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★★★  Rail Fanning
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Jul 28 (11:45PM)   12245/Howrah-Yesvantpur Duronto Express (PT) | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs) | SRC/WAP-4/22399        

Sabyasachi**   8707 blog posts   173079 correct pred (68% accurate)  
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12245 Howrah Yesvantpur Duronto, One of the successful Duronto's of IR, running bang on time curves out of Santragachi across the ELS to gear up for its 1963 km long journey to cover on a Gloomy Sunday morning.

  
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ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok **   15888 blog posts   33306 correct pred (64% accurate)  
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Successful....read somewhere that this duronto is also running under loss....
between, nice capture :)

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Successful definition is different to peoples who actually follow it and those who are busy sitting in those AC Chambers and draw inference blindly.
Cant change such scenarios.

  
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★★ Abhishek ★★   7831 blog posts   1645 correct pred (60% accurate)     Ph:+919711075137
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I love this train :)

  
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Jul 31 (8:24PM)        

MANDYA 2 MADDUR   671 blog posts   109 correct pred (62% accurate)  
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definitely very successful, as ticket availability is very poor. Sometimes even before 3 months tickets are not available. really nice train with great demand throughout the year and very high priority in the route.
  
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Jul 26 (2:50PM)   12002/New Delhi - Bhopal Habibganj Shatabdi Express | BNCR/Banchari (2 PFs) | GZB/WAP-5/30038        

Harris Kiran*^   5252 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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Jul 26 2015 (2:54PM)
Station Tag: Hapur Junction/HPU added by Harris Kiran*^/61882

Jul 26 2015 (2:54PM)
Station Tag: Hapur Junction/HPU added by Harris Kiran*^/61882

Jul 26 2015 (2:54PM)
Station Tag: Banchari/BNCR added by Harris Kiran*^/61882

Jul 26 2015 (2:54PM)
Train Tag: New Delhi - Dibrugarh Town Rajdhani Express/12436 added by Harris Kiran*^/61882

Jul 26 2015 (2:54PM)
Train Tag: Indore - Amritsar Express/19325 added by Harris Kiran*^/61882

Jul 26 2015 (2:52PM)
Station Tag: Sholaka/SHLK added by Harris Kiran*^/61882

Jul 26 2015 (2:52PM)
Train Tag: Indore-Dehradun Express/14317 added by Harris Kiran*^/61882

Jul 26 2015 (2:52PM)
Train Tag: New Delhi - Mumbai Central Premium AC Express/22914 added by Harris Kiran*^/61882
HOT Wheels ! HIGH SPEED Train Action 2
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Catch the High Speed Action of Trains hurtling across the Northern part of Indian Railways, where the tracks are pretty much laid straight and the terrain is flat allowing trains to do a pretty decent speed out there. This is in continuation to Part-1 which can be watched a here click here
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The highest speed being 150 KPH approximately is the Max permissible speed at present. The Bhopal Shatabdi is the only Train presently running at this Top speed. Feasibility study is still in the pipe line to run Semi High Speed Bullet Trains with speeds
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up to 200 KPH in the near future.
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The presently running Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches are fit for speeds upto 160 KPH only. How ever Rajdhani Class Trains are doing a max speed of 130 to 140 KPH only presently.
Locomotives Captured - Electrics : WAP-4 , WAP-5 ,WAP-7 . Diesels : WDM-3A & WDG-4.
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The video is specially complied for Speed Lovers ...
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Index of Trains:
12002 NEW DELHI - HABIBGANJ * BHOPAL SHATABDI EXPRESS *, Banchari, Haryana.
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12436 NEW DELHI - DIBRUGARH TOWN RAJDHANI EXPRESS. Hapur - Uttar Pradesh.
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22914 NEW DELHI - MUMBAI CENTRAL PREMIUM AC EXPRESS, Sholaka,Haryana.
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19325 INDORE - AMRITSAR EXPRESS. Banchari, Haryana.
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12121 JABALPUR - H.NIZAMUDDIN , MADHYA PRADESH SAMPARK KRANTI EXPRESS. Banchari, Haryana.
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12433 CHENNAI CENTRAL-HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN RAJDHANI EXPRESS . Banchari, Haryana.
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12918 H.NIZAMUDDIN - AHMEDABAD , GUJARAT SAMPARK KRANTI EXPRESS. Sholaka, Haryana.
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12059 KOTA - HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN JAN SHATABDI EXPRESS . Hodal,Haryana.
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12953 AUGUST KRANTI RAJDHANI EXPRESS. Banchari, Haryana.
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09705 JAIPUR - DELHI SARAI ROHILLA AC SPECIAL. Taj Nagar, Haryana.
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12248 HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN - BANDRA TERMINUS YUVA EXPRESS. Sholaka,Haryana.
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15716 AJMER - KISHANGANJ GARIB NAWAZ EXPRESS , Taj Nagar, Haryana.
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WATCH Part-1 click here

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Sabyasachi**   8707 blog posts   173079 correct pred (68% accurate)  
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One more GREAT.

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★★★  Rail Fanning
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Jul 18 (7:38PM)   18047/Amaravati Express (PT) | DDS/Dudh Sagar (1 PFs)        

VijayAditya**   1616 blog posts   29 correct pred (69% accurate)  
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TRIP REPORT
TO THE WESTERN GHATS THIS TIME..
PART-1
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The cold breeze was making it very difficult to sleep in peace, I had to get off wobbling away to find something warm. It was the 04th of july 2015, I was onboard the 18047 Amaravati Express enroute to Goa from Vijayawada, by the time I woke up the next morning, the train and me were both at Gadag Junction in karnataka, late by 02 hours and crawled our way into Hubli Junction in an hour.
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change in the landscape, the semi-arid deccan plateau transits to a greener and considerably wetter terrain and that’s when you know that you are approaching the western ghats (Or the Sahyadris if you prefer to call them that as called in Maharashtra). My destination for the day was the Kulem, a goan village after Dudhsagar Waterfalls in Goa to board a train back to Bengaluru. The Western ghats together, from Maharashtra to Kerala through Goa, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu form one of the most diverse biodiversity hotspots in the world. Owing to the elevation and continuity of the western ghats range, they block much of the south west monsoon from quickly spreading across the rest of the deccan plateau and as a result are wet most of the time with average rainfall much higher than the rest of the country, except perhaps the north eastern States.
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Needless to say, the difficulty in terrain has always made connectivity to the west coast difficult from the rest of the country. The four major crossings of the Western Ghats by rail are the Bhor and Thull Ghats near Kasara and Khandala in Maharashtra, Braganza ghats near Castle rock in Goa and Shiradi ghats between Sakleshpur and Subhramanya road in Karnataka. The Ghats are very steep for trains to operate with the usual locomotives and evidently require Bankers or breakers (Additional Locomotives at the front or rear of the train consist) to ascend/descend. This might appear interesting only to rail entusiasts or technically inclined people in general but there is something in these ghats which immediately captivates everyone, the melancholy and sheer beauty, perhaps nature at its purest and best.
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Dudhsagar waterfalls, my first pit stop happens to be in the Braganza ghats of Goa, about 12 kms off the Karnataka State border on one of the railway ghat sections mentioned earlier, the ghat begins at Castlerock railway station in Karnataka (the last station in KA) and traverses through Caranzol, Dudhsagar and Sonalium Stations to end at Kulem station in Goa, descending 510 mts in a distance of 26 kms. The waterfalls, a beautiful four tired falls on the mandovi river, in itself is seasonal and is usually at its full glory between August-October.
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The train I was in, amaravathi express, crossed alnavar junction while I was lost in my own thoughts standing at the door, and started turning and twisting its way to Castle rock through the Anshi-Dandeli Tiger reserve. Apart from the train itself, everything else begins to appear green from this point, lush semi-evergreen forest engulfs you from everywhere around, transporting you into a world apart amidst which arrives Castle rock. Castle rock is a station with no apparent reason for existence, this is where breakers are attached for trains going downhill and detached for trains just having climbed uphill.
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Three locomotives (WDG-4 from UBL Shed) were attached at the front, ahead of the existing twin GY WDG-3G’s which hauled my train from Guntur and we slowly began going downhill with a Maximum permissible speed of 30KMPH. The Speed was absolutely no reason to complain though, right after castlerock begins the spectacle of breathtaking views and jaw dropping moments traversing through tunnels amidst nearly incessant rain which keeps you hooked to the windows. The first station in this stretch is Caranzol (trains going downhill in this ghat section either freight or passenger are mandated to stop at all the three stations between Castle rock and Kulem for a brake test) after which the skies were literally pouring down all the way till dudhsagar.
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Final part and pictures to follow..

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Jul 20 (10:18PM)        

Sabyasachi**   8707 blog posts   173079 correct pred (68% accurate)  
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The more i read of these trip reports across Dudh Sagar, a feelings comes up " when is my turn" !!

  
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¤°《卐ಟಿಪ್ಪು ಎಕ್ಸ್ ಪ್ರೆಸ್卐》°¤   2649 blog posts   529 correct pred (65% accurate)  
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Jul 21 2015 (12:03AM)
Very true me too felt same wa way
Very true me too felt same way.

  
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Jul 22 (11:12AM)        

VijayAditya**   1616 blog posts   29 correct pred (69% accurate)  
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Unfortunately though, RPF seem to be creating an issue these days click here

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★  General Travel
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Jul 21 (2:37PM)           

Kaalakeya   157 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)  
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What happened to Goyal Uncle? His old posts are coming as Guest.... :(

  
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Jul 21 (2:51PM)        

Sabyasachi**   8707 blog posts   173079 correct pred (68% accurate)  
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Ya right.
Even I've also noticed the same.
Is the ID got deleted by mistake?

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Naam se villain kaam se hero GABBAR   58016 blog posts   4690 correct pred (77% accurate)  
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It's not possible to delete by mistake.
It asks 2 times.

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★★★  Rail Fanning
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Jul 19 (10:58AM)   12951/Mumbai Central - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (PT) | BNCR/Banchari (2 PFs) | BRC/WAP-5/30017        

Harris Kiran*^   5252 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)  
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HOT Wheels ! High SPEED ACTION : Indian Railways -1
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Catch the High Speed Action of Trains across the Northern part of Indian Railways, where the tracks are pretty much laid straight and the terrain is flat allowing trains to do a pretty decent speed out there.
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The highest speed being 150 KPH approximately is the Max permissible speed at present. The Bhopal Shatabdi is the only Train presently running at this Top speed. Feasibility study is still in the pipe line to run Semi High Speed Bullet Trains with speeds up to 200 KPH in the near future.
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The presently running Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches are fit for speeds upto 160 KPH only. How ever Rajdhani Class Trains are doing a max speed of 130 to 140 KPH only presently.
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Locomotives Captured - Electrics : WAP-4 , WAP-5 ,WAP-7 . Diesels : WDM-3A.
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The video is specially complied for Speed Lovers ... Part 2 coming soon....
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Index of Trains:
0:44 12953 AUGUST KRANTI RAJDHANI EXPRESS. Banchari, Haryana.
1:13 12436 NEW DELHI - DIBRUGARH TOWN RAJDHANI EXPRESS. Hapur - Uttar Pradesh.
1:53 13008 UDYAN ABHA TOOFAN EXPRESS. Banchari, Haryana.
2:17 12627 BANGALORE CITY - NEW DELHI , KARNATAKA EXPRESS. Banchari, Haryana.
2:50 12442 NEW DELHI - BILASPUR RAJDHANI EXPRESS. Sholaka,Haryana.
3:49 22686 CHANDIGARH - YESVANTPUR , KARNATAKA SAMPARK KRANTI EXPRESS. Banchari, Haryana.
4:22 12269 CHENNAI CENTRAL - DELHI HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN DURONTO EXPRESS. Banchari, Haryana.
4:55 14318 DEHRADUN-INDORE EXPRESS. Sholaka,Haryana.
5:34 12431 TRIVANDRUM CENTRAL - DELHI HAZRAT NIZAMUDDIN RAJDHANI EXPRESS. Hodal,Haryana.
6:15 19024 FIROZPUR - MUMBAI CENTRAL JANTA EXPRESS. Sholaka,Haryana.
6:46 22209 MUMBAI CENTRAL - NEW DELHI AC DURONTO EXPRESS. Sholaka,Haryana.
7:17 12878 NEW DELHI - RANCHI GARIB RATH EXPRESS. Maripat, Uttar Pradesh.
8:11 12780 GOA SUPERFAST EXPRESS. Sholaka,Haryana.
8:46 12952 NEW DELHI - MUMBAI CENTRAL RAJDHANI EXPRESS. Sholaka,Haryana.
9:45 12310 NEW DELHI - RAJENDRA NAGAR , PATNA RAJDHANI EXPRESS. Maripat, Uttar Pradesh.

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Sabyasachi**   8707 blog posts   173079 correct pred (68% accurate)  
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Yummy.
  
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Jul 05 (5:09PM)   11041/Mumbai CST- Chennai Express (PT) | CCH/Chinchwad (4 PFs)        

RK**   1351 blog posts   219 correct pred (56% accurate)  
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Indian Railways ruthless overtake:Thumping Alco overtakes EMD at MPS
Thumping overtake at Chinchwad : A late running Chennai Express goes beserk through the Chinchwad curve, trying to make up for its lost time. It had reasons to be angry : 15 minutes late running Karjat Pune shuttle, powered by a Macho WDP4D was held up at CCH for this regular overtake. Soon after passenger train arrived, a surprise long BCNA rake with twin WCG1 came from Lonavala side and was looped here. Hence Bang on time running Chennai Express was slowed down between Malavli and Akurdi. So 25 minutes after the arrival of Karjat Pune shuttle, came the furiously smoking and honking Alco, negotiating the huge curve at MPS! Enjoy the MPS Action of Kalyan Shakthi!
Trains : 11041 Mumbai CST Chennai
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Express and 51417 Karjat Pune passenger
Locos : KYN WDG3A#13638 and PUNE WDP4D#40156, Twin KYN WCG-1
Location : Chinchwad, Central Railway
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Sabyasachi**   8707 blog posts   173079 correct pred (68% accurate)  
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These type of overtakes are a real treat to RF's.

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Jul 03 (10:04AM)   11037/Pune-Gorakhpur Express (PT) | PUNE/Pune Junction (6 PFs) | PUNE/WDG-3A        

Soumitra Chawathe**   29223 blog posts   83470 correct pred (71% accurate)  
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Jul 03 2015 (5:18PM)
Station Tag: Gorakhpur Junction/GKP added by Soumitra Chawathe**/301079
WALKING DOWN THE MEMORY LANE
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Its TRIP REPORT Time, folks!! This time, I’m bringing to you a report of a trip more than 3 years ago of a trip undertaken in MAY 2012. This report had been pending since ages and many members and admins were asking for it during these 3 years. On a lazy Sunday evening when it was raining outside, I was recalling the sweet memories of my trip back then sipping a hot cup of MASALA CHAI when the idea of writing this long pending report struck me. The trip and the report is special as this was my FIRST TRIP after me officially being a PROPER RAIL ENTHUSIAST. I was just 3 MONTH YOUNG RAILFAN after having joined IRI in FEBRUARY 2012. So sit back and
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It was January 2012 when we (me and my parents) were planning a family holiday to North India. After a lot of BRAINSTORMING SESSIONS and changing the destinations umpteen number of times (our discussion even moved from North to South to Kodaikanal, Madurai & Rameswaram :P) , we finally zeroed in on the unexpected. A family trip to Nepal, our neighbour with similar cultures and yet a distinct identity. The dates and the plan was finalized from 10th May 2012 to 21st May 2012. Instead of opting for a flight to Kathmandu, we decided to take the rail-road combination as it would give a more enjoyable feel of the entire journey. India has six border crossings with Nepal, we chose the most popular one at Sunauli – Bhairahawa, around 100 kms from GKP. The arduous task of booking tickets on ARP of 90 days was the next hurdle, which was surpassed quite comfortably as we got CNF tickets in 2AC of the weekly PUNE-GKP Express.
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The never ending wait of 90 days finally came to an end and the D-day dawned. I was all agog with excitement of a family holiday that too out of the country (albeit by land) and more so because the long rail trip to “POORVANCHAL” (GKP) would present me loads opportunities regarding railfanning and enhancing my knowledge of whatever I had learnt or read during these 3 months on IRI.
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We arrived at station at around 15.15, exactly 1 hour prior to departure of the train. The train departs from PF-1 so we waited in the concourse hall. There was heavy rush on the PF to board the train, mostly consisting of migrant workers returning back to their hometown during summer. A shunter soon brought the train on PF-3. We went inside the coach and the marking was CR 11052 from which I could decipher that it was a new coach manufactured in 2011 and the 2nd coach of 2AC given to CR in the year 2011 (Application of knowledge in practical situations, courtesy IRI). After having settled in, I went to see the loco and it was a signature MIRINDA liveried PUNE-WDG-3A Shakti doing the honours. LTT-VSKP Express arrived on the adjacent PF-2 and departed after giving us company for 10 minutes. The condition of Sleeper class was dreadful and carried human cargo in excess of 80 in each coach and how I thanked my stars not to be in one of those coaches when summer was at its peak.
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At 16.15 sharp, we departed. The train started accelerating from the pit lines itself and gained momentum. Soon we hit MPS and the sounds of Shakti chugging were audible. Our co-passengers consisted of a young couple going to ALD (on the side berths) and an engineer who was returning to GKP after attending an interview in PUNE in our main bay, but he spent more than 75% of his journey on the upper berth sleeping, tired from attending the 3 rigorous rounds of interview. So me and my parents had the spacious bay all to ourselves. The TTE made his round and collected the “fare difference” of the hike announced in the budget. The run to DD was fantastic and we were given PF-2 at 17.35. I got down from the train and noticed the reversal process. Our coach which was just third from loco was now 20th post reversal. We were given starter at 17.52 and we moved at 17.55. The line towards MMR branched out to the right from the SUR-DD-PUNE mainline. The train was moving at around 75 kmph for a long time, before hitting MPS. There are many curves, rock cuttings and up-down gradients in this section hence trains usually remain below MPS. There were intermittent slowdowns as well. We made an unscheduled halt at ANG for a couple of minutes from 19.15 to 19.17 and were underway again. The journey leg from ANG-MMR was quicker as compared to DD-ANG. We had soup (from a vendor) and then home-made dinner. The train did not make an unscheduled halt at any station and was subject to just a couple of stops for want of signal. As we were approaching MMR, signs of electrification could be seen and OHE poles were raised with wiring in progress. We arrived fairly punctually at MMR on PF-1, at 22.05. We departed at 22.15, after which I hit the cosy bed for a good night’s sleep, in order to be fresh for a full day of RF. While doing so, I also lamented over the thought of missing the high speed run post MMR to BSL, where the train hits flat MPS of 110.
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Next day, woke up early at around 05.15 and the train was at ET outer, having crossed JUH. We arrived at ET and to my utter surprise, saw ED WAP-4 with a fancy number 22222 with 16094 GomtiSagar Exp but could not get a better shot as my mobile cam had zoom limitations and we were moving. Nevertheless, was happy to spot the loco. The halt at ET was quick and we departed at 05.35. We were put on the JBP line while the line to BPL lay on the left. In between was the ETS with WAPs and WAGs of various sheds taking rest. The OHE poles soon vanished and we were into a DIESEL HEAVEN. The train hit MPS and overtook a passenger at Gurra. The train continued with its MPS run which was pure bliss. I was doorplating in between, enjoying the rural scenery. The tunnels and the bridge at Bagra Tawa, a famed RF spot were truly spectacular. Breakfast was served, which consisted of cutlet and bread. We ordered 3 more packs which we decided to have for lunch and save ourselves the ordeal of an average tasting TYPICAL PANTRY CAR FOOD. With minimal slowdowns, we made it to JBP at 09.00 am, on PF-3. The crew changed, many people got down and new ones entered. A couple of railway DPs entered too and asked us to “adjust” for just hour and half upto KTE. The 2AC coach seemed crowded now, with many such DPs and almost everyone had resigned to their “adjustment requests”.
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The delay of 20 minutes was covered upto 10 minutes with a superb run and we were allotted PF-1 at KTE, at 10.40. The DPs vanished and so did our adjustment pains. A large army of WAP-4 and WAM-4 were on the sidelines beside PF-1 and I did not miss to capture the alluring sight .
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The run upto STA was slower with the train making many crawling in between and also making unscheduled stoppages. As a result, the delay mounted to over 30 minutes and we made it to STA at around 12.30. We had a halt of about 10 minutes and departed. Lunch was being served to those who had ordered the same. We had ours too, the same cutlet bread which we had kept aside in the morning. Post lunch, I went upstairs for a nap and a much needed break from morning RF session. The entire coach soon followed suit and the darkness due to curtains was quite noticeable. We arrived at MKP at around 14.20. The rake of UPSK could be spotted. Post departure, I dozed off peacefully.
I woke up at around 15.30 and the train was galloping towards ALD. We arrived at NYN at 15.45 for a 5-10 min halt. Crossed the majestic bridge over Yamuna and then crawled all the way to PF-8 at ALD at 16.20. I got down from the train and roamed around the PF since it was going to be a longish halt for reversal. Being a major station, many de-boarded and a few berths could be seen vacant. The heat outside was terrible. The reversal process took around 25 minutes and we set off close to 17.00 hrs, running late by about 40 minutes.
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The second leg of journey begins now, second leg because the train runs like a SF till ALD and then crawls till GKP. We got a first hand experience of crawling as the train was just crawling upto ALY and Daraganj. The spectacle was crossing Ganga Maiyya and we paid our obeisance to her. The train finally departed after a 10 minute unscheduled halt. It did hit MPS thereafter but the joy was short lived, as there were numerous slowdowns and stoppages enroute, both on the stations and in the middle of nowhere. The ALD-GYN-MUV-BSB line offers a true experience of UP countryside and rustic village life. The train was looped at Handia Khas and Gyanpur Road for crossings. The territory is a diesel paradise and the sight of fast crossings brought cheer to the railfan within me. Post Gyanpur, the run was better as the train did not hit MPS but maintained a decent speed. In the meanwhile, orders for dinner were taken; had an average chicken meal for dinner. The train was galloping towards BSB and tried its best to make up some lost time, rattled past Bhulanpur station just outside the sprawling campus of DLW . It slowed down considerably thereafter and the run from MUV to BSB was crawling like a tortoise. We were straightaway given PF-8 at BSB without having to wait at outer, at 20.55.
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After a 15 minute halt, we bade goodbye to one of the oldest and holiest cities of India. A fresh crew had taken over and the NER TTEs could be seen assessing vacant berths. Post BSB, after passing some time, I hit the bed, longing to have some peaceful sleep, for whatever part of the remaining journey. The alarm was set at 00.45 hrs, around half hr prior to scheduled arrival at GKP. At 00.45, the alarm went off and I got up, freshened a bit and opened the door. The train was stationary at Chauri Chaura, the historical station. Recalled my school days where we read about the Chauri Chaura incident in History book. Thanks to the huge slack between MAU-GKP, we we running just 20 mins. behind schedule. A long and enduring journey consummated at 01.45, when the train pulled in to PF-5 at the home of NER.
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Ratings:
Cleanliness: 8/10, regular cleaning of coaches and toilets by staff
Speed: 7.5/10
Food: 6/10, breakfast is good. Better to arrange for Lunch/Dinner through outside catering operators.
Overall: 7/10

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Good One as usual.
Inspected the toilets also !! :-)

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For present folks, Railfanning is Clicking photos, Making videos, race blogs n recording mps data
For present folks, Railfanning is Clicking photos, Making videos, race blogs n recording mps data.
But I think Railfanning is beyond this also.
Those who dont believe in it may happily call me a non RF.

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Travelling in SLB's watching Stations,bridges,OHE poles (with distance slabs), calculating speed based on distance travelled and time taken (before smartphone with GPS and App came) passby is also a kind of Rfing.

  
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incl me in this RF class

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Station Tag: Sealdah/SDAH added by JAI MAA**/378817

Jun 25 2015 (5:20PM)
Train Tag: Sealdah - New Delhi AC Duronto Express/12259 added by JAI MAA**/378817
------------ The First Duronto Of IR aka SDAH NDLS Duronto is in a "VICIOUS CIRCLE OF BUREAUCRATIC BLOODBATH" as because only it is not Rajdhani-------------
Just see what the "Chief Operating Manager" of Eastern Railway has replied to my Grievance.
Also see the "Arr/Dep" History of this train which can easily give the answer of the Chief Operating Manager's statement "WAP-4 is conducive of maintaining the Punctuality of this Train"
Attached Documents:
Final Answer of SDAH Duronto Request
ARR/DEP History of 12259
ARR/DEP History of 12260

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Wrong perception totally.
It used to run with P-4's when I travelled at least 4-5 times during 2004-2006 and it used to reach by 1010am.
I clearly remember once I reached 25 mins ahead at Sdah out of the 4/5 trips I made during that period.
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Also don't forget Hwh Raj used to run with P-1's during 90's and always it maintained the same schedule with precision.
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Some modified P-4's are equally capable of hitting 140's.
See Hwh Duronto, specially when it runs bang on
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time and is actually at par with Sdah Raj towards Ndls and faster tha Sdah Raj towards Bengal.
Hwh Duronnto runs with P-4 with lower alloted MPS but still performs well.
Its a myth or misnomer that Sdah Raj is going backwards with P-4's.

  
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I am a frequent traveler of it sir and I have many acquaintances who frequently traveled both in Rajdhani and in this train sorry none of them preferred HWH Duronto


Jun 25 2015 (7:57PM)
(Video is available in the Web)


Jun 25 2015 (7:54PM)
It was inaugurated on 18th Sept 2009 by the then RM Mamta Banerjee with ICF Rake powered by GZB WAP-5 from PF 9A of SDAH


Jun 25 2015 (7:52PM)
WAP-4 is used since last 3 years with this train
I am a frequent traveler of it sir


Jun 25 2015 (7:50PM)
Please don't mislead the Forum
Sir,
The train was introduced in Sept 2009. So How "It used to run with P-4's when I travelled at least 4-5 times during 2004-2006 and it used to reach by 1010am." be possible.
It was inaugurated on 18th Sept 2009 by the then RM Mamta Banerjee with ICF Rake powered by GZB WAP-5 from PF 9A of SDAH.(Video is available in the Web).
WAP-4 is used since last 3 years with this train. I am a frequent traveler of it sir and I have many acquaintances who frequently traveled both in Rajdhani and in this train sorry none of them preferred HWH Duronto .
Please don't mislead the Forum.

  
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Pls come to life.
I said about Sdah Raj.
If Raj can reach BT/OT while being hauled by P-4, Hwh Duronto maintaining better time with P-4, then why can't Sdah Duronto.
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I'm well aware of this introduction stats given by you as I love IR since the age of 4 (1983) when I travelled by FC Class of 5 Amritsar Mail till LKO.

  
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I'm an older Admin than U and doesn't have any reputation to MISLEAD.
So maintain your words adequately.
It's good that you too have the same affinity of White Boxes of IR.
I don't need to learn from you also what to say and what not to say.
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Read carefully before posting adhoc comments and replies to anybody !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  
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Funny DISAGREE option used.
If somebody can't understands the post, then he must read it carefully rather than proudly posting Disagree option.
And still after clarifying, somebody still goes through with the DISAGREE option.
Absolutely funny.
Carry on Bhai.
I can understand your feeling and present situation being an RF.Not worth posting anything more.

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Jun 21 2015 (7:52PM)   12952/New Delhi - Mumbai Central Rajdhani Express (PT) | NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)        

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Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by JAI MAA**/378817

Jun 22 2015 (12:10AM)
Train Tag: Pune - Hazrat Nizamuddin AC Duronto Express/12263 added by sumitverma100/1290251

Jun 22 2015 (12:10AM)
Train Tag: Mumbai CST - Howrah AC Duronto Express/12261 added by sumitverma100/1290251

Jun 22 2015 (12:08AM)
Train Tag: Dibrugarh - New Delhi Rajdhani Express/12235 added by sumitverma100/1290251

Jun 21 2015 (7:57PM)
Train Tag: Yesvantpur-Howrah Duronto Express/12246 added by sumitverma100/1290251

Jun 21 2015 (7:56PM)
Train Tag: Yesvantpur - Delhi Sarai Rohilla AC Duronto Expres/12213 added by sumitverma100/1290251

Jun 21 2015 (7:56PM)
Train Tag: Sealdah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express/12313 added by sumitverma100/1290251

Jun 21 2015 (7:56PM)
Train Tag: Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya)/12301 added by sumitverma100/1290251

Jun 21 2015 (7:54PM)
Train Tag: Bhopal Habibganj - New Delhi Shatabdi Express/12001 added by sumitverma100/1290251

Jun 21 2015 (7:54PM)
Train Tag: Rajendra Nagar Patna - New Delhi Rajdhani Express/12309 added by sumitverma100/1290251
Even When it come to profit making BCT RAJ is the King of Indian Railway. Acc to Interim report "for Mobilization of Resources for Major Railway Projects
and Restructuring of Railway Ministry and Railway Board" by Shri Bibek Debroy BCT Raj is the highest profitable train of India railway (among all RAJ, SHTB, DRNT and other train). BCT RAJ give per trip profit of around Rs 3,14,516 to IR. In second place is 12309/10 RJPB Rajdhani with per trip profit of Rs 2,57,716. In third place come the speed star 12001/02 NDLS-HBJ STHB with per trip profit of Rs 2,49,994. In fourth place is ASR SHTB.
Raja Babu aka HWH Raj gives per trip profit of only Rs 69,100 and SDAH Raj Rs 64,982.
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Surprisingly 12213/14 YPR-DEE Drnt and 12246/45 YPR-HWH are making lost per trip
I have attached the pic from report which will provide more info.
Source:Official Interim Report by Bibek Debroy Page-18

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Can't believe this interim report, but i feel some wrong data is being put forward by IR.
There are lots of questions.
First Question:
1) 12245/12246 is on WL from ARP. The Interest alone on the ticket bookings could be in lakhs.The train runs full on all of its running days almost 11 out of 12 months.
2) BCT raj runs 75kms less than HWH Raj but the fares are same. So 75kms of EXTRA fare of 10 3A coaches alone will account to that extra profit margin.(Less usage of Staffs and AC running cost for 45 mins approx.)
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all days and hence IR added an EXTRA 3A and it's the Only Raj with 12(+1 extra very often) 3A coaches.If IR is running at a loss, they wouldn't have added an extra coach.
No comments on other trains as i'm not aware of the situations.

  
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AA Sayed   578 blog posts   279 correct pred (63% accurate)  
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the interim report is good and makes some hard hitting (though uncomfortable) points on railways and its operations.
The data presented here though seems suscept as some popular trains are having figures negative or too low. perhaps their measurement methodology involves figures we have no idea of.
For ex: cost of electricity per unit. BCT Raj passes through Gujarat and Maharashtra which have some really competitive rates for electricity. Perhaps on Eastern end these rates are quite high owing to shortage etc.

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Yes, makes hard hitting but the stats put forward puts a lot of question mark about 3 trains straightway on the reporting analysis.
Extremely tough to believe the stats about BCT raj, HWH Raj, Sdah Raj and Hwh-Ypr Duronto.
Hence the viability of report is at stake to me atleast because blindly believing on something what is put up needn't be digested completely.

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agreed. Whether technical or not, research methodology should always be given, or else it becomes difficult to trust stats and tables like the above it one.
The figures about HWH raj aren't the only one that's doubtful, i still can't get my head around what the table says about PUNE-NZM duronto. Its waitlisted easily a month in advance, yet it's shown in loss.

  
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That too its running with "To be expired" ICF Rake.

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This man & all his reports are fake..Shri Bibek Debroy should br handed over to Taliban for his final disposal.its because of NDA govt that such persons are freely roming inside the state. Otherwise people whi directly provoke privatization & decentralization must leave this country.

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