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17487/Tirumala Express
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TPTY/Tirupati Main --> VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction

Updated: Nov 01 2017 (11:32) by 🗼దక్షిణాగ్నేయా కోస్తా రైల్వే జోన్🔜విశాఖపట్నం🗼^~
Nov 01 2017 (11:32)

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Jan 11 2018 (17:30)   17488/Tirumala Express

Vijayawada Junction~   2023 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2991374            Tags   Past Edits
There is a race happening in VSKP-BZA section
17488 Tirumala feeling the heat of 12717 Ratnachal and 12254 Anga

2 posts - Thu Jan 11, 2018

Jan 11 2018 (18:11)
Vijayawada Junction~   2023 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2991374-3            Tags   Past Edits
Now at SLO 17488 Arrived at SAMALKOT JN (SLO) at 11-Jan 17:53 Delayed by 01:32 Hrs. (151 Kms. ahead)
Seshadri Departed from SAMALKOT JN (SLO) at 11-Jan 17:58 Delayed by 3 Min. (12 Kms. ahead)

Jan 11 2018 (18:13)
venki   219 blog posts
Re# 2991374-4            Tags   Past Edits
It has huge slack will cover it

Jan 11 2018 (19:35)
Vijayawada Junction~   2023 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2991374-5            Tags   Past Edits
Overtaken by MAS mail at GLU
Overtaken by Ratnachal and Anga at PAP
overtaken by Seshadri and link at SLO
Don't know why SCR hasn't allowed 12660 to OT Tirumala

Jan 12 2018 (10:08)
venki   219 blog posts
Re# 2991374-6            Tags   Past Edits
SCR dont care about this train. It reached TPTY also 2 hrs late. Really SAD to see 24 coacher train with huge demand and slack given such bad treatment.

Jan 12 2018 (18:56)
Vijayawada Junction~   2023 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2991374-7            Tags   Past Edits
But when trains like Mail Ratnachal Anga link running behind it has to give way that's what happened yesterday.
Info Update
Jan 10 2018 (19:52)   17487/Tirumala Express | HX/Kadapa Junction (3 PFs)

Election Trains   1050 blog posts   69 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2988705            Tags   Past Edits
yesterday kadapa mp demanded a train from kadapa to capital area vijayawada & vizag side
so he asked to extend tirumala exp from tirupati-vizag exp to kadapa
scr gm also yes within one month kadapa paxs will hear good news etc
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Jan 01 2018 (09:00)   17488/Tirumala Express | TPTY/Tirupati Main (5 PFs) | LGD/WAP-7/30259

Solo™^~   3532 blog posts   244 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 2957516            Tags   Past Edits
LGD WAP7 #30259 moving Tirumala Express rake into Pitline.
General Travel
Dec 27 2017 (18:12)   17488/Tirumala Express

Vijayawada Junction~   2023 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2942441            Tags   Past Edits
See the run time difference between Tirumala and Ratnachal agree it has more stops but that shouldn't effect this much..?too much troll.
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Dec 27 2015 (13:24)   16219/Chamarajanagar - Tirupati Express | MYS/Mysuru Junction (Mysore) (6 PFs) | KJM/WDM-3A/16296

LHB for TN Express~   1104 blog posts   183 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 1693237            Tags   Past Edits
A Trip filled with Memories, A Journey in one of the last remaining FC coaches in commercial service in IR.
To be brief, the FC coach of the 56213/56214 Chamrajnagar-Tirupati-Chamrajnagar Fast Passenger and its RSA 16204/16203 Tirupati-Chennai Central-Tirupati Garudadhri express has been permanently withdrawn from service. No more privacy at affordable costs.......
This posts is an attempt to briefly showcase my Journey in this legendary coach, with whose suspension from service, an Era has ended. RIP BC non-AC FC....
1:- KJM WDM3A 16296 awaiting its starter with the Tirupati bound Fast Passenger on pf2 of MYS.
Pic 2:- Surprise.... Surprise.... our FC coach doesn't even belong to the same zone as the train. 90955 borrowed from SCR
Pic 3:- Those Wide Windows, their uniqueness, the nostalgic 'F' board, not to be seen anymore.
Pic 4:- "प्रथम श्रेणी" u read that right.
Pic 5:- Coupe E, our home for the next 12:30hrs.
Pic 6:- A Mistimed shot, KJM WDP4 20044 stands coupled to a train in MYS yard, while UBL WDG4 12137 gets ready to shunt the rake of Hubballi bound Hampi Express.
Pic 7:- The 'F' Class of travel, Retro Perspective.
Pic 8:- A Scheduled halt at Shrirangapatna, the North Cauvery lies ahead of us.
Pic 9:- Shrirangapatna, the only station that is yet to be doubled in the 138km stretch of SBC-MYS line, the reason is in that enclosure behind the ballast mound.
Pic 10:- Pandavpura, the SL coaches of this train are as good as GS class upto SBC, beyond which some order is restored.
Pic 11:- And Proceed, we depart from PANP.
Pic 12:- 'A Setting Sun still whispers a Promise for Tomorrow'
But for non AC BG FC, there is no tomorrow, departing from Naganahalli.
Pic 13:- Curving out of Naganahalli, the home signal indicates the arrival of a train, the SBC-CMNR Passenger
Pic 14:- Charging points, in a 25year old coach about to face the axe, SCR _/\_
Pic 15:- An attempt at capturing a light streak, departing from Malur.
Pic 16:- Arrived at Gudiyattam @ 01:05hrs, the deathly silence swallows even the sounds of the cold breeze, preparing for the 3 crossings and 5 overtakes, a regular affair with this train in this station.
Pic 17:- Good Morning Tirupati, part 1 of trip ended.
We continued our Journey to Chennai in the same train with a different name. 16204 Garudadhri Express
Pic 18:- Departed bang on time, from Left to right
- with the Milk Tankers, the Puri Express
- shunted by the WAP7, the Tirumala Express
- shunted by the GY ALCo, the Overnight Passenger from Guntakal
- on pf3, The Rayalseema Express from HYB
Pic 19:- A new day, a new beginning, the morning is definitely wiser than the evening. Heading towards Renigunta Jn.
Pic 20:- Slowing down at Renigunta outer, we are instructed to enter pf4.
Pic 21:- The only reversal in our Journey, Renigunta Jn., the breakfast varities available here is a must try for people passing through this train around 07:00-08:00 in the morning.
Pic 22:- GY WDP4D is a silent spectator to our exit, notice the express train departing from pf3, it was the Padmavati Express from SC, departing parallel to us.
Pic 23:- The Pudi curve. AJJ WAP1 22026 charges ahead with the 17 coach rake, it took charge from RU, our steed for the SBC-RU leg was AJJ WAP1 22023.
Pic 24:- Ekambarakuppam; tracks on 2 different levels, As the clouds cast their shadows on the hills, we depart and say goodbye to the Tirupati bound Sapthagiri Express.
Pic 25:- Reflections..... Aftermath of the recent rains that lashed out parts of the TN-AP border near Chennai and surrounding districts.
Pic 26:- Arakkonam Jn. outer
Pic 27:- SR seems to have begun the process of scrapping; FC coaches that have lived their usefulness, await the Grim Reaper
Pic 28:- We were allotted Coupe C, from TPTY to MAS, Emergency Window is anyday a bliss for Railfans. Sriram, my companion for the last 24hrs on rails; was enjoying it thoroughly.
Pic 29:- BL tigerface hauling a colorful CONCOR rake, patiently waits in the third line at TRL home, for us to enter.
Pic 30:- Thanks Sriram for this pic(myself in the Emergency Window @ Avadi), memories to be cherished for life.
Pic 31:- Curving towards Basin Bridge, last leg of my Journey; my first and last ride in a BG FC carriage.
Pic 32:- Arrived Chennai Central 5mins before time. RPM WAP7 which probably brought in the daily SF from TVC, waits for us to enter pf6, before proceeding to the Trip shed. To be noted, even the TVC Daily express (12695/96) had a FC coach until a few years ago. Its now replaced with a 3AC coach.
Pic 33:- Adiós First Class..... You will be missed.

2 posts - Sun Dec 27, 2015

1 posts - Mon Dec 28, 2015

Dec 28 2015 (13:09)
ಜೈ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೇ~   3967 blog posts   539 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 1693237-4            Tags   Past Edits
Very well noted pics sir and miss you FC, I've not travelled in it and may be no chance in future if IR won't add it again.

Dec 28 2015 (13:53)
Vinay~   1364 blog posts   919 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1693237-5            Tags   Past Edits
Each pic deserves a star;).... Great coverage overall

Dec 28 2015 (19:47)
LHB for TN Express~   1104 blog posts   183 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1693237-6            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, the reservation also commenced for the 3 AC coach.

Dec 28 2015 (23:18)
JYOTI BHASHKAR SINHA~   365 blog posts   402 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 1693237-7            Tags   Past Edits
I had travelled in 18181 in fc coach

Dec 29 2015 (00:02)
ಜೈ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೇ~   3967 blog posts   539 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 1693237-8            Tags   Past Edits
You are lucky to enjoy ride in FC.
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