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May 26 2015 (01:33)   12261/Mumbai CST - Howrah AC Duronto Express

Kumar~   131 blog posts   3 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1485134            Tags   Past Edits
The order of the coaches has reversed (compared to the schematic shown on indianrailinfo. I travelled 12262 / 12261 this month and found that when leabving from Mumbai CST the Bxx coaches (AC 3-tier) are nearest the loco and Axx / Hxx are towards the end of the rake. Also, A4 is officially called AE1 for the time being. Please update the scheme. Thanks.
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Feb 08 2014 (01:14)   12381/Poorva Express (via Gaya) (PT)

RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11364 blog posts   2570 correct pred (84% accurate)
Entry# 988103            Tags   Past Edits
They serve this for Rs.30. For the first time I spotted Chinese in IR and it was pretty good. Only if they could give me an extra sauce sachet. :/ Anyways, I suggest you to go for this one!

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Apr 14 2014 (00:51)
Kumar~   131 blog posts   3 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 988103-3            Tags   Past Edits
This chowmein is served only after 1500 hours so the timing is a bit poor. Can't hold off lunch for that long.

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Apr 14 2015 (21:06)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2447 blog posts   154 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 988103-6            Tags   Past Edits
I think they are serving it as light meal/evening food...

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Mar 29 2015 (07:19)   12838/Puri - Howrah SF Express

Kumar~   131 blog posts   3 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1410599            Tags   Past Edits
I travelled 12838 on CTC-HWH yesterday. AC-2 Tier coaches were ancient (ICF with two windows per coupe), with door handles coming off and thick layer of dust on edges of seats, window rubber, etc. It was just about tolerable due to the short journey (6 hours to HWH).
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May 27 2014 (20:35)   SDAH/Sealdah (20 PFs) | SDAH/WDS-6R

Kumar~   131 blog posts   3 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1113715            Tags   Past Edits
Blue liveried WDS on both sides of platform 9B / 9C at sealdah. The one on the left has just brought in NDLS Duronto

Mar 11 2015 (16:09)
জয়দীপ JOYDEEP जय़दीप*^~   7280 blog posts   112 correct pred (73% accurate)
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Feb 14 2014 (02:22)   12261/Mumbai CST - Howrah AC Duronto Express

Kumar~   131 blog posts   3 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 994946            Tags   Past Edits
Both lower and upper berths on AC-2 Tier coaches have an excellent LED reading light (similar to that found in aircraft) - see photo. This makes it great for nighttime reading without disturbing others. It's a vast improvement over the 'shutter' lamps found on the non-LHB coaches which function better as room heaters!
The LHB coaches also seem to be a little more square in lateral cross section permitting more room on the upper berth as the photo shows.

Apr 21 2014 (13:29)
Guest: 823b3aa4   show all posts
Re# 994946-1            Tags   Past Edits
same is present in hwh Rajdhani 2A also. I feel LHB coaches have them for all trains in 2A

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Aug 12 2014 (14:33)
Miss You Dad*^~   1203 blog posts   91 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 994946-3            Tags   Past Edits
These Improved lightning systems are available in LHB Coaches only because the normal ICF coaches are still using the shutter light systems. A good move by Indian Railways.

Jan 08 2015 (08:22)
Guest: 186321f0   show all posts
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LED's emit less heat than normal sodium vapor lamps and its not a fault with IR or shutter lamps.
I agree on the part that they are better designed now.
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Apr 15 2014 (22:05)   12338/Shantiniketan Express | BHP/Bolpur Shantiniketan (3 PFs) | JMP/WDM-3A/16359R

Kumar~   131 blog posts   3 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1059202            Tags   Past Edits
Orange hued WDM 3A ready with Bolpur-HWH Shantiniketan Express at Bolpur Station. Name board of SN Express shows the triple RSA arrangement, one of few such instances for a daily train.

Apr 15 2014 (23:23)
Vote for Durg HumSafar Vs BSP Rajdhani^~   80550 blog posts   5096 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1059202-1            Tags   Past Edits
very diff windows in pic 5 on sliding type
anyone has more info ?

Apr 15 2014 (23:43)
Kumar~   131 blog posts   3 correct pred (75% accurate)
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These are the newer 2S Sitting coaches. Similar to the 'newer' ICF AC Chair car coaches (i.e. two sets of 3x3 seats facing each other) except no AC (of course :P) and far less leg room. You can see these coaches in some Jan Shatabdi trains also.

Dec 31 2014 (19:24)
জয়দীপ JOYDEEP जय़दीप*^~   7280 blog posts   112 correct pred (73% accurate)
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Dec 31 2014 (19:26)
জয়দীপ JOYDEEP जय़दीप*^~   7280 blog posts   112 correct pred (73% accurate)
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Mar 26 2014 (15:53)   12246/Yesvantpur - Howrah Duronto Express

Kumar~   131 blog posts   3 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1036890            Tags   Past Edits
I travelled on 2A class on March 23.
The train was brought into YPR Jn almost an hour before departure but the Airconditioning did not start till we crossed Whitefield (15 mins after departure) - the heat was oppressive.
The seats had a thick layer of dust and grime, the plastic table was filthy with what seemed like dried sauce. On pointing this out the attendant reluctantly brought a dirty towel and indicated that I would have to clean up the dirt myself !
I saw the coach was of 2009 make.

Jul 24 2014 (15:34)
subha.basu   64 blog posts   21 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 1036890-1            Tags   Past Edits
the same thing happeden with my bro and his family. they were on 2A on 20th April. it was very hot as there was no ac till Whitefield.
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Jun 03 2014 (00:46)   12250/Anand Vihar - Howrah Yuva Express (PT) | DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs)

Kumar~   131 blog posts   3 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1121149            Tags   Past Edits
12250 NDLS HWH Yuva Express at Dhanbad Jn, running 2 hours late, hauled by WAP 4 of Howrah. I was fortunate enough to get a reservation in the 2A coach (temporarily augmented for summer). As you can see, the 2A is an ancient coach, leftover from a Rajdhani rake with dual windows in each coupe. However it was clean and well -maintained...strongly recommend due to its good speed and convenient timing + limited halts...as good as Duronto.

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Jun 20 2014 (21:18)
यन्त्रविन्यासYantravinyas   19604 blog posts   427 correct pred (89% accurate)
Re# 1121149-11            Tags   Past Edits
Hindi mein "YUVA" ka ulta "VAYU".......ye train vayu raftar se chalti hi......

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Jun 20 2014 (21:23)
Vijesh Kannan*^~   28059 blog posts   153 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1121149-13            Tags   Past Edits
Nice clicks

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Jun 28 2014 (20:03)
Kumar~   131 blog posts   3 correct pred (75% accurate)
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The timing of the train and route makes it a very very safe option if travelling Delhi-HWH. Leaving NDLS at 1945, it crosses UP at night and Jharkhand / Bihar is crossed between very early morning as the sun is rising. There is less chance of robbery, dacoity, etc. that is a major concern in the region.

Jun 29 2014 (19:26)
Like digitalpolographics on Facebook*^~   8925 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1121149-16            Tags   Past Edits
Do you mean that the Dhanbad - Gaya - Mughalsarai Route is also vulnerable to robbery during night (or may be during day time also) like the Madhupur - Patna - Mughalsarai Route ? :-p ;-)

Jun 29 2014 (19:39)
нυммιηg вιя∂   1207 blog posts   43 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1121149-17            Tags   Past Edits
I think you meant HWH Rajdhani and BCT Rajdhani as SDAH Rajdhani was not there in 1994 :))

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Jun 28 2014 (20:00)   PPGT/Princep Ghat (2 PFs)

Kumar~   131 blog posts   3 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1149682            Tags   Past Edits
EMU of ER's Kolkata Circular rail photographed near Princep Ghat Stn, with Vidyasagar Setu in background. This service is little known and excellent connectivity between South Kolkata and Dalhousie. Regrettably there are only 4-5 services a day.
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Apr 14 2014 (00:56)   12381/Poorva Express (via Gaya) (PT) | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)

Kumar~   131 blog posts   3 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1056726            Tags   Past Edits
Old WDS shunts in 12381 Poorva Express at HWH for 0815 departure. This poorva, like all HWH-NDLS trains via Gaya is greatly recommended over via-Patna route trains for safety reasons (unless you're traveling to Patna / Mokamah). Second photo shows an Eastern Railway local parked at platform 5 in mixed livery taken from 3rd AC interior.

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Apr 14 2014 (01:52)
Bahadur Fauji Comfortably Floyd~   1721 blog posts   32 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1056726-3            Tags   Past Edits
thanks for the much needed suggestion. I was thinking of Poorva only because of pure LHB sleeper but as per your suggestion I think I should go with Duronto only. Another concern was security especially after many recent incidents of dacoity etc on the HWH-NDLS main line.

Apr 14 2014 (02:05)
Kumar~   131 blog posts   3 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Most welcome. I go to great lengths to avoid the Patna-Bhagalpur-Mokameh trains for these reasons (safety, quality of co-passengers, security, travel time). I share your enthu about seeing the 'LHB' sleeper coaches on Poorva but found out the best (and safest) way was to board one at Howrah for 5 mins (before departure). It turned out to be pretty similar inside (toilets seemed to be a bit better).

May 09 2014 (15:38)
Abhishek Kumar   10241 blog posts   8062 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1056726-5            Tags   Past Edits
WDS shunting poorva..........

Jun 05 2014 (12:49)
अमित झा*^~   7145 blog posts   115 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1056726-6            Tags   Past Edits
i belong to Jharkhand n main line is safe ...
what do mean by safety reasons?? plz elaborate..

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Jun 06 2014 (01:13)
Kumar~   131 blog posts   3 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Wonderful to hear this. Join the Duronto club :)
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