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56009/Arakkonam - Vellore Cantt. Passenger (UnReserved)
அரக்கோணம் வேலூர் கண்டோன்மெண்ட் பயணிகள்     अरक्कोणम - वेलूर छावनी पैसेंजर

AJJ/Arakkonam Junction --> VLR/Vellore Cantt.

Updated: Nov 01 2017 (11:07) by Solo™^~
Nov 01 2017 (11:07)

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Jul 23 2017 (23:25)   56010/Vellore Cantt. - Arakkonam Passenger (UnReserved) | KPD/Katpadi Junction (5 PFs)

WAP7~   721 blog posts   836 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2361041            Tags   Past Edits
12679 crossing RPM newbie P-7 #30545 and #30554 hauled Vellore Cantt - Arakkonam Passenger entering KPD.
(30554-was dead)
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Jul 21 2017 (21:47)   12007/Chennai Central - Mysuru Shatabdi Express | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs) | AJJ/WAP-1/22011

LHB for TN Express~   1103 blog posts   183 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 2359357            Tags   Past Edits
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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
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Feb 12 2017 (12:43)   22618/Tirupati - KSR Bengaluru InterCity SF Express | TPTY/Tirupati Main (5 PFs) | ED/WAP-4/22693

LHB for TN Express~   1103 blog posts   183 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 2161287            Tags   Past Edits
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A Late Monsoon Journey from Tirupati to Bengaluru
A November Monsoon Journey between Tirupati and Bengaluru, on board the 22618 Tirupati Bengaluru City Intercity Express. It was one of those journeys where the rains were tormenting for most part of the ride, the departure was delayed from Tirupati itself, by about 20mins. The run upto Katpadi with halts at Pakala Jn. and Chittoor was above average. Throw in a few crossings and the spotting of the twin ALCo hauled Venkatadri express at Chittoor and the run to Katpadi
was over. At Katpadi the late running Chennai Coimbatore Intercity was spotted, while my train ground to a halt on pf4, the RPM WAP7 hauled Intercity pulled out of pf1 while crossing the Bangalore Arakkonam Passenger. Twilight kicked in after Ambur and it was a rapid chase all the way upto Jolarpettai; where we had an unscheduled halt. Post Jolarpettai, with nothing to hinder our path, the ED WAP4 on a rampage, barring a couple of unscheduled halts, the run was fantastic. The crossings came in thick and fast, and we pulled into pf4 of Krishnarajapuram with a marginal delay of 10mins, while the Bengaluru Kanniyakumari express was getting ready for departure.
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Jul 29 2016 (20:11)   56010/Vellore Cantt. - Arakkonam Passenger (UnReserved) | RPM/WAP-7(I)/30477

girishvkvlr   67 blog posts   39 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1945392            Tags   Past Edits
Brand new RPM WAP-7 30477 and POH'd ED WAP-4 22905 leading the 56010 Vellore Cantonment-Arakkonam Passenger cross the Palar river bridge.

1 posts - Fri Jul 29, 2016

Jul 29 2016 (20:34)
Vinay~   1364 blog posts   919 correct pred (71% accurate)
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yes it has HOG capability,u can observe vents for hotel load transformer

Jul 29 2016 (20:36)
AP™^~   1489 blog posts   402 correct pred (93% accurate)
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Guessed it by seeing the small black colored windows on the side wall. :)

Jul 29 2016 (20:37)
DLW made RPM WAP7 30622^~   11871 blog posts   20470 correct pred (87% accurate)
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Did electric Thangam visit KPD by any chance?

Jul 29 2016 (20:39)
Vinay~   1364 blog posts   919 correct pred (71% accurate)
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well choosen spot :)

Jul 29 2016 (21:08)
girishvkvlr   67 blog posts   39 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1945392-6            Tags   Past Edits
Not till now, I guess :)
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Jan 13 2016 (17:51)   56010/Vellore Cantt. - Arakkonam Passenger (UnReserved) | KPD/Katpadi Junction (5 PFs) | ED/WAP-4/22669

girishvkvlr   67 blog posts   39 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 1709946            Tags   Past Edits
POH'd ED WAP-4 22669 and POH'd AJJ WAG-5 HA 23408 at the helm of VLR-AJJ Passenger cross an LC in the KPD-VM line. That black spot near the side of the loco is due to some dust in my camera's lens.
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