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GAYA/Gaya Junction (9 PFs)
گیا جنکشن     गया जंक्शन

Track: Double Electrified BG
Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 9
Number of Halting Trains: 98
Number of Originating Trains: 31
Number of Terminating Trains: 31

Railway Station Rd, Jagdeo Nagar, Gol Bagicha, Gaya, Bihar 823002 , 0631-2220283, Bihar

Elevation: 115 m above sea level
Zone: ECR/East Central   Division: Mughal Sarai
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Feb 04 2016 (10:24PM)   12818/Jharkhand Swarna Jayanti Express (via Bokaro) | GAYA/Gaya Junction (9 PFs) | MGS/WAP-4        

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Loco Tag: MGS/WAP-4 added by ⤵✈ महाबोधि सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस ✈⤴/1095897
JSJ @ GAYA JN
dedicated to maah JSJ FAN
loco link was MGS P4 {forgot the loco no he he}

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sir all coz of Political Leaders
nw they R demanding for poorva's halt at ssm

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I feel that Sasaram Jn deserves to be a commercial stoppage for Poorva Express via Gaya for SSM passengers bound to Calcutta. IR should remove Rafiganj, Bhabua Road and AN Road stoppages that make Poorva as a Grand Chord IC Exp. The Dehri, Koderma and Parasnath stoppages are also acceptable :)
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Feb 10 2016 (9:45AM)   दीक्षाभूमीही एक्स्प्रेस रेल्वेगाडी लातूरमार्गे सोडल्यास प्रवाशांची सोय होणार        

Niraj Sharma   19 news posts
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Feb 10 2016 (9:45AM)
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Feb 10 2016 (9:45AM)
Train Tag: Deekshabhoomi Express/11046 added by Niraj Sharma/741447
दीक्षाभूमीही एक्स्प्रेस रेल्वेगाडी लातूरमार्गे सोडल्यास प्रवाशांची सोय होणार असून त्यामुळे महाराष्ट्र, तेलंगणा, मध्य प्रदेश, उत्तर प्रदेश आणि बिहार या पाच राज्यांची कनेक्टिव्हिटी वाढणार आहे. तशी मागणी मराठवाडा रेल्वे प्रवासी संघटनेने रेल्वेमंत्री सुरेश प्रभू यांच्याकडे केली आहे.
रेल्वे विभागाने लातूरहून पुणे-हैदराबाद बिदर-मुंबई या रेल्वेव्यतिरिक्त इतर राज्यांना जोडणारी कोणतीही रेल्वे आजपर्यंत सुरू केली नाही. गतवर्षी तर लातूरकरांच्या मागणीची रेल्वेमंत्र्यांनी दखलही घेतली नव्हती. रेल्वे मंत्रालयाला नवीन रेल्वे सुरू करणे शक्य नसले तरी काही रेल्वेचे मार्ग बदलल्यास प्रवाशांची सोय होऊ शकते.
दीक्षाभूमी एक्स्प्रेस (११०४५) ही रेल्वे कोल्हापूर ते धनबाद (बिहार) धावते. सध्या ती कोल्हापूर-पुणे-अहमदनगर-मनमाड-नांदेड-नागपूरमार्गे धनबादला
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जाते. ही रेल्वे कोल्हापूर-लातूर-नांदेड-नागपूरमार्गे धनबादला गेल्यास ४०० कि. मी. अंतरात बचत होणार असून सांगली, सोलापूर, उस्मानाबाद, लातूर, बीड आदी जिल्ह्यांतील प्रवाशांची सोय होणार आहे. दीक्षाभूमी एक्स्प्रेसच्या मार्गावर नागपूर, जबलपूर, अलाहाबाद, वाराणसी, गया आणि कोळशाच्या खाणी असलेले शेवटचे ठिकाण धनबाद आहे. उत्तर प्रदेश, बिहार राज्यातील अनेक जण मराठवाड्यात व्यवसायासाठी कामधंद्यासाठी आले आहेत. तसेच या भागातील हिंदू धर्मीयांना काशी-वाराणसी येथे जाण्यासाठी तसेच बौद्ध धर्मीय अनुयायांना बुद्धगयाला जाण्यासाठी सोय होणार आहे.
खासदारांनाहीसाकडे
रेल्वेप्रवासी संघटनेने रेल्वेमंत्री सुरेश प्रभू यांच्याकडे दीक्षाभूमी एक्स्प्रेस कोल्हापूर-लातूर-नांदेड-नागपूर-धनबाद मार्गे सोडण्याची मागणी केली आहे. पाठपुरावा करण्यासाठी खासदार डॉ. सुनील गायकवाड, खासदार प्रा. रवी गायकवाड, खासदार प्रीतम खाडे-मुंडे खासदार अॅड. शरद बनसोडे यांनाही साकडे घालण्यात आले आहे.
संघटनेचा पाठपुरावा
दीक्षाभूमीएक्स्प्रेस लातूरमार्गे सुटण्यासाठी मराठवाडा रेल्वे प्रवासी संघटनेचे अध्यक्ष अॅड. उदय गवारे (लातूर), प्रा. अमोल दीक्षित (उस्मानाबाद), चंद्रकांत देशमुख (सांगोला), गफार सय्यद (अंबाजोगाई), संजय मिरकले (चाकूर), किरण खपले (तुळजापूर), सुरेंद्र पाठक (नांदेड), प्रा. एन. व्ही. सिंगापुरे (परभणी) आदींनी हा पाठपुरावा सुरू केला.
दीक्षाभूमी एक्स्प्रेस लातूरमार्गे सोडल्यास पाच राज्यांना जोडणार

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®Meenakshy Express®   61 blog posts  
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Feb 12 2016 (10:04PM)
Station Tag: Nagpur Junction/NGP added by ®Meenakshy Express®/873766

Feb 12 2016 (10:04PM)
Station Tag: Hingoli Deccan/HNL added by ®Meenakshy Express®/873766

Feb 12 2016 (10:04PM)
Station Tag: Akola Junction/AK added by ®Meenakshy Express®/873766

Feb 12 2016 (10:04PM)
Station Tag: Latur/LUR added by ®Meenakshy Express®/873766

Feb 12 2016 (10:04PM)
Train Tag: CSMT Kolhapur-Nagpur Express (Via Latur, Hingoli)/11404 added by ®Meenakshy Express®/873766

Feb 12 2016 (10:04PM)
Train Tag: Deekshabhoomi Express/11045 added by ®Meenakshy Express®/873766
CR should be run a new train
KOLHAPUR-DHANBAD S.F.EXP (via,MIRAJ-LATUR-PURNA-AKOLA-NGP)
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Feb 04 2016 (8:17PM)   DTO/DaltonGanj (3 PFs)        

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शेरघाटी-डालटनगंज रेल लाइन पर काम जल्द.
सांसद श्री राम ने कहा कि शीघ्र ही शेरघाटी- रफीगंज-डालटनगंज रेल लाइन पर काम शुरू होगा. इसकी स्वीकृति मिल गयी है. 1400 करोड़ रुपये की लागत से बनने वाले इस बहु प्रतिक्षित रेल पथ का निर्माण किया जाना है

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Mahaparinirwan Express bimonthly Buddist Tourist   844 blog posts   7453 correct pred (71% accurate)  
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Feb 05 2016 (12:58PM)
Station Tag: Gaya Junction/GAYA added by Mahaparinirwan Express bimonthly Buddist Tourist/182720
Gaya- Daltonganj
Gaya-Chatra
new Lines both are mentioned for proposal in that rail budget.

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Feb 05 2016 (12:59PM)        

Mahaparinirwan Express bimonthly Buddist Tourist   844 blog posts   7453 correct pred (71% accurate)  
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Feb 05 2016 (1:00PM)
Station Tag: Jhajha/JAJ added by Mahaparinirwan Express bimonthly Buddist Tourist/182720

Feb 05 2016 (1:00PM)
Station Tag: Nawadah/NWD added by Mahaparinirwan Express bimonthly Buddist Tourist/182720
Jhajha-Khera-Nawada is also written

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not having any information regarding other... but gaya-daltonganj got the approval.
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Feb 09 2016 (6:09PM)   12397/Mahabodhi SF Express (PT) | GAYA/Gaya Junction (9 PFs)        

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Feb 09 2016 (6:13PM)
Plz try to watch at high quality mode
The last coaches(10 in number) are of spare rake standing just beside of mb
Enjoy
MB new rake 2016...(some coaches are new and other are maintained). Plz try to watch at high quality mode. The last coaches(10 in number) are of spare rake standing just beside of mb. Enjoy.

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Got info these are The coaches that Got replaced by new Ones
Many are in Yard too
I asked A Staff who was checking coupler @gaya jn yestrdy...
Abt its 130 upgradation
he told
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me ""Sir iski jaankari bade Saab ko hogi""
then i asked abt Spare coaches at outer nd @yard
then he given Proper ansr...
"wo Saare hataye gaye coaches hai
Naye coaches allot hone ke karan"

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loved the Acceleration
@West Cabin goods Yard
it accelerate like Hell.
Aftr crossing New Delha Flyover

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good new news
Piyush sir apke msg ka hi wait tha....good news.
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Feb 09 2016 (7:13PM)   12397/Mahabodhi SF Express (PT) | GAYA/Gaya Junction (9 PFs) | CNB/WAP-4/22224        

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Feb 09 2016 (7:15PM)
~>Crs Approval awaited<~

Feb 09 2016 (7:13PM)
Loco Tag: CNB/WAP-4/22224 added by ⤵✈ महाबोधि सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस ✈⤴/1095897

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Loco Tag: CNB/WAP-4/22224 added by ⤵✈ महाबोधि सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस ✈⤴/1095897
Oh maah god
Was at gaya jn outer near west cabin
for mahabodhi
Nd there felt in Love
with its
Shining
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Bloody ReD POHED+ 2015 made coaches
Hats off to EcR nd LLH workshop
~>nd at last Enjoy Bursting Sound Of 2009 made Pohed Eog which got attached to mb this week
130 #Fit_mahabodhi<~
~>Crs Approval awaited<~
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Feb 07 2016 (9:57PM)   12379/Jallianwalabagh Express | GAYA/Gaya Junction (9 PFs)        

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Is it true that Gaya would be removed as a commercial halt from March onwards????

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सरस्वती पूजा   4941 blog posts   115 correct pred (71% accurate)  
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Not possible
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Feb 07 2016 (3:46PM)   12381/Poorva Express (via Gaya) (PT) | GAYA/Gaya Junction (9 PFs)        

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Race blog between E.R QUEEN 12381 POORVA EXPRESS &
E.C.R fav. 12397 MAHABODHI EXPRESS

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Last status
12381 arrived New Delhi @ 12:25 delayed by 4 hour 50 minutes.
12397 arrived New Delhi @ 12:00 delayed by 7 hours.
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Feb 06 2016 (4:16PM)   12397/Mahabodhi SF Express (PT) | GAYA/Gaya Junction (9 PFs)        

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Feb 06 2016 (4:19PM)
@drmald reply in on my ques over late running 12397
@drmald reply on my ques over late running 12397.

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as always

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ye to main hi bata deta :P
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Aug 04 2015 (1:36PM)   12988/Ajmer - Sealdah SuperFast Express (PT) | DHN/Dhanbad Junction (9 PFs) | HWH/WAP-7/30311        
 

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Aug 08 2015 (9:20PM)
Station Tag: Bokaro Steel City/BKSC added by Arnab/884604

Aug 08 2015 (9:20PM)
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Aug 08 2015 (9:20PM)
Station Tag: Ranchi Junction/RNC added by Arnab/884604

Aug 08 2015 (9:20PM)
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Aug 08 2015 (9:20PM)
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Aug 08 2015 (9:20PM)
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Aug 08 2015 (9:19PM)
Station Tag: Katrasgarh/KTH added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:27PM)
Station Tag: Baidyanathdham Deoghar/BDME added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:27PM)
Station Tag: Deoghar Junction/DGHR added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:27PM)
Station Tag: Jasidih Junction/JSME added by Arnab/884604

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Aug 04 2015 (2:27PM)
Station Tag: Varanasi Junction/BSB added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:27PM)
Station Tag: Lucknow Charbagh NR/LKO added by Arnab/884604

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Station Tag: Patna Junction/PNBE added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:27PM)
Station Tag: Patna Junction/PNBE added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:24PM)
12 shows HWH WAP4 22276 22286 arriving with 12988 at platform 1
Very soon, my return journey to DHN from HWH by 12340 HWH-DHN COALFIELD EXPRESS!

Aug 04 2015 (2:09PM)
Station Tag: Chandrapura Junction/CRP added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:09PM)
Station Tag: Pradhankhunta Junction/PKA added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:09PM)
Station Tag: Tetulmari/TET added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:09PM)
Train Tag: Dhanbad-Chandrapura Passenger/53339 added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (2:07PM)
I put my head out and saw MGS WAP4 22587 22509 draw 12382 to a rest at platform no 2 beside my train
13,14,15 & 16 show the arrival of 12382 with MGS WAP4 22587 22509
Call it Deja-vu but I spotted MGS WAP4 22587 22509 next day at HWH station, shunting a LHB rake of the Poorva EXP
Very soon, my return journey to DHN from HWH by 12340 HWH-DHN COALFIELD EXPRESS!

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Bidhan Nagar Road/BNXR added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Dum Dum Junction/DDJ added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Dakhineswar/DAKE added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Dankuni Junction/DKAE added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Durgapur/DGR added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Asansol Junction/ASN added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Barddhaman Junction/BWN added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Kolkata Chitpur/KOAA added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Netaji SC Bose Gomoh Junction/GMO added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Tetulmari/TET added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Kanpur Central/CNB added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Allahabad Junction/ALD added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Koderma Junction/KQR added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Gaya Junction/GAYA added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Mughal Sarai Junction/MGS added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: New Delhi/NDLS added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Ajmer Junction/AII added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Bhubaneswar/BBS added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Sealdah/SDAH added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Station Tag: Howrah Junction/HWH added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Train Tag: Barddhaman Jn-Hatia Passenger/53061 added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Train Tag: Poorva Express (via Gaya)/12382 added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Train Tag: Alappuzha-Dhanbad (Bokaro) Express/13352 added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Train Tag: Dhanbad-Asansol MEMU/63546 added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Train Tag: Bhubaneswar-Dhanbad Garib Rath Express/12832 added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Train Tag: Bankura Dhanbad MEMU/68087 added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Train Tag: Jammu Tawi - Kolkata Express/13152 added by Arnab/884604

Aug 04 2015 (1:45PM)
Train Tag: Black Diamond Express/22387 added by Arnab/884604
RAILFANNING AT MY HOMETOWN!
It was saturday the 25th of July, when I set off for Kolkata. I reached Dhanbad Junction at 10:00 AM so to click some photographs of Dhanbad Junction. I was aiming for the 12988 Ajmer-Sealdah Superfast and planned to avoid the 13152 JammuTawai-Kolkata Express.
The PRS came to life and announced that both of the train were delayed by over an hour. Still wanting to avoid the 13152 I took a stroll along Platform number 1, and clicked a few snaps.
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it can be seen, it was a beautiful overcast morning, with occassional torrential downpour. The station drenched in the rains looked very fresh and was an eye-soother.
At 11:00AM sharp 53061 BWN-HTE passenger chugged in with a TATA WAM4, I couldnot take a picture as a freight train blocked the view as the passenger entered, simulataneously VSKP WDM3A 13282 chugged with the 12832 BBS-DHN Garib Rath. I was cursing the freight for a wasted oppurtunity,when all of sudden a twin-honk alerted me .I turned to see HWH WAP7 30311 pulling in 22387 HWH-DHN Black Diamond Express.
At 11:45AM the 68087 Bankura-Dhanbad came in,simultaneouslly 63522 GAYA-DHN-ASN memu chugged in.
At 12:00 sharp JAMMU-KOAA express came in. Majority of my fellow passengers got in, myself and the daily passengers waited on for the 12988 which the PRS announced would be arriving shortly. The daily passengers theorized that that 12988 would overtake 13152 sometime ahead, so it would be wise to wait for 12988. Why settle for Silver when you can get Gold,right!
An hour later we would be deeply regretting our decisions.
12988 came in with HWH WAP4 22286 at 12:15PM, I quickly scurried around looking for a seat. None, there was none, and none of the passengers around were inclined to share their precious seats. I stood at the door, amongst the commotion, hoping that I would get a seat at ASN. 1 hour of standing isn't such a bad deal ,right! Besides I was getting a beautiful view of the natural scenery and would be getting a good look at DHN trip Loco shed as the train would passby. I was happy.
The train waited and waited, would'nt start. Some of my fellow passengers started speculating that probably the incoming 12382 NDLS-HWH Poorva Express would be given track priority over the 12988 as Poorva was the senior train. An intimadating honk followed. I put my head out and saw MGS WAP4 22509 draw 12382 to a rest at platform no 2 beside my train. My heart sank! The daily passengers were right, Poorva would get track priority. I watched with a sad face, as almost all the daily passengers jumped ship to the Poorva. Only an old grumpy uncle remained. Like me he had purchased a ticket for SDAH. I stood there looking at probably two hour delay in my plans.
Half an hour went by, none of the two trains budged an inch. It was then a commotion was heard outside of the platform. I stepped out of the train,and went up to the Loco-Pilot to ask him about the cause of delay. What he said sank my heart!
What happened was that 13152 whilst passing through had tore open a piece of overhead wire with it's loco's Pantograph at Pradhankanta. Repairs were underway,it would take atleast two hours to get the wire functional again! I was devastated! In my imagination I could see the HWH WAP4 of the 13152 laughing out loud as it had prevented not one, but two of it's illustrious cousins to overtake it. The Jammutawai would reach KOAA on time, while the usually punctual 12988 and 12382 would reach their destinations atleast 3 hours late.
Meanwhile the 68088 Dhanbad-Bankura MEMU was ready to depart on it's homerun to Bankura, but was stuck at Platform 1A for the same reason. All these while Black and Garib Rath got shunted and 13352 ALLP-DHN express had arrived on Platform 7/8. Meanwhile the VSKP WDM3A was all over the place chugging around happily, honking heavily as if to remind us that it did'nt require the wires to move around.
It was 14:30PM.I was still conteplating the 13152's devillish act of jealously when suddenly there was a honk from one of the two WAP4s. I put my head out, and saw that it was ours.
Ours signal showed a faint yellow glow in place of the bloodish red, that was their until a few seconds ago. I turned to my right on hearing a noise and saw a mass immigration of passengers from the Poorva into our train. With a faint start, the train slowly started out of the platform. With multiple triumphant honks the WAP4 started accelerating out of DHN JN. We passed by Loco Shed but I wasn't interested anymore, I was simply too tired. The solitary WAP7 30311 was resting peacefully, two dirty MGS WAP4 lay as if dead, a very dirty rajdhani livered ancient MGS WAM4 was the only thing with it's panto on.
The end of the Dhanbad Loco Tank and the flash of green of the signal post were the sign that we were finally leaving DHANBAD behind.......and gradually speeding towards SDAH!
These are the clips that I clicked on that day:-
1,2 & 3 show WAP7 30311 getting ready to shunt the Black-Diamond Express
4 shows the BBS-DHN Garib rath in the background of the WAP7
4&7 are panoramas of DHN JN taken during a light shower.
5 shows 68088 ready for Bankura
6 Self Explanatory
8 & 9 show the unusually deserted trip Loco Shed from the platfrom
10&11 show the station during a light shower
12 shows HWH WAP4 22286 arriving with 12988 at platform 1
13,14,15 & 16 show the arrival of 12382 with MGS WAP4 22509
PS:- I reached SDAH at 19:00 hours that day. The train was stuck outside Dum-Dum Jn for a futher 1 hour.
The Poorva reached much before 12988
Call it Deja-vu but I spotted MGS WAP4 22509 next day at HWH station, shunting a LHB rake of the Poorva EXP.
Very soon, my return journey to DHN from HWH by 12340 HWH-DHN COALFIELD EXPRESS!

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Spotted MGS WAP-4 22509 at DHN today, with Muri-Dhn pax!
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ONCE A PRINCE NOW AMONGST RUINS:-
Venue:- Howrah Jn
Date:- 02/09/2015
Wednesday, the countrywide Trade Union had severely disrupted local train services. Trains ran empty, passengers were little and the usually busy HWH was unusualy deserted.
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had reached HWH at 13:00 hours quite early as I had to catch the 12339 UP Coalfield Express to DHN, later that evening.
I had just entered in, platform number 12, the usually busy platform was surpringly bevoid of people. Then and there I spotted the abandoned, unwanted and deserted rake of the once running 1st DD AC express of the country, the Howrah-Dhanbad Double Decker Express!
Only four years old, launched on 1/10/2011, this train was once the apple of all eyes!!! The Prince of HWH division has now fallen upon harsh times, it's future uncertain, it's rake gathering rust, it's very presence once much envied, now undesirable for it's home division.

I went up to the under repair platform number 15,to have a good look at the train. Really Pitiable condition!Dust had gathered all around,some of the windows panes were broken, urchins were making merry on the roof. I went up to take some pictures of the train. Those urchins suddenly became very shy and ran away! Meanwhile the lady on the PRS crooned "............ HWH-MECHEDA LOCAL 13 no platform theke charbe.......repeat in Hindi and eng..."
While thinking about the misfortune that had crept so unjustifically on the young DD's life, I started to take a stroll and unknown to me reached almost the end of Platform 12. It was then I was awoken from my thoughts by the rhythmic humming of a Alco. Turning to my left I saw a solitary NFR WDM3a buzzing,in a totally unconcerned way, like a cow happily grazing on grass, having no worry of the world!!! SNAP!, and picture taken, and then Peepee.......Low Battery 4% on the phone. Switching off my phone, I went on look for a charger slot on the deserted platform when again TING...NING....NING" 13011 HWH MLDT Intercity Express 15:25 minute 12 no Platform theke charbe"
HWH WDS6r brought in the train on plt no 12. The usually fairly filled up intercity was a ghost train! No passenger was there in the coach except myself and an elderly gentleman who was off to Malda. It was almost like 9-10 passengers per coach.
I spent the next 45 minutes chatting with the elderly man, with my phone plugged in the charger socket. The train started at peak 3:25PM and I exited the train there...........
12338 Shantiniketan would arrive soon.........that would return to DHN as 12339 Coalfield!
Coalfield, Shantiniketan and Agnibeena are amazing examples of Rake Sharing arrangement by the Indian Railways. Train 12342 Agnibeena sets off from ASN early morning at 5:30, arrives at HWH at 8:40, and makes a too and fro return from Bolpur as 12337/12338 Shantiniketan. The same train then turns up a 12339 Coalfield Express to Dhanbad!
Next morning the rake now as 12340 DHN-HWH Coalfield arrives at HWH, is shunted back and departs HWH again now at 18:20 as 12341 ASN bound Agnibeena!
I wonder who does the rake maintainance! Is it ASN div, or HWH, or DHN???
I was lost in these thoughts when Jamalpur WDM3a chugged in with the Shantiniketan Express in tow! Shantiniketan is usually empty, but on that day, it got me confused as whether thes train was really coming from Bolpur or the rake shed at Howrah! It was almost like there was 1 passengers per compartment!!!
I booked myself the cleanest, and the best possible window seat in the chair car. Meanwhile MGS WAP4 22587 brought in the Amristar-Hwh super-crawler to platform 11!
I dozed of for a while in the empty compartment, when I woke up it was 16:45, the HWH Raj with HWH WAP-7 was ready to depart from platform number 8. I turned my head around to see the least packed Coalfield in my life, as there were almost like 1 passenger per seat. However still Coalfield managed to save it's reputation. It's condition was much better than the Malda intercity. The passengers were merry as almost all had managed to find a Window seat for themselves.
To see my loco link I dashed out of my coach, and almost ran to the front of the train. It was a shiny WAP7 HWH 30203 ready and rearing to tear away the Bengal landscape with the Coalfield Express, at it's tow.
I was admiring the WAP7, when another twin-honk alerted me. A rarest of rare sight had just seem to find me. Believe it or not a GMO WAG9 had somehow managed to find it's way at HWH! I took a closeby snap of it and ran off to my train for it was 17:18. At 17:20 sharp with the faintest of honks, the WAP7 pulled out my train, out of HOWRAH.........
Picture no 1-5 are the snaps of the abandoned rake of the Double-Decker
Picture 6 shows the NFR Alco
Picture 7 is a panorma of HWH of sorts, that I tried to take with my phone.
Picture 8 & 9 show the tired MGS WAP4 awaiting the signal to go to it's resting place at Bamanganchi!
Picture 10 Board capture of Shantiniketan/Coalfield/Agnibeena
Picture 11,12 & 13 show the HWH WAP7 30203 attached to Coalfield!
Picture 14 is another shot of the MGS WAP4 departing for the Trip Loco Shed!
Picture 15 GMO WAG9 at HWH .
Trivia:- The 12399 made a unscheduled halt at BWN. A daily passenger remarked that both the UP/DWN have had been halting at BWN for the past 1 week!
At BWN I also found out that Black Diamond was delayed by 1 hour and 15 minutes due to late start at Dhanbad, prompted by the strikes!
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Issue resolved:-
I happened to ask a friend of my uncle who is a loco pilot in DHN....
Primary Maintainence of Black Diamond shared by DHN & HWH both. There is no need for secondary maintainence, as whatever the need may be both divisions are entirely entitled to suffice the train with.
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DHN takes care of secondary maintainence the other alternate day. If DHN senses something off, it is entitled for PM as well. For eg, if some coach isn't functioning as well as it should, it is duly cared for and if required suitably replaced!
ASN is not responsible for anything, and hence the rake lies idle in ASN all-night long.
So my presumption that Coalfield/Agnibeena/Shantiniketan were slightly ill-maintained was wrong!
HWH & DHN take turns to see the well being of the two rakes, every alternate days....

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Exactly What I said ! :) I actually have sources in DHN Depot they Clearly said there is No Such Hard and fast rule against CF and BD Basically Both has PM at LLH but DHH is equally eligible if any problem arises in between HWH and DHN then it has to be cured at DHN only !!

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Thanks....
So, you have source in DHN depot as well. That is great. Btw, Black & Coalfield are great intercity trains, and their well-being is of great importance to both HWH & DHN.

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As I told earlier that ECR and ER ar Bookish Terms in case of BD and CF because they Equally belong to both ER and ECR !

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Nicely put....I think it more as an ECR & ER bromance, although technically ER is ECR's mother/father!!!
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