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May 30 2017 (04:26)   Vadodara to get direct train to Varanasi soon

Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   36786 news posts
Entry# 2299321   News Entry# 303870         Tags   Past Edits
Vadodara: Vadodara, the parliamentary constituency that prime minister Narendra Modi relinquished, will get a direct Mahamana Superfast Express train to Varanasi, the seat that Modi decided to hold.
Vadodara MP Ranjan Bhatt said that she was informed about the new train by union minister of state for railways Manoj Sinha. She added that this would be the second Mahamana Superfast Express train to be launched by the railways, the first one plies between Delhi and Varanasi. Bhatt had last year too said that Vadodara will get not one but two trains including one long distance and one short distance intercity train. In 2016, Bhatt had raised the demand of starting a new long distance train from Vadodara to Varanasi - connecting the
two constituencies from where Modi had contested during the Lok Sabha polls. Bhatt said that the coaches for the train had been designed by Vadodara-based firm Hindustan Fibre Glass.

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Jun 08 2017 (02:31)
Mani Vijay   601 blog posts
Re# 2299321-16            Tags   Past Edits
Very excited to see a long-distance train from Vadodara and that too, for Varanasi. A dream train of mine being fulfilled after 15+ years. Hope it takes the fastest route via Kota-Bayana-AF-Tundla-Kanpur-ALD-Bhadohi. I am also hoping against hope that they don't extend it to ST/ADI on the BRC side and GKP/Bihar on the BSB side.

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★  General Travel
May 02 2017 (21:39)   22920/Ahmedabad - Chennai Central HumSafar Express

Mani Vijay   601 blog posts
Entry# 2260109            Tags   Past Edits
FINALLY, we have an all-AC train between Mumbai and Chennai with limited halts except that it goes via Vasai Road/Panvel. I am pretty sure Wadi is a technical halt. Still slower than the Chennai super by 15/45 mts. between Pune and Chennai. If this becomes popular, then I am wondering if it would be good to introduce a Humsafar between Mumbai and Chennai utilizing this slot.

4 posts - Wed May 03, 2017

May 03 2017 (19:39)
King of Indian Railways Mumbai Rajdhani^~   82722 blog posts   5297 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2260109-6            Tags   Past Edits
If western railway can run it at 130kmph then 1 hour speedup easily possible between adi - pune.

May 03 2017 (23:03)
SECR Cleanest Zone of IR~   785 blog posts   40 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2260109-7            Tags   Past Edits
Have heard about that
There are some specials with ambitious Time tables but rarely run on time
For instance SRC PUNE and SDAH LTT have pretty cool averages ranging at 65-67 km/h but they are rarely punctual

May 04 2017 (09:35)
swamiye saranam ayyappa^~   1298 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 2260109-8            Tags   Past Edits
many years back they introduced gb from dadar to mas and that went on super hit due to less halts it used to depart at mas at 15.15 as 0655 train ,that became a super hit.After that they stopped it and introduced a 0655 mas pune gb spl with more stop that went flop

May 04 2017 (09:43)
MumbaiRajdhani150kmph   470 blog posts   18 correct pred (59% accurate)
Re# 2260109-9            Tags   Past Edits
for mumbai passengers travelling to vasai itself is a tasking job and travel time added to around 1-2 hours..and lets accept it no train is able to give mumbai-chennai end to end less than 22 hrs journey which looks impossible in near future..unless CR and SWR wakes up and expedites the doubling process between solapur and gulbarga..GTL- RU section was electrified quite some time back, was there much change in TT of Mumbai-Chennai trains including 12163? Hopes are bleak

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May 04 2017 (09:51)
Venkat వెంకట్   3240 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2260109-12            Tags   Past Edits
But speed and days of running might be better.

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General Travel
May 03 2017 (00:47)   12637/Pandian SF Express (PT)

Mani Vijay   601 blog posts
Entry# 2260286            Tags   Past Edits
Rare video of YAM1-hauled Pandyan Exp. in the only Electrified MG section in IR (July 1992) : The only known coverage of a YAM1-hauled train taken from the train itself! Naturally, this is one of my most prized MG footages. Most of this was shot in the double-electrified Chengalpattu-Tambaram section. Be sure to enjoy the following:
- Departure from Chengalpattu 1:21
- YDM2 loco 2:32 2:56
Crossing an MG EMU 3:58
- YAM1 honking 4:50 5:18 6:29
- Sunrise at Kolavai lake 5:57 6:14
- Zooming into the YAM1 loco 6:37
- Overtaking an EMU 8:30
- Green rake of Cholan Exp. 9:20
- YAM1 locos at Egmore 10:04
★  General Travel
May 03 2017 (00:45)   15693X/Barak Valley Express ( MG )

Mani Vijay   601 blog posts
Entry# 2260283            Tags   Past Edits
The Barak Valley Exp. greets us at Maibang - Agartala-Lumding Exp. (Feb. 28, 2013) : We were waiting at Maibang for nearly half an hour for the Barak Valley to show up. The popularity of the train was evident from the crowd that had gathered at PF1. It was definitely exciting to see the loco emerge from the distance - YDM4A was in charge of the 11 coach rake. We were the first to leave the station on our journey towards Lumding. I bade goodbye to the train with a heavy heart, realizing that I would never see it again.
General Travel
May 03 2017 (00:44)   12631/Nellai Superfast Express (PT)

Mani Vijay   601 blog posts
Entry# 2260282            Tags   Past Edits
Tirunelveli to Madras by Nellai Exp. - Part 1 (Dec. 1999) : My last journey of 1999! Since my 2AC coach was 2nd from the loco, I was treated to heavenly ALCO sounds right till Madras Egmore. This video covers the journey till Madurai. Quick navigation links:
- Hawkers at Vanchi Maniyachchi 3:16
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