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Blog Entry# 421617  
Posted: May 10 2012 (6:49PM)

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May 10 2012 (6:49PM)   SLO/Samalkot Junction (3 PFs)        

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"DEADLY CROSSINGS EVER: WAP 4 Simhadri VS WAP 7 Ratnachal"
DAte-10th May 2012.
Time-3:20 PM
Location-Near Bomabai Cheruvu,North of Samalkot
Trains-17239 GNT VSKP Simhadri Express
12717 VSKP BZA Ratnachal SF Express
Locomotives- 17239- LGD WAP 4 # 22598
12717-LGD WAP 7# 30271
Totally Unexpected Crossings of LGD Brothers.
We(Me N Viswanath) took our Positions for Capturing Simhadri Express Which was Coming from SLO Side. i was standing next to the track
towards SLO,Heard the WAP 7 Screaming from the other end.All of a Sudden,the signal turned from red to Yellow.i quickly Came to the Centre
of both the tracks And Captured the DEADLY Crossings of LGD Brothers.
.Crossings of both trains had relative speed of 180+
Much About Simhadri Express:
Simhadri Express was introduced as a day time train b/w VSKP & RJY in 1970's, RSA 7/8 HYB VSKP GOdavari Express.
IT Got Extended to Bhimavaram after getting it's own coaches.the train was then extended to narsapur.further extended
to GUntur With Slip Coaches being Attached & Detacned at Nidadavolu JN
Simhadri Express (17239/40) belongs to guntur division of South Central Railways.Base Maintainance at GNT.
The train is named after God Simhadri Appana,Simhachalam.
17239 Covers 381 Kms in 9 hours 50 minutes at an avg speed of 38 KMPH with 23 Halts.
17240 Covers the same distance in 8 hours 20 minutes at avg Speed of 46 KMPH with 24 Halts.
Much About Ratnachal Express:
the train was inagurated on october 2nd 1994.named after Annavaram Hills(Also Known as Ratnagiri).
Ratnchal SF express(12717/18) belongs to BZA Division of South Central Railways.it's one Among the three intercities whic
leave vijayawada at 6AM.base Maintainance at BZA
12718 Covers 349 kms in 6 hours at an avg speed of 58 KMPH with 9 Halts.
12717 Covers the same distance in 6 hours 5 minutes at an avg speed of 57 with 9 halts.
Since January 20nd 2012,12717 Started running with 3 Phase Locomotive WAP 7 of LGD Shed.the train has Loco Sharing with
12727/28 Godavari SF Express.
COmments & Suggestions are welcome.

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great video.
thanks for valuable information as well..

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