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Feb 08 2017 (17:53)   ICF Chennai gets Rs 200 Cr to switch to LHB coach production which are better in convenience & safety

😍12423 Dibrugarh Rajdhani 12424😍^~   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   125 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2157328-4            Tags   Past Edits
I would like the ICF to produce LHB rakes in the original blue livery instead of Red one .

Feb 10 2017 (18:07)
a~   175 blog posts
Re# 2157328-5            Tags   Past Edits
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*^   126086 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   125 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2156782-4            Tags   Past Edits
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~   1265 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   125 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2134334-14            Tags   Past Edits
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~   1265 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   125 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   125 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~   986 blog posts   259 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 2097706-4            Tags   Past Edits
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~   1437 blog posts   64 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2097706-5            Tags   Past Edits
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)
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But I don't have option to vote.

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Dec 22 2016 (15:45)
ksaravind37   125 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2097706-10            Tags   Past Edits
So .. Kodaikkanal is leading .. Anybody suggest route for Kodaikkanal

Dec 22 2016 (16:07)
A good day ahead~   2339 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   125 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)
WELCOME JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 AGAIN~   10740 blog posts   14 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 2094398-3            Tags   Past Edits
Kochi ( Ernakulam)

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Dec 18 2016 (00:02)
Electric Loco Shed Soon at BSP~   924 blog posts   978 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Dec 19 2016 (17:25)
ksaravind37   125 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)
WELCOME JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 AGAIN~   10740 blog posts   14 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 2094398-8            Tags   Past Edits
No presents uptill now Mr. Aravind
I've got the correct answer

Dec 19 2016 (17:32)
ksaravind37   125 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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Yes ! I have given you a "great" :)
39 votes
Dec 09 2016 (18:03)  

vappatil~   702 blog posts   9 correct pred (56% accurate)
Entry# 2085648            Tags   Past Edits
I know that many trains of Indian Railway runs late, but how many of you had experienced that the train which you travelling had reached before time? I ask you in minutes? Friends also comment about your experience.
0 Right on Dot5%2
1 - 5 minutes early5%2
6 - 10 minutes early0%0
11 - 20 minutes early23%9
20 - 30 minutes early13%5
30 - 60 minutes early49%19
more than 60 minutes early5%2

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Dec 09 2016 (21:36)
ksaravind37   125 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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I have experienced 12631 Nellai arriving at TEN 60 minutes before , MS - MAQ and Rockfort Express arriving at TPJ 45 mins , 40 mins early

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Train Tip
Dec 08 2016 (20:48)   16128/Guruvayur - Chennai Egmore Express

ksaravind37   125 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2084664            Tags   Past Edits
The toilets of 2nd sitting coaches of 16127/16128 are not maintained properly. Whereas the toilets of 16129/30 are good and even the toilets of sleeper coaches and AC coaches of 16127/28 are good
34 votes
Dec 07 2016 (12:09)  

vappatil~   702 blog posts   9 correct pred (56% accurate)
Entry# 2083074            Tags   Past Edits
How many times did you missed your train from catching ? kindly comment what was reason that you missed the train.
0 - 5 times94%32
6 - 10 times6%2
11 - 15 times0%0
16 - 20 times0%0
More than 20 times0%0

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Dec 08 2016 (20:09)
ksaravind37   125 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
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I have missed my daily 16:15 EMU many times but not Express trains

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Nov 08 2016 (05:15)   CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs)

12188 मुम्बई जबलपुर गरीबरथ एक्सप्रेस~   373 blog posts   7 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2052308            Tags   Past Edits
कौन कौन से स्टेशनों के प्लेटफार्मों पर घुमाव है ??
last update:- 16/12/2016 10:30AM
CR Ajni
CR Chinchwad
CR Daund Jn PF- 2,3
CR Dombivli
CR Ghoradongri
CR Harda
CR Kanhe
CR Kanjoor Marg
CR Kasara
CR Khandala PF - 1,2,3
CR Khandwa
CR Kopargaon
CR Mulund PF- 1
CR Mumbai CST PF- 8
CR Mumbai LTT
CR Mumbra
CR Nagpur PF- 1
CR Pulgaon JN
CR Pune PF- 1,6
CR Shivajinagar
CR Solapur
CR Thakurli
CR Thane
CR Ulhasnagar PF- 1,2
CR Vikhroli
ECR Barh PF- 03
ECR Dhanbad Jn PF- 6,7
ECR Fathua
ECR Netaji SC Bose Gomoh Jn PF-1,4
ECR Hathidah Jn PF- 1,2
ECR Hazaribagh Road
ECR Jhajha
ECR Luckeesarai JN PF- 2
ECR Patna Jn PF- 10
ECR Patna Saheb
ER Bally
ER Howrah
ER Jasidih Jn
ER Sheoraphuli Jn
KR Karmali
KR Pernem
KR Thivim
NCE Allahabad PF- 1
NCR Agra Fort PF- 1
NCR Raja Ki Mandi
NER Domingarh
NER Kathgodam
NFR Sibsagar Town
NFR New Bongaigaon
NR Ambala Cantt PF- 7
NR Amritsar PF- 3,5
NR Ballabgarh
NR Chandigarh Junction PF- 3,4,5
NR Garhmukhteswar Bridge
NR Ghaziabad Jn PF- 5,6
NR Karnal PF- 3
NR Kosi Kalan
NR Kuchesar Road
NR New Delhi
NR New Ghaziabad
NR Old Delhi Jn PF- 1,2,3,4
NR Panipat PF- 3
NR Saharanpur
NR Sirhind PF- 3
NWR Banas
NWR Mavli Jn PF-3
NWR Ratangarh Jn PF-1,2,3
SCR Alwal
SCR Anakapalli
SCR Begumpet - 'S' Curve
SCR New Guntur
SCR Rajahmundry PF- 1
SCR Safilguda
SER Balasore PF- 1
SER Kharagpur PF- 1,3
SECR Bhilai Power House
SECR Gwarighat
SECR Murhipar
SECR Raipur PF 1A
SER Khirai
SR Basin Bridge Jn
SR Chennai Park
SR Erode
SR Guindy PF-3,4
SR Kuttippuram
SR Maduranthakam
SR Palakkad
SR Pallavaram PF- 1
SR Sevur
SR Tirupadripulyur
SR Walajah Road
SWR KSR Bangalore City PF- 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10
SWR Bangalore East
SWR Baiyyappanahalli
SWR Bangalore Cant
SWR Bangarpet
SWR Krishnarajapuram
SWR Kuppam
SWR Mugad
SWR Mysore Jn PF-1
SWR Somanayakkampatti
SWR Varadapur
WCR Ganj Basoda
WCR Itarsi PF- 3,4,5,6,7
WCR Jabalpur PF- 1,3,4,5,6
WCR Ramganj Mandi Jn PF no.3
WCR Sridham PF- 1
WR Churchgate
WR Dahod PF- 2,3
WR Dungri
WR Godhra
WR Indore Jn
WR Mumbai Central PF- 1
WR Nagda Jn PF- 3
WR Rajkot Jn
WR Somnath

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Dec 01 2016 (10:55)
ksaravind37   125 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2052308-106            Tags   Past Edits
Guindy Pf 3,4 SR

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