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General Travel
Dec 17 2016 (10:55)   PDPL/Peddapalli Junction (2 PFs)

HUM TUM   599 blog posts   259 correct pred (62% accurate)
Entry# 2093839            Tags   Past Edits
How much distance is NZB having from Peddapalli?
General Travel
Dec 13 2016 (21:09)   22693/KSR Bengaluru City - Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express

HUM TUM   599 blog posts   259 correct pred (62% accurate)
Entry# 2090080            Tags   Past Edits
I'll be travelling by this train on 16-12-2016 from SBC to BPQ.Now this train reaches BPQ at 12.50 PM.Whether I'll get lunch before BPQ?

Dec 13 2016 (21:16)
Jagdeesh Srivastava   3700 blog posts   8699 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2090080-1            Tags   Past Edits
you can ask to give you the meal instead to eat it later.

Dec 13 2016 (21:31)
विश्व नाथ*^   16755 blog posts   268 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2090080-2            Tags   Past Edits
Not likely.
★★  General Travel
Dec 02 2016 (03:56)   12621/Tamil Nadu SF Express | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs) | ED/WAP-4/22261

१२५५९ शिवगंगा सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस १२५६०   7494 blog posts   4517 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 2077673            Tags   Past Edits
Here comes Big Boss ,The one and only 12621 Madras-New Delhi Tamil Nadu Exp -________/\_________

1 posts - Fri Dec 02, 2016

Dec 02 2016 (08:07)
Pratap 😀😀 KJM WDP4D 40387 😀😀 प्रताप   4204 blog posts   1596 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 2077673-2            Tags   Past Edits
Its Ok Its Fine
Chennai Is Newer Name Madras is Older one.
Same for Kolkata aka Calcutta

Dec 02 2016 (08:10)
HAPPY NEW YEAR from JBP ET OHE OMG 😲   9144 blog posts   14 correct pred (46% accurate)
Re# 2077673-3            Tags   Past Edits
Do u know why the code of chennai is mas ??

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Dec 02 2016 (08:31)
152 years of Bengaluru Mail^~   8444 blog posts   8268 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 2077673-5            Tags   Past Edits
Chennai was known as Madras and only in the year 1996,the name was changed to Chennai. The station code "MAS" is derived from Madras.

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Dec 02 2016 (10:21)
Guest: 7fc92c3c   show all posts
Re# 2077673-7            Tags   Past Edits
Still High Court In TN Is Called As Madras High Court

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Dec 03 2016 (10:16)
HUM TUM   599 blog posts   259 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 2077673-12            Tags   Past Edits
No sir...

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General Travel
Dec 03 2016 (10:10)   12722/Dakshin SF Express (PT)

HUM TUM   599 blog posts   259 correct pred (62% accurate)
Entry# 2078960            Tags   Past Edits
Friends,I need urgent help.I've booked Confirmed AC3 tier ticket in this train from WRR to HYB.But as this train is heavily delayed,I am going to cancel ticket.How much refund I'll get?It's an E-ticket?If I've to file TDR,what's the procedure?I've never filed TDR.
I'll be travelling to Bengaluru by TSRTC bus from Hyderabad tomorrow.
★★★  Travelogue
May 26 2016 (20:03)   12124/Deccan Queen | PUNE/Pune Junction (6 PFs) | KYN/WCAM-2P/21862

Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30224 blog posts   98197 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 1865583            Tags   Past Edits
Its my pleasure to share with you my maiden journey on-board 12124 ( /pnr/post/1857982 ) since my joining the IRI. The
trip was special in many ways – Though I’ve travelled umpteen number of times since childhood, I was just a traveller and not a railfan. Since my joining of IRI in 2012, train journeys are not just journeys but a process of learning, observations and recalling rail-knowledge which I have gathered, courtesy this wonderful website. My long cherished dream ultimately realised with me and my better half taking this train from PUNE-DR. This journey was special in many ways and boy, I was thrilled!!
22nd May 2016 dawned like no other, but I was all agog with excitement to be on-board the most prestigious train of my home zone. We reached station at 06.45 and entered through the booking office entrance, leading to the fag end of Mumbai end of PF-1. We were cheerfully welcomed by the Queen herself who was being shunted. We walked to our coach C2 which was CR 99153 was placed in the middle of the rake. Our seats were 74 and 75, the last seats on the 3-seat side. The exteriors, now wrapped in Maharashtra Tourism livery were gleaming. We climbed onboard and were left delighted. The interiors were simply pristine. The gangway had a red coloured carpet, some vintage CR posters hung on the sideways while eye-catching scenery posters hung on the either ends. The washrooms were spotless and dry with everything perfectly in place. Train TT too was affixed on one side. DQ truly lives up to its name and the lofty ISO benchmark.
The clock struck 07.15 and our loco KYN WCAM-2P 21862 honked. Drifting past the pitlines and yard, the LP notched up aggressively as were cruised past Sangam Bridge and scurried past SVJR at 85-90 kmph, completing the daily ritual overtake of 11024 Sahyadri Express. The catering guys (CR’s Departmental Catering Service) soon appeared on the scene and took orders, the wide selection of menu being Veg. Cutlet, Omelette, Baked Beans on Toast, Cheese Sandwich, Cheese Toast, Chicken Cutlets, etc. We had to visit a temple later, hence we took Veg Cutlets and Cheese Sandwiches. TTE came and checked the tickets religiously, checking ID cards as well. Usually some TTEs here just tick off the chart and ticket and orally ask whether ID card is in possession or not. Nevertheless with formalities done, we tightened the seatbelts for the wonderful journey that lay ahead. We were running at MPS wherever permitted, blazing everything that came in our way. In the meanwhile, we crossed 99803 LNL-PUNE EMU and 12940 JP-PUNE SF Express all along. The MPS feast continued till MVL after which we slowed down. Thanks to full sectional clearance and great priority, we arrived on PF-2 of LNL at 08.10. On PF-1 was 22105 Indrayani “Indu” Express. The two sisters meet each other here daily in perfect coordination. We got the starter at 08.13 and exited. By now, the breakfast was served which was really delectable. We relished on the same and washed it down with hot coffee. We arrived at KAD at 08.17 for mandatory brake testing, a tradition since ages.
After the go-ahead, the mighty and enchanting Bor Ghats beckoned us to ride downhill. Everything was pretty smooth and we already begun our descent, striding through numerous tunnels en-route. We had a touch and go halt at Monkey Hill at 08.27 and Go-ahead at Thakurwadi Cabin at 08.35. Everything was perfect when at around 08.50, we were stopped in middle of nowhere, at KM post 109/05. We were on the middle line and two lines surrounded us on either sides. The line on the left was the line towards KJT, via Nagnath Cabin, while the line towards our right was the line bound to PUNE. No-one bothered much for initial 15 minutes, thinking it to be an unscheduled halt. But as the clock ticked, the question mark on the faces became more intense and restlessness grew. It was 45 minutes and no chances of movement. Many passengers had got down for a stroll, while a few were peeping out from the door. The rumours had reached a peak, some saying brake failure, some saying track fracture/damage while some saying landslide. In the meanwhile, 11007 Deccan Express crossed us, followed by 11031 Udyan Express. Our younger sister, 12126 Pragati Express overtook us, their passengers shocked to see us standing there, followed by 17222 COA-LTT with our passengers powerlessly watching and resigning to the fate. 2 triplets of WAG-7 bankers too returned light to KJT. The TTE came and informed the passengers that a boulder had rolled off to the tracks, hit the loco and damaged the brake pipe. He then requested for mobile phone. Being surrounded deep in mountainous area, there were issues with mobile networks and nearly 90% of passengers did not have access to mobile. One passenger fortunately had a working mobile and the TTE alerted the CR control room. The TTE informed that the controllers had asked Sahyadri Expess to halt beside our train and those who wished to proceed ahead may board Sahyadri and proceed. He also informed that that a rescue loco was already on its way. Minutes later, Sahyadri came and stopped beside our train. Many people jumped from ours and boarded Sahyadri. In about 5 minutes, Sahyadri departed. What a sight it was!! The train which gets overtaken by ours daily, now had a rare chance to overtake us!! The delay had now mounted to over 1 hour and it was past 10 already. Realising the hunger and thirst, the pantry guys made hay while the sun shone, with many passengers including us opting for another round of tea and snacks. At around 10.15, we got a backward jerk that sent cheers amongst the crowd. The rescue loco, a weird and wacky #offlink CNB WAG-7 had arrived and had attached itself to take charge of the train. The loco seemed fit and raring to go and why not, not even in its wildest dreams it could have thought that it would get to haul DQ one day!!
At 10.25, amidst cries of “Ganpati Bappa Morya”, we had finally departed, after a 1 hr 40 min ordeal cum adventure. The descent was ongoing at a slow and steady pace and the LPs seemed extra careful now. We skipped RF heaven PDI at 10.45 and slowed down further. We crawled all the way to KJT where we were received on PF-2, with the local passengers, vendors awe-struck to see DQ stopping by and running so late. 11029 CSTM-KOP Koyna Express was on PF-1 for banker attachment. Within 5-10 minutes, CSTM-KJT Fast local arrived on PF-2A. We were closely followed by 17032 HYB-CSTM Express which arrived on PF-3 shortly. The wait at KJT seemed endless, the passengers got down for breather. The starter was still red and no one had an idea when it would turn amber. The 95120 KJT-CSTM Fast Local departed at 11.19. At 11.25, 17032 was given starter, with us still waiting for our turn. At 11.30, controllers showed us some mercy and gave us the starter after which we departed. The situation post KJT improved and we got good clearance. There were not much slowdowns, except for TSR/PSR along the way. We had a good run till KYN, where we halted on PF-6 for 2 minutes for signal at 12.20.
Post KYN, the run to TNA again was good by “that day’s standards”, though not MPS, speed was decent. The run from KYN-TNA was completed in about 25 minutes and we skipped TNA at moderate speed at 12.55, finally something to cheer to see an important station being skipped. Some passengers already stood near the door to ready themselves to alight at DR, causing discomfort to those sitting and wanting to go to washrooms. I informed a couple of them that it was still half an hour atleast for DR, but they did not pay any heed to me. The Waggie literally unleashed itself for the penultimate run post TNA-KYN and tried best to cover delay, hitting MPS. The run from TNA-DR was covered in 20 minutes. Finally at 13.15, we had a breezing entry on PF-6 at DR, late by over 3 hours, having overtaken by 5 trains!! What a voyage it was, this avatar of DQ will be remembered and cherished for a lifetime!! Thanks for reading!! :-)
Pic-1: Train Board
Pic-2: Interiors
Pic-3: TT affixed inside coaches
Pic-4: The rail poster
Pic-5: The beginning of the long wait
Pic-6: Sahyadri Express to our rescue
Pic-7 & 8: Another endless wait at KJT
Pic-9: Departing KYN

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May 27 2016 (08:04)
HUM TUM   599 blog posts   259 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 1865583-6            Tags   Past Edits
I liked one line of your trip report regarding CNB WAG7....wildest dreams..😊😂

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May 25 2016 (16:51)   महिला ने चलती ट्रेन में बच्चे को दिया जन्म

ankurgupta0602~   4497 news posts
Entry# 1863874   News Entry# 268995         Tags   Past Edits
पति के साथ उड़ीसा से ससुराल आ रही प्रसुता को चलती ट्रेन में दर्द हुआ। प्रसुता पीड़ा से तड़प रही थी। तभी ट्रेन में सफर कर रहीं अन्य महिलाएं आगे आईं और सकुशल उसकी डिलेवरी कराई। See more at: click here

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May 25 2016 (17:04)
HUM TUM   599 blog posts   259 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 1863874-2            Tags   Past Edits
Very fortunate to born as Railfan...
★  Rail Fanning
May 05 2016 (12:14)   CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs)

अमरावती सुपरफास्ट   583 blog posts   15 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 1833159            Tags   Past Edits
"What's in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." But our favorite trains would not...
Let's make a list of train names, their meanings and for what they are named. PLEASE CONTRIBUTE.
#Gitanjali Express (Howrah): Gitanjali is a collection of Bengali poems by the
famous poet Sir Rabindranath Tagore. The train is named as a tribute to Sir Tagore.
#Vidarbha Express (Gondia, Earlier Nagpur): The region around Nagpur is known as Vidarbha.
#Jnaneshwari Express (Howrah, Earlier Nagpur): Jnaneshwari is a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita written by the Marathi saint and poet Dnyaneshwar.
#Maharashtra Express: Connects two ends, Gondia and Kolhapur, of the Maharashtra.
#Agniveena Express: In Bangla it means “The Fiery Lute”. This is the name given to the collection of poems by the celebrated Bengali poet, musician, revolutionary and philosopher, Kazi Nazrul Islam. He was born in Burdwan district in 1899 and died in Dhaka in 1976. He is the national poet of Bangladesh, and also honoured in India.
#Akal Takht Express: The Akal Takht (Akal: Timeless One and Takht: Throne in Persian). Literally means “Seat (Throne) of the Timeless One (God)”. The Akal Takht was begun by the sixth Sikh Guru, Guru Har Gobind as a symbol for political sovereignty of Sikhs, and is one of the five seats of temporal physical religious authority of the Sikhs. It is located in the Harmandir Sahib (Golden Temple) complex in Amritsar.
#Ala Hazrat Express: Imam Ahmad Raza Khan, popularly known as Ala Hazrat, was a prominent Muslim Alim from Bareilly during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Ahmad Raza was also a poet and writer, authoring nearly 1,000 books and monographs of varying lengths in Arabic, Persian and Urdu.
#Nandigram Express(Nagpur,earlier Hazur Sahib Nanded): Ancient name of Nanded City. Nandigram is derived from Nanditat means group of 9 Rishis.
#Mahbodhi Express: This train connects the Bodh Gaya to New Delhi. Mahabodhi means where Gautam Budhha got their enlightenment of life called Bothatm under Bodhi tree.
#Coromandel Express: Named after Coromandel Coast in AP/ TN
#Falaknuma Express: " Falak " is Sky and Numa means Reflection / Mirror, so it means Reflection of the sky or Mirror of the sky (The name is taken from Falaknuma Palace in Hyderabad)
#East Coast Express: From the Eastern Coast
#Satavahana Express: Named after Satavahana Dynasty which ruled in AP earlier
#Konark Express (Bhubaneshwar): Konark Temple in Odisha
#Prayagraj Express (Allahabad): Ancient name of Allahabad.
#Patliputra Express (Patna): Ancient name of Patna
#Devagiri Express: Derived from the name of Devagiri Fort near Aurangabad.
#Tapovan Express : Derived from forest Tapovan in Nashik.
#Sachkhand Express (Nanded): Derived from the name Sachkhand Gurudwara at H.S. Nanded.
#Deekshabhoomi Express: Name derived from Buddhist monument Dikshabhoomi situated at Nagpur.
#Sampoorna Kranti Express: Got its name from The Total Revolution Movement. It was a movement initiated by students in Bihar in 1974 and led by Jayaprakash Narayan against misrule by and corruption in the government of Bihar.
#Shivganga Express (Varanasi): It is derived from Shiv = Lord Shiva and Ganga river.
#Purushottam Express (Puri): Derived as Purush = Mankind and Uttam = Best
#Ganga Kaveri Express (Chhapra-Chennai): This train is originally started from Varanasi (Ganga river) and connect to the city near Kaveri river.
#Hussainsagar Express: Named by Hussain Sagar lake in Hyderabad.
#Marathwada Express: Connects important cities of Marathwada.
#Vikramshila Express (Bhagalpur): Name of a very famous ancient university located near Bhagalpur
#Kamayani Express: Derived from poetry collection of Jai Shankar Prasad
Here is an alphabetical list of 418 TRAIN names, divided in 6 blog posts:
A-C (/blog/post/1834293))
D-I (/blog/post/1834296))
J-N (/blog/post/1834297))
P-R (/blog/post/1834298))
S (/blog/post/1834322))
T-Z (/blog/post/1834299))
All the relevant trains and stations are tagged.

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May 05 2016 (13:01)
HUM TUM   599 blog posts   259 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 1833159-4            Tags   Past Edits
Nandigram(Nagpur,earlier Hazur Sahib Nanded) :Ancient name of Nanded City.Nandigram is derived from Nanditat means group of 9 Rishis...

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★★★  Other Social
May 03 2016 (00:33)  

te amo dolly^~   6444 blog posts   5855 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1829973            Tags   Past Edits
All members who read this post, Kindly tell your present occupation with Age.
If studying , then which class/Level/college/university.
Lets see what all our members do in their Primary Daily Life , other than Railfanning. ;)
Lets us all get to know each other more....._/\_

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May 03 2016 (14:55)
HUM TUM   599 blog posts   259 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 1829973-47            Tags   Past Edits
Niranjan Khangan /29/Banker(State Bank of India)/B.Sc.Agriculture/MBA(HR)
Railfanning Experience: SCR(NED)/CR(NGP) Division...

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Info Update
Apr 29 2016 (11:56)   PBN/Parbhani Junction (3 PFs)

HUM TUM   599 blog posts   259 correct pred (62% accurate)
Entry# 1825326            Tags   Past Edits
PF 1 will be closed due to scheduled maintenance activities from 01-05-2016 to 15-06-2016(45 days).During this period,all trains will be operated from PF 2 & 3.
Source:TV 9 Marathi.
Info Update
Apr 21 2016 (10:26)   12106/Vidarbha SF Express (PT) | TRO/Tirora (3 PFs)

HUM TUM   599 blog posts   259 correct pred (62% accurate)
Entry# 1813162            Tags   Past Edits
Vidarbha SF Exp.has been given halt at Tiroda for 6 months on experimental basis in both UP & DOWN direction as per SECR press note.
Source:Daily Lokmat Nagpur edition.

Apr 23 2016 (02:17)
Satish   322 blog posts
Re# 1813162-1            Tags   Past Edits
Was there any demand for stoppage? adding two halt in two months duration is making train pathetic.

Apr 23 2016 (14:44)
HUM TUM   599 blog posts   259 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 1813162-2            Tags   Past Edits
Yes...Demand was pending from long time...before this,only Shalimar express was having halt at Tiroda...

Apr 23 2016 (21:33)
سینئر ریسرچ فیلو   3404 blog posts   880 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 1813162-3            Tags   Past Edits
firstly after extension to g; punctuality of this train has gone down and the tat @ g is reduced, last month or so, halt was given for kampee, and now here, probably this is the way quality is compromised, the way 12859/60 is witn so many halts

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