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Today (14:15)
Sgs*^~   5981 blog posts   9739 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 2133511-12            Tags   Past Edits
Both will be cancelled, both hasn't travelled 50kms. Still inside Chennai Suburban

Today (14:16)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2732 blog posts   271 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2133511-13            Tags   Past Edits
Yes likely. I didnt want to break the confidence level of Vijesh and break the news early.

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Today (14:33)
Revoke ban on Jallikattu^~   8543 blog posts   8394 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2133511-16            Tags   Past Edits
12608 and 12610 also short terminated at KPD. 22637 short terminated at JTJ.

Today (14:35)
मातरं वन्दे*^~   27933 blog posts   152 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2133511-17            Tags   Past Edits
Yes. 12682 CBE Weekly

Today (14:36)
मातरं वन्दे*^~   27933 blog posts   152 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2133511-18            Tags   Past Edits
Haha... lol :P now looks tough, will arrive only by 7pm, if not cancelled.

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Yesterday (22:43)   16235/Tuticorin - Mysuru Express

Nasir*^   1809 blog posts   24035 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 2133025            Tags   Past Edits
16235 TN MYS Exp diverted between VPT and KRR today. Any reason why it has been diverted.

Yesterday (22:44)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2732 blog posts   271 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2133025-1            Tags   Past Edits
Rail roko in those areas.. A lot of trains diverted.

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General Travel
Jan 18 2017 (10:19)   82651/Yesvantpur - Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra Suvidha Express | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

Aravind Viswanath*^~   1996 blog posts   562 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 2131087            Tags   Past Edits
Hello All. I want to travel to Katra on this train on 4th March... But reservation shows still Feb 11. When is the reservation period opening for March 4th. Any Ideas..

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Jan 18 2017 (11:38)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2732 blog posts   271 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2131087-2            Tags   Past Edits
Just a suggestion- you can instead take SBC Raj the same day and catch 82651 at NDLS. It will save more than 8 hours of your time... SBC Raj overtakes this train post BPL.
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Jan 16 2017 (13:13)   66535/KSR Bengaluru City - Ramanagaram MEMU | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

Foamer~   858 blog posts
Entry# 2129079            Tags   Past Edits
Bengaluru - Ramanagaram Inaugural MEMU at SBC.

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Jan 16 2017 (19:38)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2732 blog posts   271 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2129079-10            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
Yes it is.
is this the 1st electric train in SBC-MYS line? Great pics btw.

Jan 16 2017 (21:34)
knkprasad956*^~   2097 blog posts
Re# 2129079-11            Tags   Past Edits
It is a decade long desire to see electric traction operating on SBC-MYS section. Today a 45 km of electric traction part of 139 kms distance between SBC-MYS is operationalised with MEMU trains. A day to remember

Jan 16 2017 (21:59)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2732 blog posts   271 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2129079-12            Tags   Past Edits
sir, i was in MYS last month and was shocked to see terrible progress of electrification.. Poles not even erected in some places.
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Jan 12 2017 (11:16)   LHB coaches for Chennai Mail from next week

rdb*^   124811 news posts
Entry# 2124372   News Entry# 291054         Tags   Past Edits
As part of the initiative to offer enhanced safety and travelling comfort to the passengers, the Railways is to introduce Linke Hofmann Busch (LHB) coaches in the 12624/12623 Thiruvananthapuram Central-Chennai Central-Thiruvananthapuram Central Superfast Expreses from next week.
The rake with LHB coaches will start plying from Chennai Central to Thiruvananthapuram Central on January 18 and from Thiruvananthapuram Central to Chennai Central on January 19, a senior railway official told The Hindu here on Wednesday.
Threes rakes have been made available for the Southern Railway to switch over the LHB coaches for the prestigous
Chennai Mail operating in the highly-demanding Thiruvananthapuram-Chennai sector.
At present, the Rajadhani Expresses operating in the New Delhi-Thiruvananthapuram Central-New Delhi, the Kochuveli-Indore-Kochuveli Weekly Expresses and the Ernakulam-Hatia-Ernakulam Superfast Express and back are operating with LHB coaches.
The introduction of LHB coaches is part of the decision to introduce them in mail and express trains in a phased manner. LHB coaches based on German technology were initially confined to RajdhaniExpress, Shatabdi Express and Duronto trains.
The raiwlays has decided to replace all old coaches of mail and express trains by LHB coaches by the end of 2019-2020. Compared to the ₹ 1.5 crore needed to manufacture a conventional coach, a LHB coach will cost the railways around ₹ 2.5 crore.
Developed by Linke-Hofmann-Busch of Germany (renamed Alstom LHB GmbH in 1998 after the takeover by Alstom) and produced by Rail Coach Factory in Kapurthala, the coaches are designed for an operating speed up to 160 km per hour. The length of 23.54 m and a width of 3.24 m means a higher passenger capacity, compared to conventional rakes.
They are considered to be “anti-telescopic” (they do not get turned over or flip in case of a collision). The coaches are made of stainless steel and interiors are made of aluminium to make them lighter. Advanced pneumatic disc brake system for efficient braking at higher speeds, modular interiors, improved suspension system and modern air conditioning system are the sailent features of the LHB coaches.
Only secondary check of the LHB coaches comprising of safety check and cleaning will be taking place in Kerala, the official said, adding primary maintenance of the coaches will be carried out in Delhi.

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Jan 12 2017 (13:27)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2732 blog posts   271 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2124372-5            Tags   Past Edits
Even now only floor cleaning and watering done at TVC for 12623/24.. As a result, complaints keep coming up from pax on twitter etc for 12624. Not sure things will change post conversion to LHB as far as cleanliness is concerned.

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Jan 11 2017 (21:24)   12628/Karnataka Express (PT) | DD/Daund Junction (7 PFs)

Prancing Deer ED   114 blog posts   57 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 2123949            Tags   Past Edits
Trip report: November,2016.
This was before, KK started getting indefinitely delayed due to Fog. I was travelling from Bangalore to mumbai on a sunday. I normally take the Chalukyas, which is the best train to travel between the cities, but I had to reach SBC by 17.30. Being a railfan travelling in bus was not particularly attractive, so I found the 11041-12628 chain very feasible to reach SBC by 14.00. I was eager to travel by the SWR king, since shifting to Bangalore and could not miss this opportunity. I booked a ticket from DD to SBC , which got confirmed and planned to travel to DD via 12157 from PUNE or 11041 in general. I have fond memories of KK being
pulled by the ET twins about 11 years back when I was in school. My school was next to the YNK-CSDR line and the arrival of KK marked the end of lunch break! Now the loco link has been changed to GTL twins, but the livery of orange ALCOs has been maintained from ET to MLY to GTL sheds.
I got into a crowded Dadar local and purchased a general ticket to DD. I got a place to sit in 11041, which was quite crowded. Due to mega block on sunday afternoon, on the down Fast line between TNA and KYN, the train got diverted around the parsik tunnel. The train however reached PUNE bang on time. The coach got empty and refilled in PUNE. An unlucky man got into the train thinking it was bound to mumbai (he probably wanted to catch the 12128 Pune mumbai intercity), he had no option but to go till daund and return back by the PVR CST passenger which would reach mumbai only by morning, a night wasted due to a silly mistake!
When I reached DD, I checked NTES to find KK was late by 2.5 hours! I then realised it was due to the 19321 derailment that trains were probably late. KK having to travel from MMR to SBC in a majority single line, I thought it was difficult for it to cover up the delay. I had to reach SBC by 17.30 and thought I had enough slack.
With enough time at hand, railfanning was the only option. I grabbed some Batata wadas and lassi in DD and waited when 12129 Azad hind bound to HWH arrived on PF#2. About DD station, it seems in the middle of nowhere with tracks all over. It had lot of RPF presence and the funny thing was I could only see PF 2,3,5,6 in DD and not the other ones. About DD, it is a great station for railfanning, but with lot of RPFs. There was a shining PUNE EMD parked next to PF#2. After azad hind left, Konark express arrived, then the PVR-CST passenger , NED-PUNE express, 11042 arrived and left the G bound passengers from SUR on PF#6. It was 22.30 and there was no sign of KK, which was scheduled to arrive at PF#2. DD has very good options for food, when Konark arrived, a vendor placed a huge vessel with steaming hot biryani!
When 12149 came on PF#2, I was surprised how far KK was actually from DD, since DD-MMR is also a single line. Then an RPF person explained to me KK cannot come on PF#2 irrespective of whatever is announced and it will come on PF#5 only and 12149 will wait for it, since other platforms are not long enough. Finally KK pulled in to DD with its customary GTL twins in a grand fashion at 23.00. A TTE came out and I asked him why was the train delayed, he merely said he didnt know. Then when I was boarding the coach, he rudely asked me where do you wish to go, which was surprising since I had a reserved ticket. I replied I am going to Bangalore and lo, he asked me "Aap hi ye seat number waale ho kya, mein kabse aap ke liye ruka hun!" I replied, even I am tired of waiting for you! Generally passengers wait and chase the TTE, but this was the other way round! After taking my seat, I was tired and slept off even before KK pulled out of DD.
I woke up in the morning and checked NTES to see where I was, I was shocked seeing the running status! KK was almost 4 hours late and it was somewhere near RC/MALM at 8.00. It was trolled heavily between DD and KWV since the single line is highly saturated at night. I was unhappy with the treatment given by section controllers of CR to KK even though it was only about 2.5 hours late at DD. I hoped I could reach SBC on time and KK would get priority once it crosses DMM and comes into SWR territory. Finally it reached DMM at 12.15, and I hoped SWR would welcome its king back by giving it max priority till YNK. I was in for a rude shock!
KK was looped for 5 crossings between HUP and YNK! 2 goods train, YPR-KCG, prashanti nilayam express all where given priority! And other superfasts like 22133 covers DMM-YNK in 2.5 hours, even 11014 covers in about 3.5 hours. KK was crawling the whole stretch and finally reached YNK at 17.20! I cursed my luck and got down in YNK itself and took a BMTC bus 401 series to YPR, because I was not sure whether KK will continue crawling in the YNK-CSDR-BNC-SBC stretch and also the PF availability at SBC would be a major issue in the evening.
SWR definitely suffers from the "Ghar ki murgi daal barabar" syndrome, it never gives focuses on Karnataka and also treated KK badly on that day! I realise trains running late are not given priority by controllers to delay on time trains, but some trains do rule certain sections and I thought KK would do that.
The railfanning and trip in KK was memorable, especially the ghats between HUP and YNK. Luckily my presentation got cancelled and so I got saved by reaching so late (only by 18.00)!
Sorry for few pictures, I was mainly sleeping and worried whether I would reach on time! I could also not take photos of the prized GTL twins because I was getting very late! Hope to catch it some time later. Disappointed slightly by the KK trip, I will always wait for a chance to travel by it again. It still is the pride of SWR!
Thanks for reading the write-up! I would be very happy for everyone's comments!
Pic 1: DD SB pic- BBS bound Konark in the background.
Pic 2: KK train board at YNK

Jan 11 2017 (21:46)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2732 blog posts   271 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2123949-1            Tags   Past Edits
KK regularly gets trolled by Solapur division and also between HUP and YNK even it its on time. In the last 2 years, I have not seen KK arriving BT at any of the stations between DD and YNK.

Jan 12 2017 (10:22)
Prancing Deer ED   114 blog posts   57 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2123949-2            Tags   Past Edits
The single line is a big bottleneck bound to happen, SUR division is almost helpless with so many trains between dd-wadi.
DMM-YNK, trains like 11013 get trolled daily.
Either SWR gives a circuitious route via BAY-GTL / SUR-BJP-UBL or trolls trains!
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Jan 09 2017 (18:57)   06069/Madurai - Vijayawada (via Trivandrum) Sabarimala Special Fare Special | BZA/Vijayawada Junction (10 PFs)

Boxer Bhai   37175 blog posts   12618 correct pred (61% accurate)
Entry# 2121429            Tags   Past Edits
Madurai - Vijaywada sabari spl
Via kollam

5 posts - Mon Jan 09, 2017

Jan 09 2017 (20:11)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2732 blog posts   271 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2121429-6            Tags   Past Edits
Yes ICF rakes of Rockfort, Pandian used for these...

Jan 10 2017 (07:50)
ajayrahul93   1275 blog posts
Re# 2121429-7            Tags   Past Edits
Pandian express rakes are given to kaveri express last month travelled from chennai to bglore all rakes belong to madurai division which was very clean.

Jan 11 2017 (15:16)
°°Saho Satakarni°° Telugu Jathi Garvisthundi~   437 blog posts   108 correct pred (93% accurate)
Re# 2121429-8            Tags   Past Edits
Correction, its not about unavailability of parking space, its about rakes. 😁

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Jan 11 2017 (15:50)
One Mail~   4555 blog posts   1429 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 2121429-10            Tags   Past Edits
It is not parking rake. Rake used is MDU div rake. Train is returning back to MDU as BZA-MDU spcl via MS-CGL

Jan 11 2017 (16:01)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2732 blog posts   271 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2121429-11            Tags   Past Edits
I'm aware of that. the whole point of using an MDU rake is to ensure that the parking and slot issues can be avoided at busy stations.

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Jan 11 2017 (12:03)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2732 blog posts   271 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2122672-2            Tags   Past Edits
Easy confirn.
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Jan 10 2017 (03:16)   12291/Yesvantpur-Chennai Weekly SF Express

Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2732 blog posts   271 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 2121825            Tags   Past Edits
#TB Source: Self

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Jan 10 2017 (21:16)
20 Madras mail   301 blog posts   15 correct pred (94% accurate)
Re# 2121825-6            Tags   Past Edits
this new TLM's have become really worse....questioning for silly things:)

Jan 10 2017 (21:28)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2732 blog posts   271 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2121825-7            Tags   Past Edits
Buddy, sorry, if you still have not got the answer for your question, you can ignore the post and move on please. Will explain further if questions are asked my #moderator or FM. Thanks.
P.S: Search by hashtag #TB and help me know the "description" of all the TB posts. I would be very glad to know the description of all the posts including the ones posted by Admins and TLMs.

Jan 10 2017 (22:02)
moderator*^~   5387 blog posts   20 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 2121825-10            Tags   Past Edits
You have been asked for the source. So please provide it. Generally, we require that all pics posted have some credit listed, or else we get objections later from the original photographer. If you yourself took the picture, then you may say "Photographer: Self".

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Jan 11 2017 (08:16)
KK▶vs◀Sanga*^~   15649 blog posts   4382 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2121825-19            Tags   Past Edits
12657/12658 will halt @ KJM? why? from when?

Jan 11 2017 (11:17)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2732 blog posts   271 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2121825-20            Tags   Past Edits
No was just against any proposals for halt. Nothing concrete yet.
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Jan 10 2017 (13:30)   12718/Ratnachal SF Express | VSKP/Visakhapatnam Junction (8 PFs)

Pavankumar2717~   5510 blog posts   401 correct pred (76% accurate)
Entry# 2122304            Tags   Past Edits
Why Ecor allowed 12840&18464 to overtake 12718 Ratnachal today at DVD even though 12718 arrival is well ahead of these two...one side SCR is trolling now Ecor too trolled it in reverse direction...some senseless controlling is going on in this section by SCR&Ecor from 3 to 4 years....SR is the best in running ICE'S...

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Jan 10 2017 (13:58)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2732 blog posts   271 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 2122304-2            Tags   Past Edits
This type of controlling for an ICE is strictly not allowed in SR. Even ICEs from other zones (SWR, SCR) get top priority.

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Jan 10 2017 (14:11)
Pavankumar2717~   5510 blog posts   401 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2122304-5            Tags   Past Edits
Both zones habituated to this type of controlling mainly SCR..

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Jan 10 2017 (14:32)
Pavankumar2717~   5510 blog posts   401 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2122304-8            Tags   Past Edits
Not SCR trains bro..every SCR ICE gets same treatment.

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Jan 10 2017 (20:54)
Pavankumar2717~   5510 blog posts   401 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2122304-15            Tags   Past Edits
See Today 12712 Pinakini express overtaken by 12846 YPR BBS....unscheduled overtake..Pinakini arrival is ahead of 12846....JUST SCR THINGS....
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