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Blog Entry# 1887259  
Posted: Jun 09 2016 (17:05)

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Last Response: Jun 27 2016 (18:25)
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Jun 09 2016 (17:05)  

Parashuram Express Lifeline of Kerala   783 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1887259            Tags   Past Edits
Which would be the best loco link other than ED WAP 4 for kerala express?
GZB WAP 54%2
GZB WAP 738%20
TKD WAP 72%1
AJJ WAP 410%5
RPM WAP 727%14
ET WAP 410%5
LGD WAP 78%4
LGD WAP 40%0
RPM WAP 42%1

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Jun 27 2016 (11:37)
nsahu0201~   512 blog posts   40 correct pred (83% accurate)
Re# 1887259-10            Tags   Past Edits
Kerla exp Icf rake se h
110 tk chal sakti h
p-4 B easily 24 coach ko 110 Run kr sakta h
p-7 Better accelaration deta h
is train ko jarurat nahi due to less halt

Jun 27 2016 (17:00)
Parashuram Express Lifeline of Kerala   783 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1887259-11            Tags   Past Edits
To fir karnataka, goa, telangana aur dakshin jese trains me bhi WAP-7 kyu h?

Jun 27 2016 (17:16)
So Paddy Got Up~   2650 blog posts   1236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1887259-12            Tags   Past Edits
loco links aren't just decided on basis of speed/acceleration/stops etc. it is also a question of whether the particular shed controlling it posses the requisite locos or not and how long the loco is out on action.
KK: link is given by TKD which doesn't go all the way (NDLS-MMR-NDLS) hence TAT for loco is short.
Goa: Link by GZB, runs only till BSL.
Flagship train of SCR, not surprising receives the best of what LGD has.
Dakshin: same as above, LGD controls its links and has sufficient P7.
the thing with Kerala is it has a very long route and the loco shed in charge of its links i.e. ED doesn't have P7. that pretty much rules out P7 as the punctuality of 12625/6 is quite good even with P4. otherwise RB may (may, not necesarry it happens) would have instructed some shed, mostly RPM, to
provide P7 link for it.

Jun 27 2016 (18:24)
180 years of Railways in India~   2133 blog posts
Re# 1887259-13            Tags   Past Edits
Loco links are usually allotted in such a way that there is maximum utilization of the available locos. While a P7 is a better loco than a P4, the difference is really not much. The P4 itself is such a good loco that even in terms of acceleration, the difference between P4 and P7 isn't much. Other than a handful of trains ( like BPL Shatabdi, Gatimaan etc) pretty much all trains can maintain their schedules with any of the WAP locos or WDP locos. Allotment is just a case of utilization.
Many Kerala bound trains continue with WAP4 links as ED has lot of these locos ( highest holdings of WAP4 in fact). So, no necessity
of working out complicated LSA arrangements to provide a P7 when there won't be any difference in the run time.

Jun 27 2016 (18:25)
GOA SK TO VSG~   6160 blog posts   613 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1887259-14            Tags   Past Edits
Link Mein kya rakha hai bhai sab controllers ke hath Mein hai. Jo SF train jyada pasand uske acche din.
Just track the runs of 12779 Goa and 12621 TN for atleast one week in JHS NZM stretch only and see on how many occasions WAP7 Goa is hammered like hell by WAP4 TN.

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