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Blog Posts by Niraj Ranjan
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Nov 08 2015 (23:23)  

Niraj Ranjan   14 blog posts   50 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 1643219            Tags   Past Edits
Just out of curiosity..
I would like to know the location and train name.?

2 posts - Sun Nov 08, 2015

Nov 08 2015 (23:32)
Niraj Ranjan   14 blog posts   50 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 1643219-3            Tags   Past Edits

Nov 08 2015 (23:44)
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I saw the question on my feed....hence the query?

Nov 08 2015 (23:46)
ಜೈ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೇ~   3961 blog posts   538 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 1643219-5            Tags   Past Edits
Who will confirm the answer, what ever may be our guesses.

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Nov 09 2015 (22:00)
Niraj Ranjan   14 blog posts   50 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 1643219-9            Tags   Past Edits
I also don't know..
An experienced Railfan can be trusted.

Nov 09 2015 (22:42)
Take a bow Kuldeep Yadav~   2348 blog posts   73 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 1643219-10            Tags   Past Edits
Yes,it is indeed a pic of ADI Junction Pf No. 1 and the train is BCT Shatabdi.
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Oct 25 2015 (01:35)  

Niraj Ranjan   14 blog posts   50 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 1627677            Tags   Past Edits
Their can be nothing better than this for RailFans.
This channel is by Ministry of Railways - India
This channel contains lot of videos regarding the ministry but I liked the videos mentioned below as they give us a view into the lesser known part of the Railways. They are documentaries made by the ministry and it includes little stories of the workers.
Master Of Indian Railways - click here
Loco Pilot of Indian Railway - click here
Indian Railways Documentary On Guard - click here
Gateman - click here
Gangman - click here
Pointsman - click here
Finally the channel for everyone to subscribe - click here
Oct 16 2015 (16:58)  

Niraj Ranjan   14 blog posts   50 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 1619148            Tags   Past Edits
Indian Railways on Thursday announced the launch of a scheme on pilot basis from November 1 to provide confirmed seats to wait-listed passengers on alternate trains.
The pilot project scheme 'Vikalpa' would be implemented for six months on the Delhi-Lucknow and the Delhi-Jammu routes. It will initially be available for tickets booked online.
Under the scheme, wait-listed passengers of a train can opt for confirmed seats on alternate trains.
extra money will be charged nor refund provided for difference in fares," the ministry of railways said in a statement, adding that a passenger allotted alternate seat could travel in the alternate train on authority of the original ticket.
Wait-listed passengers of a train will not be allowed to board it if allotted seat on alternate train, the statement said.
"If found travelling, they will be treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly," the railways said.
Noting that opting for the scheme did not mean a confirmed berth will be provided to a passenger in alternate train, the ministry clarified it was subject to availability of trains and berths.
Once confirmed in alternate train, the ticket cancellation charges will be as per the berth or train status in the alternate train, according to the statement.
click here
Hey guys have you heard about this?
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Sep 29 2015 (11:19)   12249/Howrah - Anand Vihar Yuva Express | DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs)

Niraj Ranjan   14 blog posts   50 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 1602685            Tags   Past Edits
My First upload in IRI..

Sep 29 2015 (11:31)
The Journey matters more than the Destination~   1011 blog posts   44 correct pred (79% accurate)
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Welcome to IRI Family!!!
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Apr 14 2015 (17:21)   22807/Santragachi - Chennai Central SF AC Express | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

Niraj Ranjan   14 blog posts   50 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 1428643            Tags   Past Edits
I will be going to Bangalore via MAS from Kolkata on 12-5-2015.
I booked the ticket in 22807 Src - Mas AC express and then 12657 MAS- SBC mail. As saw in the forum that AC express departing on tuesday arrives MAS on correct time and that gives me a space of 30 mins to catch my mail. If I miss the mail, then what are my options left for going to Bangalore. Should I go to CMBT and catch a bus or should I wait till the morning to catch another train.
response would be helpful.
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Jan 26 2015 (21:28)  

Niraj Ranjan   14 blog posts   50 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 1352289            Tags   Past Edits
What is the reason behind using the rear pantograph regularly for drawing electricity in locos?
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Jan 14 2015 (20:54)  

Niraj Ranjan   14 blog posts   50 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 1340244            Tags   Past Edits
Basically there are two types of coupling systems which we see in Indian Railways they are used to connect bogies with bogies & also with engine.
1)Screw Couplering: These couplers are majority in number. Presently, 90%of trains running in india have this configuration. All the blue coach train are running with these coupling system except the special CBC rake given for major trains. I will provide the video link in the CBC section
See the two picture ( 1st and 2nd ) to get an idea about Screw Couplers.

1) The Vibrations produced and jerks due to sudden acceleration and deceleration of the train are less compared to the other coupler.
2)If any of the coaches are damaged during its run the coaches replacement is possible because the any near by major junction would have a good number of their spare coaches having screw coupling configuration than the other one.
3)When a train derails due to this screw coupling which is not strong and compact in nature will make the coaches collide, climb and crash with each other and the deaths toll will be high. This is the major reason why the other coupling system came into the scenario.
Ex: Fatehpur derailment of kalka mail in which death toll was 70 badly injuring 300 others. Here the train was going at 109 Kmph.

Center Buffer Coupling (CBC): This Coupling system was being used in Railways but was not used for passenger coaches till 2000. We find this coupler in all freight train. The improved design is begin used for passenger coaches from 1998. Around 20 Coaches were imported at the beginning and later with the TOT (Transfer Of Technology) these are being manufactured in India. These coaches are found in Prestigious trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdhi, Duronto & in some recently introduced AC Express. The LHB Coaches which are used for majority of these trains have this coupler configuration. These coaches are manufactured at RCF Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala. There are some Trains which have ICF made coaches (Integral Coach Factory ) which are blue in colour having such configuration which are being used for Important trains from year 2005. But was stopped in 2008 due tos some reasons. We can differentiate them with others as they have some indication on the side edges of a coach. see the video. ( video link )
The picture ( 3rd ) shows the typical CBC coupler used for ICF trains. The right coach which have side buffers are of no use in CBC coupling. There are made for provision of both coupling system so that they can be compatible with any configuration.
The picture ( 4th ) shows the coupler whih is present in Premium trains which is almost the same but have some mechanism which reduces the effect of jerks and has a stable design.
1)The Vibrations produced and jerks due to sudden accleration and deceleration of the train are omparitively high.
2)The replacement of coaches might be complicated as some major junctions doen't have many spare LHB coaches or CBC coupled coaches.
3) The LHB Coaches are Anti Telescopic which means they do not get turned over or flip in case of a collision which is absent in screw coupled coaches. Even though some trains having CBC system whuch are typical ICF coaches don't crash and flip but damage might be slightly high.
Example of derailment of LHB coach train. click on the link below.
click here
This accident happened when the train was at good speed nearly 100kmph.
Still the death tool was only four. If such incident had happenned with ICF train the death toll would be around 60-70. This is one of the important reason of safety which railway swtiched to these coaches. Probably by 2030 most of the major trains will get these coaches.
Note: The photos taken from internet and with due credit to given to the owners.
Excuse me if i had commited any grammatical, spelling mistakes and provided any wrong information with your kind heart.
I hope my answer reached your expections if you had any :)
Thank you,
Source Quora. (click here
4th pic credits to /blog/post/991005/

Jan 14 2015 (21:05)
Begins Falls Rises ™   21448 blog posts   1207 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1340244-1            Tags   Past Edits
AAR-H was introduced already in freight but in passenger version, it was delayed a bit.

Jan 14 2015 (22:48)
Love the weather of Bangalore*^~   5847 blog posts   16805 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1340244-2            Tags   Past Edits
Fourth picture are captured by me : /blog/post/991005

Jan 15 2015 (12:36)
Niraj Ranjan   14 blog posts   50 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 1340244-3            Tags   Past Edits
Sorry I didn't knew that..
anyways .. great work by you SIR.

Jan 15 2015 (13:09)
Love the weather of Bangalore*^~   5847 blog posts   16805 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1340244-4            Tags   Past Edits
No i Dont have any problem Brother because whenever you post any pics than give credited to that person .
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Dec 30 2014 (20:30)   MYS/Mysuru Junction (Mysore) (6 PFs)

Niraj Ranjan   14 blog posts   50 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 1325090            Tags   Past Edits
MYSORE station board in the night...

Dec 30 2014 (21:10)
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Wow... still it depicts the OLD Name only....
Predictions: 12
confirm: 8
rac: 4
wl: 0
Journey: Fri Nov 28, 2014 @ 22:50
Class: Sleeper - SL   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 122   |   Charting: < 17:30
Travel: HWH/Howrah Junction   to   ADI/Ahmedabad Junction   |   2095 km / 2558 km
12906/Howrah - Porbandar SF Express (PT)
Entry# 1288145

Posted by: Niraj Ranjan   14 blog posts   50 correct pred (60% accurate)
PNR: 633-xxxxxxx    |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Nov 26 2014 (21:15)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 7 (Booking Status: W/L 60,GNWL)
Chart NOT Prepared

Please analyze this PNR, and predict the final Charting Status. Thanks.

Latest Status as of: Nov 28 2014 (18:44)
Passenger 1: SE1,59 (Booking Status: W/L 60,GNWL)

Nov 28 2014 (18:36)
s verma*^~   6086 blog posts   121333 correct pred (90% accurate)
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General Travel
May 30 2014 (09:27)  

सचिन शर्मा سچن شرما*^   5068 blog posts   93 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 1116535            Tags   Past Edits
yesterday A TTE thrown a woman from train ,which not a correct news . as i seen on news channel .they shown CCTV footage of accident actually TTE was trying to help that woman but some how woman's leg slipped on pf and got meet with terrible accident . there is no sign that TTE thrown woman out of train. woman was on pf then how TTE can thrown outside the train.

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May 30 2014 (19:35)
Niraj Ranjan   14 blog posts   50 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 1116535-2            Tags   Past Edits
here's the link

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