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Blog Posts by Mahesh Narayan
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General Travel
Mar 15 2017 (12:57)   11013/Mumbai LTT - Coimbatore (Kurla) Express (PT)

Mahesh Narayan   49 blog posts
Entry# 2198402            Tags   Past Edits
Has it changed to WCAM3? Could someone pls confirm? Thanks.
General Travel
Mar 15 2017 (10:46)   17236/Nagercoil - KSR Bengaluru Express

Mahesh Narayan   49 blog posts
Entry# 2198251            Tags   Past Edits
I regularly travel between Tirunelveli and Bangalore by this train. Invariably this train is delayed by > 1 hr each way every time. Especially 17236 - it reaches Bangalore only by 9:15 - 9:30 AM. Thats way too long. They should seriously consider speeding up this train.
Also, I think it would be useful if they could extend the Mayiladuthurai exp to Cuddalore via Chidambaram. Good connectivity to the entire stretch there.
General Travel
Mar 10 2017 (00:14)   11301/Udyan Express

Mahesh Narayan   49 blog posts
Entry# 2192055            Tags   Past Edits
Now that they have converted Udyan express to electric loco b/w CSTM and Daund, why not also convert to WAP4 between Guntakal and Bangalore? Prashanti Express already runs with WAP4 b/w Guntakal and Bangalore. Also, are they ever going to add a pantry car to Udyan express? I think it needs a pantry badly.

Mar 10 2017 (00:24)
Gear up for the Konkan trip   628 blog posts   2266 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 2192055-1            Tags   Past Edits
Not at all required. It would be a wastage of time and energy. The case of Prashanti is different, it undergoes a reversal at GTL. One loco detaches from one end and other loco attaches to the other end. And as of Pantry car, IR will do away with Pantry cars in all trains.

Mar 10 2017 (22:47)
Mahesh Narayan   49 blog posts
Re# 2192055-2            Tags   Past Edits
Very good point !
General Travel
Sep 25 2016 (13:39)   16232/Mysuru - Mayiladuthurai (Thanjavur) Express

Mahesh Narayan   49 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)

Solapur Superfast~   1585 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)
Solapur Superfast~   1585 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   49 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*^~   35406 blog posts   163727 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   49 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)
Solapur Superfast~   1585 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   49 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*^~   576 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   49 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)
108 years of Electric operations on IR~   2518 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   49 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   49 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   49 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   49 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)
RPM WAP7 30333 30444 30555^~   9315 blog posts   12006 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   49 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)
108 years of Electric operations on IR~   2518 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~   15565 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*^~   3004 blog posts   9854 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   49 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*^~   3004 blog posts   9854 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1626349-3            Tags   Past Edits
thanks for correction. edited. :)
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