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12124/Deccan Queen
दख्खन ची राणी     दक्खन की रानी

PUNE/Pune Junction --> CSTM/Mumbai CSM Terminus

Updated: Jan 31 2017 (19:11) by Yash Railographer~
Jan 31 2017 (19:11)

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May 06 2017 (18:12)   12124/Deccan Queen | KJT/Karjat Junction (4 PFs) | KYN/WCAM-3/21899

vfirke~   693 blog posts   13 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 2265937            Tags   Past Edits
12124 Pune-Mumbai Deccan Queen skips Karjat Jn at MPS on a pleasant winter morning.
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Jul 17 2017 (14:48)   12123/Deccan Queen

IR Food quality is pathetic^~   83718 blog posts   5301 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2355173            Tags   Past Edits
In surprised no LHB train from Ltt or Cstm to Pune except Ltt Sc Duronto
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Jun 02 2017 (08:14)   12123/Deccan Queen | CSTM/Mumbai CSM Terminus (18 PFs) | KYN/WCAM-3/21885

Arzan Kotval   1378 blog posts
Entry# 2303720            Tags   Past Edits
GRAND BIRTHDAY DEPARTURES of Deccan Queen & Punjab Mail - Decorations, Locomotive Coupling & All
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Jul 13 2017 (16:05)   12301/Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya) | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)

Completed 1 year in IRI~   1876 blog posts   172 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 2351284            Tags   Past Edits
List of oldest trains in Indian Railway.
Oldest Train-12657/12658 Bangalore Mail
Second Oldest Train-12311/12312 Kalka Mail
Oldest Superfast Train-12123 Deccan Queen
Oldest Train of Independent India-12303/12304 Poorva Express
Rajdhani Express-12301/12302 Howrah Rajdhani Express
Oldest Shatabdi-12001/12002 Bhopal Shatabdi
Oldest Jan Shatabdi-12051/12052 Dadar-Madgaon Jan Shatabdi
Oldest Sampark Kranti-12649/12650 Karnataka Sampark Kranti Express (via Kacheguda)
Oldest Garib Rath-12203/12204 Saharsa-Amritsar Garib Rath
Oldest Duronto-12259/12260 Sealdah-New Delhi Duronto
Oldest Yuva-12249/12250 Howrah-Anand Vihar Yuva.
Oldest Kavi Guru-13027/13028 Howrah-Azimganj Kaviguru
Oldest Double Decker-12385/12386 Howrah-Dhanbad Double Decker
Oldest Mahamana-22417/22418 Varanasi-New Delhi Mahamana
Oldest Humsafar-12595/12596 Gorakhpur-Anand Vihar Humsafar Express
Oldest Antyodaya-22877/22878 Howrah-Ernakulam Antyodaya
Oldest Tejas-22119/22120 Mumbai CST-Karmali Tejas

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Jul 15 2017 (00:27)
IR no more Safe^~   23188 blog posts   99784 correct pred (75% accurate)
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hwh ers started from ers on 27 feb 2017.

Jul 15 2017 (00:29)
Completed 1 year in IRI~   1876 blog posts   172 correct pred (71% accurate)
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Pls tell him that First Antyodaya is HWH-ERS. Not TATA-LTT.

Jul 15 2017 (00:30)
IR no more Safe^~   23188 blog posts   99784 correct pred (75% accurate)
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koi nhi samjhna chahta to kya kar sakte hai.

Jul 15 2017 (12:35)
Yuva Rahul^~   4074 blog posts   7232 correct pred (80% accurate)
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Hwh Ers is First Antodaya

Jul 16 2017 (13:11)
IR Food quality is pathetic^~   83718 blog posts   5301 correct pred (78% accurate)
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Hwh Ers se pehle Tata Ltt announce ho gayi thi ...
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Jun 01 2017 (10:30)   12123/Deccan Queen | CSTM/Mumbai CSM Terminus (18 PFs)

RbK~   766 blog posts   9878 correct pred (86% accurate)
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An informative release from CR; Long live the 'Queen'!!
Deccan Queen– 87th Birthday
The introduction of ‘’Deccan Queen’’ between the two premier cities of Maharashtra o­n 1st June 1930 was a major landmark in the history of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, the forerunner of the Central Railway. This was the first deluxe train introduced o­n the railway to serve 2 important cities of the region and was aptly named after Pune, which is also known as ‘’QueenofDeccan’’ (‘’Dakkhan ki Rani’’).
the train was introduced with 2 rakes of 7 coaches each o­ne of which was painted in silver with scarlet mouldings and the other with royal blue with gold lines. The under frames of the coaches of the original rakes were built in England while the coach bodies were built in the Matunga Workshop of the GIP Railway.
The Deccan Queen, initially, had o­nly first class and second class accommodation. First class was abolished o­n 1st January 1949 and second class was redesigned as first class, which continued up to June 1955 when third class was introduced o­n this train for the first time. This was later re-designated as second class from April 1974 o­nwards. The coaches of the original rakes were replaced in 1966 by anti-telescopic steel bodied integral coaches built by Integral Coach Factory, Perambur. These coaches incorporated improved design of bogies for better riding comfort and also improvements in the interior furnishings and fittings. The number of coaches in the rake was also increased to 12 from the original 7 coaches providing additional accommodation. Over the year the number of coaches in the train has been increased to the present level of 17 coaches.
From its inception, apart from providing high standards of comfort to the passengers, the train has witnessed various improvement such as introduction, for the first time in India, of coaches with roller bearings, replacement of end o­n generation coaches with self generating coaches with 110 volts system and introduction of first and second class chair cars providing increased accommodation to passengers. The distinctive colour scheme of cream and oxford blue with red band above the window level has been recently adopted as the colour scheme for this train.
With the ever-growing aspirations of the travelling public for better amenities, improved standards of comfort and better quality of service, it was considered necessary to give a complete facelift to theDeccanQueen.
The rake was changed in 1995 with the following special features:
* All newly manufactured or about a year old, air brake coaches.
* The 5 first class chair car in the old rake have been replaced by 5 ACchair cars providing an additional seating capacity of 65 in a dust-free environment. Also the 9-second class chair cars provide additional seating capacity of 120 seats compared to the old coaches. Thus, new rake provides a total seating capacity of 1417 as against 1232 seats intheold rake i.e. an increase of 15%.
* The dining car offers table service for 32 passengers and has modern pantry facilities such as microwave oven, deep freezer and toaster. Thedining car is also tastefully furnished with cushioned chairs and carpet.
The history of Deccan Queen (Dakkhan ki Rani) is literally a tale of two cities. The public of both the cities are happy with the impeccable record of “right time start” and “arrival” of Deccan Queen. Over the last 80 years of its colourful history, the train has grown from a mere medium of transportation between two cities into an institution binding generation of intensely loyal passengers.
The management systems of Deccan Queen (2123 Dn / 2124 Up) have been assessed by International Services Ltd. and found to comply with the requirements of ISO 9001-2000 under the Joint Accreditation System of Australia and New Zealand in November 2003.
At Present Deccan Queen (12123/12124) runs with 17 coaches including 4 AC chair car, o­ne Buffet Car, 10 second class chair car and two second class cum brake vans.
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