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Feb 21 (12:20PM)

Ticket Booking/E-Ticketing

Entry# 1828     
•卐• Praĸѕнya •卐•**  
ILP Online

Feb 21 (10:47AM)
Blog Post# 1375598-4     
Nazeer*^     Added by: •卐• Praĸѕнya •卐•**    Feb 21 (12:20PM)
Booking is allowed, I went till payment page and bank page without any issues.
Pop up came with notification that ILP required before taking up journey.
click here for getting ILP online

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Feb 21 (11:06AM)
Blog Post# 1375598-5     
•卐• Praĸѕнya •卐•**     Added by: •卐• Praĸѕнya •卐•**    Feb 21 (12:20PM)
if someone going to board it from BJU or say CPR to NDLS or vice versa then also this ILP needed ? ?

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Feb 21 (11:09AM)
Blog Post# 1375598-6     
Nazeer*^     Added by: •卐• Praĸѕнya •卐•**    Feb 21 (12:21PM)
ILP should be produced at GMTO to enter arunachal, those who dont have ILP cant travel beyond that.

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Feb 21 (12:19PM)
Blog Post# 1375598-7     
•卐• Praĸѕнya •卐•**     Added by: •卐• Praĸѕнya •卐•**    Feb 21 (12:21PM)
Ok, Understand. So conclusion is only for GMTO-NHLN section ILP is needed. :)
Feb 20 (2:41PM)

General

Entry# 1827     
goyalwc**  
List of Stations currently available for online Reservation of Railways Retiring Rooms

★  Info Update
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Feb 20 (2:39PM)
Blog Post# 1374968-0     
goyalwc**     Added by: goyalwc**    Feb 20 (2:41PM)
There are 434 Railway Stations currently available for online Reservation of Railways Retiring Rooms. An updated list of these stations is appended below:-
SNO>>Station Name>>Station Code
1>>ERODE JN>>ED
2>>ABOHAR>>ABS
3>>ABU ROAD>>ABR
4>>ACHHNERA JN>>AH
5>>ADRA JN>>ADRA
6>>AGARTALA>>AGTL
7>>AGRA>>AGC
8>>AHMADNAGAR>>ANG
9>>AHMEDABAD JN>>ADI
10>>AJMER JN>>AII
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11>>AJNI>>AJNI
12>>AKOLA>>AK
13>>ALIGARH>>ALJN
14>>ALIPUR DUAR JN>>APDJ
15>>ALLAHABAD JN>>ALD
16>>ALUABARI RD>>AUB
17>>ALWAR>>AWR
18>>AMBALA CANT JN>>UMB
19>>AMETHI>>AME
20>>AMRITSAR JN>>ASR
21>>ANAND VIHAR TRM>>ANVT
22>>ANANDPUR SAHIB>>ANSB
23>>ANGUL>>ANGL
24>>ANKLESHWAR JN>>AKV
25>>ANUGRAHA N ROAD>>AUBR
26>>ARA>>ARA
27>>ARAKU>>ARK
28>>ASANSOL JN>>ASN
29>>ASHOKNAGAR>>ASKN
30>>ATARRA>>ATE
31>>AURANGABAD>>AWB
32>>AZAMGARH>>AMH
33>>Alahabad City>>ALY
34>>BADARPUR>>BPB
35>>BADNERA>>BD
36>>BADSHAHNAGAR>>BNZ
37>>BAHRAICH>>BRK
38>>BAIDYANATHDHAM>>BDME
39>>BAIJNATHPAPROLA>>BJPL
40>>BAKHTIYARPUR JN>>BKP
41>>BALANGIR>>BLGR
42>>BALASORE>>BLS
43>>BALLARSHAH>>BPQ
44>>BALLIA>>BUI
45>>BALUGAON>>BALU
46>>BANDA JN>>BNDA
47>>BANDRA TERMINUS>>BDTS
48>>BANGAIGAON>>BNGN
49>>BANGALORE CY JN>>SBC
50>>BANKURA>>BQA
51>>BAPUDM MOTIHARI>>BMKI
52>>BARABHUM>>BBM
53>>BARAUNI JN>>BJU
54>>BARDDHAMAN JN>>BWN
55>>BAREILLY>>BE
56>>BARGARH ROAD>>BRGA
57>>BARKA KANA>>BRKA
58>>BARMER>>BME
59>>BAROG>>BOF
60>>BARPETA ROAD>>BPRD
61>>BARSOI>>BOE
62>>BASAR>>BSX
63>>BASTI>>BST
64>>BEAS>>BEAS
65>>BEGU SARAI>>BGS
66>>BELAPUR>>BAP
67>>BELGAUM>>BGM
68>>BELUR>>BEQ
69>>BERHAMPORE CRT>>BPC
70>>BETTIAH>>BTH
71>>BETUL>>BZU
72>>BHABUA ROAD>>BBU
73>>BHADRAK>>BHC
74>>BHAGA JN>>VAA
75>>BHAGALPUR>>BGP
76>>BHARATPUR>>BTE
77>>BHARUCH>>BH
78>>BHATINDA JN>>BTI
79>>BHATNI JN>>BTT
80>>BHAVNAGAR>>BVC
81>>BHILWARA>>BHL
82>>BHOPAL JN>>BPL
83>>BHUBANESWAR>>BBS
84>>BHUSAVAL>>BSL
85>>BIKANER>>BKN
86>>BILASPUR JN>>BSP
87>>BINA>>BINA
88>>BINNAGURI>>BNV
89>>BOKARO STEEL CITY>>BKSC
90>>BOLPUR S NIKTN>>BHP
91>>BRAHMAPUR>>BAM
92>>BURHANPUR>>BAU
93>>BURNPUR>>BURN
94>>BUXAR>>BXR
95>>CHAKRADHARPUR>>CKP
96>>CHANDAUSI JN>>CH
97>>CHANDIGARH>>CDG
98>>CHANDRAKONA RD>>CDGR
99>>CHANDRAPUR>>CD
100>>CHAPARMUKH>>CPK
101>>CHENNAI CENTRAL>>MAS
102>>CHENNAI EGMORE>>MS
103>>CHHAPRA>>CPR
104>>CHITRAKOT>>CKTD
105>>CHITTARANJAN>>CRJ
106>>CHITTAURGARH>>COR
107>>CHURU>>CUR
108>>COIMBATORE JN>>CBE
109>>COOCH HAR>>COB
110>>CUTTACK>>CTC
111>>DAHOD>>DHD
112>>DALKOLHA>>DLK
113>>DALTONGANJ>>DTO
114>>DAMOH>>DMO
115>>DANAPUR>>DNR
116>>DARBHANGA JN>>DBG
117>>DAUND>>DD
118>>DEHRADUN>>DDN
119>>DEHRI ON SONE>>DOS
120>>DELHI>>DLI
121>>DEOBAND>>DBD
122>>DEVLALI>>DVL
123>>DHANBAD JN>>DHN
124>>DHARMANAGAR>>DMR
125>>DHARMPUR HMCHL>>DMP
126>>DHAULPUR>>DHO
127>>DHUPGURI>>DQG
128>>DHURI JN>>DUI
129>>DIBRUGARH>>DBRG
130>>DIBRUGARH TOWN>>DBRT
131>>DIGHA FLAG STN>>DGHA
132>>DIMAPUR>>DMV
133>>DULIAJAN>>DJG
134>>DURG>>DURG
135>>DURGAPUR>>DGR
136>>DWARKA>>DWK
137>>ETAWAH>>ETW
138>>FAIJABAD>>FD
139>>FAKIRAGRAM>>FKM
140>>FALAKATA>>FLK
141>>FALNA>>FA
142>>FATEHPUR>>FTP
143>>FIROZABAD>>FZD
144>>FIROZPUR CANT>>FZR
145>>FORBESGANJ>>FBG
146>>FURKATING>>FKG
147>>GANGAPUR>>GUR
148>>GARWA ROAD>>GHD
149>>GAYA JN>>GAYA
150>>GHAZIPUR CITY>>GCT
151>>GOALPARA TOWN>>GLPT
152>>GONDA JN>>GD
153>>GONDIA JN>>G
154>>GORAKHPUR JN>>GKP
155>>GUDUR>>GDR
156>>GULBARGA>>GR
157>>GUNA>>GUNA
158>>GUNTUR>>GNT
159>>GUWAHATI>>GHY
160>>Gwalior>>GWL
161>>H NIZAMUDDIN>>NZM
162>>HABIBGANJ>>HBJ
163>>HAJIPUR JN>>HJP
164>>HALDWANI>>HDW
165>>HANUMANGARH JN>>HMH
166>>HARDOI>>HRI
167>>HARIDWAR JN>>HW
168>>HARPALPUR>>HPP
169>>HASANPUR ROAD>>HPO
170>>HASIMARA>>HSA
171>>HATIA>>HTE
172>>HAZARIBAGH RD>>HZD
173>>HISAR>>HSR
174>>HOJAI>>HJI
175>>HOSHIARPUR>>HSX
176>>HOSPET>>HPT
177>>HOWRAH JN>>HWH
178>>HUBLI JN>>UBL
179>>HYDERABAD>>HYB
180>>INDORE JN>>INDB
181>>ITARSI JN>>ET
182>>JABALPUR>>JBP
183>>JAGIROAD>>JID
184>>JAIPUR>>JP
185>>JAISALMER>>JSM
186>>JAJPUR K ROAD>>JJKR
187>>JALANDHAR CITY>>JUC
188>>JALGAON>>JL
189>>JAMALPUR>>JMP
190>>JAMMU TAWI>>JAT
191>>JAMNAGAR>>JAM
192>>JANAKPUR ROAD>>JNR
193>>JASIDIH>>JSME
194>>JAYNAGAR>>JYG
195>>JEHANABAD>>JHD
196>>JHARGRAM>>JGM
197>>JHARSUGUDA JN>>JSG
198>>JODHPUR>>JU
199>>JOGBANI>>JBN
200>>JOGINDER NAGAR>>JGNX
201>>JORHAT TOWN>>JTTN
202>>Jhansi>>JHS
203>>KALKA>>KLK
204>>KALYAN JN>>KYN
205>>KANNUR>>CAN
206>>KANPUR ANWRGANJ>>CPA
207>>KANPUR JN>>CNB
208>>KARNAL>>KUN
209>>KASARAGOD>>KGQ
210>>KASGANJ>>KSJ
211>>KASHIPUR>>KPV
212>>KATHGODAM>>KGM
213>>KATIHAR>>KIR
214>>KATNI>>KTE
215>>KATPADI JN>>KPD
216>>KESINGA>>KSNG
217>>KHAGARIA JN>>KGG
218>>KHAJURAHO>>KURJ
219>>KHALILABAD>>KLD
220>>KHANDWA>>KNW
221>>KHARAGPUR>>KGP
222>>KHARIAR ROAD>>KRAR
223>>KHURDA ROAD JN>>KUR
224>>KISHENGUANGE>>KNE
225>>KIUL JN>>KIUL
226>>KODERMA>>KQR
227>>KOKRAJHAR>>KOJ
228>>KOLKATA>>KOAA
229>>KOPERGAON>>KPG
230>>KORAPUT>>KRPU
231>>KOTA JN>>KOTA
232>>KOTDWARA>>KTW
233>>KOTSHILA>>KSX
234>>KOZHIKODE>>CLT
235>>KRISHNGR CTY JN>>KNJ
236>>KUMBAKONAM>>KMU
237>>KURNOOL TOWN>>KRNT
238>>KURUDWADI>>KWV
239>>KURUKSHETRA JN>>KKDE
240>>LAHERIA SARAI>>LSI
241>>LAKSAR JN>>LRJ
242>>LALGARH JN>>LGH
243>>LALITPUR>>LAR
244>>LEDO>>LEDO
245>>LOHARU>>LHU
246>>LOKMANYATILAK T>>LTT
247>>LONAVALA>>LNL
248>>LUCKNOW NE>>LJN
249>>LUCKNOW NR>>LKO
250>>LUDHIANA JN>>LDH
251>>LUMDING>>LMG
252>>MADHUBANI>>MBI
253>>MADHUPUR>>MDP
254>>MADURAI JN>>MDU
255>>MAHASAMUND>>MSMD
256>>MAHOBA>>MBA
257>>MAIHAR>>MYR
258>>MAILANI>>MLN
259>>MAKRANA JN>>MKN
260>>MALDA TOWN>>MLDT
261>>MALKAPUR>>MKU
262>>MANDUADIH>>MUV
263>>MANGALORE CNTL>>MAQ
264>>MANKAPUR JN>>MUR
265>>MANMAD>>MMR
266>>MARIANI>>MXN
267>>MATHURA>>MTJ
268>>MAU JN>>MAU
269>>MEERUT CITY>>MTC
270>>MIRAJ JN>>MRJ
271>>MIRZAPUR>>MZP
272>>MOKAMEH JN>>MKA
273>>MORADABAD>>MB
274>>MORENA>>MRA
275>>MUGHAL SARAI JN>>MGS
276>>MUMBAI CENTRAL>>BCT
277>>MUMBAI CST>>CSTM
278>>MUNIGUDA>>MNGD
279>>MURI>>MURI
280>>MURSHIDABAD>>MBB
281>>MURTAJAPUR>>MZR
282>>MUZAFFARPUR JN>>MFP
283>>NABADWIP DHAM>>NDAE
284>>NAGAUR>>NGO
285>>NAGPUR>>NGP
286>>NAJIBABAD JN>>NBD
287>>NANDED>>NED
288>>NANDYAL>>NDL
289>>NARKATIAGANJ JN>>NKE
290>>NASIK ROAD>>NK
291>>NAUGACHIA>>NNA
292>>NELLORE>>NLR
293>>NEW ALIPUR DUAR>>NOQ
294>>NEW BONGAIGAON>>NBQ
295>>NEW COOCH BEHAR>>NCB
296>>NEW DELHI>>NDLS
297>>NEW FARAKA>>NFK
298>>NEW JALPAIGURI>>NJP
299>>NEW MAL JN>>NMZ
300>>NEW MAYNAGURI>>NMX
301>>NEW TINSUKIA JN>>NTSK
302>>NIZAMABAD>>NZB
303>>NSC BOSE J GOMO>>GMO
304>>OMKARESHWAR>>OM
305>>ORAI>>ORAI
306>>PAKUR>>PKR
307>>PALAKKAD>>PGT
308>>PALASA>>PSA
309>>PALI MARWAR>>PMY
310>>PANDHARPUR>>PVR
311>>PANIPAT JN>>PNP
312>>PARASNATH>>PNME
313>>PARLI VAIJNATH>>PRLI
314>>PATHANKOT>>PTK
315>>PATIALA>>PTA
316>>PATNA JN>>PNBE
317>>PATNA SAHEB>>PNC
318>>PHAGWARA JN>>PGW
319>>PILIBHIT>>PBE
320>>PIPARIYA>>PPI
321>>POKHRAYAN>>PHN
322>>PRAYAG>>PRG
323>>PUNE JN>>PUNE
324>>PURI>>PURI
325>>PURNEA>>PRNA
326>>PURULIA JN>>PRR
327>>RAE BARELI JN>>RBL
328>>RAFIGANJ>>RFJ
329>>RAICHUR>>RC
330>>RAIGANJ>>RGJ
331>>RAIGARH>>RIG
332>>RAIPUR JN>>R
333>>RAIRAKHOL>>RAIR
334>>RAJ NANDGAON>>RJN
335>>RAJA KI MANDI>>RKM
336>>RAJAMUNDRY>>RJY
337>>RAJGIR>>RGD
338>>RAJKOT JN>>RJT
339>>RAMESWARAM>>RMM
340>>RAMNAGAR>>RMR
341>>RAMPUR>>RMU
342>>RAMPUR HAT>>RPH
343>>RANGAPARA NORTH>>RPAN
344>>RANGIYA JN>>RNY
345>>RANI>>RANI
346>>RANJNAGAR JPG>>JPG
347>>RATANGARH>>RTGH
348>>RATLAM JN>>RTM
349>>RAXAUL JN>>RXL
350>>RAYAGADA>>RGDA
351>>RENIGUNTA>>RU
352>>RENUKUT>>RNQ
353>>RJNDR NGR BIHAR>>RJPB
354>>ROORKEE>>RK
355>>ROURKELA>>ROU
356>>RUDRAPUR CITY>>RUPC
357>>RUSERA GHAT>>ROA
358>>S BHAKHTIYARPUR>>SBV
359>>SADULPUR>>SDLP
360>>SAGAULI JN>>SGL
361>>SAHARANPUR>>SRE
362>>SAHARSA JN>>SHC
363>>SAHIBGANJ>>SBG
364>>SAI P NILAYAM>>SSPN
365>>SALEM JN>>SA
366>>SALEMPUR JN>>SRU
367>>SAMASTIPUR JN>>SPJ
368>>SAMBALPUR>>SBP
369>>SAMSI>>SM
370>>SANCHI>>SCI
371>>SASARAM>>SSM
372>>SATNA>>STA
373>>SAUGOR>>SGO
374>>SAWAI MADHOPUR>>SWM
375>>SEALDAH>>SDAH
376>>SECUNDERABAD JN>>SC
377>>SEWAGRAM>>SEGM
378>>SHAHJEHANPUR>>SPN
379>>SHEGAON>>SEG
380>>SHEIKPURA>>SHK
381>>SHORANUR JN>>SRR
382>>SHRI GANGANAGAR>>SGNR
383>>SHRI MAHABIRJI>>SMBJ
384>>SHRIDHAM>>SRID
385>>SILIGURI JN>>SGUJ
386>>SIMALGURI>>SLGR
387>>SIMLA>>SML
388>>SIMULTALA>>STL
389>>SIRSA>>SSA
390>>SITAPUR>>STP
391>>SIURI>>SURI
392>>SIWAN>>SV
393>>SOLAN>>SOL
394>>SOLAPUR JN>>SUR
395>>SOMNATH>>SMNH
396>>SONAGIR>>SOR
397>>SONPUR JN>>SEE
398>>SRIKAKULAM ROAD>>CHE
399>>SRINAGAR>>SINA
400>>SULTANPUR>>SLN
401>>SUMMER HILL>>SHZ
402>>SUPAUL>>SOU
403>>SURAT>>ST
404>>SURATGARH JN>>SOG
405>>TAMBARAM>>TBM
406>>TANJORE>>TJ
407>>TARAKESWAR>>TAK
408>>TATANAGAR JN>>TATA
409>>TENALI>>TEL
410>>THANE>>TNA
411>>THRISUR>>TCR
412>>TINSUKIA>>TSK
413>>TIRUCHCHIRAPALI>>TPJ
414>>TIRUPATHI>>TPTY
415>>TIRUPPUR>>TUP
416>>TITLAGARH>>TIG
417>>TRIVANDRUM CNTL>>TVC
418>>TUNDLA>>TDL
419>>UDAIPUR CITY>>UDZ
420>>UDHAMPUR>>UHP
421>>UJJAIN JN>>UJN
422>>VADODARA JN>>BRC
423>>VAPI>>VAPI
424>>VARANASI JN>>BSB
425>>VASCO DA GAMA>>VSG
426>>VIDISHA>>BHS
427>>VIJAYAWADA>>BZA
428>>VINDHYACHAL>>BDL
429>>VISHAKAPATNAM>>VSKP
430>>VIZIANAGRAM JN>>VZM
431>>WADI>>WADI
432>>WARANGAL>>WL
433>>WARDHA>>WR
434>>YESVANTPUR JN>>YPR
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What is the meaning of (PT) in the train name?

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Blog Post# 1371107-1     
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Entry# 1825     
amit singh ™ ♥♪ ♫♥**  
How to upload video and capture pictures from video?

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Feb 02 (10:01AM)
Blog Post# 1357888-0     
arkgood     Added by: amit singh ™ ♥♪ ♫♥**    Feb 02 (11:06AM)
My dear frds....i need ur guidance.... i have my yesterday trip videos... duration is around 1 min...but file size is around 30 to 40 mb....videos are in HD mode...pls tell me wat to do????

Feb 03 (3:18PM)
Blog Post# 1357888-4     
ANAND**     Added by: moderator**    Feb 05 (8:06AM)
Follow procedure :-
Once you take video than if you want to take Screen shot and Using VLC or GOM player than just do simple thing
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1. for VLC:- press CTRL+ALT+S and Check Your file in Output folder inside my Document<< my Pictures
2. for GOM:- Press CTL+E than Check your output folder
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For uploading a video once you upload your video on "Youtube" than while posting you get one Red colour "Tube" tab click on that and paste your Video URL after That Click on Post . so you are
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able to upload Video and take screen shot as well
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Thanks
Feb 01 (5:03PM)

Locomotives

Entry# 1824     
IndianTrainFan on Twitter**  
Where can I get the details about Ghaziabad Electric Loco Shed ?

Info Update
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Feb 01 (4:58PM)
Blog Post# 1357487-0     
IndianTrainFan on Twitter**     Added by: IndianTrainFan on Twitter**    Feb 01 (5:03PM)
Info about Ghaziabad Loco Shed by Northern Railways
.
SOME DETAILS FROM THIS DOCUMENT:-
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Ph. No. 0120- 2840714 / Fax – 0120-2842138
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Email – elsgzb@yahoomail.com
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Distinguishing Features
• Shed established & inaugurated in 1976 by the
then hon’ble MR Shri Kamlapati Tripathi.
• Initial capital cost rs.1.5 cr.
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• Initial loco holding 34
• Maximum coaching loco holding for any shed
161.
Jan 20 2015 (2:59PM)

Coach Construction/Seating Arrangements

Entry# 1822     
SOLO BACKPACKER**  
What is a Turncoat Coach?

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Jan 20 2015 (7:14AM)
Blog Post# 1342359-10     
IR QUIZ MASTER     Added by: SOLO BACKPACKER**    Jan 20 2015 (2:59PM)
What's turncoat coach?

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Jan 20 2015 (2:57PM)
Blog Post# 1342359-13     
rdb**     Added by: SOLO BACKPACKER**    Jan 20 2015 (2:59PM)
AC-1 coach converted to AC-2 by installing Side L & U berths, with the partitions maintained...:-P
Jan 17 2015 (5:48PM)

General

Entry# 1821     
rdb**  
Longest Platform Platforms in India

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Jan 17 2015 (5:45PM)
Blog Post# 1342975-0     
rdb**     Added by: rdb**    Jan 17 2015 (5:51PM)
Jan 07 2015 (12:07AM)

Ticket Booking/E-Ticketing

Entry# 1820     
Jay Shah**  
Mobile Ticketing System in Mumbai Suburban

15685 views
Jan 07 2015 (12:04AM)
Blog Post# 1322041-2     
Jay Shah**     Added by: Jay Shah**    Jan 07 2015 (12:07AM)
On 27th Dec System was introduced. Facility available at Dadar (Central) and Dadar (Western)
On 1st Jan Facility extended to Vashi on Harbour line, Thane, Kalyan and Mumbai CST on the Central Main line and Borivali, Andheri, Mumbai Central and Churchgate on the Western line.
On 6th Jan Facility extended to Kurla, Ghatkopar, Dombivli, Mulund, Masjid, Vikhroli, Ambernath on the Central Main line, Airoli on Trans-Harbour line, Belapur, Panvel,on the Harbour line and Vasai Road, Virar, Nallasopara, Malad and Kandivali on the Western line.
Jan 01 2015 (10:34AM)

General

Entry# 1818     
SOLO BACKPACKER**  
A Comprehensive Manual on Railway Signalling

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Dec 31 2014 (10:30AM)
Blog Post# 1325397-0     
Begins Falls Rises ™**     Added by: SOLO BACKPACKER**    Jan 01 2015 (10:34AM)
A PDF of BASIC Signalling, Shunting, Cross OVers etc
A 181 page in total for Railfans.
Special thanx to Khalid Kagzi for sharing it.
Jul 28 2011 (12:11AM)

General

Entry# 171     
Kishor CBE chain 1Σ17262 19275 14795 19330**  
What is the meaning of PANTO ACTION??

★★★  General Travel
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Dec 31 2014 (10:18AM)
Blog Post# 1325381-0     
ArchieER     Added by: shiva1992**    Dec 31 2014 (10:23AM)
IRI member Amit Jha and Harsh started the topic of Pantographs and discussion was ended with no conclusion. Here I took a step forward to answer the controversial question of Mystery of Pantographs.
I would request everyone to read the full article first then comment !!
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Why does sometimes we see Front Pantograph used and sometime rear one in Winter or any Season?
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First of all we need to know few codes of conduct made by IR for AC Locos.
1)According to IR/Codesmanual/ACTraction-III/Chapter IV
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30604- Duties of LP- The Driver/motorman shall keep a special watch on the pantograph of his own train as well as passing electric trains and report any abnormality as soon as possible to TPC/TLC. If he notices any serious defect in the pantographs which are likely to cause damage to OHE, he shall stop the train forthwith and convey details to the TPC/TLC on duty.
*So,Clearly LP does''nt have any authority to select Pantograph on his own.
30627- Use of Pantographs-1. The rear pantograph of the loco (in the direction of motion) should normally be used by the Driver. The leading pantograph may be used only if the rear pantograph is defective or damaged or specially instructed.
2. Loco should not be worked with both the pantographs raised.
3. For normal lowering of pantographs the Master Controller should be switched off and the circuit breaker tripped before the panto-selector is moved to position "0. In an emergency when the locomotive is in motion, the pantograph may be lowered by using the panto-selector switch, even without tripping the circuit breaker but after bringing Master controller to '0' position.1. The rear pantograph of the loco (in the direction of motion) should normally be used by the Driver. The leading pantograph may be used only if the rear pantograph is defective or damaged or specially instructed.
2. Loco should not be worked with both the pantographs raised.
3. For normal lowering of pantographs the Master Controller should be switched off and the circuit breaker tripped before the panto-selector is moved to position "0. In an emergency when the locomotive is in motion, the pantograph may be lowered by using the panto-selector switch, even without tripping the circuit breaker but after bringing Master controller to '0' position.
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Secondly,we must know consequences of winter season in India Correctly.
1) fog is made up of condensed water droplets which are the result of the air being cooled to the point (actually, the dewpoint) where it can no longer hold all of the water vapor it contains.
2) During Winter days Atmospheric pressure increases and precipitation decreases condensation happens of water droplets along with other foreign gases which may form any kind of compound according to elements it has...which causes sticking of solid materials on CATENARY WIRE.
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Thirdly we should know a little bit about Pantographs.
As given in pictures...we can see 2 metal strips on pantograph head. Generally first strip is Brass plated which is used to push/pull the impurities offf the wire. Second one is the main strip which is carbon molded which is used to obtain power. Image of Indian Loco Class WAP 7
Ohkay Now we are good to go...!!!
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In Case of eLoco the DBR is overhead and under the Pantographs which is the most sensitive equipment which works as SMPS of inner machinery. In case of winters in India on sometimes we see Front Pantograph Up which is abnormal according to IR ACtraction Code. The reason behind may be simple as that..'
a) If LP observes any problem in the rear Panto then he can inform TLC/TPC who can direct LP to stop using Rear panto for a change.
b) More complex reason is in winters OHE wires can be impure on its metal in various parts because of the weather reasons described above. Now, In case of winters OHE can be impure so here is the mechanism of both pantos over wire - Front > (Pushes the impurity ahead proportionate to the speed of the loco less chances of debris on DBR), Rear < (Pulls impurity and which can cause fatal by pulling the debris inside DBR). So Front panto is used to keep the Loco safe during Winters.
Pantographs were first designed by Francis Galton to scale down atmospheric temperature and which concept was first used in Sweden for Rail. So basically Pantograph design is based on Sweden rail. ADD(Automated dropping device) was used in Sweden and other countries for dropping the Panto whenever problem arises automatically. Swiss rail also uses same technology but ABB couldn't provide that to IR in its latest loco batch because for Installing ADD copper strip is required not carbon but in the diverse atmospheric condition copper would get rusted in India so which means the problems of pantograph is not yet solved in IR.
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FAQ-
1) Why in dense fog trans achieve bullet speed in other countries but not in India?
First reason is ADD absence. In winters in India Visibility is very low in northern zones but that is the figurative reason for slow speed. Scientific and technical factor is the Brass moled strip is very deadly in case of interaction with foreign materials other than wire metal. Thats why you see little sparks during the run. Now, If high speed is maintained Brass strip can get in contact with foreign compound present on the wire due to atmospheric conditions which are described above and can generate 3000 degrees heat which can result in glueing of Panto and OHE wire and Pantograph will get broken and will result in fire and results may be catastrophic. Thats why trains are kept at 20-50 K's in Fog due to this reason also. This consequence is for effective if Front Panto is up because Brass strip faces front and which creates greater Force in comparison to Rear. Thats why we see some trains to achieve MPS in low visibility too.
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2)Why Diesel locos face problems in IR during winters?
a) If diesel loco moving in Electrified zone- Simple, the section is full of eLoco trains and they are being slow due to reasons described above so to maintain run diesel loco trains also get delayed. For ex- If 12301 is going @20K's and a diesel train is behind which can go atleast at 60-70k's inspite of visibility then would IR allow that train to Overtake 12301. NO !!!Also the toxic gas which diesel Loco leaves also creats compounds on OHE wires.
b)If diesel loco is moving in fully non electrified zone such as NFR,NER,KR etc.- Visibility matters in that case !! Usually we see fully non electrified zones have Single BG or max Dual BG.In case of both the train running ahead is getting a little slow due to visibility but the cumulative effect lies on the train coming from behind because it can Overtake plus the train in behind also has visibility issue so this cumulative effect results in delay of diesel trains in India
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3) Why we see front panto up in summer/autumn too ??
As I stated according to ACTraction III / CH IV if LP observes any kind of compromising thing in the pantograph of his loco or other then he should inform TLC who may suggest to change Panto later thats why this can happen in any season not only in winter.
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4)Is there any directives of IR regulation to use Panto specifically in any zone and in any season??
NO. This choice solely happens during travel.LP doesnt have the authority or directives to change it. In case that he feels to get it changes...he have to discuss the matter with TLC and approval must be given by S.Engg/Sr.DEE whom may consider any theory which is not really known.
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5)What in Case of DC traction?
Generally, WCaM locos have two Pantograph for AC and DC each. Usually in IR the question never arises because DC traction is only present in CR which is not prone to such winter as compared to NR/NCR. But still same procedures can be taken on Wcam Locos too.
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6)Why this never arises in case of rainy season??
In rainy season Precipitation gets higher and Atmospheric Pressure gets lower which results in other gases to gain a height. So, lesser chances of impurity on OHE. Basic water is not having such weight which can effect DBR and also speed of Loco splits the water molecules in the air which results to just few sprinkles over DBR which is totally ineffective.
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This article is result of my research of various facts and history of Rail and applied sciences. I also interviewed few personals involved with ELS Engg. Dept.
This research may have faults and deviations !! All the learned friends of mine are welcome to discuss it further but I would request not throw comments without any valid reason or reasonable resonance. I also Conclude that..Usage of Pantograph is very controversial and vulnerable because no pattern of use is not yet observed. It will be the same untill and unless ADD is installed which is quite impossible with the use of Carbon strips.
Thankyou !!_/\_

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Kapadia      Added by: moderator**    Jul 28 2011 (4:44AM)

The dead zone is an electrically neutral area at Km 63 on the WR out of Mumbai. This zone allows the dual voltage locos of the WR to change the working voltage while on the run.
***This is what is called Panto Action.

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Apr 04 2010 (12:23PM)
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Guest: 7fc6bcb1   Added by: moderator**    Jul 27 2011 (7:02AM)
Did you know how Pentpgraph works ?

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Apr 04 2010 (12:27PM)
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krish_railz_addicted     Added by: moderator**    Jul 27 2011 (7:02AM)
plz tell WAP locos can be used in neutral zone?

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Apr 04 2010 (12:33PM)
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Guest: 7fc6bcb1   Added by: moderator**    Jul 27 2011 (7:02AM)
I think Mr. Kapadia is searching our ansewrs in books.
What u say Krish ?

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Apr 04 2010 (12:35PM)
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krish_railz_addicted     Added by: moderator**    Jul 27 2011 (7:02AM)
haha lolz but mr.kapadia did explained in a gud way i appreciate.and i hope he will continue in the same way.

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Apr 04 2010 (12:36PM)
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Guest: 7fc6bcb1   Added by: moderator**    Jul 27 2011 (7:02AM)
He is just cut paste from books. Can he has experience for bookings ?

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Apr 04 2010 (12:38PM)
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krish_railz_addicted     Added by: moderator**    Jul 27 2011 (7:02AM)
no issues i only kno "NO ONE IS PERFECT"

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Apr 04 2010 (12:44PM)
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Guest: 7fc6bcb1   Added by: moderator**    Jul 27 2011 (7:02AM)
Agree with you but he is trying to increase his post over then other.

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Murli*     Added by: moderator**    Jul 27 2011 (7:02AM)
Pnnto Action: Relates to Pantograph: that is the four armed or diamond armed levers with a flat aluminium-copper bed which touches the Overhead Wires (current lines) OHEs and collects current. This is drawn down to the transformers insider the electric locomotives and stepped down to operational voltage using thyristors (voltage converters), and then used to drive the electric motors. Panto Action means that.
It also means that when the train is approaching a section on the railway tracks where two feeders of electricity are being used, in order to prevent 'electrical collision", the panto is lowered - known as neutral section - till the engine crosses the 'neutral section - and then raises the pantograph to regain contact with the new feeder and start normal operations of drawing current and raising speeds..
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The LPs and ALPs know the neutral sections in their working time table. If you want to see it yourself, you will find signboards mounted on the left hand side on a straight line showing a white board with signs 250 m, then 150 m, then 50 m, and then a sign which shows a perpendicular line, with an underline and again a perpendicular line Below THE UNDERLINE.. telling the LP lower pantograph.. After passing the neutral (sometimes called dead section in Railway terms), you will find three vertical lines aligned in same line on a white board again, telling the LP raise pantograph.
This also happens in sections where DC lines and AC lines converge.. Seen very normally in Mumbai area - this area is now under conversion to full AC and DC is being replaced.
Good wishes.

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जितेश शुभ यात्रा*^     Added by: moderator**    Jul 27 2011 (7:02AM)
Amazing info Sir

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Apr 04 2010 (1:55PM)
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Murli*     Added by: moderator**    Jul 27 2011 (7:02AM)
Yes, WAP locos also have to pass thru neutral zone even in their own AC territory! Good wishes.. .. it appears you have far more knowledge than you are telling sir !
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