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12839/Howrah - Chennai Mail (PT)
হাওড়া - চেন্নাই মেল     हावड़ा - चेन्नई मेल

HWH/Howrah Junction --> MAS/Chennai Central

Updated: Oct 03 2016 (22:09) by brandonbuffard^~
Oct 03 2016 (22:09)

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Meals on wheels
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Speed/Punctuality
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Jun 06 2014 (12:23)   12839/Howrah - Chennai Mail (PT)

sandy96.cool   11 blog posts   4 correct pred (57% accurate)
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Uniquely coromandel(RSA) and mail runs faster eventhough mail has several halts..mail's run may be late in small stops but it runs faster to cover the lost time in major halts like vijayawada,visakhapatnam,bhubaneshwar and HWH..It can cover even its lost time of 2 hours between vijayawada-Visakhaptnam line.

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Jun 08 2014 (23:10)
१२५५९ शिवगंगा सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस १२५६०*^~   7511 blog posts   4542 correct pred (80% accurate)
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it has slack of nearly 2 hrs between vskp to mas
Bread omelette Rs 45 ,2 slices of Bread and one omelette with sauce

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Jan 22 2016 (16:30)
Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54641 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Referring to Breakfast I suppose

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Jan 22 2016 (17:50)
१२५५९ शिवगंगा सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस १२५६०*^~   7511 blog posts   4542 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Yes sir,for veg people it was veg cutlet,MOW is charging more only

Jan 22 2016 (20:37)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30224 blog posts   98197 correct pred (71% accurate)
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Yes, overcharging is common. We must insist on food charges as prescribed by Railways only.
Catering is done by Meals on Wheels you can have Noodles,veg meals,egg/chicken biryani,fish fry, chicken curry-chappati ,egg curry chappati
egg biryani-Rs 100
Paratha/Roti/puri-chicken curry -Rs150
samosa/aloo banda Rs10 each
Local vendors use to sell cashew
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when train crosses coastal Andhra
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Food/Catering
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Jun 06 2014 (12:25)   12839/Howrah - Chennai Mail (PT)

sandy96.cool   11 blog posts   4 correct pred (57% accurate)
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Food prices are a bit high but good food is offered in all the reserved classes.
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Toilet/Water/Cleanliness
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Jun 06 2014 (12:18)   12839/Howrah - Chennai Mail (PT)

sandy96.cool   11 blog posts   4 correct pred (57% accurate)
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This train's sleeper classes are now maintained well and overcrowding has been stopped after the bomb blast in MAS.But toilet are not maintained well in SL.Water availability is also low.
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General
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Jul 05 2015 (16:35)   12839/Howrah - Chennai Mail (PT)

IR LACKS IN MANAGER~   946 blog posts   293 correct pred (80% accurate)
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This is a nice train from HWH-MAS if you are trying to take ticket in 12841 and not getting CNF ticket then you can check on this and this train will provide you CNF/RAC accommodation. 12839/40 runs in a very tight schedule if you compare with 12841 with 12839 then 12839 takes only 01:40Hrs more than 12841 in-spite of having numerous halts. But these two have one thing in common and that is Coromandal/Madras Mail will never disappoints you in terms of punctuality and speed.
If you have got accommodation in AC class then it's very fine for you as AC classes are very neat and tidy but if you go over SL class then there's a little bit of disappointment as
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SL's are not so good though this train has OBHS (On Board House Keeping) and they never do there work nicely. SL classes runs in high WL through out the year so it will be little bit crowded. I have never taken food items from PC so no comments but you can have food items from VSKP/BZA/BBS and they serves good food items. 12839 has CBC rake so safety is good and you will feel jerks very often.
All the coaches are 2006/2008 made so you will not find 3 pin socket easily, sockets are available on either end of the coaches(near vestibule upside).
I would like write about the comparison of 12839/40 and 12841/42(Only of running time).
12839 HWH-MAS
Time taken 28:05 hrs
Time for total stoppages 01:56hrs
Avg speed = 59.18KMPH
12840 MAS-HWH
Time taken 28:30hrs
Time for total stoppages 01:59hrs
Avg speed=58.32KMPH
12841 HWH-MAS
Time taken 26:25hrs
Time for total stoppages 01:26hrs
Avg speed=62.91 KMPH
12842 MAS-HWH
Time taken 27:05hrs
Time for total stoppages 01:19hrs
Avg speed=61.36 KMPH.
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Phone Charging/Outlets
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Aug 01 2015 (09:41)   12840/Chennai - Howrah Mail (PT)

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In 2AC: 1 outlet is Available in each bay.
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Aug 01 2015 (09:40)   12840/Chennai - Howrah Mail (PT)

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In 2 AC:
On-board cleaning staff is available.
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Food/Catering
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Aug 01 2015 (09:39)   12840/Chennai - Howrah Mail (PT)

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Hot, delicious, excellent food. Though, food cost is little bit high.
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