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Feb 01 2016 (7:22PM)
Fares/Concessions/Refund Rules

Entry# 1918     
छोटा आदमी*^~
Non standard circular journey

★★★  General Travel
Nov 19 2015 (11:37AM)
Blog Post# 1654263-0     
छोटा आदमी*^~   Added by: छोटा आदमी*^~  Feb 01 2016 (7:22PM)
***** Request Letter // Format for booking non-standard Circular journey tickets. *****
attached here is letter required for booking circular journey tickets, a passenger is suppose to present a letter in this format to the concerned booking office . A "circular tour travel authority" ticket is issued mentioning all details on it (i.e - passenger details, complete travel itenerary, class etc)
After this,
one needs to fill in separate reservation forms for all legs of this circular journey and present this "circular tour travel authority" ticket to the booking clerk, only reservation charges are levied on all individual legs of journey tickets.
Important Info - the fare for non-standard circular journey it calculated slightly different from telescopic fares.
Non standard Circular Journey Ticket is charged for as two single journeys, the length of each single journey being taken as half of the total distance.
i.e total distance for my circular journey is 6000 kms, then fare will calculated as 2 single journeys of 3000kms (half the total distance)
Jan 31 2016 (10:16PM)

Entry# 1917     

★★  Rail Fanning
Jan 31 2016 (5:26PM)
Blog Post# 1725808-0     
*^~   Added by: *^~  Jan 31 2016 (10:16PM)
******** Indian locomotive class WP was a class of 4-6-2 "Pacific" steam locomotives used in India *****
The Indian locomotive class WP was a class of 4-6-2 "Pacific" steam locomotives used in India. It was introduced after World War II for passenger duties, marking the change from 'X' to
'W' as the classification code for broad gauge locomotives.The class was designed specifically for low-calorie, high-ash Indian coal, by Railway Board designers in India.WP class locomotives were capable of doing up to 110 km/h (68 mph) and were easily recognized by their cone-shaped bulging nose, usually with a silver star device painted on it.
For more details: Indian locomotive class WP
Attached Images:
Locomotive class WP by Fablok in 1959
Link: click here
WP/P class 7200 by Baldwin from 1947, at the National Rail Museum, New Delhi (1993)
Link: click here
(Please note that the Coal Carrier is attached with the LOCOMOTIVE. A Robust Locomotive in all respect)
Jan 31 2016 (3:16PM)
Coach Construction/Seating Arrangements

Entry# 1916     
Abhishek Jaiswal*^~
What is Doctor Coach

★  Travel Question
Jan 31 2016 (1:52PM)
Blog Post# 1725687-0     
Abhishek Jaiswal*^~   Added by: Abhishek Jaiswal*^~  Jan 31 2016 (3:16PM)
What this "+" sign denotes at coaches?
What are the Govt (CSTC) Buses from various Eastern Railway Stations to different locations of Kolkata City?

Jan 17 2016 (5:18PM)
Blog Post# 1707090-10     
Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~   Added by: Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~  Jan 26 2016 (7:43PM)
Thanks for your suggestion. I've added all the #CSTCandIR Blog Entries to IRI FAQ as follows:-
CSTC Buses from SRC
CSTC Buses from HWH
Jan 26 2016 (4:24PM)

Entry# 1914     

★★★  Info Update
Jan 23 2016 (10:31PM)
Blog Post# 1719556-0     
*^~   Added by: *^~  Jan 26 2016 (4:24PM)
Educational Video on "HOW TRAIN CHANGES TRACKS"
Credit of Video: girishchukka
What are the Govt (CSTC) Buses from Barrackpore Station to different locations of Kolkata City?

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Jan 24 2016 (7:21PM)
Blog Post# 1720242-0     
Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~   Added by: Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~  Jan 24 2016 (7:23PM)
List of CSTC (Calcutta State Transport Corporation) Buses from Barrackpore Railway Station Area to various locations of Kolkata (Calcutta) City:-
AC20 -> Santragachi to Barrackpore via 2nd Hoogly Bridge - PTS - Rabindra Sadan - Park Street - Esplanade - CR Avenue - Shyambazar - Dunlop - Agarpara - Titagarh
-> Nilgaunj Depot to Howrah via Barrackpore - Titagarh - Sodepur - Agarpara - Dunlop - Shyambazar - CR Avenue - MG Road - Barabazar
S-11 -> Nilgaunj to Nabanna (Active West Bengal State Secretariat) via Barrackpore - Titagarh - Sodepur - Agarpara - Dunlop - Shyambazar - CR Avenue - Esplanade - PTS - 2nd Hooghly Bridge
S-32 -> Barrackpore to Howrah via Barrackpore - Titagarh - Sodepur - Agarpara - Dunlop - Shyambazar - CR Avenue - Girish Park - Barabazar
#CSTCandIR - Data seen from Route Finder Page of CSTC Website
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Jan 24 2016 (1:52PM)
Coach Construction/Seating Arrangements

Entry# 1912     

★★  Info Update
Jan 21 2016 (10:43PM)
Blog Post# 1717669-0     
*^~   Added by: *^~  Jan 24 2016 (1:52PM)
We all know that there was a Proposal in Indian Railways to run "High Speed Train Sets" in between HWH/SDAH and NDLS to reduce Travel Time than Rajdhani Exp([/blog/post/1526017)|[/blog/post/1526017)]|/blog/post/1526017)]]
In this regard there was also proposals to use "Aerodynamics" in the Structure of these
Train Set Coaches so that they can glide Air very smoothly and increase speed than the normal LHB Coaches used in Indian Railways. Railway Ministry also gave proposal to use "Aerodynamics" in the LHB Coaches of present Rajdhani Expresses to convert it to Train Sets.
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What is Aerodynamics ?
Ans: Aerodynamics, from Greek ἀήρ aer (air) + δυναμική (dynamics), is a branch of Fluid dynamics concerned with studying the motion of air, particularly when it interacts with a solid object, such as an airplane wing. Aerodynamics is a sub-field of fluid dynamics and gas dynamics, and many aspects of aerodynamics theory are common to these fields. The term aerodynamics is often used synonymously with gas dynamics, with the difference being that "gas dynamics" applies to the study of the motion of all gases, not limited to air.Formal aerodynamics study in the modern sense began in the eighteenth century, although observations of fundamental concepts such as aerodynamic drag have been recorded much earlier. Most of the early efforts in aerodynamics worked towards achieving heavier-than-air flight, which was first demonstrated by Wilbur and Orville Wright in 1903. Since then, the use of aerodynamics through mathematical analysis, empirical approximations, wind tunnel experimentation, and computer simulations has formed the scientific basis for ongoing developments in heavier-than-air flight and a number of other technologies. Recent work in aerodynamics has focused on issues related to compressible flow, turbulence, and boundary layers, and has become increasingly computational in nature.
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Applicable Fields of Aerodynamics:
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Aerodynamics is important in a number of applications other than aerospace engineering. It is a significant factor in any type of vehicle design, including automobiles. It is important in the prediction of forces and moments in sailing. It is used in the design of mechanical components such as hard drive heads. Structural engineers also use aerodynamics, and particularly aeroelasticity, to calculate wind loads in the design of large buildings and bridges. Urban aerodynamics seeks to help town planners and designers improve comfort in outdoor spaces, create urban microclimates and reduce the effects of urban pollution. The field of environmental aerodynamics studies the ways atmospheric circulation and flight mechanics affect ecosystems. The aerodynamics of internal passages is important in heating/ventilation, gas piping, and in automotive engines where detailed flow patterns strongly affect the performance of the engine. People who do wind turbine design use aerodynamics. A few aerodynamic equations are used as part of numerical weather prediction.
For more info :Aerodynamics
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How Aerodynamics is Used in Railway Sector ?
Ans: Please see the Attached PDF Document(76 Pages) on "Aerodynamics of High Speed Trains" a Lecture delivered by
Dr Alexander Orellano
Manager Center of Competence for Aerodynamics & Thermodynamics
Bombardier Corporation
Link of this PDF Document: click here
Attached Image:
12695 Chennai-Trivandrum SF arriving at Platform No.1 in Kollam Junction Railway Station
Link: click here
A vortex is created by the passage of an aircraft wing, revealed by smoke. Vortices are one of the many phenomena associated with the study of aerodynamics.
Link: click here
Jan 23 2016 (2:15PM)

Entry# 1911     
Latest Docs on TM Blower of Conventional Electric Locos

★  Info Update
Jan 23 2016 (12:47AM)
Blog Post# 1718755-0     
*^~   Added by: *^~  Jan 23 2016 (2:15PM)
=========== Latest Docs on TM Blower of Conventional Electric Locos ============
We all know that Traction Motor Cooling Blower & its Motor is used in all WAM4, WAG5, WAG7, WAP1 and WAP4 class of AC Electric Locomotives.
So in this BLOG I attach the Following two PDF Documents containing latest Info on this Subject:
Maintenance handbook on traction motor cooling blower & its motor
Download Link:click here
Download Link: click here
(Both the PDF Documents are attached with this BLOG for ready reference)
Attached Image:
HWH WAP-4 22290 spotted at HWH on 19th Dec 2011
Link: click here
Courtesy: Roy
Traction Motor Blower
Link: click here
Rail Budget 2001

Rail Budget
Jan 21 2016 (11:20AM)
Blog Post# 1716935-0     
জয়দীপ JOYDEEP जय़दीप*^~   Added by: জয়দীপ JOYDEEP जय़दीप*^~  Jan 21 2016 (11:21AM)
Rail Budget 2001-02 by Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee,

Railways to focus on completing ongoing projects, restoration and extension of lines
In this article
New services:
Express trains:
Increase in frequency:
Service introduced / to be introduced on completion of gauge conversion / new lines / restoration:
MEMU / EMU service:
DMU service
New lines:
Gauge conversion
Doubling of lines
Restoration work
Railway electrification
Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, who presented the Railway Budget 2001 in parliament today, announced that her ministry would not undertake any new railway project in view of the backlog in completion of existing ongoing projects. Instead, the focus would be to allocate and utilise resources for the speedy completion of the current projects.Banerjee has proposed an increase of almost 45% in allocation to complete the new line projects in 2001-02.
The Union Railway Budget 2001 has proposed numerous new services.
New services:
New Delhi-Raipur-Bilaspur weekly Rajdhani Express
New Delhi-Ranchi-Hatia weekly Rajdhani Express
Bi-weekly express between Gorakhpur and New Delhi.
Bangalore-Vasco Bi-weekly express.
Pune-Ernakulam weekly express via Londa and Madgaon.
Asansol-New Jalpaiguri weekly Express.
Secunderabad-Dharmavaram Express.
Sealdah-New Jalpaiguri Bi-weekly Express.
Jaipur-Ernakulam Weekly Superfast Express.
Dhanbad-Hatia Intercity Express.
Howrah-Yashwantpur (Bangalore) Bi-weekly Express.
Indore-Gandhinagar (Ahmedabad) Express.
Howrah-Trivandrum-Nagercoil Weekly express.
Kurla-Bhubaneshwar (Via Sambhalpur) Weekly Express.
Valsad-Patna Weekly Express serving Surat area.
Haldia-Asansol Express
Jodhpur-Chennai Weekly Express.
Solapur-Pune Intercity Express.
Solapur-Pune Intercity Express.
Jodhpur-Hardwar Link Express
Palghat-Trivandrum Express.
Bhubaneshwar-Palasa Intercity Service
Asansol-Jhajha-Amritsar weekly Express
Weekly Rajdhani Express to Secunderabad upon completion of New Terminal Works at Hazrat Nizamuddin.
Rampurhat-Howrah Intercity Express.
Matribhumi Express trains:
The Railways also propose to introduce Matribhumi Express trains to be run during peak rush season with only second class and second class sleeper coaches, on the following routes
Delhi-Barauni via Lucknow
Increase in frequency:
Sealdah-New Delhi Rajdhani Express from 2 days to 4 days a week.
Gorakhpur-Dehradun Express from 2 days to 3 days a week.
Rajkot-Ernakulam Express from one to 2 days and extension upto Okha.
Jabalpur-Rajkot Express from 2 days to 4 days by extending Rajkot-Bhopal Express to Jabalpur on 2 days.
Sealdah-Darbhanga Ganga Sagar Express from 4 days to daily.
Vishakhapatnam-Bilaspur Express from 4 days to daily and extension upto Korba.
Secunderabad-Rajkot Express from weekly to 2 days.
Nizamuddin-Bilaspur Gondwana Express from 3 days to 5 days by extending Nizamuddin Nagpur Express to Bilaspur.
Indore-Jaipur Express from weekly to 2 days.
Surat-Patna Bi-weekly Express from Patna upto Bhagalpur.
Pune-Varanasi Express to Darbhanga on 1 day.
New Delhi Guwahati Rajdhani Bi-weekly express to Dibrugarh Town from one day to two days.
Chennai-Guwahati Bi-Weekly Express to Dibrugarh Town on one day.
Jodhpur-Jaipur Intercity Express to Sawai Madhopur
Guwahati-Lumding Express to Dimapur.
Kacheguda-Palasa Express to Bhubaneshwar.
Jodhpur-Jammu Tawi Express to Ahmedabad.
Howrah - Gorakhpur weekly Express via Barauni, Ballia and Indara to provide a direct service between Ballia and Howrah.
Service introduced / to be introduced on completion of gauge conversion / new lines / restoration:
Upon completion of Peddapally - Karimnagar New Line, two pairs of passenger services have just been introduced from 14 Feb 2001.
Following services will be introduced on the recently completed Gandhidham-Bhuj Gauge Conversion.
Extension of Mumbai-Gandhidham Kutch Express to Bhuj.
Extension of Bareilly - Gandhidham Bi-weekly Express to Bhuj.
Extension of Pune-Gandhidham Weekly express to Bhuj.
Two pairs of passenger services.
On the recently restored metre-gauge line between New Mal Junction and Changrabandha, one pair passenger service will be introduced between Siliguri and Changrabandha via New Mal junction. One pair of passenger service will be introduced between Eklakhi and Gazol and extended upto Balurghat upon completion of the new line. An express train from Howrah to Digha will be introduced on completion of the new line. In the interim period, a DMU service will be run on the 16 kilometre completed portion between Tamluk and Bajkul. Two pairs of broad gauge service will be introduced upon completion of gauge conversion of Pandharpur-Kurduwadi section.
MEMU / EMU service:
Bally-Bandel (2 pairs)
DMU service
New lines:
The Railways have a large shelf of new line projects costing about Rs. 20,000 crore, of
gauge conversion projects costing about Rs.9,100 crore, and of Doubling projects amounting to Rs 3,300 crore which have been duly sanctioned by the parliament over last five decades and are awaiting completion. As adding new projects to already sanctioned large shelf of on-going projects will only aggravate the problem, the Railways have taken a decision of not including any new line project in the next year's budget.
The Railways has proposed an increase in the investment in new line projects in the next year by as much as 45% in comparison to the revised estimates of the current year. This increase, amounting to Rs.312 crore, will not only facilitate general speeding up of new line implementation, but will also result in completion of the long-pending projects.
Ongoing new lines, which have either been completed recently or would be completed before March 2001 are:
Puttaparthi-Penukonda section of Dharmavaram-Penukonda project
Kashinagar-Kakdweep section of Lakshmikantapur-Namkhana project
Kapadvanj-Modasa project.
Eklakhi-Gazol section of Eklakhi-Balurghat project.
Jaruri-Banspani section of Daitari-Banspani project.
Bargachia-Munshirhat section of Howrah-Amta project
Tamluk-Bajkul section of Tamluk-Digha line
The new lines targeted to be completed in 2001-02 are:
Gazol -Buniadpur of Eklakhi-Balurghat project
Dharmavaram-Penukonda, completing the Dharmavaram-Penukonda project.
Dewas-Maksi new line section.
Bajkul to Digha of Tamluk-Digha project.
Gauge conversion
The sections of which gauge conversion has either been completed or would be completed before March, 2001 are:
Nonera-Seoni section of Guna-Etawah project
Raxaul-Birganj section
Gandhidham-Bhuj section
During 2001-02, Railways plan to complete the gauge conversion of the following sections:
Laxmanthirtha bridge
Dhrangadara- Kuda
Doubling of lines
During the current year, about 200 km of doubling would be completed, while in the next financial year a target of 300 km has been proposed. The following new doubling works are being included in the budget:.
i. Ernakulam-Mulanturutti section on Ernakulam-Kottayam-Kayankulam line
ii. Bandel-Jirat section on Bandel-Katwa line.
iii. Baruipur to Magraghat
iv. Harishchandrapur-Kumarganj section on Malda-Kumedpur line
v. Gooty-Renigunta section-Doubling of remaining single line sections
The Railways has decided to extend the following works as part of some of the on-going projects:
i. Extension of Sultanganj-Deogarh new line project with a new link from Banka to Barahat .
ii. Extension of BDR gauge conversion project by a new link from Bowai-Chandi to Khana to connect

Midnapur, Bankura and Purulia.
iii. Extension of Mansi-Saharsa Gauge Conversion project upto Dauram-Madhepur
iv. Gauge conversion from Krishnanagar-Shantipur as an extension to the sanctioned doubling from Kalinarayanpur to Krishnanagar
v. Extension of Fatua-Islampur-Dhaniawan-Biharsharif new railway line project to Barbhigha.
vi. Extension of sanctioned doubling project from Kalinarayanpur to Krishnanagar by providing a new link from Krishnanagar to Charatala on the Krishnagar-Karimpur.
vii. Extension to Rajkot -Veraval GC project by taking up gauge conversion from Wansjalia to Jetalsar.
viii. Extension of Eklakhi-Balurghat project by a new link from Gazol to Itahar as Phase-I of Gazol-Raiganj.
ix. Extension of Rewari-Sadulpur gauge conversion project to Hissar.
x. Extension of Kanpur-Mathura-Kasganj-Bareilly gauge conversion project to Lalkuan.
xi. Extension of Lumding-Badarpur-Silchar gauge conversion project from Badarpur to Baraigram.
xii. Extension of sanctioned GC from Ajmer-Chhitaurgarh-Udaipur project to Umra.
xiii. New line from Banka-Bhitiah Road as extension to Sultanganj-Deogarh new line project
Restoration work
Considering the long standing demand of the people of Murshidabad and the need for development in this area, the Railways will undertake the restoration work of Nasipur (Azimganj) - Jiaganj Railway line will be taken up during the year 2001-2002.
Separately a survey work for construction of a bridge over Bhagirathi to connect these two will also be undertaken.
Restoration of Teesta Valley narrow gauge line from Sevok to Gillikhola has been a long standing demand of the people of Sikkim and North Bengal, which will be undertaken in 2001-2002.
Another significant rail link that will be restored is Mogra-Tarakeshwar line. This also has been a long standing demand of the people
.The New Moinaguri-Jogighopa line will be routed through Changrabandha to facilitate better communication links with neighbouring states in the north-eastern region.
New Line Surveys
i. Bhagirathi Bridge to connect Nasipur and Jiaganj Railway line
ii. Donakonda to Vedareva
iii. Mysore to Mangalore via Madikere
iv. Latur Road to Mudkhed
v. Ferozpur Cantt. to Taran Taran
vi. Halem to Itanagar
vii. Kharghoda to Santalpur
viii. Bulb line at Shoranur
ix. Rotegaon to Punthamba
x. Sahnewal to Ladowal
xi. Madurai to Tuticorin
xii. Vaikam to Vaikam Road
xiii. Kumbhakonam to Namakal via Jayakondam, Ariyadur, Perambdur and Thuraiyur
xiv. Shahganj to Amethi via Sultanpur
xv. Kazipet to Nalgonda
xvi. Jiribam-Imphal
xvii. Jhajha to Giridih via Sonuchakai
xviii. Updating survey for Ernakulam-Punalur-Trivandrum
xix. Jaypore-Malkangiri
xx. Howrah-Sealdah 3rd line between Belangar-Bally and additional loop at Dumdum, Baranagar and Bally
xxi. Budge Budge to Uluberia including a rail cum road bridge.
xxii. 2nd coaching terminal at Trivandrum
xxiii. Byepass at Bandel and Naihati
xxiv. Ranjitpura to Yeshwantnagar
xxv. Development of infrastructure in Kakinada area
xxvi. Thanjavur to Chennai Egmore via Adiyalur
Gauge conversion surveys
i. Virudnagar to Manamadurai
Doubling Surveys
i. Ujjain to Indore
ii. Patratu Chandil via Barkhakana
iii. Gooty-Renugunta section of remaining single line section
Railway electrification
In the current year, electrification of 425 route kilometres is envisaged and the following sections are planned to be completed before March 2001:
Sirhind- Nangaldam-Una
Some of the important routes to be completed in the next year are:-
East Coast line from Visakhapatnam to Kharagpur. With this, the entire Calcutta-Chennai route will stand electrified.
Main line of Eastern Railway, (Sitarampur-Mughalsarai) providing alternative electrified route on Asansol-Mughalsarai section.
Udhna-Jalgaon section linking two important electrified main trunk routes of Delhi-Mumbai via. Western and Central Railways will be electrified.
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What are the Govt (CSTC) Buses from Sealdah Station to different locations of Kolkata City?

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Jan 14 2016 (6:50PM)
Blog Post# 1710937-0     
Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~   Added by: Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~  Jan 17 2016 (5:14PM)
List of CSTC (Calcutta State Transport Corporation) Buses from Sealdah Railway Station Area to various locations of Kolkata (Calcutta) City:-
11, 14, 14A, 3, 33, 3A/1, 3A/2, 7D, AC-15, AC-17, AC-44, AC-49A, M-14, M-7D, MIDI-1, MIDI-2, S-12E, S-13, S-16, S-2B, S-39A, S-3A, S-3B, S-44 and S-45
#CSTCandIR - Data seen from Route Finder Page of CSTC Website
Original Image Source Link
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