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HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)
হাওড়া জংশন     हावड़ा जंक्शन

Track: Triple Electric-Line

Lower Foreshore road, Ph no: 033-26411326, Howrah 711101
State: West Bengal

Elevation: 10 m above sea level
Zone: ER/Eastern   Division: Howrah
Type of Station: Terminus
Number of Platforms: 23
Number of Halting Trains: 22
Number of Originating Trains: 125
Number of Terminating Trains: 124
Rating: 4.4/5 (1011 votes)
cleanliness - good (133)
porters/escalators - good (128)
food - excellent (128)
transportation - excellent (128)
lodging - good (122)
railfanning - excellent (124)
sightseeing - excellent (122)
safety - good (126)

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★★★  General Travel
Yesterday (11:01)   22887/Howrah - Yesvantpur HumSafar Express | TEL/Tenali Junction (5 PFs) | LGD/WAP-4/22214

ధూమ శకటం~   199 blog posts   3 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 2214741            Tags   Past Edits
22214 Mid mounted beauty towing Humsafar cautiously skips tenali at 75kmph

9 posts - Yesterday

Yesterday (13:22)
12165 Ratnagiri Superfast Express~   1709 blog posts   10 correct pred (52% accurate)
Re# 2214741-11            Tags   Past Edits
ha but ab waha nhi hai

Yesterday (14:06)
Divyanshu Gupta^~   32290 blog posts   23259 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2214741-12            Tags   Past Edits
Rake chle gae the vapas

Yesterday (18:15)
12165 Ratnagiri Superfast Express~   1709 blog posts   10 correct pred (52% accurate)
Re# 2214741-13            Tags   Past Edits
Kaha chale Gaye rakes ??

Today (00:54)
Divyanshu Gupta^~   32290 blog posts   23259 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 2214741-14            Tags   Past Edits
Pata nhi but rakes abhi vha nhi h

Today (03:50)
snkt17~   492 blog posts
Re# 2214741-15            Tags   Past Edits
Yaa fir bbs-kjm humsafar bhi ho skta hai
26 votes
Mar 27 2017 (11:34)   HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)

I AM A IR FAN~   80 blog posts
Entry# 2212291            Tags   Past Edits
In the recent months many trains all over india are getting LHBfied. What do you think which will be the first non premier LHB train reaching NJP from Kolkata ??????
12343/44 Darjeeling mail54%14
12345/46 Saraighat exp15%4
12377/78 Padatik exp8%2
13147/48 Uttar Banga exp4%1
13149/50 Kanchan Kanya exp0%0
13141/42 Teesta Torsa exp0%0
12363/64 Kolkata Haldibari Intercity exp0%0
15657/57 Kanchanjungha exp0%0
15959/60 Kamrup exp8%2
15721/22 Paharia exp4%1
15643/44 Kamakhya Puri exp0%0
12507/08 Guwahati Tiruvananthapuram exp0%0
12509/10 Guwahati Bangalore exp0%0
12513/14 Guwahati Secundrabad exp0%0
12515/16 Guwahati tiruvananthapuram exp0%0
22501/02 New Tinsukia Yasvantpur exp4%1
22511/12 Karmabhoomi exp0%0
12525/26 Kolkata Dibrugarh exp4%1

Mar 27 2017 (15:04)
Here comes another railfan~   73 blog posts   3 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 2212291-3            Tags   Past Edits
First LHB should be given to the oldest chap of this route....DM

Mar 27 2017 (15:33)
12565 डॅान संपर्क क्रांति सुपरफास्ट १२५६६~   1848 blog posts   507 correct pred (62% accurate)
Re# 2212291-4            Tags   Past Edits
दार्जिलिंग मेल 😘

Mar 28 2017 (09:42)
🇮🇳 🅿️🌱🅰🎋🅰💲♓*^~   7878 blog posts   1221 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 2212291-5            Tags   Past Edits
New LHB Rake spotted at MYM.

Mar 28 2017 (10:30)
Here comes another railfan~   73 blog posts   3 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 2212291-6            Tags   Past Edits
Probably 12353/54 and 13025/26 will be given LHB this time....
★★  Poll
181 votes
Jun 25 2016 (17:04)   12021/Howrah - Barbil Jan Shatabdi Express | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)

Electric Loco Shed Soon at BSP~   983 blog posts   981 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1906864            Tags   Past Edits
i know every janshatabadi expess is best for it's particular route so tell me in which of the following janshatabadi you loves to travel?
12021 HWH - BBN SE3%5
12023 HWH - PNBE ECR7%12
12055 NDLS - DDN NR3%5
12051 DR - MAO. CR27%48
12053 HW - ASR. NR1%2
12057 NDLS - UHL. NR3%6
12059 KOTA- NZM. WCR5%9
12061 HBJ - JBP. WCR13%23
12063 UHL - HW. NR0%0
12065 ALL - NZM. NWR1%2
12067 GHY - JTTN. NFR2%3
12069 RIG - G. SECR5%9
12071 DR - J. CR1%1
12073 HWH - BBS. ECOR4%7
12075 CLT- TVC. SR3%5
12077 MAS - BZA. SR7%12
12079 SBC - UBL. SWR9%16
12083 MV - CBE. SR2%4
12081 CAN - TVC SR2%4
12365 PNBE - RNC. ECR4%8

3 posts - Jun 2016

15 posts - Jul 2016

19 posts - Tue Oct 25, 2016

Oct 25 2016 (10:27)
Pramodbhandari96~   325 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1906864-38            Tags   Past Edits
Indian Railway ka Western Railway ?
Jo ki Ratlam Division ke Sath Bhed- Bhav karta hai ?

Oct 25 2016 (10:30)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
Re# 1906864-39            Tags   Past Edits
Yes bro! you have very rightly pointed out about the Kota JS! and thanks for the same!!
I just gave clarification to the superlative statements appearing about RIG JS which may appear a bit exaggerated.
My Post was just a highlight of special significance/sentiments, of RIG JS for CG people.
After all knowing the sentiments/ thoughts/ experience of esteemed IRI members, the
Railway enthusiasts from every nook and corner of India along with the IR news/ information is the USP of IRI, which makes it different from plain IR news reading in news papers/ other sources. We should not hesitate to speak our minds and enrich our IRI brethren. Even if any slip-of-tongue occurs, it should not be an issue amongst us. Blogging in such a free and entertaining environment is always a combo of enrichment+pleasure.

Oct 25 2016 (11:56)
Electric Loco Shed Soon at BSP~   983 blog posts   981 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 1906864-40            Tags   Past Edits
Sabhi apni jagah thik h sir request to all maintain dignity of iri forum thanks

Mar 28 2017 (20:51)
12051 Janshatabdi Express~   1863 blog posts   196 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1906864-41            Tags   Past Edits
Now onboard 12052.

Mar 28 2017 (20:56)
12051 Janshatabdi Express~   1863 blog posts   196 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1906864-42            Tags   Past Edits
12052 MAO-DR jansshtabdi
Today's readings between Kankavali-Ratnagiri
★  General Travel
Mar 19 2017 (18:38)   12303/Poorva Express (via Patna) (PT) | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)

Suvodeep Kânjílál   40 blog posts
Entry# 2203093            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
Saraighat also Gets TB Like this.
Update as #TB

Mar 19 2017 (18:40)
Pran Pratim Ghosh   20310 blog posts   94961 correct pred (75% accurate)
Re# 2203093-1            Tags   Past Edits
get 100 ratings & update yourself :)
Rail Fanning
Yesterday (23:10)   12021/Howrah - Barbil Jan Shatabdi Express | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)

छोटा आदमी~   7159 blog posts   100348 correct pred (90% accurate)
Entry# 2215529            Tags   Past Edits
Train board pic for 12021 Howrah Barbil Jan Shatabdi
★★★  Rail Fanning
Sep 11 2015 (14:29)   53339/Dhanbad - Chandrapura Passenger (UnReserved) | SJA/Sijua (2 PFs)

Guest: 7ff8950b   show all posts
Entry# 1587845            Tags   Past Edits
Sijua on the DHN-KTH-CRP sub-section on the CIC line is a great place for railfanning. Trains here travel at a very low MPS, due to underground fire. This section was founded during colonial times in 1880, and in that way it precedes the Grand Chord, which was built in 1903.
At 1880 the Dhanbad-Jharia & the DHN-KTH-PLJE section was built and the tracks were laid down for the purpose of loading coal.Jharia and Katras in those days were tiny kingdoms, while Dhanbad was a small village. The coal in Jharia and Katras were the very best in the country, and as such the British made a deal with the local rulers to
construct a railway line to Jharia & Katras. Sitting prettily in between Katras & Jharia, this small village Dhanbad was chosen as the terminus for this two lines. However there was a requirement for the construction of a Loco Tank for watering the engines, as well a loco shed for maintainance of the locos. The nearest loco shed, the then 'East Indian Railways' largest was at Sitarampur with which Dhanbad had no rail link. This was because the Damodar was then the 'Sorrow of Bengal'. Every year it flooded and caused the deaths of thousands. Even the british had tried for several years to built a bridge, but the monsoon flooding would undo every progess they made. And as such there were rail lines which terminated at Barakar. But with the discovery of rich coal areas,the british wanted them to be directly connected with the industrial heartlands of Calcutta.
This is how a small unknown village, by virtue of it's sheer luck happened to become a not only a railway terminus, but also housed 'EIR's' largest loco tank as well as largest loco shed!
After the completion of this route, the british suddenly realised that if they they laid a railway tracks from Howrah to Gaya to 'Moghulsarai' (The British name for now Mughalsarai), they happened to reduce the distance from Calcutta to Delhi even further. The Brits toiled for years and bridges were laid across the Damodar, the Phalgow and the '5km streching' Sone!
Tunnels were laid across the Gurpa & Gajhandi forrests, and curves bulit to counter the steep gradient change as the Chotanagpur Plateau receded. Finally with much fanfare Lord Minto innargurated the Grand Chord in 1906,at Gajhandi. Meanwhile the British had extended the DHN-PLJE all the way to Madhya Pradesh, and named it as the CIC section.
With the completion of the Grand Chord however, Dhanbad was connected to Calcutta as well and Delhi directly and as such, in a small space of time became a important junction on the Grand Chord. It became the center of Coal-Loading and passenger travel, as both Jharia and Katras lost their past influences, somewhat.
Within a space of 100 years a small unknown village has become a thriving industrial city! And all this started because of this two railway lines!
It is sad that both these railway lines hav had to become victims of Underground Fires, caused by pure negligence!
While the Dhanbad-Jharia line is already history, the DHN-PLJE section is counting it's last breaths! Alternate routes are being planned, and soon this line will fade into Oblivion.....................................
Coming back to the present. It was a hot sunny afternoon and myself and my friend found ourselves at Sijua station waiting to catch the Jhargram-Dhanbad MEMU to Dhanbad.
While standing the overhead bridges, we spotted three trains in the space of 1 hours. We spotted two WAM-4s, 2 WAG-9s, a WAG-7, and the MEMU itself!
However as a tribute to the WAM-4, the 'Rahul Dravid of Indian Railways', for it's selfless 40 years of service, we clicked the pictures of the two WAM-4s only!
Picture 1-5 shows MGS WAM-4 bring in the DHN-CRP passenger.
Picture 6 shows TATA WAM-4 speed by with the marathon runner ALLP-DHN Express.
Hope you enjoyed this railfanning report, I added a touch of the history of the CIC section as well!

3 posts - Fri Sep 11, 2015

7 posts - Sat Sep 12, 2015

Sep 12 2015 (12:21)
Guest: 7fcd9a1f   show all posts
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Yes the Dhanbad Jharia rail line had to be scarpped in 2002

Sep 12 2015 (12:22)
Guest: 7fcd9a1f   show all posts
Re# 1587845-12            Tags   Past Edits
How can tiny tit bits of rain extinguish a massive underground inferno, my friend?

Sep 12 2015 (12:25)
brandonbuffard^~   11184 blog posts   6076 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1587845-13            Tags   Past Edits
I mean during monsoon times

Sep 12 2015 (13:07)
Guest: 7fcd992c   show all posts
Re# 1587845-14            Tags   Past Edits
No even monsoon rains are not enough!

Sep 12 2015 (13:13)
sys tem~   8202 blog posts   75434 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1587845-15            Tags   Past Edits
Fire has been burning time immorial... I have seen it myself.... Have lived Chas, bokaro dhanbad jharia area... Train speed between bksc and gomoh is very slow
★  Rail Fanning
Mar 27 2017 (23:20)   12222/Howrah - Pune AC Duronto Express | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs) | HWH/WAP-4/22509

DURG NZM Humsafar soon~   201 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 2213078            Tags   Past Edits
Howrah - Bilaspur Journey compilation onboard 12222 Howrah - Pune Duronto Express with lots of xings, high speed runs and detailed coverage of HWH-TATA and CKP-ROU Saranda Forest sections :D Please watch and subscribe to my channel :D

2 posts - Mon Mar 27, 2017

Mar 27 2017 (23:59)
DURG NZM Humsafar soon~   201 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2213078-7            Tags   Past Edits
Can I have your name so that the credit can be duly given? Also if u liked it please subscribe to my channel :D

Mar 28 2017 (00:32)
Et WAP 4 with antyodaya~   395 blog posts
Re# 2213078-8            Tags   Past Edits
Yup. Sure.. I will like it.

Mar 28 2017 (00:35)
DURG NZM Humsafar soon~   201 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2213078-9            Tags   Past Edits
Do subscribe :D

Mar 28 2017 (14:37)
DURG NZM Humsafar soon~   201 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2213078-10            Tags   Past Edits
More views and subscriptions please :D

Yesterday (19:19)
DURG NZM Humsafar soon~   201 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2213078-11            Tags   Past Edits
Do have a look :D
★★  General Travel
Yesterday (15:07)   15272/Muzaffarpur - Howrah JanSadharan Express (UnReserved) | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs) | HWH/WAP-4/22531

JHA GAURAV~   55 blog posts   93 correct pred (86% accurate)
Entry# 2214973            Tags   Past Edits
15272 Muzaffarpur Howrah Jansadharan Express at Howrah
Captured while deborded from this train

Yesterday (15:21)
Indian Railways the life line of our Nation   13201 blog posts   137 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 2214973-1            Tags   Past Edits
Today sppoted this New India Insaurance in Ad in Vaishali Express

Yesterday (16:01)
©The Dark Lord™~   5849 blog posts
Re# 2214973-4            Tags   Past Edits
Isme se 12 UR coaches hata k 8 Sl or 4 AC coach laga ker frequency Daily ker deni chahiye. 24 Coach ki UR rake ki koi jarurat nahi hai.

Yesterday (16:14)
Indian Railways the life line of our Nation   13201 blog posts   137 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 2214973-5            Tags   Past Edits
Saaf saaf kaho ki Howrah special ko regualar kar dena chaahiye😂😂😂

Yesterday (16:19)
Yuva Rahul^~   2697 blog posts   5294 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2214973-6            Tags   Past Edits
15272 full capacity se chalti hai 24 coach hone k baad bhi
15271 thoda khali Rehta hai
★★★  Greetings
Dec 26 2016 (21:37)   12860/Gitanjali Express (PT) | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs) | SRC/WAP-4/22898

HowrahJodhpur হাওড়াযোধপুর हावड़ाजोधपुर~   932 blog posts   59 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 2106065            Tags   Past Edits
A tribute to Gitanjali Express who turns 39 today. The SER Legend the speed king of SER. The queen of SER Is none other than the Gitanjali Express. Happy Happy birthday Gitanjali Express. Glorious Service of 39 years.

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1 posts - Tue Mar 28, 2017

Mar 28 2017 (16:06)
maheshbsharma~   287 blog posts   18362 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2106065-7            Tags   Past Edits
I dont think so, Gitanjali being introduced in the year 1977. AFAIk, it was came in 1990s..

Mar 28 2017 (18:32)
a2z~   400 blog posts
Re# 2106065-8            Tags   Past Edits
In may'78 I have travelled on this great train. It was bearing contemporary Mumbai-Raj Livery and had total 12 coaches including a Pantry car, all second class coaches, with large windows (without safety grills!) with cushioned berths. It was reaching its stops before time (upto 30/40 minutes) through out its route!!
I learnt thru my dad that it was Super Fast and newly introduced at that time.
Most probable date of inauguration should be 1st or 2nd Nov'1977.

Mar 28 2017 (19:07)
Foamer~   1480 blog posts
Re# 2106065-9            Tags   Past Edits
Nice experience! Another member too shared similar story of travelling in summer of 1978, with exact descriptions: /blog/post/1927381

Mar 28 2017 (22:46)
छोटा आदमी~   7159 blog posts   100348 correct pred (90% accurate)
Re# 2106065-10            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for a very useful post sir

Yesterday (13:48)
11neeraj96   68 blog posts   256 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 2106065-15            Tags   Past Edits
Inaugural run of Gitanjali Express was on Dec 27, 1977
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Mar 28 2017 (19:13)   12382/Poorva Express (via Gaya) (PT) | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)

Wbsk is now LHBfied~   132 blog posts
Entry# 2214074            Tags   Past Edits
Some clicks from my journey on the DELUXE EXPRESS.......
PIC 1 my S5 Coach
PIC 2 poorva exp standing at HOWRAH
PIC 3 dirty genaral coach
PIC 4 GZB P7 taking rest after finishing its
task with the PRIDE OF BENGAL

Mar 28 2017 (20:19)
AP™^~   1429 blog posts   365 correct pred (94% accurate)
Re# 2214074-1            Tags   Past Edits
Standing at PF No 14, right?

Mar 28 2017 (20:48)
Wbsk is now LHBfied~   132 blog posts
Re# 2214074-2            Tags   Past Edits
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