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May 07 2017 (19:58)   12472/Swaraj Express (PT)

AS*^~   4352 blog posts   1972 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 2267257            Tags   Past Edits
SVDK walo ne to board ka kabada kr dia

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May 14 2017 (16:18)
sashwin99   236 blog posts   108 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2267257-33            Tags   Past Edits
That is true. Condition of coaches in Kerala and TN is deplorable. Old brown coaches given a bad paint job..

May 14 2017 (16:34)
Please Inaugural Run BDTS PNBE Humsafar Exp   161 blog posts
Re# 2267257-34            Tags   Past Edits
Haa kochuveli ddn express me dekha tha
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May 13 2017 (22:39)  

Pirates of Caribbean today^~   34388 blog posts   28151 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2276112            Tags   Past Edits
#Rail2CharDham Railways to connect Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri & Yamunotri to its network. Final location survey begins.
Total Kms- 328
No. of stn- 21
Prop. Cost- 43292 Cr
No. of tunnels- 61
Length- 276.80 km
Longest tunnel- 16 km
No. of bridges- 59
Source-click here

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May 14 2017 (12:19)
sashwin99   236 blog posts   108 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2276112-14            Tags   Past Edits
Kedarnath temple was opened in undue haste after mudslide. Even now nobody knows how many vanished. Given the fragile ecology of the region,train is a bad idea. In winter the temp even touches -50'c on rare occasions. Government should scrap this, but due to political compulsion they have to announce this wasteful project.

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May 14 2017 (13:15)
Goundamani   85 blog posts
Re# 2276112-17            Tags   Past Edits
1. -50 C ???? Really when did this low occur? Or are you just floating theories like other "experts" here.
2. See the mainpost. The line is not to Kedarnath. It is to Sonprayag. There is snowfall and some freezing there, but -50 never. The snowing is on par with the Kashmir line. Rail can be operated through the year.

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May 14 2017 (10:51)  

sashwin99   236 blog posts   108 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 2276491            Tags   Past Edits
Back after a long break, feels good to be back. My query is, why does Sion station in Mumbai have 4 platforms. 2 are for slow locals, 1 for fast and express trains.
So what is the 4 th platform for? I've only seen urchins and homeless loitering there.
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Oct 13 2016 (13:57)  

sashwin99   236 blog posts   108 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 2021962            Tags   Past Edits
Can someone tell me which platform Chennai Bangalore morning Shatabdi will arrive and how to exit without climbing the steep ramp..thanks in advance!

1 posts - Thu Oct 13, 2016

Oct 14 2016 (19:53)
sashwin99   236 blog posts   108 correct pred (67% accurate)
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Oct 14 2016 (19:55)
SRG*^~   35563 blog posts   169215 correct pred (76% accurate)
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As per Info available here both Shatabdis come to PF#7 at SBC..

Oct 14 2016 (20:09)
▶కాటమరాయుడు collects more than 45cr on 1st day◀*^~   15703 blog posts   4386 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2021962-5            Tags   Past Edits
Shatabdi departs from pf 6 towards chennai and would arrive on pf 6/7.
You can walk back(not loco/engine side) on the same platform towards the end of the platform, and
(1)then take left, walk for about 150mts and turn right you will exit through back gate
(2)then take right, walk till you reach pf 1 and then turn right and walk for about
200-250 mts you will reach exit on the left side main gate(Note:- If Chennai mail is placed on pf 1 then please take back gate as suggested -point(1) above).
Let us know if you need more information?
You can avail free transport to anywhere inside the station for senior citizens and handicapped.

Oct 14 2016 (20:14)
PIyUsH SInGH™^~   1838 blog posts   2163 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Oct 14 2016 (20:16)
Being Educated is Just a statement*^~   11657 blog posts   468 correct pred (66% accurate)
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12007 will arrive on PF7 at SBC. You can directly exit frm this platform without taking the foot overbridge.
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Jul 28 2016 (10:41)  

sashwin99   236 blog posts   108 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 1943836            Tags   Past Edits
Why am I not able to see the complete running information for 15120 dep July 24? Is that train not being updated regularly?
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Jul 23 2016 (14:08)  

sashwin99   236 blog posts   108 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 1938935            Tags   Past Edits
SION station in Mumbai has 4 platforms. I wonder what the reason could be, since only slow trains halt at Sion. Express and long distance trains use a different track altogether.
My question is, what was the reason they might have built 4 platforms, when 1 island platform would have been sufficient (as mentioned, fast trains do not halt at Sion anyway).
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Jul 23 2016 (14:03)  

sashwin99   236 blog posts   108 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 1938929            Tags   Past Edits
Do trains from BSB/ MGS passing through Chennai have a Chennai quota (and vice versa) ? If so, what is normally the quota allocated for trains passing via metro cities?
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Jun 27 2016 (13:25)   KHED/Khed (2 PFs)

बन्दर के हाथ में नारियल~   8586 blog posts   119 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1908901            Tags   Past Edits
have heard Konkan railway is 160 kmph fit line...
Then why not any train run at 130 ??

28 posts - Mon Jun 27, 2016

2 posts - Tue Jun 28, 2016

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Jun 28 2016 (16:26)
Break from RF~   2913 blog posts   1269 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1908901-49            Tags   Past Edits
.."My brother living in Manipal has seen two accidents and one blockade this year due to boulders rolling off in the KR section.." yet another anecdotal evidence. when will you provide something worth actual matter??? i was born and bought up in Konkan and know this region, especially the one where Matsyagandha went down like the back of my hand. doesn't mean i shove it here down the throats of every random person.
People living in that section who decry about nets know even less than Jon Snow. they are the sort of people who think train runs slow because LP is lazy. please don't use their knowledge as a benchmark, they know as much as my cats do about nets, which
is to say nothing much in reality.
There are many people in forum who are very knowledgeable, much more knowledge than i'll ever have, but NONE of them try to pass on their unsourced, unverifiable, anectodal, half-baked pieces of evidence as knowledge, so i'm not demeaning any of them.

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Jun 28 2016 (17:44)
TheRiderBeest   1097 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1908901-52            Tags   Past Edits
Eh? You've touched those nets eh? And do you know those so-called 'nets' are actually metal wires interwoven to form a net? DO NOT pass such flimsy, baseless statements if you don't know what you're talking about.

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Jun 28 2016 (22:45)
sashwin99   236 blog posts   108 correct pred (67% accurate)
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To those who try to rake up controversy out of this serious topic, esp. 1 or 2 people. I state a very simple fact in layman terms- even if the nets are made of industrial diamond, boulders will continue to fall with alarming regularity.
Scotch brite is also steel, yet it is easily bendable and breakable...the nets used by IR resemble mosquito nets more.

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Jun 28 2016 (23:01)
Vinay Kumar~   15574 blog posts   361 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1908901-60            Tags   Past Edits
I guess net are kept to keep rock intact (as construction lead minor cracks whch may not sustain out of self!!
No net can seriously negotiate the power a big boulder impose!!

Jun 29 2016 (11:28)
TheRiderBeest   1097 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1908901-61            Tags   Past Edits
Fine. What about this then?
**"I've traveled reasonably lot on KR and they have huge nylon nets to catch falling rocks. I've touched those nets and they are quite flimsy and do not inspire any confidence. It is quite scary."**
Why post such nonsense by lying that you have touched the nets and that they are made up of nylon and then later object on everyone's post and cry foul? Are you a liar?

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Jun 27 2016 (22:39)  

sashwin99   236 blog posts   108 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 1909344            Tags   Past Edits
Nostalgia and Splendor- The trains shown here are, the Darjeeling toy train, Palace on Wheels (with the lady in it), Royal Rajasthan, Random train in France, Vivek Express
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Jun 24 2016 (09:38)  

sashwin99   236 blog posts   108 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 1905362            Tags   Past Edits
Extreme poverty meets affluence- sad-- :-(
Source- Arkya Chatterjee- Just Railway website click here

Jun 24 2016 (10:25)
MS TPJ section becomes FEDL^~   9855 blog posts   13795 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 1905362-1            Tags   Past Edits
Thats MAS NZM Duronto's old rake being transferred to SER.

Jun 24 2016 (10:29)
sashwin99   236 blog posts   108 correct pred (67% accurate)
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The poverty is striking. I don't want to say more about that though, but IR can do much more than just try to introduce trains for the affluent.
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