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Blog Posts by Mahesh Narayan
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General Travel
Sep 25 2016 (13:39)   16232/Mysuru - Mayiladuthurai (Thanjavur) Express

Mahesh Narayan   45 blog posts
Entry# 2001749            Tags   Past Edits
If this train is extended to Cuddalore, it will provide a good connection to Chidambaram and Pondicherry both.
★  Info Update
Jul 29 2016 (08:00)   12116/Siddheshwar SF Express | SUR/Solapur (5 PFs)

Piyush S~   1561 blog posts   65 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1944756            Tags   Past Edits
CR decided to increase coaches of following trains w.e.f. 1st August 2016
11301/02 - Udyan Express by one AC - 3 tier
12115/16 - Siddheshwar Express by one AC - 3 tier
22133/34 - Solapur - Yeshwantpur SF Express by one AC - 3 tier
- Hutatma Express by one second seating (2S)

10 posts - Jul 2016

1 posts - Tue Aug 02, 2016

Aug 02 2016 (17:38)
Piyush S~   1561 blog posts   65 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1944756-12            Tags   Past Edits
This is the news for your reference.

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Sep 03 2016 (00:05)
Mahesh Narayan   45 blog posts
Re# 1944756-15            Tags   Past Edits
So, I saw the CC being updated very late here. Tomorrow is Sep 3rd. Does that mean the extra AC coach gets removed tomorrow? Is there going to be a change in the CC here tomorrow?

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Sep 10 2016 (18:13)
SRG*^~   35149 blog posts   156357 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1944756-18            Tags   Past Edits
PC would be good for Udyan biggest downside for Udyan apart from its slow TT is not having proper food availability option.

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Sep 11 2016 (15:39)
Mahesh Narayan   45 blog posts
Re# 1944756-24            Tags   Past Edits
They need to add a pantry AND remove the rake sharing with Siddheshwar. RSA has completely spoilt the upkeep of this train. It used to be pretty clean before.

Sep 11 2016 (18:05)
Piyush S~   1561 blog posts   65 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1944756-25            Tags   Past Edits
I can say that Udyan was betterly maintained with SWR.. neat and clean coaches...
But now it's difficult to change RSA..
General Travel
Jul 17 2016 (23:53)   11302/Udyan Express (PT)

Mahesh Narayan   45 blog posts
Entry# 1932868            Tags   Past Edits
When is the electrification between Bangalore and Gooty expected to complete? Would northbound trains change to electric loco or still continue with WDPs? Also, any news on the proposed extension of Udyan to Mysore that was doing rounds last year?

Jul 18 2016 (22:58)
akki WDP4 20006*^~   567 blog posts   8 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 1932868-1            Tags   Past Edits
Electrification completed YNK to GTL ... .. MAS SSPN and SBC HUP pass running with electric link... heard some goods are coming with electric link from GTL

Jul 27 2016 (13:23)
Mahesh Narayan   45 blog posts
Re# 1932868-2            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for the reply. Is Guntakal - Wadi electrification complete? Then they could at least run this train on electric loco from Bangalore to Wadi. Save some time and some pollution maybe?

Jul 27 2016 (14:17)
A good day ahead~   2349 blog posts
Re# 1932868-3            Tags   Past Edits
It's not yet complete. It's slated to be completed and fully operational some time end of this year. A loco link change will be possible then, but don't expect any speed-up until the route is fully doubled. Electrification doesn't guarantee any speed-up.

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General Travel
Jul 17 2016 (00:08)   11014/Coimbatore - Mumbai LTT (Kurla) Express

Mahesh Narayan   45 blog posts
Entry# 1932028            Tags   Past Edits
Caught sight of this train at Baiyappanahalli today. Such dirty coaches !!!...the train looks so ugly....CR should be ashamed maintaining a rake this way !!!
Travel Question
Jun 18 2016 (15:32)   22661/Sethu SF Express

Mahesh Narayan   45 blog posts
Entry# 1899555            Tags   Past Edits
Always had this question: Why does the Pamban bridge have no steel cross beams on either side, unlike many other river bridges in India? Would it not be necessary in the case of an unfortunate derailment? Many other railway bridges - example over the river Krishna, over Ganga etc have side steel beam protection. I have also noticed this in Bangalore, where the railway line passes over a highway - the bridge section has no side protection for derailment. Is there some other safety measure already in place, like a wheel interlock?. Thanks.

Jun 18 2016 (15:34)
Mahesh Narayan   45 blog posts
Re# 1899555-1            Tags   Past Edits
click here ....... Talking about something like the one in the pic here
General Travel
Jan 25 2016 (08:35)   12028/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central Shatabdi Express

Mahesh Narayan   45 blog posts
Entry# 1720495            Tags   Past Edits
This train has sudden jolts while braking/de-accelerating. You can't sleep peacefully because of these jolts that shake you up. It is similar to Kaveri express. It is very annoying !!

Jan 25 2016 (13:35)
The pride of VM TPJ Main Line goes LHB^~   8915 blog posts   10031 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 1720495-1            Tags   Past Edits
Yes bro. Its due to the gradients. If the loco is P7 then its more worse. Jerks are somewhat lesser in 12028 compared to 16021. Experienced LPs handle it well without jerks. Even 16021 sometimes manages without jerks in MAS SBC but they are inevitable in SBC MYS section.

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Jan 25 2016 (15:42)
विश्व नाथ*^   16774 blog posts   268 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1720495-3            Tags   Past Edits
Till date Railway failed to modify the coupling to reduce Jolt.
They are said to working on it for almost a decade.

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Jan 26 2016 (18:25)
Mahesh Narayan   45 blog posts
Re# 1720495-8            Tags   Past Edits
Oh, I didn't know I had to sign a 'no sleep' agreement on Shatabdi or take your highness's prior approval ;)

Jan 26 2016 (18:35)
A good day ahead~   2349 blog posts
Re# 1720495-9            Tags   Past Edits
Jerks cannot be completely avoided with CBC coupling based rakes. LHB rakes like Shatabdi are better than ICF CBC rakes like Kaveri, as LHB coaches have tight-lock couplers. LP can also reduce the jerks by managing the acceleration, but the jerks are more dependent the state of the springs in the buffers, track conditions ( irregularities in the tracks) etc. Even an experienced LP will not be able to reduce the jerks in many cases.

Jan 27 2016 (09:28)
Vinay Kumar~   15471 blog posts   361 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1720495-10            Tags   Past Edits
It was just a query for such a small stretch..bt seems u so badly frustrated, even till nw, cz of sleep deprivation!!

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★★  Rail Fanning
Oct 23 2015 (20:09)   11302/Udyan Express (PT) | KSWD/Kasarwadi (2 PFs) | PUNE/WDM-3A/18764R

Jhelum*^~   2985 blog posts   9521 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 1626349            Tags   Past Edits
Rebuilt Pune Alco WDM 3A #18764R Chugging Hard With 22 Coacher Udyan Express.
Udyan Express Was With GY Twins Kingfisher Alcos Later At Pune Link Changed To Pune Alco Due to Height Issue in Mumbai Suburban.

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Oct 25 2015 (11:30)
Mahesh Narayan   45 blog posts
Re# 1626349-2            Tags   Past Edits
I could count only 22 in the video....does Udyan have 23 now?

Oct 25 2015 (11:45)
Jhelum*^~   2985 blog posts   9521 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1626349-3            Tags   Past Edits
thanks for correction. edited. :)
General Travel
Jun 16 2015 (21:36)   56514/KSR Bengaluru City - Karaikal Fast Passenger (UnReserved)

Mahesh Narayan   45 blog posts
Entry# 1514650            Tags   Past Edits
They should extend Mysore - Mayiladuthurai exp to Cuddalore port Jn so that there could be better connectivity between Bangalore and Neyveli/Chidambaram.

Jun 16 2015 (21:58)
BMTIR*^~   21262 blog posts   7421 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1514650-1            Tags   Past Edits
Too round about- they should introduce a train similar to MG era Nagroe passenger in the night

Jun 16 2015 (22:01)
NEET JEE then what for arts*^~   13657 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1514650-2            Tags   Past Edits
not possible
MYS MV RSA with MV TPJ for cleaning purpose
General Travel
Jun 05 2015 (10:41)   11301/Udyan Express

Mahesh Narayan   45 blog posts
Entry# 1500069            Tags   Past Edits
Were they kidding when they said there would be a pantry car for this train? IR and their big promises !!!

Jun 05 2015 (12:00)
spthakurfamily   463 blog posts
Re# 1500069-1            Tags   Past Edits
Udyan Exp. also running as Siddheshwar Exp. i.e. Solapur-Mumbai-Bangalore & same way return. For Siddheshwar Exp. no need of PC because it is a night train from both end to end.
So I don't think they will put PC in this train rake. As it is to put PC they have to reduce one passenger coach. sure if they put they will reduce one general coach only otherwise it is over pack train every time. IF CR ext. this train from Bangalore to Mysore than it may possible.

Jun 05 2015 (19:51)
Mahesh Narayan   45 blog posts
Re# 1500069-2            Tags   Past Edits
Why do they need to remove a coach? Max permissible coaches are 24, and Udyan currently has only 22. They still can add a PC. I did not understand.

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Jun 06 2015 (09:19)
spthakurfamily   463 blog posts
Re# 1500069-4            Tags   Past Edits
As far as I know from Solapur this train running with 24 coaches. 2-3 coaches added & seprated between Solapur-Bangalore. I have seen this, 2 yrs. back. Pl. correct me if I am wrong.

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Jun 07 2015 (10:56)
Mahesh Narayan   45 blog posts
Re# 1500069-6            Tags   Past Edits
This used to be the case 3-4 years ago when Udyan was coming from Mumbai with 18 coaches and 4 coaches were added at Solapur. Then, they changed to 22 coaches right from Mumbai. So I don't think this is a true statement as of now. I did see some newspaper reports of a PC planned for this train, which would be locked up when it runs as Siddeshwar. However, nothing seems to have come out of it. I personally dislike this train being paired with Siddeshwar. The train has become filthier and always runs behind schedule. This train deserves a little speeding up and a rake of its own.

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General Travel
Jun 07 2015 (10:50)   12027/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Shatabdi Express

Mahesh Narayan   45 blog posts
Entry# 1502715            Tags   Past Edits
12028 SBC - MAS fare is 710/-. Return fare in 12027 MAS - SBC is 800/-. Does anyone know why there is this 90/- difference? Is it because they serve more food in 12027? Thanks.

Jun 07 2015 (10:52)
Guest: 7fed3898   show all posts
Re# 1502715-1            Tags   Past Edits
Dinner charges included same as ljn shatabdi
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