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★★  Travelogue
Jan 29 2017 (10:12)   12657/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs) | RPM/WAP-7/30393

DLW made WAP7 named Varun^~   9087 blog posts   10794 correct pred (85% accurate)
Entry# 2144306            Tags   Past Edits
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Great REPORT bro
Presenting my first trip report on IRI! (MAS-SBC-MAS TRIP)
Train:12657 Chennai-Bengaluru Mail
WAP7 30393
To begin with,this is my first train journey of 2017 was in SWR's Sleep Killer,the train which never disappoints me. Reached MAS well before the scheduled departure time around 22:20 hrs which meant I had 55 mins to myself for some loco observations/spottings. 7 Mail was berthed onto PF.No.5,its customary PF at MAS. It had been shunted by a TNP WDMx. Meanwhile,Yercaud Express was preparing itself for its departure from PF.No.6.
At 22:25 hrs,rescheduled MAS-TVC Mail left in its brand new LHB avatar from PF.No.3. Its general coaches were brimming with passengers. At the same time, people left no stone unturned to catch a place for their 5.5 hour long journey in the general coaches of 7 Mail. Parcels and packages were being thrown literally into the SLR coach and also into the UR coach. No matter how much ever parcel is being cramped into, people managed to squeeze themselves into the coach. My coach was S7, 2005 made and had no charging points. As always, coach was well maintained par excellence by SWR. In short,old coach in new avatar. It took nearly 20 mins for the door to be opened and lights and fans to be switched on. Somehow,I waded through the coach to find my seat(LB non-track side).
After arranging the luggage,I got down to check our loco link, the customary ritual that every railfan conscientiously does. A long walk I would say as my coach was right in the middle of the rake. I had to hobble through the PF amidst passengers and luggage and reached the end of my train after 5 minutes to find that white stallion 30393 was the loco assigned for the Mail that day. It took me by surprise as the loco was not energised albeit there were only 15 minutes or so left for departure and there was no sign of the crew members. After having a glimpse of the link of Mail, I started off to my coach, this time a little slower. While returning, I spotted the empty NZM GR rake still on PF.No.2.
In the mean time, Yercaud had left bang on time with an unknown WAP4 which sounded a long honk prior to departure. After Yercaud's departure, Kovai led by RPM WAP7 30423 was received on the same PF. It was delayed by 45 mins. RPM WAP4 22960 was waiting to proceed to BBQ ETS from PF.No.11 and ED WAP4 22261 was warming up before hauling MAS-HWH Mail. BL WAG7 28756 which hauled Saptagiri Express also waited for its turn to go to BBQ ETS.
At sharp 23:15 hrs, P7 whined and we started off to the garden city. LPs were in a hurry that P7 accelerated within the PF limits to 20/30 kmph and they had to slam the brakes to slow down. The best part was the continuous 3 phase twin tone honking. Mail slowly made its way out of MAS. As we reached BBQ,we picked up speed and accelerated madly ignoring the double amber signal. LPs were in no mood to obey the signal. As we neared VJM, P7 braked hard to switch on to the fast line. Needless to say, after joining the fast line, Mail showed its true colours. We touched MPS in no time and there we were, going on a rampage through the suburbs of Chennai. Post that, I was oblivious of where we were. All I could feel was that the coach was violently shaking and at times, we were slightly overspeeding. Once I heard a stone getting crushed under the wheels and the parts hitting the bottom of the coach.
I woke up just in time to see Mail crazily speeding through WFD at MPS. Seldom, I have witnessed this skip. Also,skipping KJM at MPS was icing on the cake. We were not held up anywhere till BNCE. We departed after a minute's halt at 04:30 hrs from BNCE. Reached BNC at 04:40 hrs where we were held up for 5 mins as clearance was not given. There was a KJM alco in standard KJM livery and KJM WDG4 12026 both live and were waiting for their next assignment at PF.No.1A. We did not stop anywhere between BNC and SBC. We pulled onto PF.No.4 at SBC at 04:55 mins early by 15 mins. There were a couple of P4s,P7s and a G9 waiting for their duties at PF.No.1. A WAP4 was coupled to the rake of SBC-MAS SF.
Overall rating:
Cleanliness- 10/10.
Comfort-9/10(Jerks were felt ocassionally).
Speed & Punctuality-10/10(P7's immense acceleration was impeccable).

PART-2 (SBC-MAS): /blog/post/2144525.

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Mar 24 2017 (17:14)
Wali~   159 blog posts   112 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 2144306-9            Tags   Past Edits
LOL, Complement? Ye kaisa COMPLIMENT hai? :-)
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Entry# 2211318            Tags   Past Edits
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Entry# 2211331            Tags   Past Edits
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Yesterday (19:33)   12190/Mahakaushal Express | STA/Satna Junction (3 PFs) | JHS/WDM-3A/16361R

Chaturvedi rf~   305 blog posts   57 correct pred (59% accurate)
Entry# 2210718            Tags   Past Edits
12190 NZM JBP Mahakoshal express...............
Slow turtle but on 6th march on time but only sometime....
Pic1 JHS 3A doing the action with LP
PIC2 JHS looco view
PIC3 SGUJ WDG4 Resting at rewa
PIC4$5 Station goods yard
PIC6 90 made rusty coach standing
PIC7 beautiful SB
PIC8$9 mahakoshal standing at pf1
PIC10 small SB
PIC11 my coach detail
PIC12 pf1 departing sb
pic13$14 mallgadi yard
13$14 shows2pf can be constructed st satna jn..
soon will update u about #electrification progress with pic and also some pic of maihar

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Patna Ka Bhai Satna

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Bhaie superb pic
★★  General Travel
Mar 04 2017 (17:12)   16589/Rani Chennamma Express | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

March Madness~   623 blog posts   28 correct pred (83% accurate)
Entry# 2185886            Tags   Past Edits
Hi fellow Rf's,right now in SBC,will spot all the action out here and update u same till my departure in Rani Chennamma to Kolhapur

40 posts - Sat Mar 04, 2017

Mar 04 2017 (19:27)
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Re# 2185886-44            Tags   Past Edits
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Re# 2185886-45            Tags   Past Edits
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Re# 2185886-48            Tags   Past Edits
22844 rpm p-4 dead on stable line,link for tonight's Kaveri bound MAS
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Today (10:39)   22679/Yesvantpur - Hassan SuperFast Intercity Express | YPR/Yesvantpur Junction (6 PFs) | KJM/WDP-4D/40239

Foamer~   1423 blog posts
Entry# 2211153            Tags   Past Edits
Bengaluru - Hassan New Line Inauguration.
Inaugural train 02679.
First intra - state Superfast of SBC division apart from UBL JS.

Source: Self.

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Today (13:02)
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Not yet there.

Today (13:13)
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Re# 2211153-10            Tags   Past Edits
At Solur. No halt. People awaiting everywhere along the route.

Today (13:22)
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Best ever spot for railfanning !!!!!!!!!!
Besides Bengaluru - Mangaluru NH . After Solur.
Now crossed Tunnel between Solur and Thippasandra, ripped past at MPS.

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Re# 2211153-12            Tags   Past Edits
SWR should also run passenger trains/DEMU in this route.

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Its a dream which became reality today... Naturally everyone is overjoyed & happy...
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THE SECOND COMING~   2872 blog posts   96 correct pred (55% accurate)
Entry# 2211291            Tags   Past Edits
12368 DN ANVT BGP. VIKRAMSHILA SF led by GZB beast WAP-7 30221 departs Patna JN pf-02.

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My new name Divans Aught Yup^~   32194 blog posts   23040 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2211291-1            Tags   Past Edits
For its LHB-
"तुम मानो ना मानो हम याद करेंगे
तुम समझो ना समझो हम ऐतबार करेंगे
क्या करें ये रिश्ता ही कुछ ऐसा है
तुम आओ ना आओ हम इंतेज़ार करेंगे"
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Mar 07 2017 (17:48)   TATA/Tatanagar Junction (5 PFs) | LDH/WAG-7/28151

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Entry# 2189135            Tags   Past Edits
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Today (13:30)   GD/Gonda Junction (3 PFs) | GD/WAG-7/27087

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Entry# 2211329            Tags   Past Edits
Inauguration of Electric Loco Shed at Gonda by GM NER Sri Rajiv Misra on 11.3.17
Gonda WAG -7 #27087 standing inside the Shed..
P.C -Alok
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Mar 10 2017 (21:51)   LGD/WAG-9/31145

One Mail~   4816 blog posts   1439 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 2193292            Tags   Past Edits
LGD WAG 9 with BTPN rake moving towards Chennai.
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