A feasibility study should be undertaken to see the possibility of connecting nilambur road to mysore via meppadi kaleptta sulthan bathery gundulpet. That will be very scenic plus connect the hot spot tourist destination of wayanad
Its dense forest n national reserve. They shut down the highway at night to preserve wild life, trains may not be a good idea, unless ofcourse we can afford an underground or overhead run of hundreds of km which is totally out of question.
Freight wagons usually have a maximum CC ( Carrying capacity). Earlier, the max axle load for the freight wagons was around 20.3 tons. At that time, CC + 2 was the maximum capacity to which freight wagons could be loaded i.e., each freight wagon can be loaded to 2 tons more than the carrying capacity. Over time, IR has increased the limits to which wagons can be loaded, by allowing higher axle loads on the route. By allowing the increase to 22.8 tons of axle load, it was possible to have CC + 8 + 2T or CC + 6 + 2T loading for freight wagons ( 10 or 8 tons more loading than the carrying capacity). CC+6+2T is usually seen with Coal wagons. So this board indicates that the speed limit is 60 kmph, for trains with this axle load.
that speed limit exists only for those freighters who carry 8 tonnes more than their carrying capacity. the extra weight corresponds to extra axle load, which this track probably doesn't handle at higher speed.
I've seen it on BOXN as well as BCNA rakes (I never observed the exact wagon type though), mainly with coal rakes at kakinada port (COA). And RDSO's reports also mention BOXN rakes specifically for both +8 and +6 type wagons. Since it is just a modification of the suspension, I guess the basic BOXN wagons have also been updated to this spec.
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Trains 16306 (Kannur - Ernakulam Intercity Express) and 56363 (Nilambur-Ernakulam Passenger) are partitialy abandoned between thrissur and Aluva Station due to the works undergoing (Kurumali river level crossing underpass ) in between iriganlakkuda and puthukkad station on 19th April and 21st April 2015