edits
an hour delayed erode wap 4 hauled chennai central- satya sai prashanti nilayam SF express came into halt for crossing with bidar yeshwantpur express at yelahanka junction...............
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Sep 02 2016 (23:51)
Aap Aaye Bahar Aayi*^~   5864 blog posts   11670 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1977921-1            Tags   Past Edits
at VLK/Villivakkam: 13m late
bahut jyada bhid hain.

Sep 03 2016 (00:10)
Atharva^~   31380 blog posts   2455 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1977921-2            Tags   Past Edits
Happy journey...

Sep 03 2016 (00:11)
Aap Aaye Bahar Aayi*^~   5864 blog posts   11670 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1977921-3            Tags   Past Edits
at TRL/Tiruvallur: 6m late
★★  General Travel
Jul 18 2016 (14:31)   12691/Chennai - Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam Express | MKL/Makalidurga (1 PFs) | ED/WAP-4/22782

Santhosh Kumar N~   81 blog posts
Entry# 1933355            Tags   Past Edits
The first commercial run of AC loco on the YNK DMM line.
ED 22782 is the loco and MAS SSPN Exp is the train.
Youtube link : click here

Jul 18 2016 (14:42)
SGNR HS Inaugural 27 Feb^~   78815 blog posts   5089 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1933355-1            Tags   Past Edits
Yeah on inaugural eloco run it got
22792 from Mas - Sbc
And 22782 from SBC - Sspn
As Informed by railfan ..

Jul 18 2016 (15:15)
knkprasad956*^~   2136 blog posts
Re# 1933355-2            Tags   Past Edits
Great news.Thanks
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