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71086/Diva-Vasai Road DEMU
     दिवा-वसई रोड डेमू

DIVA/Diva Junction --> BSR/Vasai Road

Updated: May 24 2017 (12:13) by karthik iyer^~
May 24 2017 (12:13)

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Nov 01 2016 (12:03)   71085/Vasai Road - Diva DEMU | KOPR/Kopar (4 PFs)

Warrier is BACK*^~   6075 blog posts   113 correct pred (51% accurate)
Entry# 2043951            Tags   Past Edits
Vasai - Kopar on the BSR-DIVA DEMU | 30th OCT|
after a long span of time, yours truly had an opportunity to travel in the DEMU train. This was my first experience on the DEMU. The last time I travelled, it was running as a DMU.
It was hectic day and i had travelled a lot from Dombivli to Ghatkopar-Andheri-Borivali-Vasai. Soon it was time to head back. nobody in their right senses would have taken the longer route via DDR/DR, hence i opted for the BSR-DIVA DEMU which departs BSR @ 19.15.
We reached the statin quite early, anticipating a huge rush for tickets since it was the D day- meaning DIWALI day. Purchased the tickets and headed to PF 6. PF 7 was already occupied by a BCNA rake towards JNPT with a BL WAG 7. On the side loop was a CONCOR rake headed byb some unknown sheds TIGER FACE.
Soon ST bound Flying Ranee rushed past with its customary WAP 5 link from BRC. At the CCG end, i could spot 3 glowing light and slowly the DEMU creeped into the PF. There was a huge rush, but being a typical Mumbai wala, i could rush in and grab the elusive window seat. There was no action for almost 15 mins and at exact 17.15 the train let out its typical hoot and soon we moved out of the Station. We crossed tracks and took the 75 degree left turn to enter into CR territory and head towards JUCHANDRA, a small and remote village accessible only by the couple of trains that run on the KOPR-BSR route. We crossed some WDM hauled express train at juchandra. and then it went all BLACK. not a single light in the entire train. may be it was due to some electrical failure. But we were picking speed and we were cruising at a lazy 65 kmph till Kaman Rd. This also is another small station.
The run till BIRD was pretty much uneventful. at BIRD we overtook another BCNA freighter hauled by twin WDG`s from UBL. This route is actually part of the DFC or the Dedicated Freight Corridor. It starts at the JNPT port near Panvel and touches the industrial towns of Panvel, Taloja. It intersects CR at Kopar and joins the Mumbai Delhi WR line at BSR and continues all the way till Dadri ICD. This was a single line route untill the early 2000`s and was simultaneously doubled as well as AC fied, making it the earliest AC traction enabled region in CR Mumbai Division. Soon 2 additional stations at Kharbav and Kopar were added on the route.
KOPAR was reached at 20.00 sharp, ensuring that the train kept its time. However lack of lighting in the train proved spoilsport. No pictures were taken. I am rather happy describing my experience in words. Videos and pictures are sometimes inadequate to give a vivid description.
The BSR-DIVA route has lots of nostalgic memories. It was here that rail fanning was born in me. It was here i where i hit the biggest six of my life(we played cricket on the under construction station of KOPAR). It was here where i took my first ever photo and video of train and co-incidentally my first ever post on IRI was made when i was sitting at KOPR station and it has been a long journey since
To the new members, IRI was a lot different in those days. Imaginary trains were unheard of. Blogging quality was at it prime. NO race blogs, no objections. The only sections were poeple could contribute was the PNR forum, Blog and the FAQ. And man!! the quality of posts were awesome. BG, Pradyu, PKV, Vijayaditya, Soumitra, Sayantan Sinha, SV Iyer, Arkya Chatterjee, Anil Garg are some of the names i can remeber. I am sad, i dont see that kind of genuine rail fanning these days. Many of the old members have left. Few like me make rare visits to the site. Perhaps, all of this is a part of evolution. Oh god i miss those trip reports. Sometimes i wish i could go back in time and re wind those moments. But alas! time can move only forwards.

Nov 08 2016 (05:48)
Warrier is BACK*^~   6075 blog posts   113 correct pred (51% accurate)
Re# 2043951-1            Tags   Past Edits
Thank you.....Dinesh Kumar
Rail Fanning
Mar 09 2016 (20:26)   71086/Diva-Vasai Road DEMU | KOPR/Kopar (4 PFs)

karthik iyer^~   2329 blog posts   10252 correct pred (61% accurate)
Entry# 1762096            Tags   Past Edits
DEMU Makes A Sudden Halt After Departure From Kopar.
As 71086 Diva Vasai DEMU Departs From Kopar After Section Clear Signal As Power Car Skips Platform End The DEMU Pilot Applies Brake And Train Comes To An Halt Due To unKnown Reason Later Within 30 Seconds the Train Departs and Train Picks Up Speed. Negotiates a Curve And Heads Towards Next Halt.
General Travel
Feb 08 2016 (19:19)   71086/Diva-Vasai Road DEMU | KOPR/Kopar (4 PFs)

karthik iyer^~   2329 blog posts   10252 correct pred (61% accurate)
Entry# 1733376            Tags   Past Edits
MEMU and DEMU Meet Each other At Kopar.
#69166 Vasai Panvel MEMU wait on Platform 4 the train was made to halt for more than an hour because the train ahead of MEMU Break downed Near Diva meanwhile 71086 Diva Vasai DEMU Enters Platform 3.
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Nov 24 2015 (14:29)   71086/Diva-Vasai Road DEMU | DIVA/Diva Junction (8 PFs) | KYN/WDG-3A/13518

ArkChat921*^~   5974 blog posts   3431 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 1659964            Tags   Past Edits
KYN WDG-3A Push-Pull Passenger runs parallel with WCAM-3 Mumbai Duronto!! An incident never to be seen again!!
Video taken a year ago. Pushed by 13518 KYN WDG- 3A, the Diva (DIVA)- Vasai Road (BSR) Push- Pull Passenger makes a parallel run with a KYN WCAM- 3 hauled 12261 Mumbai C.S.T. (CSTM)- Howrah (HWH) A.C. DURONTO Express.
Earlier, the Passenger used to run
with the diesel locomotive sandwitched between the 8 coaches (4 in each side). But later, the diesel locomotive used to pull the train in one direction, and push in the other (As seen in this video). But w.e.f. December 14, 2014, the train was replaced by a DEMU. The rake of the Passenger had become too old (23 years old), and had to be replaced.
Post AC-fication of the CR line, the DURONTO now runs with a WAP- 4 throughout the journey. Earlier, the DURONTO used to run with a WCAM- 3 from C.S.T. to Igatpuri, and then change locomotive.
So enjoy this unique incident, which will never ever happen again.

Nov 24 2015 (14:42)
Vinay Bharadwaj*^~   4763 blog posts   953 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1659964-1            Tags   Past Edits
Is there any wrong in the map of this train. Will this not take the loop towards Vasai

Nov 24 2015 (19:36)
Break from RF~   2927 blog posts   1269 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1659964-2            Tags   Past Edits
#admins route is wrong, update the train's map as this train will have to go around the loop while approaching Diva from Lower Kopar.

Nov 25 2015 (11:13)
सजन रेडियो बजाईयो जरा*^~   31734 blog posts   70116 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 1659964-4            Tags   Past Edits
Atlas now corrected

Nov 25 2015 (15:44)
Jay Bhavsar   151 blog posts   679 correct pred (96% accurate)
Re# 1659964-7            Tags   Past Edits
this train not touch Datiwali
General Travel
Aug 09 2015 (13:17)   71086/Diva-Vasai Road DEMU | DIVA/Diva Junction (8 PFs)

The Journey matters more than the Destination~   1016 blog posts   44 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 1561020            Tags   Past Edits
The Life-line of Diva Vasai route, the ICF DEMU 71086/Diva Vasai Passenger gets ready for departure.
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