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Today (01:43)   KIR/Katihar Junction (7 PFs)

Raj495314   9 blog posts
Entry# 2216706            Tags   Past Edits
Rare historic picture of Katihar Junction
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Mar 01 2017 (19:35)   NGP/Nagpur Junction (8 PFs)

Pramodbhandari96~   325 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2182640            Tags   Past Edits
Nagpur-Itarsi-BHOPAL- Dewas- Indore- Fatehabad- Ratlam jn.
there are no L.R.BETWEEN Ajmer to Indore.
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Yesterday (06:26)   Bullet train on track, work to start in 2017

Build the bullet train with 1676mm Broad Gauge^~   1 news posts
Entry# 2215622   News Entry# 298060         Tags   Past Edits
Work on the ambitious Rs1 lakh crore Ahmedabad-Mumbai Bullet train project, the country's first high-speed rail corridor, seems to be picking up speed. The groundbreaking ceremony of the project, which involves construction of a 505-km line using Japan's Shinkansen technology, and was first proposed way back in 2004, is expected in the current year itself.
A recent report in Nikkei Asian Review said that the Indian government has brought forward the groundbreaking ceremony to within 2017. The report said that trains could be running between the two cities at a speed of 320 km per hour by 2023.
Nikkei report said that detailed design study for the high-speed project has formally begun. On completion, the Bullet train will reduce the travel time between Ahmedabad and Mumbai from the current eight hours to just over two hours.
A senior Gujarat government official confirmed that there is a lot of movement related to the Bullet train project of late.
"The project's construction work is expected to start in 2018 and is estimated to be completed in five years," he said.
The timeline for starting work and making the Bullet train operational may not be coincidental, as the next Lok Sabha elections will take place in 2019 and the one after that in 2024.
Chief secretary JN Singh said that the Gujarat government holds 25% equity in the ambitious project, but primary execution of the project is being done by the railways.
The cost of the Bullet train project was originally estimated at close to Rs98,000 crore, of which the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) would fund 81% or nearly Rs80,000 crore. The remaining funds would be contributed by Indian Railways, and the governments of Gujarat and Maharashtra.
Minister of state for railways Rajen Gohain said in the Parliament recently that the cost of the corridor is expected to go up by about Rs10,000 crore due to the decision to construct it as a fully elevated project. The decision is aimed at enhancing safety and reducing land requirement for the project.
The terminal in Ahmedabad is planned to come up at the existing Sabarmati railway station, while in Mumbai, the plan is to build it under the Bandra Kurla Complex.
An engineering marvel
The Bullet train project, which is expected to revolutionise country's transportation infrastructure, will be an engineering marvel. Even as the government is mulling the entire project to be an elevated one, around 7 km stretch of the line between Virar in Mumbai and Thane will pass under the sea. This will be the country's first undersea tunnel.
As per feasibility studies, the line will have 12 stations between Ahmedabad and Mumbai. The trains will make halts at Surat and Vadodara. The travel time between the two cities will come down to two hours and seven minutes, which is almost one-fourth of the current travel time.
The planned fare for the route will be around Rs3,300, one-and-a-half times the price of a AC class I ticket currently. It is expected to carry about 35,800 passengers a day initially.
The trains will run on the same 1,435 mm track gauge as Japan's Shinkansen bullet trains

18 posts - Yesterday

Yesterday (17:23)
Build the bullet train with 1676mm Broad Gauge^~   907 blog posts   50 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2215622-19            Tags   Past Edits
No it is 200km/h. Borderline HSR in BG fastest capable loco we have is WAP5 max 225km/h with upgrades so new Locos will be needed for greater speeds.

Yesterday (22:53)
©The Dark Lord™~   5849 blog posts
Re# 2215622-20            Tags   Past Edits
BTW where you got this information that Diamond quadrilateral High speed Rail network will have Indian Guage tracks? Plz. provide the source of information.

Today (01:57)
Build the bullet train with 1676mm Broad Gauge^~   907 blog posts   50 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2215622-21            Tags   Past Edits
Elevated corridor impractical for long distances because they are costly, Japan can use elevated corridors everywhere because their distances are small. But, we have long distances between cities, so best option would be to use High Speed Trainers which can fit various gauge like HSR Talgo trainers or ICF can be used to make our own BG HSR trainer.

Today (02:05)
Build the bullet train with 1676mm Broad Gauge^~   907 blog posts   50 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2215622-22            Tags   Past Edits
Now bullet train project might run as upgraded corridor because of cost escalation.

Today (02:07)
Build the bullet train with 1676mm Broad Gauge^~   907 blog posts   50 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2215622-23            Tags   Past Edits
They are not going to extend dedicated HSR, instead they are going to build an upgraded BG HSR corridor which is little less expensive.
★★★  Rail Fanning
Mar 24 2017 (12:41)   NGP/Nagpur Junction (8 PFs)

sujitCNDB~   436 blog posts   30 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 2209007            Tags   Past Edits
Brand new LHB rake spotted at Nagpur halted on PF 2. I could not take more details about it. But i think it was heading towards Wardha end. The rake was fully locked and marked as 172XX/C series. I could not see zone markings as I took picture from overbridge with limited view.

4 posts - Fri Mar 24, 2017

Mar 24 2017 (14:51)
March Madness~   627 blog posts   28 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 2209007-5            Tags   Past Edits
u couldnt reach down to rake??

Mar 24 2017 (15:10)
sujitCNDB~   436 blog posts   30 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 2209007-6            Tags   Past Edits
I was on bike... rushing to my office. captured this on the go.... from fly over (Ram Jhula)

Mar 24 2017 (15:39)
kaustubh~   41 blog posts
Re# 2209007-7            Tags   Past Edits
I think SCR

Mar 24 2017 (16:13)
tired f waitng4d PR SCRs train gets LHB rake~   1775 blog posts   36 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 2209007-8            Tags   Past Edits
Mostly to SCR from MCF.

Mar 24 2017 (16:18)
12752   856 blog posts   4 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2209007-9            Tags   Past Edits
hope so....looks like SCR also started getting some LHB love :P
General Travel
Mar 27 2017 (18:35)   12809/Mumbai CST - Howrah Mail (Via Nagpur) (PT) | NGP/Nagpur Junction (8 PFs) | SRC/WAP-4/22504

Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2403 blog posts   149 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 2212735            Tags   Past Edits
Clicked at Nagpur.Jn
Date : 26/0317 (Sun)
General Travel
Yesterday (23:52)   06045/Chennai Central - Ahmedabad Special Fare Special

★Prayas★*^~   15790 blog posts   54753 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 2216653            Tags   Past Edits
SCR : Change in Composition and Timings of Chennai Central-Ahmedabad-Chennai Central Special fare Special Trains!!!
click here

Today (01:53)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   20310 blog posts   94961 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2216653-1            Tags   Past Edits
pehle AC Suvidha, then AC Spcl now SL added.
TT bhi 2 bar change ho gaya. 3rd time TT dia hai.

Today (02:04)
Boxer Bhai   38476 blog posts   12677 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 2216653-2            Tags   Past Edits
Route ka kammal hai hs ki waat lag jayegi
★  Rail Fanning
Yesterday (22:39)   12532/Lucknow - Gorakhpur SF InterCity Express | GKP/Gorakhpur Junction (10 PFs) | ET/WAP-4/22755

GKP LKO Section 120kmph Sucessful Trail Done~   2719 blog posts   5 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2216547            Tags   Past Edits
Offlink ET WAP4 with 35min late LIFELINE". ----- || Lucknow-Gorakhpur SF Intercity Express || ---
is arriving on platform 1 at Gorakhpur jn

Today (00:53)
Alcos made me RailFan 🚂   31 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2216547-1            Tags   Past Edits
regular link P5 h kya

Today (00:55)
GKP 12595↔12596 ANVT HumSafar Express 🚄~   961 blog posts
Re# 2216547-2            Tags   Past Edits
P5 mil toh rh tha khuch dino se but ye GKP me dikhti hi n h ki isko daily khuch dino tk spot kia jaye jisse link confirm ho ske ... Btw abhi regular link ka declaration krna sahi n rhega kyu ki Lko se khuch bhi jo milta h pakda dete h lekin P5 week me khuch din toh mil hi jayega aisa lgta h

Today (00:59)
GKP 12595↔12596 ANVT HumSafar Express 🚄~   961 blog posts
Re# 2216547-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yar SKD ka link ka kya hua kb extend hoga ?? Ner jaise ki bhul hi gya h usko

Today (02:01)
TheIZNYDM4~   248 blog posts
Re# 2216547-4            Tags   Past Edits
Abhi to nahi hone ke chances lag rahe
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Mar 19 2017 (08:02)   OMLF/Old Malda Junction (3 PFs)

4πu¶am*^~   5726 blog posts   42282 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 2202505            Tags   Past Edits
Public notification regarding energization of Old Malda-Kumedpur and Old Malda-Singhabad sections of NFR, Katihar Division.

Today (01:48)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   20310 blog posts   94961 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2202505-1            Tags   Past Edits
So Electrified now ?
Atlas can be updated.
Rail News
Yesterday (22:48)   Indian Railways to procure Locomotives to run trains at 200 Kmph on Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata routes

No one has right to hurt religious sentiments^~   944 news posts
Entry# 2216564   News Entry# 298144         Tags   Past Edits
Indian Railways will go for global shopping to acquire high speed locomotives with a Rs 500 crore project to run trains at 200 km per hour on Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata routes.
Speed is the latest matra for railways as it is going ahead with the action plan to upgrade Delhi-Kolkata and Delhi-Mumbai rail corridors enabling the track fit for 200 kmph train run.
“We will float the global tender for acquiring 10 high speed electric locomotives, which can haul trains at 200 kmph and beyond, from the market shortly,” said a senior Railway
Ministry official.
At present, Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains are running up to 130 kmph. Only one train, Gatimaan Express, is running at 160 kmph between Delhi and Agra.
“The transfer of technology of the high power locomotives and its maintenance will be the responsibility of the successful bidder, besides supplying 10 locos to railways,” said the official.
The Rs 500 crore project involves purchase of high speed locomotives, transfer of technology and maintenance for 13 years as per the bidding requirement.
The high power locomotives are expected to haul 22-24 coaches train at 200 kmph on Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata routes to reduce the travel time.
In order to match the loco capacity, railways has started the manufacturing of Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches with speed potential of 200 kmph.
The high speed LHB coaches are about to be turned out from Rail Coach Factory at Kapurthala.
Besides Talgo coaches, which are also meant for higher speed on the existing tracks, are likely to be hauled with these high speed locomotives.

19 posts - Yesterday

2 posts - Today

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Today (00:14)
† ♥ ⚡ WAP5 ⚡ ♥ †   6331 blog posts   278 correct pred (91% accurate)
Re# 2216564-23            Tags   Past Edits
Oops. I shared the wrong pic in my previous reply.
Actual simulation results here! :)

Today (00:39)
† ♥ ⚡ WAP5 ⚡ ♥ †   6331 blog posts   278 correct pred (91% accurate)
Re# 2216564-24            Tags   Past Edits
Delhi - Mumbai and Delhi - Kolkata are not entirely flat. Let's split both of these routes into sections and examine..
1. Delhi - Mumbai
NDLS - KOTA : Flat, high speed section.
- RTM : Largely flat, but the terrain just begins to vary as you enter MP. Mild to moderate gradients are present.
RTM - BRC : Varying terrain, not so flat. Moderate gradients up to 1:150 can be found. MPS is 110 km/h as of now.
BRC - BCT : Almost completely flat, with hardly any undulations. MPS is 120 km/h.
2. Delhi - Kolkata
NDLS - CNB : Flat, congested, yet high speed section. Trains operate at 130 km/h max although it is said to withstand 140 km/h as well.
CNB - ALD : Flat, congested, 130-fit section.
ALD - MGS : Flat, highly congested section. Higher MPS does not matter as you're gonna crawl your way through this section unless your train is a Rajdhani.
MGS - GAYA : Fit for 130 km/h. Largely flat but mild to moderate undulations may be found.
GAYA - DHN : Again fit for 130 km/h. Moderate undulations (1:200, 1:150 grades) are present. But there is Gurpa Gujhandi ghat section where the gradients are steep. Ruling gradient is 1:80.
DHN - HWH : Fit for 130 km/h. Largely flat with mild to moderate undulations at certain places.

Today (01:29)
Jeetendra Kumar   101 blog posts
Re# 2216564-25            Tags   Past Edits
Suresh prabhu ignoring Bihar rail project.Munger is still waiting for their committed express train.

Today (01:31)
Railfan Houston Texas~   264 blog posts
Re# 2216564-26            Tags   Past Edits
sabh ka time aata hai - yeh hai indian region-specific politician kaa kamal

Today (01:32)
Railfan Houston Texas~   264 blog posts
Re# 2216564-27            Tags   Past Edits
arre bhai but delhi-kolkatta high speed track bihar ko bypass karke jaane wala hai kya ?
★  General Travel
Mar 26 2017 (03:27)   12561/Swatantrata Senani SF Express (PT) | ALD/Allahabad Junction (10 PFs)

Balgobind Mishra   512 blog posts   82 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 2210985            Tags   Past Edits
Me and Prashant achieve my Target of Punctuality..👏👏👏
Finally after long fight and Escalating with DRM,GM,RM on Twitter, Now after long time Tran 12561 Swatantrata Senani SF reached Daragunj 12 Mnts Before Time
Yesterday Fight will help to 12562 reached at NDLS and Yesterday Depart from NDLS on its Schedule Time and only One Hrs delay Till Etawah...
All IRI rail fan doing our best to improve services..🙏🙏🙏

7 posts - Sun Mar 26, 2017

Mar 26 2017 (17:01)
©The Dark Lord™~   5849 blog posts
Re# 2210985-8            Tags   Past Edits
Ab credit lene k liye jung hogi...:D

Mar 26 2017 (18:40)
LHB for Begampura Exp   645 blog posts
Re# 2210985-9            Tags   Past Edits
I started to following u on twitter and next tym whenever i tweet regarding SS i will tag u

Mar 26 2017 (18:51)
Balgobind Mishra   512 blog posts   82 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2210985-10            Tags   Past Edits
Bilkul nahi hogi Sir....
Main to kehta hoon Agar koi improvement hota hai to ye hum saare IRI ka credit hai Brother.... you are also part if it.....

Mar 26 2017 (18:53)
Balgobind Mishra   512 blog posts   82 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2210985-11            Tags   Past Edits
Ok Brother....
I will taken care of your Tweet and do whatever required to put pressure to improve our IRI..
Great Sir......

Today (01:26)
Rajnikant 😎   59 blog posts
Re# 2210985-12            Tags   Past Edits
Ner ka to kar loge par NCR ka kya karoge ye train NER me to achi ho gyi hai par sari rhi kasar NCR nikalta hai 1 ghante late ko 5 ghante late kar deta hai CNB tak uske baad aur delay baki magadh vgera to reschedule nhi hoti ye hmesha ho jati hai aaj bhi 12562 ka 12582 ne overtake kar liya koi izzat nhi hai is train ki NCR mei favourism hota hai ache se 12581/82 ,12559/60 12418/17 kbhi late nhi hongi ye hmesha hogi
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