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★★  Travelogue
Yesterday (10:14)   12658/KSR Bengaluru City - Chennai Central Mail (PT) | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs) | RPM/WAP-7/30475

RPM WAP7 30333 30444 30555^~   9315 blog posts   12006 correct pred (85% accurate)
Entry# 2252374            Tags   Past Edits
MAS-SBC-MAS TRIP (Continued...):
For PART-1:/blog/post/2250173.
Bengaluru-Chennai Mail
Loco:RPM WAP7 30475
So,it was time to get back to MAS. Luckily, we managed to get confirmed berths in the mighty Mail albeit it was a vacation time. So,this was my first trip in 8 Mail in 2017.
We reached SBC by 22:10 hrs making our way through the Monday traffic. As we made our way to the platform, I spotted the Lalbagh Express resting that had already arrived on PF.No.2 with its regular link, WAP7 from Royapuram. The rake was very clean just as expected from SWR. Also the train didnt sport the Amazon advertisements. Just as I stepped onto the platform, Mail was shunted in the reverse mode, with the coupling staff in the SLR continuously blowing the whistle to warn passengers. The GS near to H1 was a Deen Dayalu coach. H1 seemed brand new. It was a 16 made coach with serial number,160001, if I am right. The rake made rhythmic track sounds as it was shunted. A1 was 04 made coach which belonged to SR. The other GS coach was a normal coach(not Deen Dayalu). The entire rake had bio toilets. Some coaches seemed to have undergone POH. Many coaches had YPR markings on them while some belonged to UBL divn. The shunter quickly got detached and made its way towards BNC. At a distance, I saw the headlights of a loco. It was the typical headlight of a WAP7. So,our link was already waiting to get coupled. On the pitline, there was an EMD(probably 4D) waiting to take change of the CBE bound Kurla Express.
The WAP7 rushed onto the platform to get coupled to Mail. Lo and Behold! It was 30475 from Royapuram, SR's second HOG capable WAP7. So, this was my 2nd journey in a train being hauled by HOG WAP7(the first being in 12605 hauled by 30426). I couldnt capture the loco at SBC due to presence of RPF. But I captured it at MAS-/blog/post/2249581. Now this 30475 is a star performer in the SBC-MAS section. I have seen it haul Mail and Kaveri umpteen number of times. The loco( and also 30477) has typical WAP4 horns that meant no whining. Nevertheless, those P4 horns were really melodious, I must accept. My coach was S2, 04 made coach,recently POHed. It had charging points. The coach was very clean. Once again, it was a classic example of SWR maintenance. At 22:20 hrs, a typical 3 phase honking was heard. It was a WAP7 for sure honking madly shooing off people standing on the tracks near PF.No.7. And then, came the 12027, SWR's insurance Shatabdi led by RPM WAP7 303XX(probably 30390) arriving onto PF.No.7, early by 10 minutes. This was the first time,I saw 12027 arriving early as against its standard delay of 10-20 minutes. Hope, this punctuality is maintained forever.
The Kurla Express from LTT hadnt arrived yet. The time was already 22:35 hrs. At 22:40 hrs, 11013 hurried onto PF.No.3 with a madly honking WDP4. Simultaneously, the EMD on the pitline honked and reversed to take charge of 11013. After 11013 had cleared the points, we got the starter. At 22:42 hrs, P7 gave a long and typical P4 honk that could be heard right upto the 24th coach and we were off. We slowly cleared the points and inched towards BNC. The EMD waited for us to clear its way to reverse onto PF.No.3. After the PSR of 15 was cleared, once again the P7 honked and this time, it was twin tone P4 honking. We accelerated to 60 in no time. The LPs were probably in a joyous mood as they were continuously honking breaking the silence around. As we neared BNC, the LPs applied the brakes and we slowed down to 30. We arrived at BNC, delayed by 3 mins. At 22:55 hrs, we got proceed signal at BNC. Now, WAP7 showed its power. We started hitting MPS in a short while. But this did not last for long as we had to slow down to negotiate the BNCE curve. Also we met WAP7 led BWT-SBC Express before BNCE. After skipping BNCE, again we accelerated to around 105 kmph. BYPL,KJM and WFD were skipped at MPS with continuous honking and wonderful track sounds.
BNC-BWT was done in flat 55 minutes. After a quick halt at BWT, we proceeded towards KPN. There was nothing much to observe in this stretch. Occasionally, some express trains whizzed past us. MAR-JTJ was covered at a sedate pace with MPS of 75 kmph. At JTJ outer, we met MYS bound Kaveri Express. Some of the trains which crossed in the JTJ-KPD stretch were Cheran,Yercaud and Bengaluru Mail. At GYM, we overtook 56213 CMNR-TPTY passenger. KPD-AJJ was done non-stop except for a speed restriction of 10 kmph at WJR. We arrived AJJ with a delay of around 15 minutes. We switched onto the fast line at TRL. The suburbs of Chennai were thrashed at 110 kmph. Occasionally we touched 114-115 kmph. Finally, we reached the penultimate scheduled halt,PER at 04:04 hrs, 16 minutes behind schedule. At 04:05, we started from PER.
I was expecting an arrival by 04:15 hrs at MAS given the controlling of SR. But we came to a screeching halt at BBQ. As we were coming to a halt, the horn of a WAP4 was heard from the BZA side. It was LGD WAP4 22511 leading the 12839 HWH-MAS Mail delayed by 27 minutes. As soon as HWH Mail crossed BBQ, SBC Mail was given clearance. We had not halted even for one full minute at BBQ, when we got starter. But, we were stopped near BBQ ETS for 5 minutes. A WAP4 led express towards BBQ crossed us. At last, Mail reached MAS at 04:23 hrs onto PF.No.5, a whooping 22 min early arrival. A WAG9 was coupled to an express at PF.No.9/10(not sure about that). PLNI-MAS SF Express tha was ready to get shunted to the yard by a TNP alco. AJJ WAP1 22005 had hauled the PLNI SF Express. The Grandpa was also warming up to return to BBQ ETS. The loco had lost its Sapthagiri livery. 30475 was decoupled from the rake of Mail. The pantos were switched. Sooner or later, it would have joined 22005 at BBQ ETS.
Overall rating:
Cleanliness- 10/10.
Speed & Punctuality-10/10.

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Today (17:50)
walnutzalmondz~   749 blog posts
Re# 2252374-3            Tags   Past Edits
Nice Trip !!!
Is it H1 or HA1 in Mail, i think its H1

Today (17:51)
RPM WAP7 30333 30444 30555^~   9315 blog posts   12006 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2252374-4            Tags   Past Edits
Thank you. :) It was a typo. Rectified.
Apr 19 2017 (10:07)   IMG90037/♥♥Gaya - Coimbatore Karma SF Express♥♥

Sizzling Tupur~   21 img trains   7 popular
95 green flags   0 red flags   5 green per Train
Entry# 2241551            Tags   Past Edits

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Apr 19 2017 (15:30)
walnutzalmondz~   749 blog posts
Re# 2241551-7            Tags   Past Edits
Nice TB !!!
I have also created one IMG51204 train between TVC-Gaya via CBE , i have created in 2016

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★  General Travel
Apr 14 2017 (16:07)   06063/Chennai Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin Special | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

Southern Railway^~   2653 blog posts   188 correct pred (82% accurate)
Entry# 2235314            Tags   Past Edits
Chennai Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin Special On 16th.
Only Sleeper coaches.

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Apr 14 2017 (19:38)
walnutzalmondz~   749 blog posts
Re# 2235314-4            Tags   Past Edits
Yes Good Slot. after BZA SR King TN and TEN-BSP superfast may crush this

Apr 14 2017 (19:47)
Boxer Bhai   38773 blog posts   12688 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 2235314-5            Tags   Past Edits
Its ok slack is alloted

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Info Update
Apr 04 2017 (10:33)   01322/Tirunelveli - Pune Weekly AC Special (Via Pollachi)

Avinash Nair   60 blog posts
Entry# 2221807            Tags   Past Edits
Rake sharing with 01323 Pune Ers Spl

Apr 04 2017 (10:56)
walnutzalmondz~   749 blog posts
Re# 2221807-1            Tags   Past Edits
how about the patronage ? any idea
Its a good route..
General Travel
Mar 22 2017 (17:12)   16177/Rock Fort (Malai Kottai) Express

walnutzalmondz~   749 blog posts
Entry# 2206739            Tags   Past Edits
SR Zone converts more Express trains to Superfast Express category when compare with other zones. its mostly to increase the revenue.
if you see SWR , SCR still they are operating more Express trains than Superfast Express

Mar 22 2017 (17:22)
Venkat వెంకట్   2778 blog posts
Re# 2206739-1            Tags   Past Edits
SR trains avg speed much higher than SCR. Good speed so more fare. Also running on time in SR intra state connection are much better than SCR

Mar 22 2017 (18:56)
12752   958 blog posts   4 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2206739-2            Tags   Past Edits
well if you see, most of the trains which agot converted to Superfast ae already running with 52/53kmph ..with minimal speed..they are able to achieve 55kmph which is of superfast category..
for SWR and SCR, not many express trains enjoys this kind of speed...generally it will be below 50 and the long distance trains which are above 50 needs approval from all zones to make it a superfast ..so that's why you wont see much in these zones

Mar 22 2017 (19:02)
BRC WAP 7~   334 blog posts   205 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2206739-3            Tags   Past Edits
WR has also done this same by converting many exp to SF.
the worst eg. Is 22953/22954
★  General Travel
Mar 20 2017 (09:48)   12631/Nellai Superfast Express

Hyderabad Karnataka needs a dedicated train to SBC*^~   9687 blog posts   497 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 2203632            Tags   Past Edits
Nellai Express bags first place for the best maintained trains category in SR.
Workers of TEN pitline were awarded for that,
It has RSA with Podhigai express

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Mar 21 2017 (12:03)
walnutzalmondz~   749 blog posts
Re# 2203632-7            Tags   Past Edits
Now Silambu has extended to SCT. its better Nellai can allocate LHB coach, Nellai's ICF coach can allocate to Silambu and make it as Daily train then RSA can done between Pothigai and Silambu : any comments

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Mar 21 2017 (23:07)
Faiz~   2745 blog posts   198 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2203632-10            Tags   Past Edits
may be a good option.
Mar 19 2017 (13:15)   IMG16457/♥♥THAMIRABHARANI EXPRESS♥♥

Faiz~   9 img trains   9 popular
201 green flags   0 red flags   22 green per Train
Entry# 2202791            Tags   Past Edits
Give ur views and flags please.

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Mar 20 2017 (19:22)
walnutzalmondz~   749 blog posts
Re# 2202791-3            Tags   Past Edits
i Flagged Green , you can reduce the halt time as 5 minutes for VM. hope it has loco change at TPJ , so it should take time. for TPJ 20 minutes halt it may take

Mar 21 2017 (16:09)
Faiz~   2745 blog posts   198 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2202791-4            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for ur suggestion and flags.
Mar 20 2017 (15:51)   IMG99284/♥♥TIRUNELVELI - CHENNAI EGMORE♥♥

msmageshwar~   110 img trains   13 popular
242 green flags   21 red flags   2 green per Train
Entry# 2204019            Tags   Past Edits
long time demand and a first garib rath in southern region of tamil nadu. it will most profitable.
flags please.

Mar 20 2017 (19:15)
walnutzalmondz~   749 blog posts
Re# 2204019-1            Tags   Past Edits
you can make it as HumSafar

Mar 20 2017 (19:52)
msmageshwar~   155 blog posts
Re# 2204019-2            Tags   Past Edits
it will be a huge loss, better i will convert to ac express, thanks for your suggestions

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Mar 11 2017 (21:06)   IMG92014/♥♥New Delhi-Rameshwaram Humsafar Express♥♥

parthchandarana9550   27 img trains   7 popular
81 green flags   3 red flags   3 green per Train
Entry# 2194394            Tags   Past Edits
flag this new humsafar train

Mar 13 2017 (15:41)
walnutzalmondz~   749 blog posts
Re# 2194394-1            Tags   Past Edits
Dont think 18 AC coaches required or will not get patronage . In Humsafar the fare is higher than Normal third AC trains.
this train can be split at MDU a portion of coaches proceed to CAPE and another portion proceed to RMM
Mar 03 2017 (13:17)   IMG28573/♥♥Nagercoil Chennai Egmore Shatabdi express♥♥

walnutzalmondz~   8 img trains   1 popular
16 green flags   1 red flags   3 green per Train
Entry# 2184490            Tags   Past Edits
Practically its not possible . there is no time for maintenance. it reaches MS at 23.10 , again starting by 5.20 .
its very difficult to return on same day from MS-NCJ-MS

Mar 03 2017 (15:49)
LHB for SCR legends please~   443 blog posts   59 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2184490-1            Tags   Past Edits
#green . Make your CC a bit shorter. One EC and 9 ACC would be sufficient.

Mar 03 2017 (15:54)
Science is better than Engineering and Technology*^~   13690 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2184490-2            Tags   Past Edits
put as futuristic it is not possible untill CAPE MS is upgraded to 160

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Mar 11 2017 (20:56)
swamiye saranam ayyappa^~   1238 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 2184490-5            Tags   Past Edits
then how bhopal shatabdi maintanence is done in ndls bro,its 05.50 bro ,dont try to make ur point positive by giving as 05.20

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