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Blog Posts by LHB for TN Express~
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Departure: Sat Aug 05 2017 @ 06:30
12608/Lalbagh Express
Trip# 113831    Traveller: LHB for TN Express~    Linked PNR Entry# 2370148
Class: 2nd Sitting - 2S
From: SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore)
To: MAS/Chennai Central
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65 posts - Sat Aug 05, 2017 - are hidden. Click to open.

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Aug 06 2017 (11:00)
LHB for TN Express~   1093 blog posts   183 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2370148-68            Tags   Past Edits
yes, at Ambur!

Aug 06 2017 (11:01)
LHB for TN Express~   1093 blog posts   183 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2370148-69            Tags   Past Edits
This is usual morning delay! 10- 15mins is on avg expected for it, since it arrives in the rush hour! Didn't notice the pf though, it wasn't even announced when we left

Aug 06 2017 (12:21)
Finish Tpjkik electrification soon~   590 blog posts   116 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2370148-70            Tags   Past Edits
No problem!!

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Aug 06 2017 (15:13)
LHB for TN Express~   1093 blog posts   183 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2370148-72            Tags   Past Edits
GPS recordings are not always reliable, there is always scope for error! We were doing good speed! 70mins for 84 kms!

Aug 06 2017 (15:20)
Finish Tpjkik electrification soon~   590 blog posts   116 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2370148-73            Tags   Past Edits
In my travel (allepey)it was 55 mins from katpadi to jolarpet outer with an avg(91),due to no stops,ya error 'll happen but train has crossed the mps of +1 to +3 for sure
Rail Fanning
Jul 24 2017 (22:11)   12628/Karnataka Express (PT) | MMR/Manmad Junction (6 PFs) | GTL/WDM-3D/11450

LHB for TN Express~   1093 blog posts   183 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 2361898            Tags   Past Edits
In a bid to cover the fading MG line connecting Akola and Mhow, little did i know that i would be embarking on one more train journey which later became my last ever train journey of that kind in that train. The train in question here is the Karnataka Express and the kind of journey in question is the ride of KK behind twin ALCos. Starting with ET, then later moving on to MLY later to GTL, twin ALCos and Karnataka express have been an inseparable combo for a long time. It is definite that this combo has more fans across the Railfanning fraternity than many others.
Cutting straight to the journey, after exploring the Akola MG, i happened to come back
via Bhopal, from where i boarded the Karnataka Exp aka KK. It pulled in with an ET WAP4 which did a fairly good job depositing us in Manmad with marginal delay. Twin GTL WDM3Ds took over from here, both in contrasting liveries. The notch though was not visible clearly, but the acceleration could be felt. The twins were cutting loose wherever and whenever possible. The gradients between Manmad and Daund were negotiated with ease as were the curves.
Notable crossings in this stretch include, Jhelum Express, Pune Bilaspur Express, Pune Howrah Duronto & the 27hours late running Pune Varanasi Spl, with the latter not being covered. Post a fairly filling dinner at Daund, it was time to hit the sack. The authorities advised to keep the shutters down, owing to some notorious stone pelting incidents in the stretch that followed. When my eyes opened again, we were entering Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. It was time to bid goodbye to the twin WDM3Ds and a fresh set of WDM3As took charge. For those of you who don't know, KK's loco sets were part of a huge LSA.
The new twins did good to help maintain the delay, instead of increasing it. Though we were looped for a couple of crossings, it was a merry run towards Bengaluru. The only menace were the unreserved passengers giving constant disturbance between Anantapur and Yelahanka. This could be seen in the Khandwa Manmad stretch as well. The food service somewhat stops on the morning of the third day. Sans the breakfast, nothing interesting was on offer. Well, can't complain, this train arrives Bengaluru at lunch time. Thanks to some speed restriction in the ghats, we reached Yelahanka 40mins late and when i alighted at Bengaluru Cantt. the train was 30mins late. Notable crossings include the Chennai SSPN express and the Mysore Jaipur Superfast Express.
The train no longer gets twin ALCos, the link is now a PUNE EMD, with loco change happening at Daund instead of Manmad. Please enjoy the run of the twin ALCos. Do LIKE, SHARE, COMMENT and SUBSCRIBE. Press the 'BELL' symbol to get instant updates of any new videos!
★  Rail Fanning
Jul 21 2017 (21:47)   12007/Chennai Central - Mysuru Shatabdi Express | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs) | AJJ/WAP-1/22011

LHB for TN Express~   1093 blog posts   183 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 2359357            Tags   Past Edits
YT Link - click here
Presenting a complete Journey compilation on board the Shatabdi Express connecting Chennai and Mysore, though i did the journey only till Bengaluru. The Journey happened in 2014, the times when Bengaluru City was the only halt of this train. We begin our journey from Chennai on an early February morning and make our way out of the city twisting and turning through the initial 5kms. Once the mainline is joined at Perambur it is a non stop run all the way to Bengaluru. The early morning arrivals come in thick and fast. The third and fourth line between Tiruvallur and Arakkonam were just taking shape and hence the customary switch to slow line happened at Tiruvallur. The
AJJ WAP1 hauling us was utilized fully and Katpadi was reached in exactly 105mins. The train used to skip Katpadi earlier and hence the slow crawl into the mainline even as the daily Superfast from Thiruvananthapuram made its way out. The run through to Jolarpettai was butter smooth, and the 84km distance was gulped down in just 60mins. After switching to the Bengaluru bound lines here, the ascent began into the ghats bordering Andhra Pradesh and Tamilnadu. The WAP1 made little work of the 15coach load and barreled ahead undeterred of the continuous grades and curves. Pretty soon we were knocking the gates of Bengaluru as we descended the down grade and cruised into Whitefield, subsequently thrashing Krishnarajapuram and slowing down for a speed restriction at Baiyyappanahalli. The journey took 5mins lesser than the ETA, and was one of the more memorable journeys I have ever done on this route.
Please do watch completely, and let me know what you think
General Travel
Jul 12 2017 (22:54)   LDCY/Lodhi Colony (2 PFs)

LHB for TN Express~   1093 blog posts   183 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 2350703            Tags   Past Edits
A Panoramic View | Lodhi Colony Railway Station | New Delhi
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Rail Fanning
Jul 10 2017 (22:33)   12628/Karnataka Express (PT) | TDV/Thondebhavi (1 PFs) | MLY/WDM-3A/18910

LHB for TN Express~   1093 blog posts   183 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 2348814            Tags   Past Edits
Presenting a compilation of some memorable captures in the Makalidurga Ghat section !!! This compilation consists of videos taken from the last year, before many trains underwent loco change, link change and traction change.
YT Link - click here
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