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★  General Travel
Dec 21 2016 (14:27)   12302/New Delhi - Howrah Rajdhani Express (Via Gaya) | KAN/Khana Junction (5 PFs) | HWH/WAP-7/30455

DM   4009 blog posts   9425 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 2098649            Tags   Past Edits
12302 Dn New Delhi - Howrah Rajdhani Express thrashes Khana ( Saktigarh - Sitarampur Quadrupole section) at mps with HWH WAP-7 #30455

Dec 21 2016 (18:55)
kroy1967   68 blog posts
Re# 2098649-1            Tags   Past Edits
There is another RF in the picture with the red bag, who was on chatting with me over phone. He too had got down from 13012 Intercity at KAN. He is none other than Milan Chatterjee.

Dec 21 2016 (18:59)
DM   4009 blog posts   9425 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 2098649-2            Tags   Past Edits
Great info....
Train Tip
May 17 2015 (13:41)   22387/Black Diamond Express

Katni Grade Separator~   1733 blog posts   3539 correct pred (85% accurate)
Entry# 1472446            Tags   Past Edits
hoooooooh!!!!! Reached Dhanbad sharp at 11:01 a.m. (10 minutes early)
Anyhow i just managed to catch this train which was 1 minute early at Durgapur station.
This train is one of the most punctual trains of India...... i travelled in this train several times and i never saw it getting late more then 20 minutes.

This train is best suited for those who want to catch their jobs and for students.
For passengers, moving for north of Howrah interchanging from trains like Gitanjali, Howrah Mail, Azad Hind, Samarsata, etc. this is the best suited train and Siuri-Howrah Hool Epress (as the second option)
__________________________________________________ ___________
#admins please update this as the #TB (the current one is quite older)
Pic by :- #Alexander (train standing at Durgapur, Platform no. 2)

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Nov 22 2016 (17:42)
kroy1967   68 blog posts
Re# 1472446-7            Tags   Past Edits
Just for information to all members - 22387/8 Black Diamond SF express is an ECR train & not ER. ECR has recently asked Railway Board for LHB coaches for this train. They expect to receive this rake shortly. If LHB fied this train will be the first Intercity service to have LHB rake in the eastern zone. The only drawback will be - this train is always overcrowded & if there is no middle doors then there will be chaotic scenes at intermediate staions. Hope the LHB ICE rakes are provided with the middle doors for the convenience of the passengers.

Dec 18 2016 (11:02)
पूर्वा एक्सप्रेस   7138 blog posts   118 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1472446-8            Tags   Past Edits
2s has no middle door..but GEN of LHB have middle doors
Info Update
Nov 24 2016 (00:15)   13017/Ganadevta Express | AJLE/Azimganj Cabin

Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6114 blog posts   2568 correct pred (94% accurate)
Entry# 2069407            Tags   Past Edits
Traffic block for pre-ni and ni work for commissioning of double line between Azimganj Cabin - Gossaingram & Azimganj Cabin - Poradanga from 23 Nov - 27 Nov'16

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Nov 24 2016 (18:15)
kroy1967   68 blog posts
Re# 2069407-2            Tags   Past Edits
I agree. One big glaring typing error by ER. It should actually be 13017/13018 Ganadevta Express.

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★★  General Travel
Nov 23 2016 (10:50)   25657/Kanchanjunga Express | BHP/Bolpur Shantiniketan (3 PFs) | HWH/WAP-4/22364

DM   4009 blog posts   9425 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 2068603            Tags   Past Edits
******Permanent eloco allocation******
25657 Up Sealdah - Silchar Kanchanjungha Express accelerated hardly to achieve MPS after Bolpur Santiniketan with Red Wappie HWH WAP-4 #22364 ....
Train got e-loco UpTo RPH and currently this is a regular phenomena
Location:- In between Bolpur Santiniketan and Prantik

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Nov 23 2016 (15:40)
kroy1967   68 blog posts
Re# 2068603-3            Tags   Past Edits
I may be wrong here, but I think this is one of the ways for faster clearance of sections. At least this is what IR had proposed for the HWH-DLI route. That is why Kanchanjunga may have been provided with E-loco for such short distance. Corrections are welcome.

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General Travel
May 17 2016 (10:51)  

kroy1967   68 blog posts
Entry# 1850910            Tags   Past Edits
I was just browsing through the details of 03059/60 HWH-NJP special. Looking at the coach composition & the days of run, I have come to the conclusion that this train might be having an RSA with 12331/2 Himgiri Exp.
12332 Himgiri Exp departs from JAT on Monday & reaches HWH on Wednesday at 11:30 AM. 03059 starts from HWH on Wednesday at 23:55 PM with the same coach composition excluding the PC. In the return direction, 03060 starts from NJP on Thursday at 12:35 PM to reach HWH on the same day at 22:50 PM. 12331 Himgiri exp starts for HWH on Friday at 23:55 PM.
other members to comment on this.
★★★  Rail Fanning
Mar 26 2016 (09:02)   13301/Swarna Rekha Express | DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs)

★★★★19314 RJPB Indore Exp★★★★   4628 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1779679            Tags   Past Edits
The remains of the legendary Dhanbad - Jharia - Patherdih railway line in Dhanbad . . .
Really sad to see a tragic end of once a lifeline connectivity between Dhanbad & Jharia which was closed around 11 yrs ago .
13301/02 Swarna Rekha Exp once used to run via this route
Pic is taken between Dhanbad & abandoned Dhansar station
near Bank More area

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Mar 26 2016 (13:21)
kroy1967   68 blog posts
Re# 1779679-5            Tags   Past Edits
Thank you so much for these nostalgic pics. I was a regular passenger on board the DHN-Patherdih passenger (DP as we lovingly called it).
BTW any idea whether the diamond crossing (India's first one) still exists or has been dismantled?

Mar 26 2016 (13:29)
★★★★19314 RJPB Indore Exp★★★★   4628 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1779679-6            Tags   Past Edits
Glad you liked my pics . . . Unfortunately the Diamond Crossing has been dismantled but the cabin titled Dhanbad Diamond Crossing still exists

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★  General Travel
Sep 17 2015 (10:42)   HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)

I Like Trains   317 blog posts
Entry# 1592538            Tags   Past Edits
Liluah Loco Workshop(new).....Howrah

Sep 17 2015 (16:37)
kroy1967   68 blog posts
Re# 1592538-1            Tags   Past Edits
Correction: Liluah(LLH) does not have any loco workshop. It has Carriage workshop where the coaches are repaired/POH ed.
The two pictures are of the Dankuni(DKAE) electric loco workshop, which is under construction.
Info Update
May 01 2014 (08:20)   02841/Santragachi - Chennai Central SF Special | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

Kanishk Mitra*^   1928 blog posts   40 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 1078969            Tags   Past Edits
Howrah - Chennai Central AC Premium Special Cancelled due to Poor Patronage.

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May 01 2014 (12:31)
kroy1967   68 blog posts
Re# 1078969-3            Tags   Past Edits
I think SER should try running it as a normal special with the same timing & stoppages as premium.

May 01 2014 (12:32)
DD DISLODGED BBSKJM SLOT   6144 blog posts
Re# 1078969-4            Tags   Past Edits
It should not skip VSKP at any cost.

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★★  Rail Fanning
Feb 25 2014 (17:33)   12025/Pune - Secunderabad Shatabdi Express

22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   2231 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
Entry# 1006887            Tags   Past Edits
PUNE - SC - PUNE SHATABDI with very unusual Yuva EOG.
Date : 15-Feb-2014.

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Feb 25 2014 (17:59)
kroy1967   68 blog posts
Re# 1006887-6            Tags   Past Edits
This rake has already reached JU.

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★  Rail Fanning
Feb 21 2014 (14:33)   12703/Falaknuma SF Express (PT)

22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   2231 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
Entry# 1002697            Tags   Past Edits
Destination Board of SC-HWH-SC Falaknuma SF Exp captured at SC.

Feb 21 2014 (16:32)
kroy1967   68 blog posts
Re# 1002697-1            Tags   Past Edits
This is one of the most biased boards that I have seen. Space should be given equally to both the names, whereas in this case the 2nd name seems to be an after thought.
In July'13 I was travelling by 12673 Cheran Exp, even that train had the name written as Navjeevan Exp with the destinations as ADI-MAS-CBE. No where could I find the name CHERAN mentioned. This was the MAS end board on the platform side. Many general (non-railfan) passengers were confused by this.

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Feb 24 2014 (13:22)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   2231 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 1002697-4            Tags   Past Edits
Agree. Indeed it's an after effort to include "Falaknuma Express" in the board after our fellow IRI member from SCR wrote complaint to SCR authorities.
I don't like the concept of RSA's including in destination boards. We can understand the concept of RSA but how much time/staff does it take to change the Name Plates?? IR should make some efforts in this regard.

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Feb 24 2014 (15:56)
kroy1967   68 blog posts
Re# 1002697-6            Tags   Past Edits
In the 1980's when GT & TN had RSA, the 4 boards were meticulously changed at MAS & NDLS, whereas today SER & SR do not have the time to change the 4 boards of 12839/40 & 12841/42.

Feb 24 2014 (16:15)
22691 Making of an AC Exp*^   2231 blog posts   9 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 1002697-7            Tags   Past Edits
I didn't know that GT and TN had RSA... Thanks for the info :)
Now a days IR is not at all maintaining it's standards. Once know for it's different liveries for different type trains, now the most prestigious Rajdhani exp and an LHB AC exp looks alike.... Shame on IR. These are the small thing which makes a great difference. I really think IR should go back to old schools to get the basics back on track. Maintaining different livery for different types of trains, changing the name plate of the train if it has RSA are very basic needs.
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