Timeline UpdatesTrip UpdatesNews PostsPvt PostsTravel TipsAdmin PostsConv PostsFollowed PostsChat RequestsBlog PostsPNR Posts

Disclaimer
Search
 
 
Sat Aug 2, 2014 05:56:22 ISTHomeTrainsΣChainsAtlasPNRForumGalleryNewsFAQTripsMembersLoginFeedback
Post a Comment/Question/Picture/VideoPost a Comment/Question/Picture/Video    Post a Train TipPost a Train Tip **new    Post a Station TipPost a Station Tip **new    Super Search
Topics:    Filters:

ARP Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Tue Aug 12, 2014
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Mon Sep 1, 2014
Trains with ARP 60 Dep on: Wed Oct 1, 2014

  
  

Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 998985
    Feb 17 2014 (09:34PM)


    There was some persistent glitch, requiring us to stop and restart all the servers. This led to a 30 minute outage. Really sorry about that. Thanks for everyone's patience.
  • Entry# 996949
    Feb 15 2014 (09:22PM)


    There have been some reports that the IRI Atlas is not visible. This seems to be some problem at the Google Maps end. To resolve this, please log out and log back in, and everything should start working. Thanks.
  • Entry# 952669
    Jan 02 2014 (10:20AM)


    This is to notify all members that hereafter, topics on the subject of "Train xyz Running Empty ... # Seats Vacant ..." will be PROMPTLY DELETED. . Members of IRI need not worry themselves and lose sleep over "IR making losses". IR will take care of it. IR is, in all probability, monitoring their...
  • Entry# 932140
    Dec 12 2013 (01:34AM)


    Over the last month, several enhancements have been made to the IRI Atlas. Following are the salient points: . 1. Previously, the tracks were crude with many straight line segments. Only on clicking on the individual tracks, it would assume a finer form. Now, the tracks are refined even on the overview...
  • Entry# 914135
    Nov 22 2013 (09:32PM)


    -@all: There's been this recent concern raised by many about the so-called "race blogs", and how they are congesting the Forum. As per our long-standing policy, members are allowed to blog freely, so long as their posts are not offensive or of a repetitive spam nature. . Accordingly, the following changes are being...
  • Entry# 871813
    Oct 09 2013 (06:44AM)


    Some new features have been introduced: #siteannouncement . Blogs: 1. Multiple Train & Station tags can be added to each Blog Entry as well as each Blog Reply within the Blog Entry. The "Tags" link within each Blog Entry/Reply will show the list of Train/Station Tags. . 2. The Forum submenu within the Train &...
Blog Entry# 358317  
Posted: Feb 26 2012 (11:46AM)

20 Responses
Last Response: Feb 26 2012 (4:29PM)
0 Followers
1882 views
Feb 26 2012 (11:46AM)   22818/Mysore-Howrah Weekly SF Express        
 

Guest: 3fbe7773   show all posts
Entry# 358317               Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing the full history of past edits to this Blog Post. All members will now be able to Edit and refine their past and future Blog Posts with NO time limit.
What ever time it is...between TPTY/RU to VSKP. Always runs with waiting list. This new train next journey already in red.
**********************
2012-02-27 WL# 39 WL# 10 WL# 3
2012-03-05 RAC 37 Avbl 20 Avbl 1
2012-03-12 Avbl 267 Avbl 53 RAC 1
2012-03-19 Avbl 308 Avbl 88 Avbl 4
2012-03-26 Avbl 296 Avbl 86 WL# 1
2012-04-02 Avbl 305 Avbl 65 Avbl 8

10 posts - Sun Feb 26, 2012 - are hidden. Click to open.

1784 views
Feb 26 2012 (12:17PM)        

Begins Falls Rises ™**   19663 blog posts   1201 correct pred (63% accurate)  
Re# 358317-11               Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing the full history of past edits to this Blog Post. All members will now be able to Edit and refine their past and future Blog Posts with NO time limit.
we are waiting for it sire!! :-D

1786 views
Feb 26 2012 (12:21PM)        

Guest: 3fbe7773   show all posts
Re# 358317-12               Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing the full history of past edits to this Blog Post. All members will now be able to Edit and refine their past and future Blog Posts with NO time limit.
Waiting for it sir...Any ways truth is truth. More Telugu at TATA,Bokaro,Rourkela also there. May be because of industrial cities many migrated there. May be our #Subash can tell us about TATA.

1765 views
Feb 26 2012 (12:54PM)        

PKV**   17557 blog posts   35 correct pred (78% accurate)  
Re# 358317-13               Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing the full history of past edits to this Blog Post. All members will now be able to Edit and refine their past and future Blog Posts with NO time limit.
Kharagpur Workshop was established in 1898 as a small repair workshop of Bengal Nagpur Railway. Kharagpur Workshop has evolved and grown over the years to become the largest maintenance workshop of the Indian Railways. It carries out periodic overhaul of all varieties of B.G. Rolling Stock viz., Diesel Locomotives, Electric Locomotives, Coaches, all types of Wagons, Electric Multiple Units (EMUs) and Steam and Diesel Cranes.
The workshop belonged to the erstwhile SER whose span of control extended upto Vizag. Interestingly, of the 880 kms of railway track from Howrah to Vizag, 252 kms are located in AP.
Although, this was not the result of any demand/agitation, there was an unwritten 25% reservation in jobs at the workshop for people of AP/Telugu origin. This practice was in vogue prior to India's independence.
...
Read more...
I HAVE HEARD THIS FROM MY LATE FATHER. The beneficiaries of this reservation where mainly from the districts of Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, and towns like Palasa and Telegus from these areas flocked in large numbers to Kharagpur for employment at the workshop there. They belonged mainly to the eastern dry part of coastal AP which were not as prosperous as say Vizag, East Godavari. West Godavari and Krishna, the fertile coastal districts.
After independence and the formation of IR, this unofficial job reservation was discontinued. However, those who had come earlier continued to remain there. While they continued to speak Telegu. they were more comfortable with the local customs, practices and food. Unfortunately, while those who were employed at the workshop did well for themselves, children born in these families were mostly failures in life, despite the fact that there is also a Telegu medium school in KGP. A good number of them ended up as rickshaw pullers addicted to gambling and drinking. Some of them even took to crime for a living.A few among the second generation did very well getting into business. A good Telugu friend of mine in KGP is a very successful RICE MERCHANT and his children are brilliant students.
One famous or rather INFAMOUS Telugu from KGP is the DON of KGP, called RAM BABU, who was in jail for a number of years.
Another famous person of Telegu origin, although he belongs to ANARA near ADRA and not KGP proper, is the CPM MP and former Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Railways, Shri. Basudev Acharya. This post which is HIGHLY INFLUENTIAL is presently held by the former Minister and DMK MP Shri. T.R.Baalu.

1760 views
Feb 26 2012 (1:05PM)        

Guest: 3fbe7773   show all posts
Re# 358317-14               Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing the full history of past edits to this Blog Post. All members will now be able to Edit and refine their past and future Blog Posts with NO time limit.
Thanks for sharing this...I never new about it. I always used to surprise how TELUGU's are more at KGP. In Bharempur there are many telugu people..I can say almost 50% i think. But there is a logic for it as it is very close to AP border. But KGP story i dont know till now. I think most of them from north coastal AP. Particularly more from Srikakulam/CHE, VZM. I think Digha train needs at stop at CHE too.

1736 views
Feb 26 2012 (1:12PM)        

Begins Falls Rises ™**   19663 blog posts   1201 correct pred (63% accurate)  
Re# 358317-15               Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing the full history of past edits to this Blog Post. All members will now be able to Edit and refine their past and future Blog Posts with NO time limit.
KGP used to hold legendary WDM-1's in the sheds.
i have spotted such breeds in the year 2000 when i traveled by Falaknuma Express to Howrah.
heard lot of pple working there as TTE's, LP's, ALP's, etc.
perhaps, KGP is the only/first shed which homed the Australian breed WDM-1's in the late 1900's when the Howrah - Madras Mail was dieselized.

1717 views
Feb 26 2012 (1:23PM)        

broad gauge**   21899 blog posts   9244 correct pred (87% accurate)  
Re# 358317-16               Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing the full history of past edits to this Blog Post. All members will now be able to Edit and refine their past and future Blog Posts with NO time limit.
indeed "carefully" written regarding a sensitive topic...thanks a lot for sharing with us sir,but the phrase i loved the most was"kgp workshop carries out periodic overhaul of all varieties of B.G...":P:)

1704 views
Feb 26 2012 (1:32PM)        

Guest: 45617075   show all posts
Re# 358317-17               Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing the full history of past edits to this Blog Post. All members will now be able to Edit and refine their past and future Blog Posts with NO time limit.
Wait for some months man...This train just completed its first run...How can u come to an conclusion about its patronage....This train is mainly for tourists and introduction of this train came at a wrong time.I guess it will pick in the coming summer.....And after some publicity it will definitely gets good patronage....Stop at srikakulam road should be given

1690 views
Feb 26 2012 (1:37PM)        

Guest: 3fbe7773   show all posts
Re# 358317-18               Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing the full history of past edits to this Blog Post. All members will now be able to Edit and refine their past and future Blog Posts with NO time limit.
ya its too early...Lets hope it gets people.

1691 views
Feb 26 2012 (1:38PM)        

PKV**   17557 blog posts   35 correct pred (78% accurate)  
Re# 358317-19               Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing the full history of past edits to this Blog Post. All members will now be able to Edit and refine their past and future Blog Posts with NO time limit.
FYI, Raam. Howrah-Madras was dieselized in 1965. the first M/E train in IR, to be hauled by a diesel engine. It took then 36 hrs to cover the distance of 1660 kms.

1641 views
Feb 26 2012 (4:29PM)        

Begins Falls Rises ™**   19663 blog posts   1201 correct pred (63% accurate)  
Re# 358317-20               Tags   Past Edits
This is a new feature showing the full history of past edits to this Blog Post. All members will now be able to Edit and refine their past and future Blog Posts with NO time limit.
thank u sire!! :-D
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom