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Jun 01 2016 (19:53)
Ticket Booking/E-Ticketing

Entry# 1945     
Where are the satellite Booking/Reservation Offices in the Coimbatore area?

Info Update
Jun 01 2016 (19:45)
Blog Post# 1875415-0     
WAP7~   Added by: Viswanath*^~  Jun 01 2016 (19:53)
Booking / Reservation office @ Peelamedu, many might not be aware of the facility.
May 25 2016 (14:13)

Entry# 1944     
Charm Totally Vanished*^~
Unique station code matching full station name

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May 25 2016 (14:11)
Blog Post# 1863630-0     
Charm Totally Vanished*^~   Added by: Charm Totally Vanished*^~  May 25 2016 (14:13)
#stations having unique station code matching with full station name:-
There are 223 such railway stations having unique station code matching with full station name. The names are as under. Out of this list 213 station codes are original and remaining 10 had been renamed as per Railway's policy of unique railway codes for stations having four or less alphabets in station name. Please advise corrections/additions/deletions, if any.
S. No. CODE Station Name
1. ADRA Adra

2. AIT Ait
3. AJIT Ajit
4. AJNI Ajni
5. AKOT Akot
6. AKRA Akra
7. ALAI Alai
8. ALAL Alal (Old Code_ ALL)
9. ALAU Alau
10. ALER Aler
11. AMIN Amin
12. AMLA Amla
13. AMLI Amli
14. AMLO Amlo
15. AMOD Amod
16. ANAS Anas
17. ANTU Antu
18. APTA Apta
19. ARA Ara
20. ARAG Arag
21. ARVI Arvi
22. ASAN Asan
23. ASLU Aslu
24. ATA Ata
25. ATRU Atru
26. ATUL Atul
27. AUNG Aung
28. AUWA Auwa
29. BALE Bale
30. BANI Bani (Old Code_ VAI)
31. BANO Bano
32. BAR Bar
33. BARH Barh
34. BARI Bari
35. BEAS Beas
36. BELA Bela
37. BENL Benl
38. BERO Bero
39. BHUA Bhua
40. BHUJ Bhuj
41. BINA Bina
42. BIR Bir
43. BIRA Bira
44. BOKO Boko
45. CHAS Chas
46. DARA Dara
47. DET Det
48. DEWA Dewa
49. DING Ding
50. DIPA Dipa
51. DISA Disa
52. DIVA Diva
53. DODH Dodh
54. DUAN Duan
55. DURG Durg
56. DUSI Dusi
57. DW DW
58. EKMA EKMA(Old Code_ EM)
59. ETAH Etah
60. GAUR Gaur
61. GAYA Gaya
62. GEDE Gede
63. GHER Gher
64. GHUM Ghum
65. GILL Gill (Old code_GLL)
66. GOLE Gole
67. GOT Got
68. GUA Gua
69. GUMA Guma
70. GUNA Guna
71. HAPA Hapa
72. HAUR Haur
73. HER Her
74. HIND Hind
75. HOL Hol
76. IB Ib
77. IDAR Idar
78. IMLI Imli
79. ITKY Itky
80. JAIS Jais
81. JARI Jari
82. JEUR Jeur
83. JHAR Jhar
84. JHIR Jhir
85. JIND Jind
86. JITE Jite
87. KADI Kadi
88. KASU Kasu
89. KAVI Kavi
90. KHAR Khar
91. KHAT Khat
92. KHED Khed
93. KHOH Khoh
94. KIM Kim
95. KITA Kita
96. KIUL Kiul
97. KLNG Klng
98. KODI Kodi
99. KOKA Koka
100. KOLE Kole
101. KONA Kona
102. KORA Kora
103. KOTA Kota
104. KOTI Koti
105. KUHI Kuhi
106. KUP Kup
107. KURI Kuri
108. LAUL Laul
109. LEDO Ledo
110. LING Ling
111. LOHA Loha
112. LONI Loni
113. LUNI Luni
114. LUSA Lusa
115. MAEL Mael
116. MAHE Mahe
117. MAL Mal
118. MALA Mala
119. MANA Mana
120. MAU Mau
121. MAUR Maur
122. MHOW Mhow
123. MOGA Moga
124. MONE Mone
125. MOR Mor
126. MOTA Mota
127. MUPA Mupa
128. MURI Muri
129. NANA Nana
130. NERI Neri
131. NIDI Nidi
132. NILD Nild
133. NIRA Nira
134. NOLI Noli
135. NUA Nua
136. OD Od
137. ODHA Odha
138. ODUR Odur
139. OEL Oel
140. OHAN Ohan
141. OKHA Okha
142. ORAI Orai
143. ORDI Ordi
144. ORGA Orga
145. ORKI Orki
146. ORR Orr
147. PALI Pali
148. PATA PATA(Old Code_ PTX)
149. PAVI Pavi
150. PEN Pen
152. POHE Pohe
153. PORA Pora
154. PUDI Pudi
155. PUNE Pune
156. PURI Puri
157. RAHA Raha
158. RANI Rani
159. RAS Ras
160. RAU Rau
161. RAY Ray
162. RAYA Raya
163. REN Ren
164. REWA Rewa
165. RIGA Riga
166. ROH Roh
167. ROHA Roha
168. RORA Rora
169. RURA RURA(Old Code_ RRH)
170. SALI Sali
171. SANK Sank
172. SELU Selu
173. SHER Sher (Oldcode_ SH)
174. SIHO Siho
175. SIKA Sika
176. SINI Sini
177. SNND Snnd
178. SONI Soni
179. SORO Soro
180. SUI Sui
181. SUKU Suku
182. TADA Tada
183. TAKU Taku
184. TALA Tala
185. TALL Tall
186. TAPA Tapa
187. TATI Tati
188. TELI Teli
189. TELO Telo
190. TENI Teni
191. THAL Thal
192. THAM Tham
193. THAN Than
194. TIBI Tibi
195. TIHU Tihu
196. TIK Tik
197. TISI Tisi
198. TORI Tori
199. TULI Tuli
200. TUNG Tung
201. TUNI Tuni
202. TUWA Tuwa
203. TVD Tvd
204. Wrong update.Now deleted.
205. UGU Ugu
206. UGWE Ugwe
207. UMED Umed(Old Code_ UMD)
208. UMRA Umra
209. UMRI Umri
210. UNA Una (Gujarat)
211. UNDI Undi
212. UREN Uren
213. URGA Urga
214. URMA Urma
215. USRA Usra
216. VAPI Vapi
217. VASO Vaso
218. VEER Veer
219. VELI Veli
220. VINA Vina
221. WADI WADI(Old Code_ WD)
222. WAIR WAIR(Old Code_ WIR)
223. WANI Wani
224. WENA WENA(Old Code_ WEN)
May 15 2016 (12:10)

Entry# 1943     
How to register an existing PNR Entry for Trip?

General Travel
May 14 2016 (23:21)
Blog Post# 1847263-0     
عمران جاوید   Added by: moderator*^~  May 15 2016 (12:10)
how to add an existing pnr entry to trp???

May 15 2016 (12:05)
Blog Post# 1847263-3     
moderator*^~   Added by: moderator*^~  May 15 2016 (12:13)
Pl. just go to the Trips page, and register the PNR for the trip.

May 15 2016 (12:06)
Blog Post# 1847263-4     
عمران جاوید   Added by: moderator*^~  May 15 2016 (12:14)
will it not recognize as pnr registr already?

May 15 2016 (12:08)
Blog Post# 1847263-5     
moderator*^~   Added by: moderator*^~  May 15 2016 (12:14)
If the PNR Entry is already existing in the system, it will register that PNR for the Trip.
May 07 2016 (21:29)

Entry# 1942     
Resistor Harmonic Filter for 3-Phase Locomotives

May 07 2016 (17:12)
Blog Post# 1836793-1     
Guest: 7fc2c8a5   Added by: xxx  May 07 2016 (21:29)
This is Daulat Ram's Patented Product (patent No 197735 dt. 18.10.2000) and unique features of dissipating capability of 2168 kW power without being forced cooled . roof mounted construction saves space inside the locomotivves .very useful on high speed locomotives, long life
and maintenance free
DRI Part No : DRI/RMDBR/00
Braking Current : 850 AMPS
Resistance Value at 20 ° C : 0.472 Ω ± 5%
Melting Point : 1390 ° C
Job Size : 1335L X 900W X 650H
Link: click here
-------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- -------------------------------------------------- --
Resistor Harmonic Filter for 3-Phase Locomotives
Link: click here
(Images of both Harmonic Filters are attached)
May 06 2016 (11:11)

Entry# 1941     
Cooking by Induction Heating for Indian Railways

★★  General Travel
May 05 2016 (23:06)
Blog Post# 1834211-0     
Guest: 7fc2ce23   Added by: xxx  May 06 2016 (11:11)
Cooking by Induction Heating for Indian Railways
Journey by train is leisure time with nothing to do and a desire for munching all the time. This has called upon the need for mobile catering facility to supply hot and fresh food to the passenger. For this purpose, Indian Railway runs Pantry car in all important trains. There are two types of pantry cars
Rajdhani type Pantry cars: These pantry cars are attached to a complete vestibule type trains with EOG as a source of power. The pantry car is equipped with
electrical resistance heating appliances for cooking and preheating of food.
Conventional type : These pantry cars are standalone with LPG as cooking fuel. LPG cooking is economical as compared to electrical heating, but not considered due to safety issues involved in handling LPG. Electrical pantry car also not suited as the load is much more and very poor energy efficiency.
The resistance heating method of cooking has the following dis-advantages:-
Excessive heat loss in the ambiance, discomfort to the cooking staff and adding heat load to the air conditioning of pantry car.
Red hot coil can cause fire if there is any oil spillage over it.
Accurate heat control is not possible.
Induction Heating for cooking
Induction heating is the process of heating of an electrically conducting metallic body by electromagnetic induction at high frequency producing eddy current and metallic resistance leads to Joule Heating of the metal. The frequency of AC used depends on the object size, material type, coupling (between the work coil and the object to be heated) and the penetration depth. Induction heating was one of the most popular means for localized heating in industrial application such as induction furnace, induction heating for bearing fitment, induction brazing, induction sealing, etc., and now cooking is finding application large-scale application with affordable price and reliability. Following are the advantages
There is no red-hot coil, hence, absolutely safe from fire on oil spillage.
Direct heating of the container, hence, efficiency is as high as 90%.
Reduced heat radiation and thus it keeps comfort to the cooking staff.
Accurate heating control
Trial and Energy efficiency report
Western Railway has already provided 02 induction heaters for cooking in one Rajdhani pantry car no. 04804 and one induction heater for cooking range in pantry car no. 03804. Preliminary trial reports have indicated energy saving to the tune of 30%. Northern Railway has also provided Induction Heater based cooking range in one of the LHB Pantry Car. Its performance has been also been reported energy-efficient similar to to WR.
Cooking time also reduced
There is much reduction in the cooking time based on the time recorded for cooking of different items by team of WR. This is obvious also as now the heat is induced directly into utensil body instead through conduction or convection. Now the heat transfer is faster.
Utility of induction cooking in pantry cars is proved beyond doubt than what is holding in completing the work in all pantry cars working with Rajdhani class of trains? Trial work is completed by NR and WR and proven independently. There is every possibility of releasing electric power enough to power one extra coach. One of the constraint in power car capacity is its inability to power 24 coaches and now this modification will help at least in attaching one more coach.
Link of this Info: click here
May 03 2016 (12:29)

Entry# 1940     
Sourav Basak*^~
This is How Train Stoppages are Decided.

★★★  General Travel
Mar 10 2016 (09:45)
Blog Post# 1762409-0     
amit singh ™ ♥♪ ♫♥*^~   Added by: Sourav Basak*^~  May 03 2016 (12:29)
"This is how Train Stoppages are supposed to be decided"
Source: Factly.
============= ================== ================
Every year, the Ministry of Railways receives numerous requests from State Governments, Members of Parliament etc for addition of new stoppages to existing trains. But how does the Railways decide whether a new stop has to be provisioned? At least in theory, the Railways has a policy based on
which a decision on new stoppage is taken.
New Stoppage should recover cost
The Ministry of Railways came up with a new stoppage policy in 2005. This policy was built upon earlier such policies made in 1987,1991 and 1992. Based on the new policy, the following must be considered before any new stoppage is planned or an existing stoppage is to be withdrawn for mail, express and superfast trains.
Cost of Stoppage: The current cost of a stoppage ranges from Rs 12716 to Rs 24506 based on various factors. Any new stoppage should be able to recover such a cost.
A minimum of 40 or more sleeper class tickets per day per train for a distance of 500 km or its equivalent fare in case of other classes of travel, have to be sold to recover the cost.
No new stoppages are to be provided if the trains are passing at odd hours.
No additional stoppages to long distance trains in suburban sections.
No additional stoppages in sections with a capacity utilization of more than 90%.
The costs have to be calculated based on the existing fares for various classes.
Other Criteria to be considered
In addition to the above, the following criteria should be also considered before deciding on any new stoppage or withdrawal of an existing stoppage.
Total sale of tickets at the station for both UP & DOWN direction for all the trains already stopping at the station, distance wise, class-wise & cost-wise
Trains already stopping, availability of alternative services, convenience & occupancy of the existing services
Effect on line capacity of the section and punctuality of trains
Population & significance of towns/cities & new developments taking place
Nature of the train & occupancy of the train for which stoppage is demanded
Operational constraints etc.
Pattern of traffic at the station
Passing time of the train at the station.
New stoppage to be approved along with withdrawal of an existing stoppage
The Railways in 2006 realized that there is going to be no end to the demand for additional stoppages for express and superfast trains. It also realized that extra stoppages will have adverse impact on the operational utilization and line capacity. Hence it proposed that all Zones proposing new stops should also propose an existing stop for withdrawal where the patronization of the train is least.
Apr 29 2016 (19:49)
Fares/Concessions/Refund Rules

Entry# 1939     
Mohd Arif*^~
How to cancel PRS ticket online or on phone ?

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Apr 29 2016 (18:51)
Blog Post# 1825900-0     
Mohd Arif*^~   Added by: Mohd Arif*^~  Apr 29 2016 (19:49)
Now use your phone to cancel train tickets booked at counter
IR rule to cancel your PRS ticket on phone or online

Apr 29 2016 (19:50)
Blog Post# 1825900-1     
↪ abbas*^~   Added by: Mohd Arif*^~  Apr 29 2016 (19:53)
Great!!! checked Just Now. It's Live now.. We can cancel PRS Ticket Online now and get refund at PRS Counter.!!
Thanks Arif Bhai For let us Know about it.!
Here's a Brief!!
Ticket Cancellation Procedure¤
Enter PNR Number, Train number along with Captcha.
Select check box to confirm that rules and procedure are read.
After click on submit an OTP will be sent on mobile number given at the time of booking, enter the received OTP and click submit.
After the OTP is validated PNR details will be displayed on the screen.
After verifying the details Click on ‘Cancel Ticket’ for full cancellation. Refund amount due will be displayed on the screen.
An SMS will be sent with PNR and refund details. Sample format: “Your PNR xxxxxxxxxx has been cancelled. Collect refund amt xxxxx from journey commencing station or nearby satellite PRS locations. Ref. Terms & conditions”
Refund of fare amount shall be collected only at the journey commencing station or nearby satellite PRS locations
During first two hours of the opening of PRS counters on the next day for the tickets for the trains whose scheduled departure as under:- time is (i) between 1801 hours and 0600 hours.
Upto 4 hours after the scheduled departure of the train during the working hours of PRS counters/current counters/special counters where cancellation is permitted round the clock on the tickets for the trains whose scheduled departure time is (i) between 0601 hours and 1800 hours.
¤System Ticket Cancellation Rules¤
Cancellation of tickets and refund of fare may be permitted only on fully confirmed PRS counter tickets.
This may be applicable only in case valid mobile number has been given at the time of booking.
Online cancellation may be permitted on the tickets for the trains whose scheduled departure time is (i) between 1801 hours and 0600 hours (not in advance) and (ii) between 0601 hours to 1800 hours (same day not in advance).
Online cancellation shall be permitted only upto 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train.
Refund of fare amount shall be collected only at the journey commencing station or nearby satellite PRS locations
During first two hours of the opening of PRS counters on the next day for the tickets for the trains whose scheduled departure as under:- time is (i) between 1801 hours and 0600 hours.
Upto 4 hours after the scheduled departure of the train during the working hours of PRS counters/current counters/special counters where cancellation is permitted round the clock on the tickets for the trains whose scheduled departure time is (i) between 0601 hours and 1800 hours.
Passenger details (Viz.name, age, gender, booking status, current status) and journey details will be displayed on the website.
Once the passenger confirms full cancellation of PNR will be done and PNR will be marked as Cancelled but not refunded in the system. Seat/berth will be released. Refund amount due will also be displayed to the passenger on website
All the privilege/duty pass/PTOs/complimentary pass tickets may be allowed to be cancelled through website. In the case of pass zero refund is permissible however, for validity of the pass for fresh booking the passenger shall approach the counter to get the pass re-validated by marking the same cancelled against the earlier booked tickets as per prescribed rule.
PTO’s tickets are issued on 1/3rd of the total basic fares and normal cancellation charge is applicable in these tickets also. Therefore in many cases ticket value on PTOs is less than the cancellation charges therefore passengers may or may not cancel the tickets therefore cancellation across IRCTC website may be allowed in the case of PTOs also.
Apr 28 2016 (14:23)

Entry# 1937     
What is Rheostatic braking of Conventional Locomotives of IR

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Apr 28 2016 (12:12)
Blog Post# 1823857-0     
Guest: 7fc2c830   Added by: xxx  Apr 28 2016 (14:23)
What is " Rheostatic braking" of Conventional Locomotives of IR ?
Ans: A system of dynamic braking in which direct-current drive motors are used as generators and convert the kinetic energy of the motor rotor and connected load to electrical energy, which in turn is dissipated as heat in a braking rheostat connected to the armature.
In other words a method of
electric braking in which an electric motor operates as a generator. The kinetic energy of the motor rotor and connected load is dissipated in a starting rheostat or a special braking rheostat, and a braking torque is produced on the shaft of the machine. Rheostatic braking is usually used for the light braking or complete stoppage of a transport vehicle or moving mechanical system of comparatively small mass, where the amount of energy released in the braking is comparatively small.
Link of Info: click here
Attached Image Link: click here
Pic Credits: Sam
Apr 26 2016 (23:52)

Entry# 1936     
Microcontroller Based Current Detection In Ac Locomotives WAP-4 & WAG-7

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Apr 26 2016 (21:37)
Blog Post# 1821661-0     
Guest: 7fc2cad4   Added by: xxx  Apr 26 2016 (23:52)
====== Microcontroller Based Current Detection In Ac Locomotives WAP-4 & WAG-7 =========
This BLOG Deals with the Following Article:
Microcontroller Based Current Detection In Ac Locomotives(Here AC Locomotives means ONLY WAP-4 & WAG-7)
This is a "RESEARCH DOCUMENT" written by two Respected Madams
SmrithiRadhakrishnan: PG Scholar, ME Power Systems Engineering, Sri Ramakrishna Institute of Technology, Coimbatore
2 S.Sangeetha : Assistant Professor, EEE Department,Sri RamakrishnaInstitute of Technology, Coimbatore
This Document deals with Entire Architecture of WAP-4 & WAG-7, Main Problems of WAP-4 & WAG-7 with their Solution Too.
Download Link of this Research Document: click here
(The Document is also Attached with this BLOG)
A very Effective Document regarding Modernisation of WAP-4 & WAG-7 Locomotives UNDOUBTEDLY.
Attached Image:
WAG7-JHS-28722 --- Sleeping beauty !!! This Jhansi based G7 was spotted by Sam inside NewDelhi Loco trip shed while it was taking a nap on 5th March 2015.
Link: click here
Courtesy: Sam
Link: click here
Courtesy: Roy
Apr 25 2016 (22:45)

Entry# 1935     
Schunk ----- WBL Series of Pantographs of Locomotives

★  Rail Fanning
Apr 25 2016 (22:27)
Blog Post# 1820226-0     
Guest: 7fc2cd66   Added by: xxx  Apr 25 2016 (22:45)
============= WBL-85 HIGH SPEED PANTOGRAPH ON HWH WAP-4 ===========
(See the Attached Image)
Image Link: click here
1st One is the Edited Picture
One is the Original Picture
Please note that this WAP-4 has roof mounted Dynamic Brake Resistors.
For details about roof mounted Dynamic Brake Resistors please refer : /faq/post/1129
================================================== ================================================== =====
The WBL Series of Pantographs are known as "Schunk".
For more details about "Schunk" please refer: click here
(The PDF Document is attached with this BLOG For Reference)
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