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★  General Travel
Aug 14 2014 (14:38)   16561/Yesvantpur - Kochuveli AC Express | BWT/Bangarapet Junction (6 PFs)

monitvm   88 blog posts
Entry# 1187735            Tags   Past Edits
16561 at BWT 7 Aug 2014, Please see the new coach composition A1 is next to H1 and PC was sent for maintainenace
General Travel
Aug 14 2014 (09:18)   16561/Yesvantpur - Kochuveli AC Express | KJM/Krishnarajapuram (4 PFs)

monitvm   88 blog posts
Entry# 1187304            Tags   Past Edits
Hi Moderators,
Could you please change the coach ordering as follows. There is a change from last week onwards and 16562 exactly reverse of the following
SWR is going to follow a uniform coach position policy. A1 coach will always be next to H1 or H2., B1 will always be next to last 2A coach and S1 will be always next to
last 3A coach in either directions.
General Travel
Jul 01 2014 (10:27)  

monitvm   88 blog posts
Entry# 1151563            Tags   Past Edits
Is there a RSA planned for 16526 and Cape-chennai exp(12634) ? There are news reports that one additional 1A and 3A will be attached to 16526 from today
Rail Fanning
Jun 14 2014 (09:03)  

monitvm   88 blog posts
Entry# 1134361            Tags   Past Edits
Spotting of 12626 at TVC
Is SR running short of coaches? Observed Kerala express being shunted to KCVL from TVC. Coaches were badly maintained especially the AC coaches, coach composition also reversed and no attempt to correct it, Could see other coaches also NR, ER etc regularly. If SR has a coach issues, they should address it immediately. Already there are complaints with coaches attached to 16316 Bangalore express.

Jun 14 2014 (10:18)
Sudeesh~   1441 blog posts
Re# 1134361-1            Tags   Past Edits
Sir One spare rake oof kerala express is absconding now a days, the rake reaching tvc was sent on next day to ndls and the maintenance activity is literally zero in tvc

Jun 14 2014 (13:53)
monitvm   88 blog posts
Re# 1134361-2            Tags   Past Edits
You cannot be running a prestigious train with one spare rake, in 1977 there were 10-15( in Yellow Green livery) spare takes lying every time for the at that time KK express and it was the best long distance train in India, now one the worst in India !
General Travel
May 04 2014 (11:46)   12432/Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin - Thiruvananthapuram Central Rajdhani Express

monitvm   88 blog posts
Entry# 1083159            Tags   Past Edits
Trip report 12432 NZM-TVC 27-29 Apr 2014

4 posts - Sun May 04, 2014

May 04 2014 (20:06)
Tintumon UKG B   3949 blog posts   45 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 1083159-5            Tags   Past Edits
With RAC people on board, need to cook almost 1000-1100 meals every time putting them under a tremendous pressure to deliver in time with just one PC for 15-16 passenger coaches.
Food is loaded from base kitchens and not prepared on board. Just packin of food takes place.

May 05 2014 (09:20)
monitvm   88 blog posts
Re# 1083159-6            Tags   Past Edits
Roti, Rice, Dhal and Panner are prepared on train, we were in pantry watching those. Almost all items were prepared on trainin Buffet car.

May 28 2014 (01:00)
♕ ❤️ ⚡ WAP5™ ⚡ ❤️ ♕   6482 blog posts   278 correct pred (91% accurate)
Re# 1083159-7            Tags   Past Edits
30041 is a WAP5, not WAP7...

Jun 03 2014 (16:55)
monitvm   88 blog posts
Re# 1083159-9            Tags   Past Edits
yes 30041 was wap5, how come WAP 7 is attached from BRC for 12431 every time and WAP 5 every time for 12432?

Jun 13 2014 (18:01)
♕ ❤️ ⚡ WAP5™ ⚡ ❤️ ♕   6482 blog posts   278 correct pred (91% accurate)
Re# 1083159-10            Tags   Past Edits
12431/32 both get WAP5 regularly. WAP7 might be an offlink.
General Travel
Jun 06 2014 (09:59)   16315/KSR Bengaluru - Kochuveli Express (PT) | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

monitvm   88 blog posts
Entry# 1124933            Tags   Past Edits
Refund rules for reallocated berths.
Hi folks,
Here is an interesting observation of 4-June-2014 charts of 16315 when the S14 coach was damaged at SBC and there were no spare coaches to attach, all the passengers were reallocated to different coaches, all the LBs were given similar LBs in other coaches
I have seen multiple instances where berths getting reallocated but not allowed any
refund (like 46 2A coach attached instead of 48 2A coach and 62 3A coach instead of usual 64). Here the charts mentions full refund allowed if alternate accommodation is not acceptable for passengers.

Jun 08 2014 (08:43)
Thathamme Poocha Poocha   459 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1124933-1            Tags   Past Edits
So, again the coach od SBC-KCVL had an issue. When will SR learn?

Jun 08 2014 (12:15)
monitvm   88 blog posts
Re# 1124933-2            Tags   Past Edits
Coach handling at TVM division is extremly bad. Coaches are treated like goods wagons. Coaches are not cleaned properly at KCVL yards. Also the chart printing quality is extremely bad, only complaints and complaints about SR ! yesterdays kerala express arrived with some NR coaches, don't SR have a pool of rakes?

Jun 08 2014 (12:17)
Pained to know Boeing 777 landcrashed~   23274 blog posts   21098 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1124933-3            Tags   Past Edits
what do u mean by Prasad? Vignesh? There may be 'n' No. of people around you bearing those names

Jun 08 2014 (18:33)
monitvm   88 blog posts
Re# 1124933-4            Tags   Past Edits
Is your reply by mistake to this post?
General Travel
Jun 07 2014 (09:36)   16561/Yesvantpur - Kochuveli AC Express | KJM/Krishnarajapuram (4 PFs)

monitvm   88 blog posts
Entry# 1126239            Tags   Past Edits
16561 at different locations, 5-June-2014. 50% coaches were Rajdhani liveries. 1A and 2A coaches were average where as 3A coaches were new and maintained well. Ran without the usual PC which is sent to Mysore for maintanence and should be back to YPR on Saturday.
★  Rail Fanning
Jun 06 2014 (18:51)   12431/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express | TVC/Thiruvananthapuram Central (Trivandrum) (5 PFs)

monitvm   88 blog posts
Entry# 1125814            Tags   Past Edits
12431 6-June-2014. Well maintained Rajdhani rakes. NR has a good pool of coaches which are shared across NR maintained Rajdhanis
★★★  Rail Fanning
Jun 02 2014 (23:12)   12431/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Hazrat Nizamuddin Rajdhani Express | NZM/Hazrat Nizamuddin (7 PFs)

RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11382 blog posts   2570 correct pred (84% accurate)
Entry# 1121094            Tags   Past Edits
Unbelievable timing. Unbelievable loco-link. Unbelievable priority.
TVC-NZM Rajdhani arrives at 08:34 hrs at NZM behind LGD WAP7 30309 after a successful run-for-his-life race just ahead of his highness 12951 right from BRC till the national capital.
Date: 18.04.2014

13 posts - Tue Jun 03, 2014

Jun 03 2014 (16:34)
monitvm   88 blog posts
Re# 1121094-14            Tags   Past Edits
Big crowd outside NZM.
As the train stopped at NZM bunch of street people and children stormed the train to collect waste water bottles and other wastes from the train and we all had a difficult time getting out the platform with multiple luggage.
Date 18:04:2014

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Jun 03 2014 (21:52)
monitvm   88 blog posts
Re# 1121094-16            Tags   Past Edits
IN fact right from Vasai Road gap was 10 mts, 12431 departed Vasai at 17:05 hrs on 17th April evening and departed BRC at 21:05 hrs. So the original timings with 12951 was almost same with this train :-)

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Jun 04 2014 (12:18)
RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11382 blog posts   2570 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 1121094-18            Tags   Past Edits
You've been a part of an rare journey there! Ironical it may sound, but I'd still say, Lucky you!
I've heard the train did make a long halt at RTM as well. So BCT Raj clone in all aspects!

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Jun 04 2014 (15:44)
monitvm   88 blog posts
Re# 1121094-20            Tags   Past Edits
I was woken up at 12:25 Am with my phone ringing and it was passing Ratlam, it did not stop at Ratlam, may be ahead of Ratlam it could have stopped which I am not aware of.

Jun 04 2014 (15:58)
RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11382 blog posts   2570 correct pred (84% accurate)
Re# 1121094-21            Tags   Past Edits
Well heard so about the unscheduled halt on a discussion at the Indian Railfans' Club, FB. Maybe they could've been mistaken there.

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General Travel
Jun 03 2014 (17:24)  

Chaitanya J Deshpande*^   1701 blog posts   3348 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 1121895            Tags   Past Edits
What is the cause for getting session expired message on irctc site after successful payment

Jun 03 2014 (17:33)
monitvm   88 blog posts
Re# 1121895-1            Tags   Past Edits
there are many reasons,, following are common
(1) due to slowness of IRCTC or network, cookies will expire and sessions time out
(2) Page forward or backward any of the earlier tabs opened
Safest solution is to close all brower windows/tabe\s of same browser type and open only one window
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