Forum Super Search
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Train Type:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

Full Site Search
Sun Apr 30, 2017 20:31:26 ISTHomeTrainsΣChainsAtlasPNRForumGalleryNewsFAQTripsLoginFeedback
Sun Apr 30, 2017 20:31:26 IST
PostPostPost Trn TipPost Trn TipPost Stn TipPost Stn TipAdvanced Search

Blog Posts by Sanju Baba
Page#    12 Blog Entries  next>>
★★  Rail Fanning
May 26 2016 (12:21)   12313/Sealdah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express | GZB/WAP-5/30030

Guest: 7fc2c4be   show all posts
Entry# 1864836            Tags   Past Edits
Link: click here
Credits: Tats

May 26 2016 (12:56)
Sanju Baba   12 blog posts
Re# 1864836-1            Tags   Past Edits
Nice Shot ....
Can be updated as Locopic

6 posts are hidden.
★  General Travel
May 11 2016 (17:26)  

Guest: 7fc2d24b   show all posts
Entry# 1841821            Tags   Past Edits
Windows Phone & Windows 8 App
IRCTC BlackBerry 10 App
IRCTC Android App - IRCTC Connect
Windows Phone & Windows 8 App
Link: click here
2 IRCTC BlackBerry 10 App
Link: click here
3 IRCTC Android App - IRCTC Connect
Link : click here
Link: click here
(Screenshots of all Four Mobile Applications are Attached)

May 11 2016 (22:21)
Sanju Baba   12 blog posts
Re# 1841821-3            Tags   Past Edits
Really helpful Info
Thanks for sharing

May 12 2016 (11:08)
Guest: 7fc2d6d4   show all posts
Re# 1841821-5            Tags   Past Edits
Sadly this BLOG is dying .......
Thanks for Liking this ...

4 posts are hidden.
★★  Rail Fanning
Apr 12 2016 (22:01)   12345/Saraighat Express (PT) | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs) | SGUJ/WDP-4/20017

Guest: 7fc2cb38   show all posts
Entry# 1800640            Tags   Past Edits
WDP4-SGUJ-20017 --- Roy took this pic at Howrah station while the Siliguri giant with a magnificent vibrant livery is all set to start-off with Gwahati bound Saraighat express on 10th June 2014.
Link: click here
Pic Credit: Roy
WDP4-SGUJ-20013 --- This majestic DP4 of Siliguri DLS as the lead of Howrah bound NJP Shatabdi whisking through Dankuni Jn. while Sam was most obliged
to get as many frames possible on 3rd Sept 2012.
Link: click here
Pic Credit: Sam

Apr 12 2016 (23:57)
Sanju Baba   12 blog posts
Re# 1800640-1            Tags   Past Edits
SGUJ WDP-4 my Favorite

Apr 13 2016 (00:15)
Guest: 7fc2c999   show all posts
Re# 1800640-2            Tags   Past Edits
========== Be aware of WDM-3A =========
I have heard that EMD's are good Loco though I have no practical Experience of travelling in any train hauled by EMD Locos. But what I had witnessed today in Sodepur is simply horrible. This incident proves the statement of the Diesel Loco Pilot true with whom I met Yesterday Ref: /blog/post/1799320
It was about 19:55 Pm tonight when I was just standing in the market just by the side of Track No: 4 of Sodepur. Then I heard the sharp honking of WDM-3A. Within few
minutes I saw UP KOAA Radhikapur Express passing through Track No: 3 with BWN WDM-3A in Charge. Now just crossing PF no: 3 the loco started gaining Speed. When the Loco started gaining speed I have seen that "FIRE IS EMITTED PROFUSELY WITH SMOKE FROM THE CHIMNEY OF THE LOCO OF RADHIKAPUR EXPRESS". Thank God the train quickly vanished from the area. SDAH Main Section is fully electrified section. So if such Fire catch the OHE then a Massive Disaster will happen.
I am sorry to say WDM-3A Locos are very old now & not fit for Long Haulage. These should be used for Shunting now. Secondly, under Electrified Section usage of Diesel Locos should be stopped permanently by Indian Railways to reduce environmental hazards as well as to prevent any Fire related hazards that may occur from the Engine of Diesel Locos.
WDM-3A becomes really dangerous now.
Attached Image Link: click here

8 posts are hidden.
★  Rail Fanning
Mar 25 2015 (12:48)  

Sanju Baba   12 blog posts
Entry# 1406868            Tags   Past Edits
Green loco picture
Attached Image
Green Electric Loco WAM4
Photo:Jimmy Jose
Link: click here
★★  Rail Fanning
Jan 11 2015 (00:27)   VTA/Vatva (4 PFs)

Guest: 7fc2c4fe   show all posts
Entry# 1336751            Tags   Past Edits
******* VATVA Diesel King in full Action**********
VATVA Diesel Monster WDM 3A 18628 emitting deep black smoke looking furious!!!!!!!!!!!
Just see the attached picture
Source: click here
Indian Railways WDM-3A class diesel locomotive smokes
heavily as it enters the Tawa Bridge
Source: click here
Decorated WDM3A Epic Smoking, Chugging and Turbo Whistle
Source: click here
JHS WDM3A #18778R heading towards TKD with BTPN Rake in tow and smoking heavily.
Source: click here

Jan 11 2015 (11:41)
Sanju Baba   12 blog posts
Re# 1336751-1            Tags   Past Edits
Superb picture.....

5 posts are hidden.
★★★  General Travel
Jan 08 2015 (23:41)   SRC/Santragachi Junction (6 PFs) | TATA/WAM-4/21263

Guest: 7fc2c5b0   show all posts
Entry# 1334826            Tags   Past Edits
This blog is posted here just for the Information of all rail fans.
All are humbly requested to share their views and opinions whether this move of mine will yeild any positive outcome or not????
Today I have sent an email to:
the Chief Operations Manager of South Eastern Railway Mr G.K Mohanti having email Id: com@ser.railnet.gov.in and also sent a copy
of this same mail to the General Manager Of South Eastern Railway Mr Shri Radhey Shyam having email Id: gm@ser.railnet.gov.in. I share the Subject of my mail and the mail body which was mailed to the Email IDs of both the Chief Operations Manager and General Manager of South Eastern Railway at 6.24 pm today.
Subject of the my Mail: "Request for providing 3 Phase Electric Locomotive WAP 7 in Santragachi(SRC) Loco Shed"
Mail Body of my email sent to the Chief Operations Manager and General Manager of South Eastern Railway at 6.24 pm today :
Respected Sir,
With reference to the subject as mentioned I would like to request you for providing "WAP 7 Locomotive" in Santragachi Loco Shed of South Eastern Railway for hauling the following trains of South Eastern Zone, replacing the conventional Loco WAP 4 of SRC/HWH Shed which presently hauling these trains.
The trains for which WAP 7 is requested are as follows:
As a matter of fact South Eastern Zone does not have any 3 Phase Locomotive in it's Santragachi ELS but has 72-74 WAP 4's in It's SRC shed and all these are used for hauling the mail/express trains of SER Zone whether it is a non superfast or Superfast or Duronto or Shatabdi.
It is also a fact that Superfast Express like Tata Steel Express is still hauled by TATA WAM 4.
Rupasi Bangla/Tamralipta Express is still hauled by WAG 5 loco. Sometimes WAG 7 loco is also seen hauling mail/exp of South eastern Zone.
Very surprising incidents are these happened in South Eastern Zone, the reason for which is best known to you.

The first WAP 7 was manufactured by Chittaranjan Locomotive Works(CLW) in 19 th May 2000.The loco number was 30201 and the loco name was "Navkiran". Since then it was in service of Indian Railways. Initially it was allotted to GMO Shed but from 27.12.2012 this loco belongs to GZB Shed of northern zone. Now as per Oct 2014 statistics there are 205+ WAP 7 locomotives plying in Indian Railway, but astonishingly not a single WAP 7 has been seen in South Eastern Zone during this long term of 15 years.
I am very eager to know why WAP 7 is not allotted to SRC ELS of SER where Eastern Zone has 19 WAP 7s in their Howrah Shed.
Is there any possibility of allotting WAP 7 to SRC ELS in future for hauling the list of trains as mentioned????
Only WAP 4, WAM 4, WAG 5 etc will be seen in SER in the coming years also like it's past ?????
Sorry, but as a traveller and rail enthusiast it is very surprising to me that SER is still unable to provide WAP 7 for it's Duronto & Shatabdi Trains whereas other Zones can provide WAP 7/WAP 5 for their Rajdhani, Duronto ,Shatabdi and other important superfast trains.
Waiting for a prompt reply from your end.
Thanking you.
Don't know whether any reply will come from the end of Chief Operations Manager and General Manager regarding the Non allotment of WAP 7 in SRC ELS, but as a "Rail Fan" I took this step out of the curiosity why SER have no 3 phase Locos during this long term of 15 years since WAP 7 30201 made it's journey in 19 th May 2000.
Attached Image of TATA WAM 4:
1 TATA WAM 4 21263
Source: click here
2 TATA WAM 4 20673
Source: click here
3 TATA WAM-4 6P#21217 with Ranchi Howrah Intercity Express
Source: click here
4 TATA WAM 4 20688
Source: click here
5 TATA WAM 4 21308
Source: click here
6 TATA WAM-4 6P HSAB#21317 with Puri-Howrah Garibrath
Source: click here
Attached Image of SRC WAP 4:
7 2506 North East Express with SRC WAP4
Source: click here
8 WAP4-SRC-22272 with 12246 YPR Duronto
Source: click here
9 SRC WAP4 22742
Source: click here
10 Hatia Howrah Express with brand new SRC WAP-4
Source: click here
11 SRC WAP 4 22601
Source: click here
Attached Image of Logo of SER:
12 South Eastern Railway Logo
Source: click here

Jan 09 2015 (11:24)
Sanju Baba   12 blog posts
Re# 1334826-1            Tags   Past Edits
Great !!!!!!!!
Now we have to wait for the reply of this mail from the GM and COM of SER regarding allotment of WAP 7 in the SRC Shed.

18 posts are hidden.
Station Tip
Jan 07 2015 (00:04)   TVC/Thiruvananthapuram Central (Trivandrum) (5 PFs)

Guest: 7fc2cca6   show all posts
Entry# 1332754            Tags   Past Edits
********************The Paradise Of South India********************
"Kovalam Sea Beach" which is also known as " The Paradise Of South India" is just 16 kms from the City Thiruvanantpuram of Kerala.
Literally "Kovalam" means a grove of coconut trees and true to its name the village offers an endless sight of coconut trees.
Beaches Of kovalam:
has three beaches separated by rocky outcroppings in its 17 km coastline, the three together form the famous crescent of the Kovalam beach
1 Lighthouse Beach
The southernmost beach, the Lighthouse Beach is the one most frequented by tourists, Lighthouse Beach got its name due to the old Vizhinjam Lighthouse located on a rocky promontory here. Its intermittent beams at night render the beach with an unearthly charm.[4]
2 Hawah Beach
Eve’s Beach, more commonly known as Hawa Beach, ranks second, in the early day, is a beehive of activities with fishermen setting out for sea. With a high rock promontory and a calm bay of blue waters, this beach paradise creates a unique aquarelle on moonlit nights.
3 Samudra Beach
A large promontory separates this part from the southern side. Samudra Beach doesn't have tourists thronging there or hectic business. The local fishermen ply their trade on this part.
Tourist facilities
There are a large number of beach resorts in and around Kovalam. The sea port of Vizhinjam is about 3 km away and famous for its special varieties of fish, old Hindu temples, big churches and a mosque. The Proposed International Trans shipment Terminal at Vizhinjam is also close to Kovalam.
Kovalam was among the most prominent tourist spots in India during the hippy era. It still has a high status among tourists, who arrive mostly from Europe and Israel.[citation needed] Kovalam is finding a new significance in the light of several Ayurvedic salons, and recuperation and regeneration resorts which provide a wide variety of Ayurvedic treatments for tourists.
For more details regarding Kovalam please refer:
click here
Attached Images of Kovalam Beach
Source: Google Images

Jan 07 2015 (11:36)
Sanju Baba   12 blog posts
Re# 1332754-1            Tags   Past Edits
Very Useful info. Really Kovalam is the paradise of South India.
Superb pictures of the sea beach of Kovalam!!!!
Thanks for sharing.

6 posts are hidden.
Station Tip
Jan 02 2015 (00:18)   HFG/Haflong Hill (1 PFs)

Guest: 7fc2c8f1   show all posts
Entry# 1327478            Tags   Past Edits
"Haflong"----- The only hill station in Assam which is also known as"Switzerland of the East".
Brief Description about Halflong:
Haflong (Assamese: হাফলং) is a town and headquarters of Dima Hasao district in India in the state of Assam. It is the only hill station in Assam."Haflong" got its name from Dimasa word better known "Ha-floong" or "Hangkhlong" which means "Ant Hill". According to the Zeme Nagas( one of the earliest group to settle at Haflong areas) traditions the term 'Haflong' is derived from a person name Hamlong;the erstwhile landlord of Haflong areas.The term
"Haflong" is even prominent in the clans of the Dimasas like "Haflongbar". According to some old people Haflong was given a name by the British, Half-Long to indicate half way from kamrup. Haflong hillstation is known for its beautiful landscapes, valleys, hills and mountains.
Haflong is located at Coord |25.18|N|9E. It has an average elevation of 966.216 metres (3170 feet).
As of 2012 the India census, Haflong had a population of 43,756. Males constitute 45% of the population and females 55%. Haflong has an average literacy rate of 92%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 85%, and female literacy is 75%. In Haflong, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age. The population of the Town comprises various tribes & races who maintain their own dialect, culture, customs & usages. Apart from various tribes(Oriental Indians), non-tribals also account for a sizable amount of the population. They are mostly government employees, traders living in urban & semi-urban area. The small and serene Town shelter the lovely people – warm and fascinating – and as colourful as the land itself. It is also the home of various tribes: Dimasa, Nagas, Hmar, Kukis, Mizo, Bengali, Assamese, Gorkha, Biate and Hrangkhol.
Commonly spoken languages are Haflong Hindi, Dimasa, Zeme Naga, kuki, Khasi, Biate, Hmar, Bengali, Assamese, and Nepali .
Haflong is part of Autonomous District (Lok Sabha constituency). It is the headquarters of Dima Hasao Autonomous District.
Modes of communication
Though there is no direct Air connection to Haflong, one can fly up to Guwahati or Silchar or Dimapur from where easy road or rail options are available. Haflong has a metre gauge train station which connects it with Lumding and Silchar.
Some prominent educational institutions of Haflong are:
Haflong Government Boys Higher Secondary School
St. Agnes' Convent High School
Don Bosco High School, Haflong
Kendriya Vidyalaya, Haflong
Government Girls Higher Secondary School
CHT Synod High School
Saraswati Vidya Mandir
PMS High School
Narzareth High School
Covenant High School
Vivekananda Vidyalaya
Haflong Government College
Tourism Attractions
Main Tourism attractions are
Haflong Lake
Jatinga Bird Observatory
Ethnic Villages
Fiangpui Garden,
Hill view from Moulpong
Fiangpui Church
Hill view from circuit house,etc
Source of the above information: click here
Attached Images:
1 Haflong a beautiful hill town in Assam
Source: click here
2 Haflong hill station
Source: click here
3 Haflong Hills
Source: click here
4 Scenic beauty of Hafling Hills
Source: click here
5 Lake in the heart of Haflong
Source: click here
6 Haflong Hill railway station
Source: click here
Views and Opinions are welcome.

1 posts are hidden.

Jan 03 2015 (11:27)
Sanju Baba   12 blog posts
Re# 1327478-2            Tags   Past Edits
Very Useful info...

1 posts are hidden.
★★  Rail Fanning
Dec 23 2014 (22:17)  

Guest: 7fc2d5ac   show all posts
Entry# 1317851            Tags   Past Edits
Text written on the Banner at BRC ELS:(1st Attached Image)
1st Loco Branding of Indian Railways was done by Amul.
Branding was done on the body sides of WAP 5 Locos.
Vadodara Div(BRC)
First Amul Loco Details
Loco Number:30044
Loco Class: WAP-5
Shed Allotted: Vadodara(BRC)
Manufacturer Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW)
Loco Name Gaurav
Status In Service
Comments: First WAP-5 loco alloted to BRC ELS. Air brake only. Amul Gold milk advertisements on body sides.
Please note that 30044 is the First WAP 5 allotted to BRC Shed.
Source of this info:
click here
Attached Image:
1 click here
2 click here
3 12932 ADI BCT DD With BRC P5 30044
click here
4 Indore Mumbai Duronto with BRC WAP 5 30044
Pic taken by: CHIRAG R SAGAR
Source: click here

2 posts are hidden.

Dec 25 2014 (11:44)
Sanju Baba   12 blog posts
Re# 1317851-3            Tags   Past Edits
very useful info.
Can be added to FAQ.
★  Rail Fanning
Dec 08 2014 (23:38)   12305/Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Patna) | NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)

Guest: 7fc2c0c0   show all posts
Entry# 1301268            Tags   Past Edits
************** TILTING TRAIN************
Sharing the picture Of HWH NDLS Rajdhani Express(Via Patna) runs by Diesel Loco taking 180 Degree Curve.
This is the picture of the year 2009 just after the Goods Train derailment in Bihar's Sasaram District(near Patna) disrupting rail traffic on the busy Mughalsarai-Howrah route on December 7 2009, Monday.
Source of the Attached Pic:
click here
Another pic of Howrah Rajdhani via Patna with Durronto Liveried Ghaziabad WAP-7 30246 as the loco in charge
click here
click here

Dec 09 2014 (13:22)
Sanju Baba   12 blog posts
Re# 1301268-1            Tags   Past Edits
Awesome pic.
Thanks for sharing

5 posts are hidden.
Page#    12 Blog Entries  next>>

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Wed May 10
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Mon May 15
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Tue May 30
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Mon Aug 28


Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 2175399
    Feb 23 2017 (01:22PM)

    There has recently been a lot of frustration among RFs when their Station Pics, Loco Pics, Train Pics get rejected because the "number is not showing", "shed is not visible", the loco/train is at a distance, Train Board is too small, "better pic available", etc. . To address this issue, effective tomorrow, ALL...
  • Entry# 2165159
    Feb 15 2017 (09:53AM)

    A minor update, but may impact many members: Hereafter, FMs will be able to delete invalid Red Flags on Imaginary trains. Red Flags can be removed by FMs, only against specific complaints filed against the blog. This does not give all members the right to complain against EVERY single red flag they...
  • Entry# 2155798
    Feb 08 2017 (11:40AM)

    -@all members: As of recently, there has been a trend whereby minor name updates of Trains/Stations - whether such and such regional name should be there or not, whether the train should be called "Abc Express" or "Abc Superfast Express", etc. are threatening to take over the majority of Timeline entries. Also,...
  • Entry# 2147631
    Feb 01 2017 (11:05AM)

    A new experimental feature is being introduced called BotD - "Blog of the Day". The rules are: . 1. Replies are not eligible - only the Top Blog. 2. ONLY Blogs posted today (the day of the vote) are eligible. 3. Every member has ONE vote. In the course of the day, you may keep...
  • Entry# 2136570
    Jan 23 2017 (12:25AM)

    Several new features have been introduced recently to the Forum, and we are forever striving to make Member experience here more productive and satisfying. With the recent introduction and success of the new FM System, it has been observed that small groups of highly involved and enthusiastic members are far more...
  • Entry# 2134907
    Jan 21 2017 (02:46PM)

    It has been over 2 weeks since the appointment of the current batch of FMs and 750 Complaints have been handled so far. It gives me immense pleasure in congratulating them for running the team diligently, professionally, competently and above all, without a shred of controversy or bias. The FM position...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom

Go to Mobile site