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Blog Posts by Vikramshila
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General Travel
Feb 17 2017 (07:06)   12254/Anga SF Express (PT) | BGP/Bhagalpur Junction (6 PFs)

Vikramshila   141 blog posts
Entry# 2167532            Tags   Past Edits
Anga Express to depart with LHB rake from Bhagalpur on Feb 22nd.
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Feb 17 2017 (09:36)
Venkat వెంకట్   2729 blog posts
Re# 2167532-1            Tags   Past Edits
Tomorrow it will depart with LHB from YPR

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General Travel
Sep 10 2016 (11:21)   12367/Vikramshila Express | JMP/Jamalpur Junction (4 PFs)

SBG Loop~   529 blog posts   10 correct pred (50% accurate)
Entry# 1986872            Tags   Past Edits
जमालपुर डीजल शेड के भरोसे दौड़ेगी राजधानी

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Sep 11 2016 (19:02)
Vikramshila   141 blog posts
Re# 1986872-12            Tags   Past Edits
Read the newspaper carefully. It says, repair and maintenance of LHB rake of Vikramshila will be done in Jamalpur, and based on this experience, Jamalpur will be given the tasks of repairing other LHB rakes. It does not mean Vikramshila LHB rake has to be repaired now. It's planning for future.

Sep 11 2016 (22:36)
™Smart City Bhagalpur ®~   1163 blog posts   20 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1986872-13            Tags   Past Edits
Totally correct par kya kre kuch log nhi samaj sakte jo biased soch rakhte hai,aur jinko iske lhb hone ka koi lav nhi hai wo kuch bhi samaj ya bol sakte hai

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General Travel
Aug 23 2016 (01:19)   12367/Vikramshila Express | BGP/Bhagalpur Junction (6 PFs)

Vikramshila   141 blog posts
Entry# 1970114            Tags   Past Edits
Vikramshila Express will have a commercial stop at Kanpur and Mughalsarai, starting October 1. A good move in my opinion.

Aug 23 2016 (01:41)
Going to travel in Nzm Durg HumSafar on 26 April^~   32878 blog posts   25658 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1970114-1            Tags   Past Edits

Aug 23 2016 (12:45)
Splendid Sapt Kranti Express   1197 blog posts   725 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1970114-2            Tags   Past Edits
Sampoorna Kranti will also have a commercial stop at Kanpur and Mughalsarai, starting October 1.

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★★★  Rail Fanning
Jul 19 2016 (23:07)   15097/Amarnath Express | BGP/Bhagalpur Junction (6 PFs) | JMP/WDS-6R/36117

Ankit~   7591 blog posts   45863 correct pred (92% accurate)
Entry# 1934929            Tags   Past Edits
A Walk In The Yard
Small visit to Bhagalpur Yard for the first time. Met 2 RFs at Bhagalpur JN that day and we together explored all the nook and corners of the Yard. 2 Trains were parked there- 15097/15098 Bhagalpur-Jammu Tawi Amaranth Express and 12335/12336 BHAGALPUR-LTT SF Express. Thorough cleaning of Amaranth Express was going on, cleaning of BGP-LTT was already done and it was waiting to be placed on Platform. Enter JMP WDS 6R 36117. Few days ago, this shunter was at Jamalpur but now it was doing its duty here at Bhagalpur. As a result of 24 coacher pitline being pre-occupied, Vikramshila was stranded on PF 1 since it's Arrival. It was brought in the
Yard just after our departure.
Amaranth Express had its coaches of varied bases- Gorakhpur, Chhapra and Lucknow. 2016 made SL was there too while AC coaches were tad too old. Yard workers were working hard for rigorous cleaning of coaches.
BGP-LTT had mixture of new and old coaches - some being of 2015 while some of 90s (one SL was of 1996, SLR of 1999 and 2004), but were almost equally shining.
One shiny, 2006 made, 3ac coach of ER was standing alone. Also, some more coaches of ER were there - SL, Pantry, GS and SLR in 3 groups; some old- some new, some shining- some not so shining.
While heading for the Station, we spotted Gaya-Jamalpur-Rampurhat Passenger departing with JMP WDM 3A 16542R- These days this loco tows Jamalpur-Tilrath/Khagaria DMU. One Brown coloured Camping Coach coupled with a crane and one Auxiliary Medical Van were also standing. One coach was undergoing repairs in Sick Line. A far away glance at the soon to be opened Indian Oil Corporation Diesel Filling Capacity was enough to tell that There would be less diesel wastage in the coming days. Lastly, we encountered the Newly Painted Board of Coaching Complex with LHB Coach being chosen to represent as the logo. We then reached PF 1 of BGP, had a small chat on various topics and finally headed for our pastures.
Overall, it was a great experience for me to witness the live happenings of a Yard, to see how cleaning and maintainence is done and how the standards are followed so that we get clean coaches to travel in. Meeting 2 RFs of the same region, with common thinking and interests was icing on the cake.
More Pics to Follow shortly.

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Jul 20 2016 (21:15)
Vikramshila   141 blog posts
Re# 1934929-3            Tags   Past Edits
Nice pictures. Bhagalpur coaching depot currently has 2 pit lines, 2 washing lines (one is next to the pit lines and the other next to the mainline), and 2 stabling lines.

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★★★  General Travel
Jul 01 2016 (17:59)   12367/Vikramshila Express | BGP/Bhagalpur Junction (6 PFs)

™Smart City Bhagalpur ®~   1163 blog posts   20 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 1914086            Tags   Past Edits
Happy Bday to SHAN-E-Shahenshah OF BHAGALPUR one of the best the most hyped train the great "Vikramshila Express".This 13 th birthday for Vikramshila Superfast Express,Waise train 1970 se chal rhi hai par iski apni identity 2003 se bani jab ye Magadh se deattach hone ke bad apni dedicated train bani Bhagalpur to Newdelhi with 18 coaches initially now it is 24 coach train

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Jul 02 2016 (02:49)
Vikramshila   141 blog posts
Re# 1914086-14            Tags   Past Edits
Vikramshila pre dates Magadh express.
Named after the ancient Vikramshila University, a center of Buddhist learning, dating to 800 AD established by King Dharmpala of Pala empire, in modern day Bhagalpur district.
Train started in mid-seventies as 167 up / 168 down Vikramshila Express from BGP to DLI. The train departed from BGP twice a week at 14:20 and reached NDLS at 10:55 next day. 1220 kms in 20:40 hours at average speed of 59 km/hr. Later the arrival time at NDLS was changed to 11:55. Train was hauled by
steam engine till MGS and then Electric engine to NDLS. Stops were Jamalpur, Kiul, Mokama, Bakhtiarpur, Patna, Ara, Buxar, Mughalsarai, Allahabad, Kanpur. It was one of the only 20 super fast trains of Indian railways at that time. In mid-eighties the train was made daily from Bhagalpur and run combined with Magadh express between Patna and New Delhi. July 2003, Vikramshila and Magadh were separated. Vikramshila started running between BGP and NDLS with no commercial stop between PNBE and NDLS.

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★  General Travel
Jun 20 2016 (10:40)   BGP/Bhagalpur Junction (6 PFs)

™Smart City Bhagalpur ®~   1163 blog posts   20 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 1901177            Tags   Past Edits
Loco link of Banka intercity MGS WDM 3A, hauling Banka intercity slowly towards Bhagalpur station at platform 5.Today.2nd pic is station board of Bhagalpur at platform 5 & 6.

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Jun 20 2016 (19:24)
Vikramshila   141 blog posts
Re# 1901177-2            Tags   Past Edits
First picture shows the newly constructed washable apron on platform 5.

Jun 20 2016 (21:46)
™Smart City Bhagalpur ®~   1163 blog posts   20 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1901177-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes it's good it is easy to clean
★  General Travel
Jun 17 2016 (08:05)   BGP/Bhagalpur Junction (6 PFs)

Vikramshila   141 blog posts
Entry# 1897913            Tags   Past Edits
Bhagalpur Railway Station as described in Integrated cleaning contract document for the top 50 stations in India.
Platform 1 - Length 576 meter, Width 14 meters, Height 84 cm. Can accommodate 26 coach trains
Platform 2 and 3 - Length 495 meters, Width 8 meters, Height 84 cm. Can accommodate 22 coach trains
Platform 4 and 5 - Length 576 meter, Width 10
meters, Height 84 cm. Can accommodate 26 coach trains
Platform 6 - Length 293 meter, Width 10 meters, Height 84 cm. Can accommodate 12 coach trains
There are 2 foot over bridges connecting the 6 platforms. Platform 1, 4 and 5 have washable aprons and train coach indication boards.

4 posts - Fri Jun 17, 2016

Jun 17 2016 (17:24)
GZB WAP7 30211 WITH GD sf AT GORAKHPUR JN~   5280 blog posts   10 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 1897913-5            Tags   Past Edits
platform 2,3 pe shednahi hai kya??

Jun 17 2016 (19:14)
™Smart City Bhagalpur ®~   1163 blog posts   20 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1897913-6            Tags   Past Edits
i live in railway colony visit station every morning and evening and have seen practicaly no express other the mfp intercity and other 12 coach passenger can only accomodate on platform 2 and 3.not ever bgp dnr intercity start from here as platform cant accomodate it

Jun 17 2016 (20:40)
Vikramshila   141 blog posts
Re# 1897913-7            Tags   Past Edits
I attached a document from railways that provides details of each platform at Bhagalpur. Platform 2 and 3 is primarily used for passenger trains and a few express trains, not because it cannot accommodate long trains, but because there are other wider and longer platforms (1, 4, 5) that can be used. Also, platform 2 and 3 does not have a shed, is not wide so cannot handle many passengers; and is not connected to all 3 over bridges. I have been to the station and the platform is fairly long. It starts at the same point on the west side as platform 1, and ends about hundred meters before on east side.

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Jun 18 2016 (09:25)
Vikramshila   141 blog posts
Re# 1897913-9            Tags   Past Edits
Beautiful picture!

Jun 18 2016 (10:11)
™Smart City Bhagalpur ®~   1163 blog posts   20 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1897913-10            Tags   Past Edits
If u r from Bhagalpur let's meet and I will saw u practical come at 9.30 jayanger howrah passenger 12 coach covers full platform area.just coming from station,i thought of taking pic for proof but u can't cover full platform in a single pic. So I challenge don't go only on only data come and see the practical only express of 12 coach mfp intercity runs from here.
★  General Travel
Jun 14 2016 (16:04)   BGP/Bhagalpur Junction (6 PFs)

™Smart City Bhagalpur ®~   1163 blog posts   20 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 1894365            Tags   Past Edits
Construction of railway foot bridge for platform 2 and 3 and construction of shed at platform 2 and 3 at Bhagalpur station.

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Jun 14 2016 (19:05)
Vikramshila   141 blog posts
Re# 1894365-2            Tags   Past Edits
After this foot overbridge is completed, railway will demolish the oldest foot overbridge (the one in the middle) due to it's low height, to pave the way for electrification.

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Jun 17 2016 (23:48)
Vikramshila   141 blog posts
Re# 1894365-14            Tags   Past Edits
Platform 2 and 3 is only 8 meters wide, so they cannot make a wider foot over bridge. However, there are 3 foot over bridges, so crowd will get distributed. Also, long and crowded trains are berthed at platforms 1, 4 and 5. This platform is mostly for passenger trains and a few express trains that are not too long.
General Travel
Jun 17 2016 (21:48)   BGP/Bhagalpur Junction (6 PFs)

Vikramshila   141 blog posts
Entry# 1898860            Tags   Past Edits
Lot's of details about the top 50 railway stations in India. From Bihar, only 3 stations selected - Patna, Gaya and Bhagalpur. They should have included Muzaffarpur and Darbhanga.
click here

Jun 17 2016 (21:50)
Guest: 2a18f3d4   show all posts
Re# 1898860-1            Tags   Past Edits
Top 50 in which respect, plz elaborate?

Jun 17 2016 (22:30)
No one is beyond huminity nither region nor religi~   5267 blog posts   97 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1898860-2            Tags   Past Edits
Samastipur bhi add hona chaiye

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★★  General Travel
Jun 13 2016 (11:12)   BGP/Bhagalpur Junction (6 PFs)

™Smart City Bhagalpur ®~   1163 blog posts   20 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 1892755            Tags   Past Edits
Latest pics of Bhagalpur station of platform 1st, 2nd,3rd,4th.Ajmer Bhagalpur standing at platform 1.pics just before andhi arrived yesterday. 2nd pic platform 5th and 6th.

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Jun 14 2016 (19:02)
Vikramshila   141 blog posts
Re# 1892755-10            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for taking great pictures of Bhagalpur railway Station. Good to see that washable apron on platform 5 has been completed. Now railways should build washable apron on platform 2 and 3 to help keep the station clean.

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