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Blog Posts by Harris Kiran
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★★★  Rail Fanning
Jan 18 2017 (20:29)   12245/Howrah - Yesvantpur Duronto Express | TCL/Tyakal (3 PFs) | LGD/WAP-7/30450

Harris Kiran   5327 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 2131735            Tags   Past Edits
WAP7 First Time powers DURONTO Express | HWH -YPR | Indian Railways click here
Catch the extremely rare spotting of the Howrah - Yesvantpur ( HWH - YPR ) Duronto Express hauled by a WAP7 Locomotive. WAP7 is presently the most powerful Passenger Class AC Locomotive of the Indian Railways with a continuous Power output of 6,000 HP and a Top permissible Speed of 140 KPH. This is probably the firs time a WAP7 is hauling this train as the crew that handles the train from Howrah to Kharagpur were not
trained to handle 3 Phase locomotives earlier. The regular link for this train is a conventional WAP4 Locomotive from SRC / Santragachi Electric Shed.
A special thanks to the Loco Pilot for acknowledging my presence and flashing the head lamps along with hello honks, very few LP's bother to acknowledge the Rail fans.
Train : 12245 /12446 Howrah - Yesvantpur - Howrah
~ Duronto Express ~
South Eastern Railways , Howrah.
Location : Banaswadi and Tyakal , Karnataka.
South Western Railways , Bangalore.
Locomotive : WAP7 30450 LGD / Lallaguda Electric Loco Shed.
South Central Railways , Secunderabad.

Jan 18 2017 (21:00)
Back to my world where I dont belong   603 blog posts   2084 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 2131735-1            Tags   Past Edits
Hope WAP-7 gets regularised with Duronto.

Jan 19 2017 (09:49)
The pride of VM TPJ Main Line goes LHB^~   8915 blog posts   10031 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2131735-2            Tags   Past Edits
Wonderful honking!

Jan 19 2017 (22:11)
Harris Kiran   5327 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)
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Presently its doubtful, may be once SRC gets WAP7s it may .

Jan 19 2017 (22:18)
brandonbuffard^~   11184 blog posts   6075 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2131735-4            Tags   Past Edits
once when SRC starts getting 3 phaser then trains like coromandal & its RSA partner, BBS rajdhani, YPR Duronto, BBS duronto, purushottam, gitanjali, CSTM duronto, PUNE duronto, samarsata/jnaneswari etc will runs with WAP7.

Jan 19 2017 (22:18)
brandonbuffard^~   11184 blog posts   6075 correct pred (68% accurate)
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waiting for the day.
★★★  General Travel
Dec 30 2016 (23:13)   12503/Bengaluru Cantt. - Kamakhya Humsafar Express (Weekly) | BNC/Bengaluru Cantt. (Bangalore) (4 PFs) | RPM/WAP-7/30413

Harris Kiran   5327 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 2110901            Tags   Past Edits
BNC KYQ Humsafar Express click here
Humsafar Express Trains are completely 3-tier AC sleeper trains comprising of only LHB Coaches or Linke hoffman Busch Coaches used in Semi- high speed trains such as Rajdhani and Shatabdi designed by Indian Railways. Humsafar's are overnight Dynamic Fared Premium Trains that run on routes that have a extremely high demand for trains and to cater to passengers who can afford to pay Premium along with the base fare of the ticket.

Humsafar in Hindi means Hum - We / Our , Safar - Journey / Travel.
Facilities and new Features :
- These trains will feature side curtains on the corridors like 2ac which were removed from 3-tier AC sleepers.
- GPS Enabled LED Display to provide the distance of the upcoming Station, Stations crossed,approximate time to arrive at the next halt and speed of the train.
- Passenger info system .LED screen display to show information about stations, train speed etc and will have announcement system as well.
- Vending machines for tea, coffee and milk.
- Charging ports for charging electronic devices such as mobiles, laptops etc.
- The berths will more comfortable than the previous 3-tier AC sleeper rakes.
- Bio toilets in compartments.
- Each coach has three odour control systems fitted across the aisle.
- Braille signage boards.
- The exterior of coaches will have a futuristic look with the use of Vinyl sheets.
- Safety measures in compartments such as introduction of smoke alarms and CCTV cameras.
- If you bring your own food, you can keep it warm or cold as the train has a heating chamber as well as a refrigerating box.
- Each and every coupe and side birth having curtains to maintain privacy.
- Providing with new khadi bed rolls.
- Control monitoring system in Guards cabin.
- FM Radio and Music.
Train : 12503 / 12504 Kamakhya - Bngalore Cantt Humsafar Express.

Dec 30 2016 (23:23)
Aditya Immortal ™ ©~   2934 blog posts   186 correct pred (54% accurate)
Re# 2110901-1            Tags   Past Edits
Great Shoot Sir...

Dec 30 2016 (23:59)
Guest: 81eb314e   show all posts
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Dec 31 2016 (05:48)
Nirmal   278 blog posts   13 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Nice capture
Oct 03 2016 (21:05)   16217/Mysuru - Sainagar Shirdi Weekly Express

Harris Kiran   5327 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 2010313            Tags   Past Edits
Train reaches SNSI on Tuesdays, here it shows as Wednesdays can some one rectify the error pls.

Oct 03 2016 (21:21)
22955 Kutch Superfast Express*^~   2862 blog posts   5693 correct pred (63% accurate)
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Oct 03 2016 (21:22)
RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀   11212 blog posts   2561 correct pred (84% accurate)
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General Travel
May 14 2016 (20:09)   15693X/Barak Valley Express ( MG ) | LMG/Lumding Junction (5 PFs)

Harris Kiran   5327 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 1846983            Tags   Past Edits
Northeast Frontier METER GAUGE Train (End of a Glorious Era) NFR MG click here
The Northeast Frontier Railways (NFR) Meter Gauge Line from Lumding to Badarpur also known as the Barak Valley, a 221-km railway track that was built by the British through the most difficult terrains and mountains in Assam’s Dima Hasao district was also an engineering marvel comprising of 37 tunnels and 586 bridges that came in to operations in the year 1903.The line was primarily constructed to transport tea, coal and timber produced in the
upper Assam region.Post the Partition of Bangladesh in 1947 the Lumding-Badarpur section however became the only life-line for land-locked Tripura, Mizoram, the Barak Valley in southern Assam as also south-eastern Manipur due to the borders.
The 111 year old MG line became history in 2014 to make way for a broad gauge track as a part of the uni-gauge Project of Indian Railways. Presently Broad Gauge Services have began on this line initially Freight Services were started and now the Passenger and Express Trains have become functional connecting the Northeast to the rest of India. Lumding-Badarpur section belongs to the Lumding division of Northeast Frontier Railways. Badarpur is a important Junction from where the lines branch towards Silchar and Agartala.
The video is a compilation of the Train Journey on the Meter Gauge Brarak Valley Express from Lumding to Silchar. Enjoy the true rich beauty of the least explored North East.
The MG Trains that ran on this section are Lumding - Silchar Cachar Express and Barak Valley Express, Lumding - Agartala Express and the Lumding - Halflong Hill Queen Express.The line is highly dominated by the Freight Trains.
WATCH PART 1 click here
★  Rail Fanning
May 09 2016 (14:13)   DPJ/Dharmapuri (3 PFs)

Appu M G   178 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1838954            Tags   Past Edits
Spotted at #Dharmapuri around 5 pm on 08-05-2016.
As per indiarailinfo.com It's the time for Karaikal Bengaluru City Fast Passenger (UnReserved)/56513.

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May 09 2016 (18:46)
Harris Kiran   5327 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)
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Its SBC-DPJ-SBC DEMU ,doesn't run on Sunday, Idle rake which returns to SBC on back Monday morning as DPJ-SBC

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★★★  General Travel
Apr 13 2016 (20:26)   12628/Karnataka Express (PT) | MKL/Makalidurga (1 PFs) | GTL/WDM-3D/11448

Harris Kiran   5327 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 1802022            Tags   Past Edits
Enjoy watching Trains from a completely different angle !
Below the BRIDGE up the TRAIN : Indian Railways click here
Enjoy watching some breathtaking visuals of trains from underneath a Tall Steel span girder bridge.The trains produce rhythmic beats and thunders as it glides over the metal span. All the trains here are hauled by Diesel Locomotives ( ALCo's and EMD's)
as the Electrification is still under progress.The speed on the bridge is limited to 60 KPH and much lesser during monsoons. Span bridges require a lot of maintenance and man power through out the year hence Indian Railways are no longer constructing Girder bridges on newly laid lines. For the want of higher speed and low maintenance bridges these days are constructed using ballast and cement. The sound produced by the trains while moving on these legacy bridges is a Music to the ears of a Train lover .Enjoy the video.
The Bangalore - Guntakal stretch is presently a Single line Section and a very important line for North Bound trains connecting to Bangalore from New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune,Hyderabad , Nagpur,Vijayawada and many more places. The line sees a huge Freight traffic apart from the regular passenger trains.
Index of Express Trains Captured :
12976 Jaipur - Mysore Super Fast Express.
16339 Cst. Mumbai - Nagercoil Express.
19302 Yesvantpur - Indore Weekly Express.
12628 New Delhi - Bangalore City Karnataka Express.
19567 Tuticorin - Okha Vivek Express.
18463 Bhubaneswar- Bangalore City Prasanti Express.
12252 Korba - Yesvantpur , Wainganga Sf Express.
16569 Yesvantpur - Kacheguda Tri-weekly Express.
Location : Makalidurga, Karnataka. South Western Railways.
WATCH Train Videos in ULTRA HD 4K click here

1 posts - Wed Apr 13, 2016

2 posts - Thu Apr 14, 2016

Apr 14 2016 (11:52)
GZB WAP7 30211 WITH GD sf AT GORAKHPUR JN~   5151 blog posts   10 correct pred (50% accurate)
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Apr 14 2016 (19:54)
Harris Kiran   5327 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)
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Thanks ;)

Apr 17 2016 (17:18)
SER Antyodaya Era^~   6520 blog posts   6850 correct pred (74% accurate)
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While crossing the bridge in Train, always used to wonder what would be it like seeing the same train from below this tall bridge....??.
Thanks to you , I got the answer now.

Apr 17 2016 (22:40)
Together we achieve more   1925 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
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Apr 17 2016 (23:30)
Careless Whispers~   1168 blog posts   110 correct pred (68% accurate)
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Simply superb show...
Mar 17 2016 (18:14)   82841/Bhubaneshwar - Krishnarajapuram Suvidha Special | BBS/Bhubaneswar (6 PFs)

Boxer Bhai   38199 blog posts   12668 correct pred (61% accurate)
Entry# 1770319            Tags   Past Edits
suvidha is back with vengence

4 posts - Thu Mar 17, 2016

Mar 17 2016 (23:25)
Boxer Bhai   38199 blog posts   12668 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 1770319-5            Tags   Past Edits
from whr?

Mar 17 2016 (23:28)
Harris Kiran   5327 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)
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Mar 17 2016 (23:29)
Boxer Bhai   38199 blog posts   12668 correct pred (61% accurate)
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its ok i guess
train will be stationed at pf early so paxs can sleep early
normally ghy trains also reach kjm around 12.30am

Mar 17 2016 (23:32)
Harris Kiran   5327 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)
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When this was originating from YPR, BNC the train use to arrive always late, and passengers were left stranded, I wonder where will they clean and do water filling . KJM has no such facilities.

Mar 17 2016 (23:34)
Boxer Bhai   38199 blog posts   12668 correct pred (61% accurate)
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but after some time train is sticking to its tt no delay
its good

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★★★  Rail Fanning
Feb 19 2016 (09:18)   LTT/Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (5 PFs)

RAVI PRAJAPATI*^~   4535 blog posts   954 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 1742953            Tags   Past Edits
Top View
Viewing the LTT yard
from above, 4 Alcos can be spotted. Some parts due to jetwash.
click here

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Feb 19 2016 (11:34)
Harris Kiran   5327 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)
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There is a new technology known as Flying drone Camera's , you can google it up.

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Mar 08 2016 (21:58)
»»Vibhu««   129 blog posts   17 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1742953-10            Tags   Past Edits
ya i know but here in India we have to take police permission before flying our drone for such purposes

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★★★  Rail Fanning
Mar 04 2016 (19:46)   22625/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City AC Double Decker Express | TCL/Tyakal (3 PFs) | RPM/WAP-7/30423

Harris Kiran   5327 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 1757592            Tags   Past Edits
Indian Railways COUNTRYSIDE Beauty of Trains. click here
One has to travel by train to explore and discover the real beauty of the Indian Countryside.This is one such beautiful spot that caught my attention while travelling by train and the very next day I decided to come back to this very beautiful spot to capture some videos and Photographs of Trains. The beautifully bloomed Marigold flowers ready for harvest turned out to be a blessing as I was here at the perfect time a day late would have costed me as
the farm owner said they were going to pluck all the flowers the next day for the market.
Enjoy watching a good number of Trains speeding past the Golden farms. After spending half a day in the country side, dint feel like getting off this place how ever with haste and time constraints had to bid adieu post noon , also it was getting really hot. The high light of this video will be the Double Decker Express its Yellow Coaches and the Marigold flowers make it look heavenly.
Index of Trains Captured :
56262 Bangalore - Arakkonam Passenger.
12007 Chennai - Mysore Shatabdi Express.
19567 Tuticorin - Okha Vivek Express.
22625 Chennai - Bangalore Double Decker.
16339 Mumbai - Nagercoil Express.
12639 Chennai - Bangalore Brindavan Express.
12246 Yesvatpur - Howrah Duronto Express.
17210 Kakinada town - Bangalore Seshadri Express.
17209 Bangalore - Kainada Town Seshadri Express.

3 posts - Fri Mar 04, 2016

Mar 04 2016 (20:46)
Harris Kiran   5327 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)
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Corrected, thanks !

Mar 04 2016 (22:53)
मातरं वन्दे   27968 blog posts   153 correct pred (69% accurate)
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Natural beauty with RFing... heavenly experience.... so fresh :D

Mar 04 2016 (23:02)
Nirmal   278 blog posts   13 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Nicely complied..

Mar 05 2016 (10:53)
Riders Hero   65 blog posts
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great for irctc booking new website: indianrailway.me

Mar 05 2016 (20:39)
Harris Kiran   5327 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)
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Thank you :)
Rail Fanning
Feb 24 2016 (21:32)   ORH/Oddarahalli (1 PFs) | KJM/WDG-3A/13249

Harris Kiran   5327 blog posts   349 correct pred (66% accurate)
Entry# 1748622            Tags   Past Edits
Those Twin ALCo's and EMD's must have felt insulted for existing on this planet to perform such a inferior task grin emoticon. A rarely coupled freight train hauling a few empty BOXN Wagons heads towards Bangalore. A Peanut load for these Monsters.
Watch the video here : click here
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