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32 votes
Mar 09 2017 (18:50)   14716/Tiruchchirapalli - Sriganganagar HumSafar Express

ksaravind37   130 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2191658            Tags   Past Edits
Do you think SGNR - TPJ - SGNR Humsafar will gain enough patronage ?
Also comment whether the TT of the train is justified
Too early to tell28%9

4 posts - Fri Mar 10, 2017

Mar 11 2017 (18:39)
a2z~   392 blog posts
Re# 2191658-5            Tags   Past Edits
Some of the imminent drawbacks of Trichy-Sriganganagar HS
very low occupancy expected from Bikaner to Sriganganagar.
Low occupancy from Bikaner-JDP and
not so good occupancy from Trichy to Krishnarajapuram
of JDP the prime destination of north end is not convenient.
SBC station is not touched upon
very low avg speed for a premium train only 49kmph!! Mainly due to low speed route (Faster Trunk lines avoided to maximum possible extent) and lack of priority to train. On the given route avg speed could be 55+ kmph is possible for a premium train.
SBC-JDP/Bikaner could have been a better option on the chosen route with SBC dep delayed by couple of hours and JDP arr in morning.
SBC-SC-NGP-BPL-KOTA-JP-JDP HS could have managed 65kmph speed and much higher patronage.
This route (Trichy-Sriganganagar) deserves SF train rather than HS.

Mar 11 2017 (20:40)
ksaravind37   130 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Yes , my view is also the same . It doesnt even stop at Bangalore for enough time

Mar 12 2017 (13:58)
12188 मुम्बई जबलपुर गरीबरथ एक्सप्रेस~   440 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2191658-7            Tags   Past Edits
If it is run via ndls, bpl, ngp..
I think Then it can improve

Mar 12 2017 (14:49)
Guest: 47f6c75a   show all posts
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has earn good patronage from ahmedabad but can't about sriganganagr

Mar 17 2017 (23:24)
Yash Railographer~   442 blog posts   185 correct pred (72% accurate)
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I cant vote, I am confused. The Humsafar train should have been run between Bikaner and Bengaluru, which would have been better. As someone else too said, SGNR-TPJ better deserves weekly SF train. Secondly, the speed of train could have been more than 60 kmph. WR can have 80 kmph avg speed.
4 votes
Mar 14 2017 (15:22)  

gohansupersaiyan123~   82 blog posts
Entry# 2197436            Tags   Past Edits
Guess the train and station
Quiz has ENDED

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Mar 17 2017 (18:35)
ksaravind37   130 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2197436-20            Tags   Past Edits
I think the station is TPJ

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Mar 17 2017 (23:06)
gohansupersaiyan123~   82 blog posts
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Mar 09 2017 (20:51)   IMG50392/♥♥Trichy - Trivandrum Jan Shatabdi♥♥

ksaravind37   6 img trains   3 popular
24 green flags   1 red flags   4 green per Train
Entry# 2191813            Tags   Past Edits
Just an alternate for currently running TPJ - TEN intercity
Mar 02 2017 (07:40)   IMG81341/♥♥MADURAI-PALANI-GURUVAYUR EXPRESS♥♥

MERA GAADI BHI DEKHO YAR~   90 img trains   87 popular
785 green flags   0 red flags   9 green per Train
Entry# 2182960            Tags   Past Edits
Please Flag this Daily Day express.

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Mar 03 2017 (20:36)
ksaravind37   130 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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no need of reversal at DG . Greeen othewise

Mar 04 2017 (08:23)
MERA GAADI BHI DEKHO YAR~   455 blog posts
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removed. thanks
Rail News
IR AffairsSR/Southern  -  
Feb 08 2017 (17:53)   ICF Chennai gets Rs 200 Cr to switch to LHB coach production which are better in convenience & safety

१२४२३ डिब्रुगढ़ टाउन राजधानी १२४२४^~   26 news posts
Entry# 2157328   News Entry# 293416         Tags   Past Edits
The Railway Ministry has allotted Rs 199.8 crore to modernise the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai as part of a Rs 327-crore project to get the coach-building unit to completely switch over from conventional coaches to safer Linke-Hoffman-Busch (LHB) coaches in the next few years.
The money was allotted in the Union Budget announced by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 1. The Ministry has spent Rs 75 crore in the past two years on the project, and the bigger allocation is seen as a result of the flak the Railways got after the Indore-Patna Express derailed near Kanpur, killing over 150 people.
Minister Suresh Prabhu, at the time, had tweeted that the Railways would be speeding up the production of LHB coaches, which are designed with better safety features like anti-climbing and anti-telescoping (a railway term for coaches ploughing into each other during a derailment or accident). Conventional ICF-type coaches were getting mangled extensively during mishaps as was evident in the Kanpur derailment.
Currently, the bulk of the LHB coaches are made at the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala, Punjab. A new coach-building facility has also started at Raebareli in Uttar Pradesh.
According to the coach production programme of the Railways issued by the mechanical department of the Railway Board, a copy of which is available with DNA, the Railways will make 1,883 conventional coaches and 1614 LHB coaches for the financial year ending March 31, 2017.
The break-up of the 1,883 conventional coaches is such that the Integral Coach Factory Chennai will make 1,118 coaches, while the Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala will the remaining 765 coaches.

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Feb 09 2017 (20:06)
ksaravind37   130 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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I would like the ICF to produce LHB rakes in the original blue livery instead of Red one .

Feb 10 2017 (18:07)
a2z~   392 blog posts
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Earlier the livery was red and we got bored of it. When blue livery was introduced it looked attractive, but that too has of late becoming boring. Infact it would be nice to change livery in a decade or two.

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Rail News
Commentary/Human InterestSR/Southern  -  
Feb 09 2017 (07:53)   Rockfort Express to be ‘superfast’ from June

rdb*^   127193 news posts
Entry# 2156782   News Entry# 293453         Tags   Past Edits
Southern Railway has announced that the Tiruchi – Chennai Egmore – Tiruchi Rockfort Expresses would be converted into superfast expresses from June.
The Chennai Egmore – Tiruchi Rockfort Express would become a superfast express with effect from June 7. It would be renumbered as Train No. 12653 from that date.
The Tiruchi – Chennai Egmore Rockfort Express would become a superfast express from June 8 and would be renumbered 12654.
train would leave Chennai Egmore at 10.30 p.m. and reach Tiruchi at 4.30 a.m. It would depart Tiruchi at 10.35 p.m. and arrive at Chennai Egmore at 4.40 a.m.
Time reduced
The trains would stop at Mambalam, Tambaram, Chengalpattu, Tindivanam, Villupuram, Vriddhachalam, Pennadam, Ariyalur, Kallakudi Palanganatham, Lalgudi, Srirangam, Tiruchi Town and Ponmalai, a Southern Railway press release said.
Officials said the running time of these trains consequent to its conversion as superfast would be reduced by half-an-hour.
New coaches
Meanwhile, another release said LHB (Linke-Hofmann-Busch) coaches had been allotted for the Chennai Egmore – Tiruchi – Chennai Egmore Cholan Express trains.
Consequently, the Chennai Egmore – Tiruchi Cholan Express would be converted into LHB stock from February 16 and the Tiruchi – Chennai Egmore Cholan express would be converted into LHB stock from February 17.
As a result, the composition of the trains would be revised. It would have one AC first class, three AC 2-tier, four AC three-tier, 10 sleeper class and two general second class coaches.
As per the revised timing with effect from February 16, the Chennai Egmore – Tiruchi Cholan express will leave Chennai Egmore at 8.30 a.m. and reach Tiruchi at 4.15 p.m.

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Feb 09 2017 (20:04)
ksaravind37   130 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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For the TPJ - MS Rockfort ponmalai stoppage can be removed if it is to be upgraded to SF. It takes 45 mins to reach SRGM from TPJ with GOC as a stop
41 votes
Jan 21 2017 (01:13)  

Foamer~   1459 blog posts
Entry# 2134334            Tags   Past Edits
Do you like travelling in passenger trains, where the train stops at almost every station and waits endlessly for freight/other Exp, SF trains to cross/overtake them? If so, please share your memorable experiences of the journey, comfort and the little wayside stations enroute.
Yes. I like to travel by passenger trains.59%24
I don't like them. but will travel if needed.41%17
I will never set foot in a passenger train in my life.0%0

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Jan 28 2017 (20:52)
ksaravind37   130 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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I like to travel in Passenger Trains only if it is not crowded and during day time only
64 votes
Dec 29 2016 (13:48)  

Foamer~   1459 blog posts
Entry# 2109203            Tags   Past Edits
How long has the train you were travelling in been detained at a station or a station outer. This apart from the scheduled halt period. Mention the train and the station and the reason (if known) in the comments section.
10 Mins - 30 Mins20%13
30 Mins - 1Hr14%9
1 Hr - 2 Hrs23%15
2 Hrs - 4 Hrs30%19
4 Hrs - 6 Hrs2%1
6 Hrs - 8 Hrs2%1
8 Hrs - 10 Hrs6%4
Above 10 Hrs.3%2

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Dec 31 2016 (14:15)
ksaravind37   130 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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On 17 june 2016 , when we were travelling from MAS - SBC in Double Decker , a fish plate had got struck in brake oil tank just after the train departed from JTJ and started on its high gradient . After crossing TN border only the guard noticed and the LP stopped the train. However it was not even between any major station. From then on it took 2.5 hours to remove the fishplate and for an alternate engine to come from BWT

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26 votes
Dec 20 2016 (19:20)  

ksaravind37   130 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2097706            Tags   Past Edits
If IR were to construct a mountain railway to any of the hill station and ask your opinion , which one would you choose ?
For the answer you choose , also suggest a route to that place .
Other - Mention in comment with route0%0

3 posts - Tue Dec 20, 2016

Dec 20 2016 (20:01)
OM SAI RAM~   1113 blog posts   270 correct pred (56% accurate)
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yes Leh in Kashmir. KVR is Kangra Valley Railway. It was built by British Government since then no new implementation have done for this railway. IR have just given it a name of HERITAGE.

Dec 20 2016 (20:03)
Dipanjan Das~   1538 blog posts   64 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Honestly Speaking There Is Rail Connectivity At Dharamsala.... Pathankot-Jogindernagar Railway Network Passes Through "KANGRA" Which Is Only 14 Kms From Dharamsala

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Dec 20 2016 (20:33)
Guest: 7ffdc7c0   show all posts
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But I don't have option to vote.

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Dec 22 2016 (15:45)
ksaravind37   130 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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So .. Kodaikkanal is leading .. Anybody suggest route for Kodaikkanal

Dec 22 2016 (16:07)
The elusive and rare WDP3 and WDM3~   2453 blog posts
Re# 2097706-11            Tags   Past Edits
Munnar would be an interesting option. The route can go as follows.
From Bodinayakanur in Tamilnadu ( branch line from Madurai), via Munthal-Kottagudi ( along the Kottagudi river ) to 'Top station' at the Kerala-TamilNadu border and further on along the Mattupetty dam reservoir to Munnar. The route can be a meter gauge like the NMR route.
This will be a special route too. About a century ago, the Kundala valley railway used to connect Munnar to Top station with a narrow gauge railway.
This was used for transporting Tea to the rest of the country. The tea would be transported from Munnar to Top station by railway. From there, a ropeway and cable car used to take the tea down the hills and by road to Bodinayakanur. The line was washed out in a flood in 1924 and never reconstructed.
The route can be re-started in pretty much with the same alignment as earlier and it will be really good to see a historic route being restarted.
0 votes
Dec 17 2016 (19:10)  

ksaravind37   130 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2094398            Tags   Past Edits
Which city in SR has maximum number of railway stations after Chennai ? Give answer in comments
Quiz has ENDED
No options !! Give the list of station names in each city if possible after the quiz ends0%0

1 posts - Sat Dec 17, 2016

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Dec 17 2016 (23:06)
HAPPY COLORFULL HOLI FROM JBP ET OHE OMG 😲~   11893 blog posts   22 correct pred (45% accurate)
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Kochi ( Ernakulam)

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Dec 18 2016 (00:02)
Electric Loco Shed Soon at BSP~   980 blog posts   981 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Dec 19 2016 (17:25)
ksaravind37   130 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Ok . The answer is Ernakulam-Kochi .
1 - Chennai
2 - Ernakulam - Kochi
3 - Trichy

Dec 19 2016 (17:29)
HAPPY COLORFULL HOLI FROM JBP ET OHE OMG 😲~   11893 blog posts   22 correct pred (45% accurate)
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No presents uptill now Mr. Aravind
I've got the correct answer

Dec 19 2016 (17:32)
ksaravind37   130 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2094398-9            Tags   Past Edits
Yes ! I have given you a "great" :)
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