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Blog Posts by दक्षिण मध्य रेल राही
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★★★  Rail Fanning
Jun 12 2016 (17:22)   12513/Secunderabad - Guwahati Express (PT) | GT/Ghatkesar (2 PFs) | LGD/WAP-4/22516

Gowthami Express*^~   7762 blog posts   236 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 1891785            Tags   Past Edits
MPS Crossing :)
Lallaguda WAP4 22516 with 12513 Secunderabad Jn - Guwahati Weekly S/F meets NGP SC Tri weekly.

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Jun 14 2016 (20:50)
दक्षिण मध्य रेल राही   288 blog posts   6 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 1891785-18            Tags   Past Edits
Flag exchange at stations and crossing trains is to indicate everything is okay with the rake(like no hot axles, loose couplings, etc are visible) and has got nothing to do with the section being clear really(For example if an express is overtaking a passenger bound in the same direction even then flag exchange happens in the day and color light exchange in the night). In case of any visible problem found either by the linemen at stations who exchange flags or by crew of other trains then immediate red flag is displayed for attention of LP/ALP/Guard of the moving train.
is a standard operating procedure in IR however i am not sure if it is mandatory and punitive if not obeyed. I never saw this being disobeyed though except in case of Locals/EMU/MMTS.

Jun 15 2016 (06:22)
SLA   1034 blog posts
Re# 1891785-19            Tags   Past Edits
Flag exchange is to say "All is OK" including the section. There are strict rules if this is violated. For EMU/MMTS etc, it's not mandatory to exchange the signals.
Hot Axles/Loose couplings are mostly checked a major stations/junctions when the train is starting.

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Jun 17 2016 (10:50)
CtrlAltDel   23 blog posts
Re# 1891785-22            Tags   Past Edits
That was very well explained.Learnt something new.Thanks.
General Travel
Jun 13 2016 (11:52)   57473/Kacheguda - Bodhan Passenger (UnReserved) | KCG/Hyderabad Kacheguda (5 PFs)

Rizwan NZB Jn~   271 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
Entry# 1892833            Tags   Past Edits
INFO : The return train from Mahbubnagar to Bodhan has been cancelled and instead returning in chain as 57456/Mahbubnagar- Kacheguda Passenger and 57473/Kacheguda - Bodhan Passenger. So this is for the information that the passengers coming from Kacheguda/Hyderabad towards Nizamabad, need not to wait for the arrival of Mahbubnagar - Bodhan Passenger (which was usually getting delayed by 2 hours), instead they can board 57473/Kacheguda - Bodhan Passenger which departs Kacheguda at 16:10.

Jun 13 2016 (13:01)
दक्षिण मध्य रेल राही   288 blog posts   6 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 1892833-1            Tags   Past Edits
There was never a Mahbubnagar-BDHN Passenger, it has always been a single direction and the RSA is complex. The return 57473 is operated by the incoming GTL-KCG pass, not MBNR-KCG Pass, MBNR-KCG Pass goes to KRNT.
General Travel
Mar 09 2016 (15:31)   NZB/Nizamabad Junction (3 PFs)

Shubham NZB Jn~   210 blog posts   3 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1761804            Tags   Past Edits
Guys When i was travelling in Hyd - AII express on sat 5th march 2016... I observed that train is going at 104 kmph between bolarum medchal section.....

Mar 11 2016 (11:21)
दक्षिण मध्य रेल राही   288 blog posts   6 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 1761804-1            Tags   Past Edits
MPS of BMO-MED is 105KMPH and MED-MUE section is 110KMPH most parts subject to Speed restrictions of course!

Mar 15 2016 (15:32)
Rizwan NZB Jn~   271 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 1761804-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yesterday (Nagavali Express) between Basar and Nizamabad.

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Mar 16 2016 (18:03)
andysai   345 blog posts
Re# 1761804-4            Tags   Past Edits
what is the MPS between MUE- ADB section and ADB-Majri section? thank you sir
★★★  General Travel
Feb 03 2016 (10:54)   BPL/Bhopal Junction (6 PFs)

Gajendra Sahu~   1417 blog posts   160 correct pred (81% accurate)
Entry# 1728186            Tags   Past Edits
Some important facts about madhyapradesh
1)State having highest no of zones i.e.7 CR WR WCR NCR ECR SCR SECR
2)ITARSI JN probably 2nd busiest or 3rd busiest junction of IR is the only station having all 4 lines as broadgauge along with approximately equal number of train on each of its route either it is towards bhopal nagpur jabalpur or khandwa
3)KHANDWA junction
one and only station and district of india having all of its lines of different zones i.e CR , WR , WCR ,SCR
5) trains on JBP-ALD line crosses MP-UP border 7 times
6)trains on BINA-GWL section crosses MP-UP border 6 times
7)trains on NAD-KOTA line crosses mp-RAJ border 5 times
8)CHAMBAL exp crosses MP-UP border 17 times
9)TULSI express crosses MP UP border 21 times
10)State having highest number of divisions serving to states Ratlam , Bhopal, Jabalpur , nagpur (CR SECR) ,Bhusawal, Nanded, Allahbad, Jhansi, Dhanbad ,Kota.
11)MADHYA PRADESH has highet % of broad guage tracks means mostly track is broad guage as compared to other states. percentage may be upto 85-95%
12)Before partition of madhya pradesh if some one had to go jagdalpur from gwalior he had to travel for 1700 km really a vast state it was

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Feb 03 2016 (13:08)
दक्षिण मध्य रेल राही   288 blog posts   6 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 1728186-20            Tags   Past Edits
Gurhi to Khandwa(MG only) in MP in the Akola-Khandwa MG section belongs to NED Division, SCR.

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Jan 30 2016 (15:32)   Bodhan Nizamabad Passenger (UnReserved)/57504   Train - Station Platform - NZB/Nizamabad Junction (3 PFs)

दक्षिण मध्य रेल राही   1 Conf TLs   1 Void TLs
NZB/Nizamabad (3 PFs): 0

Jan 30 2016 (15:48)
Jayashree   12739 blog posts   101296 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1724963-1            Tags   Past Edits
0 = ?
Info Update
Jan 20 2016 (18:52)   SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

vs73213   78 blog posts
Entry# 1716429            Tags   Past Edits
This railway station is not a junction. The photo which shows the name of the station says that it is only 'Bengaluru City', not 'Bengaluru City Junction' as shown here. So, please remove that word.

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Jan 20 2016 (19:25)
दक्षिण मध्य रेल राही   288 blog posts   6 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 1716429-3            Tags   Past Edits
SBC is a Jn since it leads out to three routes, Not every junction has the suffix added to it, example is Secunderabad which branches out to four lines.

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★★★  Travelogue
Dec 14 2015 (22:28)  

PKV*^~   19100 blog posts   73 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 1679554            Tags   Past Edits
Trekking along the Nilgiri Mountain Railway track is veritably a life time experience. One which combines both ECSTASY & AGONY. This ambitious venture was planned twice in the past but deferred if not shelved because of preoccupation and hence non-availability of some of the proposed participants. But God willing what had hitherto remained a wishful dream finally saw the light of day in the Nilgiris on Saturday, the 12th of December, 2015,
NMR is the steepest gradient in Asia and 8th in the world. Many have trekked from Coonoor
to mettupalayam (down hill) ,No one had done an up hill trek , So we planned one such. Kallar to Runnymede, a steep gradient (1-12.5) and 16 kms…….. . However, keeping in mind the age and physical condition of Yours Truly, the trekking party consisting of 8 IRI admins and one ex-admin, kept me out of that group. A plan of action to which I perforce had to acquiesce with mixed feelings. It was a classic case of the " spirit being willing while the flesh was not ", more so, as I was in the recovery mode from a month-long bout of acute bronchitis. And so it was that the adventurers saw me off at 7.10 am by the MTP-UAM Passenger at Mettupalayam before they themselves proceeded by road to KALLAR to commence what proved to be the MOTHER OF ALL TREKS by an IRI admin group. Exhausting yet memorable, back-breaking yet exhillarating, arduous yet amazing. I guess in an effort to bring to you the thrill of the participants I could go on endlessly. But that would be a travesty of justice. For if the ends of justice were to be adequately served, it stands to reason that those who underwent the experience, and they alone, should narrate, both in prose and pictures, the sheer beauty of their endeavour.
I am merely doing the honours of initiating this post at the request of all those who actually undertook this MISSION PAR EXCELLENCE. And they are in no particular order 8 IRI admins Dr. Nazeer, Jayaraj, Subawarna Kohilan, Minti aka Pradeep, Shashank Bhatt, Raam from VSKP, MS Narayanan and last but not the least Pramodh Kommattil. One of our ex-admins Dr. Amit Kumar also participated.
I would be failing in my duty if I did not acknowledge the pioneering and organizational contribution of Dr. Nazeer, Jayraj and Kohilan who ensured that this venture was a resounding success. I as well the rest of the party are deeply indebted to these three gentlemen.
Now over to the others for their accounts of the expedition

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Dec 15 2015 (15:22)
दक्षिण मध्य रेल राही   288 blog posts   6 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 1679554-13            Tags   Past Edits
Hello Sir, Good to know you all had a great time! Please do post the remaining parts soon.

Dec 15 2015 (15:35)
Being Educated is Just a statement*^~   11657 blog posts   468 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1679554-14            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks Sir.. the lazy me will defo try to add further..

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Travel Question
Sep 10 2015 (13:14)   12220/Secunderabad - Mumbai LTT AC Duronto Express

दक्षिण मध्य रेल राही   288 blog posts   6 correct pred (55% accurate)
Entry# 1586906            Tags   Past Edits
Does this train have a technical halt at Lonavala or Khandala? I have a reservation all the way to mumbai but lonavala is where i have to go, need to know if it stops for sure? Any info please!

Sep 10 2015 (13:19)
anirudhpuri~   1368 blog posts
Re# 1586906-1            Tags   Past Edits
Pune has technical stopage.

Sep 10 2015 (13:19)
IR no more Safe^~   21839 blog posts   97805 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1586906-2            Tags   Past Edits
yes u can get down at LNL

Sep 10 2015 (17:10)
Paurav Shah~   13516 blog posts   26 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1586906-3            Tags   Past Edits
This train has technical stoppages at Pune, Lonavala and Khandala. So you can get down at Lonavala for sure.
General Travel
Sep 04 2015 (09:57)  

shiv2350   365 blog posts
Entry# 1581829            Tags   Past Edits
We all have heard about Suvidha Express from Patna to mumbai, now with sleeper coaches also. But i think instead of opening Suvidha train, railway had to start Garib rath Superfast from Patliputra to Pune via mumbai (kalyan - panvel - karjat). As both cities has many students and working class people from bihar. It would have been a good option for both cities commuters.
The stoppages also would have been limited so that run on time. Like Patliputra - danapur - ara - Buxar - mughal sarai - jabalpur - itarsi - khandwa - manmad - kalyan - panvel - pune. With only 3-tier and chair car.
would have given more revenue than Suvidha train.

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Sep 04 2015 (10:38)
दक्षिण मध्य रेल राही   288 blog posts   6 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 1581829-10            Tags   Past Edits
Unlike regular 3A coaches, Garib Rath coaches have Side middle berth and therefore increased capacity. Thats one of the reasons why GR fares are lower, because the economy works out better with increased capacity at a slight loss of comfort of course. The production of these as mentioned by other bloggers, is stopped. If a train has to be started with conventional coaches now(ICF or LHB coaches), it cant be a GR coz it would have to charge regular 3A fares owing to lesser capacity compared to GR coaches. So no more GR rakes, cant use ICF/LHB coaches, so unlikely for such a train to start!

Sep 04 2015 (12:47)
shiv2350   365 blog posts
Re# 1581829-11            Tags   Past Edits
Railway can introduce Garib Rath with regular 3A LHB coaches and chair car coaches at proportion. Because people can pay for good services if introduced. But yes name can be changed from garib rath to Janta Rath. Chair cars should be given preferences in Garib rath so that more people can board the train.
General Travel
Aug 31 2015 (22:39)  

Guest: 7fd1e926   show all posts
Entry# 1578964            Tags   Past Edits
What are those silver coloured boxes seen beside railway tracks along the way and what are they used for?

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Sep 01 2015 (11:56)
दक्षिण मध्य रेल राही   288 blog posts   6 correct pred (55% accurate)
Re# 1578964-4            Tags   Past Edits
Real time indeed! But not GPS!

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