Timeline UpdatesTrip UpdatesNews PostsPvt Posts♥♥Travel TipsAdmin PostsConv PostsFollowed PostsChat RequestsBlog PostsPNR Posts

Disclaimer
Search
 
 
Fri Oct 24, 2014 17:30:48 ISTHomeTrainsΣChainsAtlasPNRForumGalleryNewsFAQTripsMembersLoginFeedback
Post a Comment/Question/Picture/VideoPost a Comment/Question/Picture/Video    Post a Train TipPost a Train Tip    Post a Station TipPost a Station Tip    Super Search
Topics:    Filters:

Blog Entry# 422130  
Posted: May 11 2012 (11:27AM)

17 Responses
Last Response: May 11 2012 (7:43PM)
0 Followers
950 views
May 11 2012 (11:27AM)   KDH/Khardaha (4)        
 

ArkChat921**   4643 blog posts   3428 correct pred (60% accurate)  
Entry# 422130               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.
Rampage of Lalgola (Indo-Bangla Border) Passengers at SDAH-NH Main Line section
.
.
.
With temperature soaring to almost 42 degree, only an idiot like me will prefer to sit under the scorching sun for hours to do railfanning instead of sitting in the cosy sofas under the chilling ACs in our college's food court and having gala time with friends.
Lalgola, a small town at 225 kms north of Kolkata is situated on the India-Bangladesh border. Though Lalgola does not have any railway connectivity with Bangladesh, but it is a terminal station which hauls more than a dozen of trains everyday. Only Gede and
...
Read more...
Bongaon (these two locations are also at border) have railway connectivity with Bangladesh, and the Kolkata Chitpur Terminal (KOAA)- Dhaka MAITREE International Express uses the Gede route to cross the border.
Due to extreme rush, almost a dozen of passengers, and a couple of Express trains travel between Lalgola (LGL)- Murshidabad (MBB)- Berhampore Court (BPC) and Kolkata everyday. Earlier the route was complete ruled by alcos, but after electrification was done in 2004 (now doublification is going on), half of the trains were given electric locos on a permanent basis, but the remaining half are still hauled by alcos.. While the electric ones are hauled by ASN WAG-5 , the alcos are hauled by WDM-2/ 3A of HWH/ BWN. And the MEMU was recently introduced a couple of months ago.
The main line of the Eastern Bengal Railway from Sealdah to Ranaghat, was opened in 1862 and extended to Kushtia, now in Bangladesh. The Calcutta terminus of the Railway was opened the same year in a tin-roofed shed at Sealdah.The Sealdah (SDAH)- Ranaghat (RHA)- Gede Line was part of the Calcutta- Siliguri (SGUJ) Main Line. After partition of India in 1947, the main line got truncated and what remained in West Bengal formed the Gede Branch Line. The Ranaghat- Lalgola Branch Line was opened in 1905. Location is Khardah station on the Main Line section, which is classified as a C-class track, and is not a speed classification (max speed 80-100 km/hr) but one used for suburban sections.
Locos:
1) 23365 ASN WAG-5
2) 23179 ASN WAG-5
3) MEMU
4) 18807R BWN WDM- 3A
5) 18637 BWN WDM-2
6) 23105 ASN WAG- 5 HA

7 posts - Fri May 11, 2012 - are hidden. Click to open.

393 views
May 11 2012 (11:57AM)        

Rockfort exp**   14308 blog posts   30220 correct pred (63% accurate)  
Re# 422130-4               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.
Great collection Arkchat....Thanx for sharing with informative writeup..:)

852 views
May 11 2012 (12:29PM)        

SRG**   24486 blog posts   75816 correct pred (72% accurate)  
Re# 422130-12               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.
Also travelled in Bhagirathi Express between SDAH-BPC and back...Both trains very useful for people and serve very well like ICE...

853 views
May 11 2012 (12:29PM)        

ArkChat921**   4643 blog posts   3428 correct pred (60% accurate)  
Re# 422130-13               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.
Yes... A few rakes have Sleeper coaches, and also a FC coach.. I have used this train many times between KOAA/SDAH- Berhampore Court/ Jiagunj...

835 views
May 11 2012 (12:40PM)        

Guest: 7fc96853   show all posts
Re# 422130-14               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.
Again a Fabulous One from You.....A BIG GREAT from me....

813 views
May 11 2012 (1:09PM)        

sayan111   974 blog posts   2023 correct pred (86% accurate)  
Re# 422130-15               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.
Great video and excellent description Arkya.......Thank a ton

750 views
May 11 2012 (7:22PM)        

ArkChat921**   4643 blog posts   3428 correct pred (60% accurate)  
Re# 422130-16               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.
Thanx a lot Sayantan..

753 views
May 11 2012 (7:22PM)        

ArkChat921**   4643 blog posts   3428 correct pred (60% accurate)  
Re# 422130-17               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.
Thank you so much...

737 views
May 11 2012 (7:28PM)        

Nitish kumar**   10527 blog posts   1200 correct pred (68% accurate)  
Re# 422130-18               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.
Nice video.

720 views
May 11 2012 (7:36PM)        

Guest: 7cfff749   show all posts
Re# 422130-19               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.
you know what arkya,i love the prototype desciption you give before each video...though i cant see videos on mobile as it has been disbled since few weeks,but i loved to go through the description...indeed a nice one...

712 views
May 11 2012 (7:42PM)        

ArkChat921**   4643 blog posts   3428 correct pred (60% accurate)  
Re# 422130-20               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.
Thanx..

711 views
May 11 2012 (7:43PM)        

ArkChat921**   4643 blog posts   3428 correct pred (60% accurate)  
Re# 422130-21               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.
Its too bad that you cant see the videos... But it feels really good to hear that you enjoy reading the descriptions that I provide with the video..

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Mon Nov 3, 2014
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Sun Nov 23, 2014
Trains with ARP 60 Dep on: Tue Dec 23, 2014

  
  

Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 1248581
    Oct 17 (06:55PM)


  • Entry# 1232558
    Oct 02 (06:26AM)


    2 long-pending suggestions/requests, as well as a new feature have been implemented. . 1. Several times, regular blogs are mistakenly posted as Tips. Admins will now be able to move NON-tips into the Main forum. (see pic 1). . 2. We now have a list of "Top Tippers" available in the Travel Tips page....
  • Entry# 1231367
    Oct 01 (11:01AM)


    Collision between 15007/Krishak Exp & 15204/Barauni Exp Took place on September 30th at 22:47. News Entry# 196382 . -@all: While this is not a "Fan Spot", "Accident Site" has been added to the list. When major rail accidents happen, news organizations get many details wrong. For example, in this accident, many newspapers are reporting...
  • Entry# 1229597
    Sep 30 (11:36AM)


    Palghat Gap The Island Express winds its way into Kerala, breaking through the Western Ghats at the Palghat Gap. . Today, we are introducing a new kind of feature called "Fan Spots". As we can see through the IRI blogs, most of the fun had by our RailFans are not at Stations, but...
  • Entry# 1220805
    Sep 22 2014 (05:51AM)


    Regarding the CR/NCR rivalry that is dominating the blogs these days in IRI, we are all open to listen to constructive SOLUTIONS as to what can be done. Should we create a separate Android app that will record authentic train speeds that no one can dispute? . Members are invited to put...
  • Entry# 1209120
    Sep 07 2014 (03:36PM)


    -@all members: This is an IMPORTANT reminder to all members that NO MONETARY transactions are permitted within the scope of IRI. Members are NOT ALLOWED to borrow/lend money to each other, book rail tickets for each other, introduce themselves as "IRI Members/Admins" and solicit monetary favours, asking to book rail tickets...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom