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Blog Posts by Nirmal~
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★★★  General Travel
Jan 28 2017 (08:15)   SRR/Shoranur Junction (7 PFs)

Sudeesh~   1478 blog posts
Entry# 2142977            Tags   Past Edits
WAG 9 Chasing a Mail express at Bharathapuzha bridge. Photo from Malayala manorama Newspaper

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Jan 28 2017 (10:08)
Nirmal~   278 blog posts   13 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2142977-2            Tags   Past Edits
I don't think it is banking. They both are going in same direction towards TCR. The Express is coming from PGT side towards TCR. The WAG9 is coming from SRR side towards TCR. Trains from SRR side will cross the bridge in opposite track and then change to left side track. So WAG9 will just reach the end of the bridge and stop for signal for track switch till the Express clears the route. This is a common seen in this location.

Jan 28 2017 (17:01)
kcanoopnair   405 blog posts   200 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 2142977-4            Tags   Past Edits
But that shifting happen immediate after the bridge, that is no signal there in between. Iam not sure, but few years back there is no Signal immediate after the bridge to wards the TCR direction..
★★★  General Travel
Jan 22 2017 (05:36)   MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

Railfan Z*^~   11442 blog posts   2577 correct pred (84% accurate)
Entry# 2135463            Tags   Past Edits
Today's early morning spotting at MAS.

Jan 22 2017 (06:00)
Nirmal~   278 blog posts   13 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2135463-1            Tags   Past Edits
What is this doing in MAS PF. ? Is it a full rake?

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Jan 22 2017 (10:36)
MS TPJ section becomes FEDL^~   9797 blog posts   13755 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2135463-4            Tags   Past Edits
This has been manufactured by ICF.

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Jan 24 2017 (10:58)
Nirmal~   278 blog posts   13 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2135463-41            Tags   Past Edits
Agree. But my question was why it came to MAS PF. Can these kind of full set of new rakes directly start from Villivakkam or from BBQ yard to respective division? Is it mandate that it should come to MAS PF and then go to respective divisions.

Jan 24 2017 (11:14)
MS TPJ section becomes FEDL^~   9797 blog posts   13755 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2135463-42            Tags   Past Edits
Not necessary that it should come to PF. Probably officials wanted to inspect the rake.

Jan 24 2017 (11:51)
One Mail~   5033 blog posts   1462 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2135463-43            Tags   Past Edits
Might be they would have thought to run it as special to destination. Then dropped the plan due to recent issue happened at MAS.
Or it can be, since there was issues going around chennai, they moved rake to MAS, so that coaches are not damaged. Usually, finished rakes are kept in VLK before going to its destination, which is vulnerable spot.
I feel mostly second might be the reason.
★★★  Rail Fanning
Jan 18 2017 (21:23)   12623/Chennai Central - Thiruvananthapuram Central Mail (PT) | VLK/Villivakkam (4 PFs) | RPM/WAP-7/30391

srivenkatesh   114 blog posts
Entry# 2131786            Tags   Past Edits
Chennai Thiruvananthapuram Mail with LHB coaches :)
After a long wait , 12623 Trivandrum Mail started to run with LHB Coaches from Today
Video Link : click here

Jan 18 2017 (22:22)
Nirmal~   278 blog posts   13 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2131786-1            Tags   Past Edits
All coaches looks shining brand new except one or two.

Jan 19 2017 (09:46)
MS TPJ section becomes FEDL^~   9797 blog posts   13755 correct pred (86% accurate)
Re# 2131786-2            Tags   Past Edits
CR,SR,NR and NFR coaches.

Jan 16 2017 (03:33)
Jan 16 2017 (01:09)   Alappuzha - Dhanbad (Bokaro) Express (PT)/13352   Train - Halt Note - AVD/Avadi (4 PFs)

Nirmal~   2 Conf TLs   1 Void TLs
Generally halts for CBR Shathabdi and Kovai overtake

Dec 25 2011 (15:46)   (previous value)
Timeline Entry# 54984
by: BMTIR*^~
Generally halts for Kovai overtake

Jan 16 2017 (02:07)
Jayashree   12709 blog posts   101266 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2128615-1            Tags   Past Edits
Halt note is for official halt only ...which are given for train on temporary basis for a specific period .

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★★★  Rail Fanning
Dec 30 2016 (20:27)   12503/Bengaluru Cantt. - Kamakhya Humsafar Express (Weekly) | PER/Perambur (4 PFs) | RPM/WAP-7/30413

ALI™~   1199 blog posts   2275 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 2110766            Tags   Past Edits
High-Tech HUMSAFAR Express Starts Regular Journey From Bangalore Towards Kamakhya Via Howrah click here

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Jan 05 2017 (07:09)
Nirmal~   278 blog posts   13 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2110766-29            Tags   Past Edits
Is this really Perambur.? I don't think so.

Jan 05 2017 (11:18)
ALI™~   1199 blog posts   2275 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2110766-30            Tags   Past Edits
Yes bro
★★★  Rail Fanning
Dec 27 2016 (18:40)   12504/Kamakhya - Bengaluru Cantt. Humsafar Express(Weekly) | PEW/Perambur Locomotive Works (3 PFs) | LDH/WAG-7/27858

srivenkatesh   114 blog posts
Entry# 2107086            Tags   Past Edits
HUMSAFAR Inaugural Special
02504 Kamakhya Bangalore HUMSAFAR Inaugural Special entering Chennai for the first time :)
Video Link : click here

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Dec 28 2016 (00:49)
Nirmal~   278 blog posts   13 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2107086-10            Tags   Past Edits
Nice video

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Jan 01 2017 (20:57)
srivenkatesh   114 blog posts
Re# 2107086-42            Tags   Past Edits
★★★  General Travel
Dec 30 2016 (23:13)   12503/Bengaluru Cantt. - Kamakhya Humsafar Express (Weekly) | BNC/Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore) (4 PFs) | RPM/WAP-7/30413

Harris Kiran*^~   5327 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 2110901            Tags   Past Edits
BNC KYQ Humsafar Express click here
Humsafar Express Trains are completely 3-tier AC sleeper trains comprising of only LHB Coaches or Linke hoffman Busch Coaches used in Semi- high speed trains such as Rajdhani and Shatabdi designed by Indian Railways. Humsafar's are overnight Dynamic Fared Premium Trains that run on routes that have a extremely high demand for trains and to cater to passengers who can afford to pay Premium along with the base fare of the ticket.

Humsafar in Hindi means Hum - We / Our , Safar - Journey / Travel.
Facilities and new Features :
- These trains will feature side curtains on the corridors like 2ac which were removed from 3-tier AC sleepers.
- GPS Enabled LED Display to provide the distance of the upcoming Station, Stations crossed,approximate time to arrive at the next halt and speed of the train.
- Passenger info system .LED screen display to show information about stations, train speed etc and will have announcement system as well.
- Vending machines for tea, coffee and milk.
- Charging ports for charging electronic devices such as mobiles, laptops etc.
- The berths will more comfortable than the previous 3-tier AC sleeper rakes.
- Bio toilets in compartments.
- Each coach has three odour control systems fitted across the aisle.
- Braille signage boards.
- The exterior of coaches will have a futuristic look with the use of Vinyl sheets.
- Safety measures in compartments such as introduction of smoke alarms and CCTV cameras.
- If you bring your own food, you can keep it warm or cold as the train has a heating chamber as well as a refrigerating box.
- Each and every coupe and side birth having curtains to maintain privacy.
- Providing with new khadi bed rolls.
- Control monitoring system in Guards cabin.
- FM Radio and Music.
Train : 12503 / 12504 Kamakhya - Bngalore Cantt Humsafar Express.

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Dec 31 2016 (05:48)
Nirmal~   278 blog posts   13 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2110901-3            Tags   Past Edits
Nice capture
★★  Rail Fanning
Dec 23 2016 (00:05)   56136/Mettupalayam-Ooty MG Passenger

Southern Railway^~   2723 blog posts   200 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 2100786            Tags   Past Edits
Very Rare ....All RED Flags..

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Dec 23 2016 (10:09)
Nirmal~   278 blog posts   13 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2100786-2            Tags   Past Edits
For shunting. This is usual scene in Coonnoor railway station. Train which comes from ooty will go till dead end in a non pf track and then come to pf in reverse direction, halt and then proceed to mettupalayam. We have guards in each coach in this train.

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Dec 23 2016 (22:37)
Nirmal~   278 blog posts   13 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2100786-7            Tags   Past Edits
Loco change happens from diesel to steam engine at Coonnoor when train goes from ooty to mettupalayam
General Travel
Dec 23 2016 (22:17)   82631/Chennai Central – Ernakulam Jn. Suvidha special

Nirmal~   278 blog posts   13 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2102218            Tags   Past Edits
LHB rake .Please update.
★★★  Info Update
Dec 21 2016 (01:25)   12504/Kamakhya - Bengaluru Cantt. Humsafar Express(Weekly) | KYQ/Kamakhya Junction (4 PFs)

Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6115 blog posts   2568 correct pred (95% accurate)
Entry# 2098041            Tags   Past Edits
Introduction of 12503/04 Kamakhya - Bengaluru Cantt Weekly Humsafar Express , Inaugural on Christmas 2016

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Dec 21 2016 (05:20)
Nirmal~   278 blog posts   13 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2098041-3            Tags   Past Edits
Because this goes via Chennai though don't touch MAS

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Dec 21 2016 (05:48)
deepakyerr~   911 blog posts
Re# 2098041-5            Tags   Past Edits
Even if it goes via chennai the difference should not be more then 60 mins as difference is hardly 50km. When duronto does HWH blore in 29 hrs this humsafar should do it in 30 hrs via chennai as travellers are paying 15% as base fare and flexi fares for 50% seats. This is not an exception as other HS are also taking more time then premium trains in that routes.

Dec 21 2016 (07:52)
Half Girl friend   39218 blog posts   12707 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 2098041-6            Tags   Past Edits
Train can go to vskp n mas have lr again follow same tt
Bza to per 6.45 hrs is hilarious

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Dec 21 2016 (09:26)
DhnEcr~   5281 blog posts
Re# 2098041-27            Tags   Past Edits
Is any stretch of Hwh-mas-ypr 130 kmph fit or all is 120. With LHB HS it is expected to be faster than hybrid LHB duronto

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