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AKRD/Akurdi (2 PFs)

Track: Double Electric-Line

Akurdi, Pune 411035
State: Maharashtra

Elevation: 585 m above sea level
Zone: CR/Central   Division: Pune
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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 2
Number of Halting Trains: 49
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Rating: 3.5/5 (20 votes)
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General Travel
Feb 09 2017 (19:43)   16339/Mumbai CST - Nagercoil Express | AKRD/Akurdi (2 PFs)

Rahul Yadav   149 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Entry# 2157589            Tags   Past Edits
16339 CSTM-NCJ Express with Pune WDP-4D
★  Rail Fanning
Feb 16 2017 (10:18)   17222/Mumbai LTT - Kakinada Port Express | AKRD/Akurdi (2 PFs)

RK*^   1554 blog posts   220 correct pred (56% accurate)
Entry# 2166409            Tags   Past Edits
Three back to back Alco powered trains captured on a dark gloomy evening at Akurdi. The trains in the video are as follows :
1) 17222 Mumbai LTT Kakinada Port Express powered by KYN WDG-3A#13427.
2) 11041 Mumbai CST Chennai Express powered by KYN WDG-3A#13302
3) 16352 Nagercoil Mumbai CST Express powered by PUNE WDM-3A#18754R. These videos were captured in June 2015 just
after the CST AC'fication process, hence the Nagercoil Express train was running with Pune Alcos for few days.
Location : Akurdi, CR!
click here

Feb 16 2017 (19:49)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18017 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2166409-1            Tags   Past Edits
Good catch...one more train which Hyb rf's cant capture :(

Feb 16 2017 (20:36)
RK*^   1554 blog posts   220 correct pred (56% accurate)
Re# 2166409-2            Tags   Past Edits
Oh,, You mean the Kakinada Port Expres..? in its return leg not possible?

Feb 16 2017 (20:45)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18017 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2166409-3            Tags   Past Edits
Mumbai bound 8:30 pm and Kakinada bound 2 am :(

Feb 16 2017 (21:24)
RK*^   1554 blog posts   220 correct pred (56% accurate)
Re# 2166409-4            Tags   Past Edits
Ok ok... But since it gets KYN Alcos nothing special for CR RF's.. :P

Feb 16 2017 (22:07)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18017 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2166409-5            Tags   Past Edits
There may be a loco change somewhere as i have heard of KZJ loco hauling it here, though not sure of it
General Travel
Feb 09 2017 (19:40)   17222/Mumbai LTT - Kakinada Port Express | AKRD/Akurdi (2 PFs)

Rahul Yadav   149 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Entry# 2157576            Tags   Past Edits
ED WDG-3A with LTT-COA Express skipss Akurdi
General Travel
Feb 09 2017 (19:46)   22943/Pune - Indore Express | AKRD/Akurdi (2 PFs)

Rahul Yadav   149 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Entry# 2157604            Tags   Past Edits
Pune-Indore SF Express comes to rest at Akurdi non scheduled halt
★★  General Travel
Nov 14 2016 (11:10)   11049/Ahmedabad - CSMT Kolhapur Express | AKRD/Akurdi (2 PFs) | BRC/WAP-4E/22280

Ujjawal Kashyap~   798 blog posts
Entry# 2059292            Tags   Past Edits
BRC monster conquers Akurdi as it skips at moderate pace hauling 11049 Ahmedabad - Kolhapur Express towards Pune!
★  General Travel
Jul 08 2016 (13:52)   11014/Coimbatore - Mumbai LTT (Kurla) Express | LNL/Lonavala (3 PFs) | KJM/WDP-4

nimorailworld~   374 blog posts
Entry# 1922275            Tags   Past Edits
Weeeekend is here.We railfans always love train and rain combination .3 EMDs in Lead (2 live +1 dead) CBE LTT descending Green Bor Ghat.One of the Best scenic place in Maharashtra( Pune Mumbai section).
Train had loco failure just crossing CSDR in Bangalore itself.Gooty WDG4 Came for Rescue and Train started running and delayed around 3 hrs giving Overtake experience to karnataka and Rajdhani express.
(Video from Sept 2014)
: click here
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1 posts - Fri Jul 08, 2016

Jul 08 2016 (18:42)
nimorailworld~   374 blog posts
Re# 1922275-2            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks a lot...:)

Jul 08 2016 (19:14)
Gopal*^~   13744 blog posts   54641 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1922275-3            Tags   Past Edits
Superb video!

Jul 08 2016 (19:19)
Guest: 7fc92058   show all posts
Re# 1922275-4            Tags   Past Edits
awesome 200 out of 200

Jul 20 2016 (09:57)
nimorailworld~   374 blog posts
Re# 1922275-5            Tags   Past Edits
Thank you very much...:)

Jul 20 2016 (09:58)
nimorailworld~   374 blog posts
Re# 1922275-6            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks a lot...:)
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Jun 16 2016 (22:51)   11019/Konark Express (PT) | AKRD/Akurdi (2 PFs)

RK*^   1554 blog posts   220 correct pred (56% accurate)
Entry# 1897641            Tags   Past Edits
Blast from past : Single KZJ Alco powering 22 coach Konark Express at flat 100!
A video captured near Akurdi during the monsoon of year 2013!
On a rainy evening, a lightly late running BBS bound Konark Express comes in charging behind a furious Kazipet Alco with its headlights on. The train was hauled by a single KZJ Alco, which later got upgraded to twin Alcos from KZJ. Post the CSTM AC'fication, the link is with Kalyan EMD's till date. With this video, I remember the wonderful one year i spent at Akurdi
between 2013-2014. Newly married then, we used to go for a evening walk and sit at this spot! So Konark Express and Indrayani Express used to be my daily spottings during those days :D. This video was captured on my Sony Xperia P mobile.
Train : 11019 CSTM BBS Konark Express.
Loco : KZJ WDG-3A#14917
Location : Akurdi, Pune, CR
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Jun 17 2016 (09:01)
SCR Godavari Express~   2353 blog posts   11 correct pred (91% accurate)
Re# 1897641-1            Tags   Past Edits
What a furious action by ALCO...Amazing..

Jun 17 2016 (15:14)
ಅಶೋಕ್ अशोक Ashok*^~   18017 blog posts   37957 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 1897641-2            Tags   Past Edits
Good narration :)
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May 10 2016 (17:19)   12126/Pragati Express | AKRD/Akurdi (2 PFs) | KYN/WCAM-2/21877

Ujjawal Kashyap~   798 blog posts
Entry# 1840475            Tags   Past Edits
Chocolaty Brown WCAM-2 #21877 Powers PRAGATI SF Express!!

May 10 2016 (17:36)
Anurag WAPAHOLIC~   6202 blog posts   843 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1840475-1            Tags   Past Edits
This is actually converted to WAG5/7 specifications for Banking duties in ghats... hence the color change

May 10 2016 (17:41)
Ujjawal Kashyap~   798 blog posts
Re# 1840475-2            Tags   Past Edits
But still it was seen hauling a SUperfast train :)

May 11 2016 (18:15)
Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   12018 blog posts   98316 correct pred (77% accurate)
Re# 1840475-3            Tags   Past Edits
Rail Fanning
Apr 20 2016 (09:34)   11007/Deccan Express | AKRD/Akurdi (2 PFs)

RK*^   1554 blog posts   220 correct pred (56% accurate)
Entry# 1811696            Tags   Past Edits
The thundering WCAM2P : Twin tone honking Deccan Express hurries towards Pune!
Two trains crossing each other at a beautiful curve on a pleasant morning. 99820 Pune Lonavala EMU meets CSTM PUNE Deccan Express. The Deccan Express was powered by a Kalyan based WCAM-2P and was running late by 20 minutes. Enjoy the twin tone honking by the soon to disappear class of loco.
Train : 11007 Mumbai CST Pune Deccan Express
: KYN WCAM-2P#21870
Location : Akurdi, Central Railways
click here
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Mar 13 2016 (22:02)   12123/Deccan Queen | CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs) | KYN/WCAM-3/21900

LHB for TN Express~   922 blog posts   181 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1766110            Tags   Past Edits
A Full Journey Compilation aboard one of the most popular trains of Indian Railways, the Deccan Queen express. The Deccan Queen has been in service for the past 85 years and has been one of the most favorite trains of commuters in the Mumbai Pune section. It is considered the pride of Central Railways, and is one of the finest, most punctual and well-maintained trains of India. The Deccan Queen Express is the only train in Indian Railways with a restaurant type Dining Car where one can sit and eat their food.
The Video covers the entire Journey of this train from Mumbai CST to Pune Jn. The 17 coach Deccan Queen Express passes through the scenic Bhor ghats and climbs
a height of almost 550m in a span of over 28kms, and for climbing the ghats, Banker locomotives are attached to the rear of the train at Karjat Jn. The Bankers assist all trains in this section which climb the Bhor Ghats and are detached at Lonavala. Prior to the charging of this entire route with AC current, WCG2 locomotives were doing the banker operations and were often seen with passenger and freight trains as well. Now WAG7 locomotives from Kalyan Shed perform the banker operations.
We depart from Mumbai CST at 17:10hours, right time from pf9. Kalyan WCAM3 21900 was the loco for our train. We departed among drizzles which gave us company all the way till Lonavala. One can see nearly extinct DC locals in the beginning of the video. These are no longer in service as now the Harbor line in which they were operating is charged with AC current. After crossing Masjid station, we pick up speed and rush towards Dadar. All suburban stations such as Dadar, Kurla, Ghatkopar, Thane were dispatched at MPS. Shunters were busy in Dadar and LTT with their task cut out to vacate the platforms of any arrivals and shunt the departures of the evening.
As we cruised past Thane, I caught a glimpse of another DC EMU rake stabled in one of the platforms. As we moved out, a late running Godan express headed towards LTT pulled in led by an offlink WAG5P from Vadodra (BRC) shed. Almost 6 on the clock, we skipped Kalyan; and I got a chance to taste the treats offered by the Queen’s pantry. We later explored the Dining car too.
Post Kalyan Jn., we diverted on the Southeast line towards Karjat. The Queen never slowed down at any place and with supreme command knocked on the doors of Karjat at half past 6. We were allowed into pf1 and our bankers came rolling down the mainline and got themselves coupled to the GSRD at the rear. As we departed, the Balaji express from Nagercoil rushed past led by WDG4 from KYN. Trains that descend the gradient don’t usually stop at Karjat with freights being the only exception, as they require the same banker locomotives to be coupled to the front of the train to act as ‘brakers’ to provide additional braking power.
The ghats were crossed in the twilight and it was a pleasant sight to the eyes of a first time traveler. The town of Khopoli in the base of the Sayadri ranges can be seen after we cross Monkey hill cabin. It is located in Khalapur taluk of Raigad district of Maharashtra. After a steady climb for about 45mins, we finally reached Lonavala where we said goodbye to the bankers, which would roll down the ghats for their next duty.
Lonavala also serves as a terminal for some local trains from Pune Jn. , which were spotted at regular intervals in the 64km stretch of Pune-Lonavala. Post Lonavala, it was a brisk run till Shivajinagar; our penultimate halt. After some crawling over the Sangam bridge, we finally reached Pune at 20:25, having covered the 191kms stretch of Mumbai-Pune in 3hours and 15mins.
Highlights of this video include the spotting EMD hauled trains like Udyan Express, Koyna express and Balaji Express; and the late running Howrah-Mumbai mail via Allahabad led by a WAP4 from Itarsi. Finally after reaching Pune, we spotted the Ahemdabad bound Duronto gearing up for its departure led by an AMUL WAP5 from BRC shed. A ride on the Queen is worth it any day of the year. The experience is a mesmerizing one. Definitely worth a try.
YT Link:- click here

Mar 18 2016 (23:37)
GZB WAP7 30211 WITH GD sf AT GORAKHPUR JN~   5151 blog posts   10 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 1766110-1            Tags   Past Edits
Amazing video............
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