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    PATNA: East Central Railway (ECR) will run a weekly premium special train (09055-09056) between Patna Junction and Surat every Wednesday till May 7. It will run every Tuesday from Surat to Patna Junction. It will have eight stoppages at Mughalsarai, Chibki, Manikpur, Jabalpur, Itarsi, Khandwa, Bhusawal and Jalgaon.
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    CHANDIGARH: With summer vacations approaching, railways are witnessing a heavy rush for bookings.Trains running from Chandigarh to Lucknow, Bandra, Guwahati, Howrah and Chennai are all booked, with no seats available between May and July.The waiting list is long even for special trains. Passengers keen to book tickets in Bandra Superfast...
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    MRVC study finds it cost-effective
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    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Railways have begun construction of span work of Kazhakoottam railway over bridge (ROB). The project, which is being jointly executed by Railways and National Highway wing of state PWD aims to be completed before National Games, scheduled in December.
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    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court Wednesday asked the Railway authorities to come out with a scheme to reserve seats for senior citizens in suburban trains as the existing facility was not sufficient to accommodate the elders.
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what is the reason behind hauling a train in electrified route with a diesel loco??

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it gets wdm3a from howrah to haridwar totally..

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yes coz railway dont want to go for a loco change @MGS coz that will be such a waste of time since this train is not that much big so a WDM 3A can pull it throughout with avg 100+ @some strech like HWH-MGS,BSB-LKO, etc

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I'm agree with your point that WDM3A can haul this train easily with an average speed of 100+ But if u noted down the haulting time at MGS it is 20MIN. So in 20min of time loco can be change fro Electric to Diesel very easily hence,there is no extra wastage of time to haul by an electric engine..

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the 20 minutes might be for crew change and diesel filling up. no further staff is needed. if train is changed extra staff needed to attend changing of engine, wish to efficiently utilize staff in other places. as many bloggers have pointed out there is no point in changing to electric if a diesel can do the same job with same speed. they have to change the engine again in unelectrified sectors.

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I think that Kumbh Exp will or should get WAMs between HWH & LKO after the SLN Route gets electrified n energized. Beyond LKO, it may get WDM uptil HW :-)

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ur point is right but they dnt want to give an electric loco to this small train...
or there may be subject to availibility of elec locos thats y they are not giving it
but WDMs are rocking giving this train a monstorous speed

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yes but we will be waiting for akaltakth and upasna also who will be coming with HWH WAP#4 & WAM#4 from HWH respectively
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