Jan 30 2017 (13:11) Station Tag: Santragachi Junction/SRC added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (13:11) Station Tag: Jhargram/JGM added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (13:11) Station Tag: Tatanagar Junction/TATA added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (13:11) Station Tag: Posoita/PST added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (13:11) Station Tag: Rourkela Junction/ROU added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (13:11) Station Tag: Bilaspur Junction/BSP added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (13:11) Station Tag: Nagpur Junction/NGP added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (13:11) Station Tag: Bhusaval Junction/BSL added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (13:11) Station Tag: Igatpuri/IGP added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (13:11) Station Tag: Kalyan Junction/KYN added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
Jan 30 2017 (13:11) Station Tag: Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus/CSTM added by Bengal Nagpur Railway™~/85017
May 15 2016 (12:28PM) Blog Category Changed: Travelogue by moderator*^~/12
Hi friends, here is an trip report. DOJ : 30-Mar-14 (Sunday) from CSTM to SRC. Started from home (PNVL) in 08:40Hrs local to CSTM, reached plaftorm no : 18, to where rakes of 12869 HOWRAH SUP EXP were brought around 10:35 Hrs... more...
by WDS-6 CLA (pic 01). Found my old coach S-2 at nearly rear end, with seat numbers : 33 & 36 (both LBs) With a slow jerk train departed at 11:10Hrs from CSTM and saw PRAGATI EXPRESS bound to Mumbai CST near Masjid station (pic 02), it was nice run till Dadar where we halted for just 2 mins. After that it was customary halt at Thane for 2-3 mins some local suburban people climbed our coach, on enquiry found they were to travel till Kalyan, Thanks to our Central Railway's Sunday Mega blocks as locals trains weren't running properly. We crossed Parsik tunnel (pic 03), reached Kalyan to see some unknown Express train behind WAM-4 ET (pic 04), departed Kalyan after LTT GKP SANT KABIRDHAM EXP which was WAP-7 AJNI hauled was let to go and we halted for 10 mins, to find out that there was some signaling work going on near Shahad station where we were halted for good 15 mins, then again near Titwala for 10 mins, after that reached Kasara to attachment of bankers to ur train at around 14:20Hrs (pic 05) We proceeded to Thal Ghat with 2 WAG-7 KYN as bankers at the rear end (pic 06) Saw HWH MUMBAI MAIL (VIA ALD) with a WCAM-3 KYN (pic 07) reached Igatpuri (08) after traversing through scenic Western ghats admist summer heat nearly 1 Hr late, here we were attached to a friend whom came a long way to take us on vacation and that was none other than our good'ol WAP-4 SRC in mediocre red and cream color, we left Igatpuri and cruized through Igatpuri AC locoshed (pic 09) After that I felt dizzyness and went to sleep to wake up near Hirapur near about Chalisgaon (pic 10) At Maheji we overtook a LHB coached train and after watching the loco of it discovered that it was that same SANT KABIRDHAM EXP we found in Kalyan, we whizzed past Jalgaon, to reach Bhusaval 01:05 Hrs late at 19:05 Hrs (pic11) and some 5 mins after SANT KABIRDHAM EXP arrived besides our platform (pic12), after a brief halt of 10 mins we departed from Bhusaval and proceeded towards it's next halt at Akola, but before that at Bodwad found it's another lazy cousin from South Eastern Railways that is our own 18030 SHM LTT EXPRESS err sorry it's "Passenger Service" with waist mounted headlights WAP-4 HWH. Just some fractions later HWH MUMBAI MAIL (VIA NGP) crawled with WAP-4 SRC roofmounted headlight, after that had dinner and went to sleep to wake up after mid night around 00:45Hrs at Nagpur, enquired from pantry guys that it reached Nagpur around 00:30Hrs. Here I took can full of "Sheetal Jal" (cold water) and took out my cell phone charger as at that time there was no other public was wake apart me to charge the cell phone (pic13), in meantime heard announcement for Chattisgarh Exp to arrive at station, clock struck 01:35Hrs and felt a movement. Here after woke to see the sunrise of next day at Belha, Chattisgarh (pic14) At Bilaspur found Udaipur bound train from Shalimar being hauled by offlink WAG-7 AJNI tigerstrips (pic15), it's coaches seamed new and clean (pic16), left Bilaspur 10 mins late. Crossed river Sheonath (pic17) and next halt in Odisha at Jharsuguda and then at Rourkela (pic18 & 19) At Rourkela bought some Ghooghee (Bengali type Chole Bhature) and started to have my lunch while we were crossing Sraonda forest range (pic 20 & 21) There after arrived at Chakradhapur where took some snaps including my self snap! (pic 22 & 23) After that Tatanagar came at around 15:15Hrs where spotted a lone WAM-4 TATA and another WAM-4 TATA ready to haul another unknown train towards Chakradharpur (pic 24 & 25) Left Tatanagar after 5 mins of halt, there after we were cruizing through open fields (pic 26) whizzed past Jhargram to find Mumbai bound GITANJALI EXPRESS with WAP-4 SRC (pic 27 & pic28) At Sardiha (The infamous place where Janeshwari Super Delx accident took place) crossed an EMU (pic 29) Then came the Jnaneshwari Express accident site with it's mangled coaches remains staring at me! (pic30 & pic 31) Nimpura freight yard was crossed around 16:45Hrs (pic 32) to reach Kharagpur at 17:10 (pic 33) after that I was unable to take pics as my hands were all in mess due to eating of Aloo chops & Samosas (Aloo pakoras) as pantry guy was selling them at half price! Thanks to him my tummy was full with a loud burp! It was wonderful feeling as train was well tearing the track at about 90KMPH till Panskura (pic 34) till contined till Kolaghat, where after it was limited to meagre 50KMPH run till Santragachi at 19:10Hrs, were I alighted and came to down direction after traversing through ROB to find rakes of Mumbai bound JNANESHWARI DELX stationed which will be taken to Howrah for tonight's service (pic 35 & 36) In meantime Puri bound JAGANNATH EXP past us at 19:30Hrs behind WAP-4 SRC. My Amta bound EMU arrived at 19:40Hrs and thus the end of a wonderful journey.
Jan 20 2017 (15:51) Train Tag: Howrah - Mumbai CST Weekly SF Express/12870 added by In support of Jallikattu🐃^~/1270085
Jan 20 2017 (15:51) Train Tag: Coromandel Express/12841 added by In support of Jallikattu🐃^~/1270085
Jan 20 2017 (15:51) Train Tag: Howrah - Puri Shatabdi Express/12277 added by In support of Jallikattu🐃^~/1270085
__/\__Welcome to Indian Railway__/\__ __/\__भारतीय रेल में आपका स्वागत __/\__ Howrah - Yesvantpur Humsafar Inaugural Special ¤¤¤¤¤ हावड़ा - यशवंतपुर हमसफ़र उद्घाटन स्पेशल ¤¤¤¤¤¤ Join the Race Blog at sharp 15:00 Hours ... more...
It happens all the time,I posted a pic where it arrived ngp at 00:25,and stood on pf 5 for 1.5 hrs. I've noticed during night time most Raipur bound trains arrive before due to extra timing and fast passenger traffic. This slot trains along with pune hatia exp,Samta,chattisgarh exp,all of them comes 20-30 before.good thing is that traffic is less during the night time at ngp station.