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★★★  Rail Fanning
May 04 2017 (21:39)   01322/Tirunelveli - Pune Weekly AC Special (Via Pollachi) | PGT/Palakkad Junction (Palghat) (5 PFs) | PUNE/WDM-3D/11379

ALLP RailFan~   1043 blog posts
Entry# 2263095            Tags   Past Edits
The Very First LHB Via Pollachi Jn
After the Loco and Rake reversal 01322 Tirunelveli- Pune Weekly AC Special Looping out Gigantic PGT Behind PUNE WDM 3d 11379

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May 05 2017 (17:10)
varunchaturvedi2016   32 blog posts   85 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2263095-2            Tags   Past Edits
how has been response to this train in the new route? does anybody has any idea?

May 05 2017 (22:28)
ALLP RailFan~   1043 blog posts
Re# 2263095-3            Tags   Past Edits
good response

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Rail News
Commentary/Human InterestSWR/South Western  -  
May 05 2017 (09:30)   Sadananda Gowda proposes (Kudla), Suresh Prabhu disposes (Gomateshwara)

karbang~   162 news posts
Entry# 2263696   News Entry# 301649         Tags   Past Edits
MANGALURU: What is in a (train's) name? A lot if it involves one railway minister naming it and his successor renaming the same. This is the fate of train 16575/576 Yesvantpur-Mangaluru junction-Yesvantpur tri-weekly express. Announced by then railway minister D V Sadananda Gowda in the only railway budget that he presented, he christened it Kudla Express when the minister came lay foundation stone for a road under bridge in lieu of a level crossing on August 16, 2014.
An official notification renaming Kudla Express as Gomateshwara Express came on May 3 much to the chagrin of the locals. Already peeved that the train initially scheduled to run up to Mangaluru Central is being terminated at Mangaluru junction, the latest move has agitated
them further. This was manifested in a protest that Tulunada Rakshana Vedike staged on Thursday. The vedike termed the latest decision as an attempt by Indian Railways to attack local sentiments.
Averring that the Vedike is not against the Jain saint Gomateshwara and naming the train after him, Yogish Shetty Jeppu, president of the vedike said, "Railways may name any other train as Gomateshwara Express. Changing name of a train for political considerations is an unpardonable act," he said, adding the name has been changed on request from former PM H D Deve Gowda at the newly commissioned Bengaluru-Hassan line at Yesvantpur on March 26.
What makes this renaming exercise all the more curious is an admission by South Western Railway (SWR) officials that it was done at the insistence of railway minister Suresh Prabhu. SWR was aware that Sadananda Gowda had named it Kudla Express as the city is referred to in Tulu. The zonal railway was also not oblivious to the fact that the locals referred to the train as Kudla Express even before its introduction on April 9 and its formal run from the following day.
This is also against the normal practice of Indian Railways to name trains by their originating place and or local personalities. Incidentally, Deve Gowda at the March 26 function had urged Suresh Prabhu to name Mangaluru Express as Gomateshwara Express and Hassan Intercity Express as Kalabhairava Express, a suggestion that Suresh Prabhu accepted on the spot. A bewildered Sadananda Gowda told TOI, "I will get the facts from Suresh Prabhu before reacting.

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May 05 2017 (16:53)
varunchaturvedi2016   32 blog posts   85 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2263696-9            Tags   Past Edits
sorry..but dont understand the controversy..Its about the train which atlast is connecting these 2 cities..why to fight for name..

May 05 2017 (17:08)
Foamer~   1834 blog posts
Re# 2263696-10            Tags   Past Edits
When your don't have any attachments to the subject being discussed and have any inkling to the sentiments of the subject being talked about, it is easy to be dismissive of this issue as a fight and give sanctimonious sermons.

May 05 2017 (19:22)
varunchaturvedi2016   32 blog posts   85 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2263696-11            Tags   Past Edits
General Travel
May 05 2017 (16:03)   ST/Surat (4 PFs)

सजन रेडियो बजाईयो जरा*^~   31447 blog posts   69892 correct pred (81% accurate)
Entry# 2264263            Tags   Past Edits
What difference between All LHB Trains and Full LHB train in Super Search Option

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May 05 2017 (16:47)
varunchaturvedi2016   32 blog posts   85 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2264263-3            Tags   Past Edits
can you please let me know the difference between pure LHB and Hybrid LHB

May 05 2017 (17:50)
Savaari Gaadi~   963 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2264263-4            Tags   Past Edits
You can refer to this post:-

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★★★  Rail Fanning
May 05 2017 (15:06)   04971/Udaipur - Jammu Tawi Garib Rath Special | BHL/Bhilwara (3 PFs) | GD/WDM-3A/16384

TRIP to OmAn by AIR InDIA^~   2862 blog posts   1442 correct pred (81% accurate)
Entry# 2264160            Tags   Past Edits
Expect the Unexpected........
Presented to you
UDZ - JAT garib Rath exp
At Bhilwara ..
by unexpected Gonda Alco
Arrived 15 mins earlier to its scheduled arrival
Some fine art paintings on the walls of the station
Pics clicked by me at 2:30 pm

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May 05 2017 (16:59)
varunchaturvedi2016   32 blog posts   85 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2264160-12            Tags   Past Edits
this train i believe has very good patronage.they should make it regular...

May 05 2017 (17:07)
TRIP to OmAn by AIR InDIA^~   2862 blog posts   1442 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2264160-13            Tags   Past Edits
I am sure it will be regular soon
General Travel
May 05 2017 (10:43)   12245/Howrah - Yesvantpur Duronto Express (PT) | VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)

Sunny Babu   71 blog posts
Entry# 2263661            Tags   Past Edits
finally rb considering vskp stop

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May 05 2017 (16:57)
varunchaturvedi2016   32 blog posts   85 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2263661-5            Tags   Past Edits
very good news..

May 05 2017 (17:00)
Half Girl friend   39225 blog posts   12709 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 2263661-6            Tags   Past Edits
Check his old posts

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★  General Travel
May 04 2017 (20:05)   22482/Delhi Sarai Rohilla - Jodhpur SF Express

Iri rules are different in different cases^~   81830 blog posts   5226 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2262914            Tags   Past Edits
Jiska Dar tha wohi hua #Magadheffect
22482 re-scheduled in FIRST RUN itself
punctuality red flagged....
please everyone give it red flag in punctuality....

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May 05 2017 (16:54)
varunchaturvedi2016   32 blog posts   85 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2262914-30            Tags   Past Edits
This is not done..Thought there were 2 rakes?why are they rescheduling this train.This doesnt help passengers travelling to Jodhpur

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★  General Travel
May 05 2017 (16:12)   12367/Vikramshila Express

Baaz SGUJ WDP4~   926 blog posts   43 correct pred (62% accurate)
Entry# 2264279            Tags   Past Edits
Looks like 3 trains of ER will get LHB soon. click here
Vikramshila in the list.
Other trains are 12321 and 13005
Source: ER Fan Club Twitter Handle

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May 05 2017 (16:51)
varunchaturvedi2016   32 blog posts   85 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2264279-3            Tags   Past Edits
Good News...

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Rail News
New Facilities/Technology
May 03 2017 (18:25)   Railways has gone for a 'major makeover' of the AC 3-tier coach

Gopal*^~   3491 news posts
Entry# 2264311   News Entry# 301482         Tags   Past Edits
Indian Railways has gone for a 'major makeover' of the AC 3-tier coach.
Soon, travelling in the AC 3-tier coach will become luxurious. Indian Railways has gone for a ‘major makeover’ of the AC 3-tier coach to make it more passenger friendly, according to The Indian Express report. Railway minister Suresh Prabhu has time to time pitched for modernisation of India’s most favoured mode of transportation apart from focusing on its safety. The Narendra Modi government has taken a slew of initiatives to make train journeys more comfortable. The makeover of AC 3-tier coaches is one of them. Speaking to The Indian Express, M K Gupta, General Manager of the Modern Coach Factory workshop in Rae Bareli said, ““Ever since the AC
3-tier first rolled out in India, we have not been able to get rid of the footprint of the old design. Whatever little changes were made inside, the look and feel as well as the user experience remained more or less the same. Our mandate was to change all that and make from scratch,”.
Here are key takeaways:
Your AC-3 tier Indian Railways train journey is set to get ‘luxurious’ with these new upgrades; here’s a sneak peek
1. It has been learned that the first coach is currently awaiting the railway ministry’s final nod. It is set to hit the tracks as the new all-AC-3-tier Humsafar Express to be unveiled later this month, according to The Indian Express report.
2. According to the report, the new AC 3-tier coach will have USB charging ports and reading lights for all berths.
3. There will be ladders with comfortable footrests. Apart from this additional handles will be there for easier access to the top berth, the report says.
See pics: Indian Railways goes stylish! Trains now getting these aircraft-like premium toilets; see pictures
4. In a good news for travellers, the coaches will have separate urinals for men in the toilets. Foldable nappy-changing tables for babies will also be available.
5. A GPS-enabled screen has been installed in each coach to display the train’s location.
6. There are at least 10 major and minor design interventions — the AC 3-tier is the only passenger operation in which the Indian Railways makes a profit. As part of the new look, a beige-cream-grey colour scheme has replaced the old signature blue upholstery of the Railways, the report says.
To track LIVE updates on this topic, Follow The Financial Express on Twitter
7. In the new coach, a thin, cushioned plank has been placed alongside the side-lower seats. After lowering the backrests, the passenger will have to slide the plank up to place it on top of the joined backrests for it to become a flat berth, Gupta said.
8. For every cabin of eight berths, there are two plug points and six USB ports, the report says.
9. To the readers’ delight, each berth has been provided a reading light.
10. In the toilets, the floor is made of a material which does not soil easily and the walls are graffiti resistant. Apart from this, the steel mug chained to a pipe has been replaced by a faucet.
The new coach has every possible modern facilities, like CCTV cameras near doors, smoke detector alarms and tea coffee vending machines. The manufacturing cost of each coach is Rs 2.7 crore, about Rs 20 lakh more than an ordinary AC 3-tier coach, Gupta told Indian Express.
Meanwhile, it has been learned that the Railways will invite bids this month from top foreign and domestic vendors for a Rs 20,000 crore joint venture project to manufacture around 5,000 electric coaches that will have modern facilities and run faster than existing ones. The stainless steel AC and non AC coaches will be equipped with automatic doors, forced ventilation system, bio-toilets, and a regenerative braking system that saves power, besides boasting of better interior design, as per PTI report.
According to PTI report, known as Electric Multiple Unit and Mainline Electric Multiple Units, these coaches run without a traditional locomotive and are used generally on local routes. With the modern coaches, the Railways is looking to ensure that local and mainline train services become faster and more comfortable. In June last year, the Railways had started the process of sounding out potential bidders for the manufacturing around 500 such coaches over the next 10 years in a joint venture model at the proposed Kanchrapara rail factory in West Bengal.
Vendors like Bombardier (Canada), Siemens consortium (Germany), Alstom (France), CRRC Corporation consortium (China), Stadler (Switzerland), Medha consortium (India),and BHEL, an Indian PSU, have made the cut to qualify for the bidding process. The public transporter will have a 26 per cent stake in the joint venture project, the PTI story says. “We will issue the request for proposal this month for the Kanchrapara coach factory in Bengal,” a senior Railway Ministry official was quoted as saying by PTI.

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May 05 2017 (16:50)
varunchaturvedi2016   32 blog posts   85 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2264311-2            Tags   Past Edits
Info Update
May 03 2017 (22:39)   04813/Jodhpur - Delhi Sarai Rohilla Inaugural Special

Iri rules are different in different cases^~   81830 blog posts   5226 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2261573            Tags   Past Edits
TB update
Pic owner - Kunal Gehlot

May 05 2017 (16:48)
varunchaturvedi2016   32 blog posts   85 correct pred (68% accurate)
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★★★  Rail Fanning
May 04 2017 (20:47)   09431/Chennai Central - Ahmedabad Humsafar Inaugural Special | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

Shashwat Nigam~   713 blog posts   24 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 2262994            Tags   Past Edits
Inagural train.. chennai ahmedabad humsafar express departing with lgd p4 from mas pf2

May 05 2017 (12:50)
varunchaturvedi2016   32 blog posts   85 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2262994-1            Tags   Past Edits
how has been the response

May 05 2017 (13:47)
Shashwat Nigam~   713 blog posts   24 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 2262994-2            Tags   Past Edits
Sir.. train was almost fully occupied also many were busy clicking photos with the train..
this train is a sure hit

May 05 2017 (15:36)
varunchaturvedi2016   32 blog posts   85 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2262994-3            Tags   Past Edits
thanks for the info Shashwat.hoping it to get hit except that chennai adi time is not comfortable

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