Forum Super Search
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Train Type:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

Full Site Search
Thu Mar 30, 2017 01:01:33 ISTHomeTrainsΣChainsAtlasPNRForumGalleryNewsFAQTripsLoginFeedback
Thu Mar 30, 2017 01:01:33 IST
PostPostPost Trn TipPost Trn TipPost Stn TipPost Stn TipAdvanced Search

Blog Posts by RAGIB
Page#    254 Blog Entries  next>>
General Travel
Dec 06 2016 (10:56)   01706/Jabalpur - Bandra Terminus Special Fare SF Special

Dipanshu   1301 blog posts   81 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2081829            Tags   Past Edits
Are refunds admissible on cancellations of CNF SL/AC tickets in Tatkal Special Trains? For eg. JBP-BDTS SF SPL Express.

2 posts are hidden.

Dec 06 2016 (11:28)
RAGIB   366 blog posts
Re# 2081829-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, but only before chart preparation

2 posts are hidden.
General Travel
Nov 21 2016 (11:46)   12642/Thirukkural SF Express (PT)

RAGIB   366 blog posts
Entry# 2066756            Tags   Past Edits
Please update that Thirukkural express have 2 AC II tier coach.
I travelled in A2 from NGP to TPJ, PNR - 2653114600
Coach composition was as under
General Travel
Aug 09 2016 (13:09)   18111/Tatanagar - Yesvantpur Weekly Express (PT)

Guest: 479db977   show all posts
Entry# 1956317            Tags   Past Edits
Its mention as "The Shortest Route between Tatanagar Junction and Yesvantpur Junction is 588 km (24%) shorter."
Is there any train that has more than 24% deviation from its shortest path travelling for than 1000km?
A record in IR !!!

4 posts are hidden.

Aug 09 2016 (14:37)
RAGIB   366 blog posts
Re# 1956317-5            Tags   Past Edits
Train No - 11271 & 11272 Bhopal Itarsi Vindhyachal Express is the train with highest deviation from its shortest route but dis travelled is only 737 KM. Actually its go like a merry go round through the area.
The Shortest Route between Bhopal Junction and Itarsi Junction is 645 km (88%) shorter.

1 posts are hidden.
Race Blog
Jul 28 2016 (16:04)   12643/Thiruvananthapuram Central - Delhi Hazrat Nizamuddin Swarna Jayanti SF Express | OGL/Ongole (3 PFs)

Boxer Bhai   38468 blog posts   12677 correct pred (61% accurate)
Entry# 1944187            Tags   Past Edits
parents going in 12643 kerala swarnajyanti ogl-nzm left rajaki mandi around 3.45/50 pm(1.30 hr delay) nzm 5.15 may reach around 6.30pm
connecting train to janlandar cantt is golden temple
12903 almost near mathura just outskirts now , nzm dep is aorund 7.15pm chances of catchin golden temple at nzm

7 posts are hidden.

Jul 28 2016 (16:23)
RAGIB   366 blog posts
Re# 1944187-9            Tags   Past Edits
Your parents will get the connecting train golden temple... Dont worry

12 posts are hidden.
★  Info Update
Jul 19 2016 (08:32)   TKD/Tuglakabad (2 PFs)

Piyush S~   1563 blog posts   65 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1934165            Tags   Past Edits
Hi Guys,
1 electric engine of NCR is lost from June. Loco number is 23384.
If anyone found this engine while rail fanning, please immediately inform to nearest railway station.
This electric loco was travelling towards Tugalakabad for maintenance, but it is not arrived there till date.
IR has given instruction to all 60,000 Loco Pilots to check this loco, if found enroute.

4 posts are hidden.

Jul 19 2016 (14:40)
RAGIB   366 blog posts
Re# 1934165-5            Tags   Past Edits
Why dont the loco pilots are asked who were on duty of this loco in the last leg ?

Jul 19 2016 (19:02)
Piyush S~   1563 blog posts   65 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1934165-6            Tags   Past Edits

4 posts are hidden.
★★★  Rail News
IR Affairs
Jul 19 2016 (12:03)   Bizarre! Indian Railways' electric locomotive goes missing

One Mail~   66 news posts
Entry# 1934343   News Entry# 274169         Tags   Past Edits
New Delhi: The Indian Railways has launched a big hunt to trace an electric loco of the Tughlakabad shed that is reported missing since last month.
Reports said that engine number 23384 was supposed to reach its home shed – Tughlakabad near Delhi – on June 15 for scheduled repair. When the loco did not arrive, officials at the shed assumed that it may be on duty in some part of the country and will make its way back soon.
When that didn't happen by month end, a search was launched but the
shed officials failed in the endeavour.
Soon, the matter was reported to the Railway Board and it in turn, sent out an order to all railway zones to direct the 60,000 strong force of loco pilots and assistant loco pilots to assist in the search.
Since then, the loco pilots have been on the lookout for the missing 120 tonne loco...

5 posts are hidden.

Jul 19 2016 (14:40)
RAGIB   366 blog posts
Re# 1934343-6            Tags   Past Edits
Why dont the loco pilots are asked who were on duty of this loco in the last leg ?

4 posts are hidden.

Jul 19 2016 (16:00)
One Mail~   4817 blog posts   1439 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1934343-11            Tags   Past Edits
May be, there is no central data base where tracking is done..

30 posts are hidden.
General Travel
Jun 18 2016 (10:24)   BGP/Bhagalpur Junction (6 PFs)

RAGIB   366 blog posts
Entry# 1899177            Tags   Past Edits
Courtesy : Prabhat Khabar, Bhagalpur, 18th June 2016
Main points : 1) 50% refund on cancelling tatkal tickets. (Although a good move but very few will be using this facility as people book tatkal due to urgency)
2) Changing timing of tatkal timings. (But this is already being followed)
3) New time table will be w.e.f. 01st October 2016.
No extra charges will be leived while booking with Credit/debit cards from counters. (Good move but these counters are available only at very few stations)
5) 50% refund on cancelling suvidha tickets also.
6) Number of coaches in Rajdhanis & Shatabdis will be increased.
7) Premium trains will be discontinued. Suvidha trains will take place. (Both are same only except change of name and absence of catering facility in suvidha)
8) Premium tatkal will be available from counters also. (What a big deal in this but yes, people will save IRCTC & Bank charges at least)
9) Only mobile tickets will be allowed in Rajdhani & Shatabdi. ( I didn't understand this. Wheather they mean that tickets will be availble only through IRCTC? If yes then IRCTC & Bank charges for full Rajdhani/Shatabdi.)
10) A facebook page will be created where people can put their complaints. (Good Move)

Jun 18 2016 (10:28)
Vishal Kumar~   713 blog posts   796 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1899177-1            Tags   Past Edits
point 9
only mobile tickets means
if u book it from PRS u will have to give mobile number and a message with all details like IRCTC sends after booking will be sent to u and that will be valid.
no paper ticket will be given

Jun 18 2016 (10:32)
nump421~   1051 blog posts   1044 correct pred (91% accurate)
Re# 1899177-2            Tags   Past Edits
I read in an official circular that cancellation of confirm tatkal will continue as no refunds...

1 posts are hidden.

Jun 18 2016 (13:26)
RAGIB   366 blog posts
Re# 1899177-4            Tags   Past Edits
ok.. thanks
★  General Travel
Jun 01 2016 (10:49)   13154/Gour Express

rprajiv   93 blog posts
Entry# 1874577            Tags   Past Edits
One of my fav trains. I have few memories to share about this train.
1. We would take this train from New Farakka to go to Calcutta. It would arrive by around 9 PM to reach Sealdah early by around 5-6 AM
2. It was few trains in India during 1990-92 to have Steam engine as a loco. I remember that it used to run on Steam engine till Bardhawaan
From Bardhwaan it used to get Electric Loco till Sealdah
4. Never had any AC coach till 1992 (last when I traveled)
5. I used to get down with my family at Bardwaan to go to Raniganj. Generally Asansol Bardhwaan passenger was our preferred train.
6. It was single track over Farakka Bridge and only two platform at Farakka, with second platform being on the ground. Getting down at Farakka while coming from Bardhwaan used to be a problem as always.
This train was and will always be my favorite.

Jun 01 2016 (13:45)
RAGIB   366 blog posts
Re# 1874577-1            Tags   Past Edits
This is train is still the first choice for the people travelling from Malda & Farakka to Calcutta/ Sealdah. Some changes after that are listed below :
1) Now it's having 1A, 2A & 3A in addition to SL & Gen coaches.
2) Runs with diesel engine.
3) Mostly runs with RAC & WL because of the demand.
It was shifted to KOAA from SDAH after KOAA terminal got ready but due to the resistance from public and politicians it was again reinstated from SDAH only and running to the same terminal now.
5) For few months it was having a slip route to Katihar but was discontinued after KIR got one train of its own, the HATEY-BAZARE Express which now runs upto Saharsa.
6) For few months it was having a slip route to Radhikapur but was discontinued after RDP got one train of its own, the RDP-KOAA express.
7) Now it is running with a slip route to Balurghat.
8) Earlier this train used to depart from PF no 7 or 8 from SDAH. Now it departs from 9A/9B. Stands with Darjeeling mail on the other PF.
9) NTPC Farakka runs connecting bus services for this train to its townships.
This is one of my favourite train also. I travelled to Calcutta for the first time GOUR EXPRESS only. Didn't sleep in night waiting to see Calcutta. When train was about to reach BWN, i woke up my dad telling - we are about to reach Cacutta. My dad said " there is still 3 hrs to to go my son, please sleep otherwise you will able to enjoy the day.
I will never forget that journey. That was my first overnight journey.

1 posts are hidden.

Jun 03 2016 (15:51)
rprajiv   93 blog posts
Re# 1874577-3            Tags   Past Edits
Indeed gud memories.
General Travel
Mar 26 2016 (12:36)  

RAGIB   366 blog posts
Entry# 1780084            Tags   Past Edits
click here
The Railway Board has approved the diversion of five pairs of passenger trains via Barauni-Shahpur Patoree-Sonepur - Pataliputra Junction-Danapur instead of Barauni-Mokama- Patna-Danapur with effect from August 1, 2016.
According to an East Central Railway notification, these trains are Dibrugarh-New Delhi Rajdhani Express (12423-12424), Guwahati-Anand Vihar North East Express (12505-12506), Guwahati-New Delhi Purvottar Samapark Kranti Express (12501-12502), Kamakhya-Lokman Tilak Express (12519-12520) and Jogbani-Anand Vihar Seemanchal Express (12487-12488).
to Danapur DRM R K Jha, these trains will have stoppages at Pataliputra Junction. "The Guwahati-New Delhi Purvottar Seemanchal Kranti Express will only have operational stoppage at Pataliputra Junction where the train's crew will change," he said, adding the Board has also allowed temporary stoppage of two minutes of these trains at Danapur station.
Source : The Times Of India
General Travel
Mar 26 2016 (11:07)   12878/New Delhi - Ranchi Garib Rath Express | RNC/Ranchi Junction (6 PFs)

Divyanshu Gupta^~   32246 blog posts   23210 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 1779898            Tags   Past Edits
Great run by Garib Rath
Thursday Departure: Arrived RNC/Ranchi Junction (6 PFs) @ 10:43 57m early

2 posts are hidden.

Mar 26 2016 (12:11)
RAGIB   366 blog posts
Re# 1779898-3            Tags   Past Edits
I was in 23347 SGRL PNBE Link Exp having rake reversal in DOS when this train came for its scheduled stoppage on the adjacent platform in between rajdhanis delayed by only a few minutes which can be considered Right Time as per indian railways standard.

1 posts are hidden.
Page#    254 Blog Entries  next>>

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Sun Apr 9
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Fri Apr 14
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Sat Apr 29
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Fri Jul 28


Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 2175399
    Feb 23 2017 (01:22PM)

    There has recently been a lot of frustration among RFs when their Station Pics, Loco Pics, Train Pics get rejected because the "number is not showing", "shed is not visible", the loco/train is at a distance, Train Board is too small, "better pic available", etc. . To address this issue, effective tomorrow, ALL...
  • Entry# 2165159
    Feb 15 2017 (09:53AM)

    A minor update, but may impact many members: Hereafter, FMs will be able to delete invalid Red Flags on Imaginary trains. Red Flags can be removed by FMs, only against specific complaints filed against the blog. This does not give all members the right to complain against EVERY single red flag they...
  • Entry# 2155798
    Feb 08 2017 (11:40AM)

    -@all members: As of recently, there has been a trend whereby minor name updates of Trains/Stations - whether such and such regional name should be there or not, whether the train should be called "Abc Express" or "Abc Superfast Express", etc. are threatening to take over the majority of Timeline entries. Also,...
  • Entry# 2147631
    Feb 01 2017 (11:05AM)

    A new experimental feature is being introduced called BotD - "Blog of the Day". The rules are: . 1. Replies are not eligible - only the Top Blog. 2. ONLY Blogs posted today (the day of the vote) are eligible. 3. Every member has ONE vote. In the course of the day, you may keep...
  • Entry# 2136570
    Jan 23 2017 (12:25AM)

    Several new features have been introduced recently to the Forum, and we are forever striving to make Member experience here more productive and satisfying. With the recent introduction and success of the new FM System, it has been observed that small groups of highly involved and enthusiastic members are far more...
  • Entry# 2134907
    Jan 21 2017 (02:46PM)

    It has been over 2 weeks since the appointment of the current batch of FMs and 750 Complaints have been handled so far. It gives me immense pleasure in congratulating them for running the team diligently, professionally, competently and above all, without a shred of controversy or bias. The FM position...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom

Go to Mobile site