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10002⇒X10002/Satpura Express (NG)
     सतपुड़ा ऐक्सप्रेस

NIR/Nainpur Junction --> BTC/Balaghat Junction

Oct 30 2015 (02:35)

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★★★  Travelogue
Jul 12 2014 (20:18)   X10001/Satpura Express (NG) | MHOW/Mhow (3 PFs)

Railfan Z*^~   11571 blog posts   2585 correct pred (84% accurate)
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A VERY LONG TRIP REPORT, finally stands concluded.
Making our way through SIX zones of IR touching FIVE Indian states, continuously on the go for FOUR days covering all the THREE gauges, we were TWO people on this ONE unforgettable RF trip. The idea was to cover the
hotspots of all the three gauges in a single weekend and it all happened more interestingly than planned. A 10 leg chain is bound to get risky, and it did! With four days of travelling, food and battery is bound to get scanty and it did! But making our way through all this is bound to get exciting and hell yeah, it did!
The train and the station tagged above seem unrelated to each other right? Well just follow the blog as I and Stevenson** unveil the relation and report some of the selected events that happened in the course of this outing, along with the respective photographic/videographic captures, for the entire narration might just go on and on.
Trains: Samata Exp –> Kerala Exp –> NGP-BSP Intercity -> G-KGE DEMU -> Satpura Exp (NG) -> JBP-INDB Overnight Exp -> INDB-MHOW-INDB Passenger (MG) -> Avantika Exp -> Swaraj Exp -> Mewar Exp
Day 1 (The BG day).
Friday, April 18th, 2014.
Even a 5 hour journey waiting for me in the morning doesn’t spare me with the luxury of a sound sleep the previous night. And with all this planned up, it was nowhere close to being a possibility. The night was spent checking the forum of the to-be-travelled trains /stations and shortly after daybreak here I was on board bus#534 driving me to NZM. Hostellers pertain to the most ravenous class of human population and hunting for breakfast that morning was as important as a dose of insulin for a diabetic. But the overpriced samosa had not even gone down the throat when the unusual announcement caught my attention. Priorities shifted a few gears and the foodies were stuffed into the bag for dealing with them on a later stage. From the bits and pieces I could hear, some train from TVC was just going to arrive. Turning the pages of the virtual TAAG in my head and finding no relevant entry, I was sure of something strange in the offing. The second announcement made it all clear as I made my way to capture the 20 hours delayed TVC-NZM Raj.
Samata Express was boarded for AGC which dropped me there sharp at the scheduled time. Obviously, when you call it ‘The BG day’ how can you not travel on the fastest BG track of the country. Although the journey had nothing exciting to offer but the punctuality left me in content. It was a Friday and I needed to attend prayers and with active guidance from our admin Abbas, I was able to locate the mosque which was just outside the food-court. Meanwhile Stevenson departed from NDLS in a rather ancient sleeper class coach of Kerala Express. Oh how happy he was that we’d got a CK for 2A instead of continuing in SL till NGP. (Although he’s always happy with CKs in 2A, but that’s a different story altogether :P)
While Steve was reaching, and I was free of my duties, I had an exhaustive RF session at AGC, just for enough time as the place requires.
We departed AGC. The A2 coach was brand new and the cleanliness was top class. Now here’s something to note, it was 02:30 PM but we were dubious whether or not will we be served the lunch. Some 30 minutes later a pantry guy appeared declaring that the Lunch had been served LONG BACK. Our idea of an ideal lunch time perished at that very moment. Shocked and hungry, we settled with snacks as the train blasted on the Ghats. Later around 5 PM, when we asked as to when the orders will be taken for dinner, there we had the epic moment that made this probably the most unique pantry of IR.
“Sir, the orders for dinner were taken at 12:30 AM before Agra Cantt. I’m sorry but I don’t have any extra food to serve apart from the ones ordered”. Poker face was redefined by our expressions. “And what about the passengers boarding after Agra?” asked we. “I can’t help sir. Let me see if I have an extra one, I’ll serve you”. Not surprisingly, he never returned.
Report continued under Day 1: Part two in Comment 40th.

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Jul 23 2014 (18:39)
tiwarigp74*^~   1714 blog posts   21 correct pred (66% accurate)
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Fantabulous report. So detailed like watching Bollywood movie
Thanks sharing

Jul 25 2014 (17:57)
Guest: 1412000c   show all posts
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Real delight Z...real delight...expecting more like this from you in future... :)

Jul 25 2014 (21:56)
Railfan Z*^~   11571 blog posts   2585 correct pred (84% accurate)
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Thanks a lot Avishek. Sure, next time will try something more concise. ;)

Jul 29 2014 (15:27)
The Rail Mail™*^~   46904 blog posts   18536 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1161696-245            Tags   Past Edits
A blockbuster production with infinite sequels.
Please forward the link through private post for the document to apply for collaboration deals for distribution rights.
Thanks. :P
Plz refer: /blog/post/644236/17

Jul 29 2014 (18:37)
Railfan Z*^~   11571 blog posts   2585 correct pred (84% accurate)
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Ah good old IRI memories! :')
Thanks for recreating it through the.. #baapcomment ! :P ;)
Info Update
Jul 20 2017 (19:19)   X10001/Satpura Express (NG) | JBP/Jabalpur Junction (6 PFs)

Raja lare Raja se Praja jaye jaan se~   1781 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2358118            Tags   Past Edits
#moderator & 3admin plz update jinfo of Jabalpur Jn./JBP is Jn. point of NIR, KTE & ET Lines.

Jul 20 2017 (22:17)
Pune Rewa Express via Panvel A distant dream~   318 blog posts   5 correct pred (40% accurate)
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But isn't Madan Mahal (Kachhpura, specifically) Junction point for Balaghat Route after Gauge Conversion as NG line from Jabalpur isn't operational ? I guess right now Jabalpur is just a station instead of a Junction on Itarsi Katni line. Junction Point for Balaghat is around 6 kilometres away from Jabalpur Station and in between them Madan Mahal & Kachhpura fall from which some trains do stop at Madan Mahal.
Technically speaking Kachhpura is Junction point.
Pic 1: Kachhpura and Balaghat line bifurcating from Katni Itarsi Line
2: Jabalpur Station

Jul 21 2017 (03:15)
soumiranbanerjee   67 blog posts   12 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Controlling happens from Jabalpur. Similar to case of Balharshah.

Jul 21 2017 (11:05)
Raja lare Raja se Praja jaye jaan se~   1781 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
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yes . similar to Sambalpur Jn.
★★★  Rail Fanning
Feb 14 2016 (10:40)   X10001/Satpura Express (NG) | BTC/Balaghat Junction (3 PFs)

Immortal Satpura Express 10001*^~   1355 blog posts   179 correct pred (54% accurate)
Entry# 1738481            Tags   Past Edits
Removal of Narrow Gauge Tracks at Balaghat Junction

Feb 14 2016 (10:48)
Marching towards ghansore~   240 blog posts
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GR8 now I think the diamond crossing between BG and NG is over so trains can speedup a bit..!!

Feb 14 2016 (11:29)
Immortal Satpura Express 10001*^~   1355 blog posts   179 correct pred (54% accurate)
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yes but in BG Alignment it will be Surely Present but there will be no speed restrictions

Feb 14 2016 (12:42)
Marching towards ghansore~   240 blog posts
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Last Journey of Narrow Gauge between Jabalpur - Nainpur Section
When I was travelling on this section from 29 to 30 th of September 2015 .
I had captured many moments and feelings and heared the stories of localites that how this legendary NARROW GAUGE TRAIN was important to them .
But now feeling very sad when all this has gone however new
Broad Gauge has started but that nostalgic charm of narrow gauge will never come back .
This video includes the route and photos of old British reign made stations which were historic and each of them had a storyeitherrelated to forest or food and may more things
The stations which lie on this route were
Jabalpur - Howbagh - Gwarighat - Jamtara Paraswara - Charghat Pipariya - Bargi - kaladehi - sukri mangela - Devri - Shikara - Binaiki - Ghunsore - Nidhani - Putarra - Tuiya Pani - Pindrai - Jeonara and Nainpur.
Please watch this video and share
Link ->
click here

May 10 2017 (12:04)
JBP ET OHE OMG 😲~   13865 blog posts   22 correct pred (43% accurate)
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Purani yaade taza krdi apne is video se

May 10 2017 (13:55)
arydolly001~   726 blog posts
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ab to bas yaade he rh gai hai ,photo aur video he rh gye hai ,miss u NG :(
★  Rail Fanning
Sep 03 2016 (22:58)   X10001/Satpura Express (NG) | DPW/Dhapewara (1 PFs) | MIB/ZDM-4A/226

Immortal Satpura Express 10001*^~   1355 blog posts   179 correct pred (54% accurate)
Entry# 1980502            Tags   Past Edits
Now Missing My Deartest N.G very badly :'(
Asia's Fastest Narrow Gauge Train "Satpura Express" Skips Dhapewara सतपुड़ा एक्सप्रेस
Video Link-> click here
One of the Oldest Narrow Gauge Train of India The Legendary 10001 Balaghat - Jabalpur "Satpura Express" Skips Dhapewara and Creates Dust Storm at L/C with its Narrow gauge Diesel Locomotive ZDM 4A # 226
The First Class Coach of narrow Gauge which is one of Its Kind.
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