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Entry# 794356-0

BRR/Barakar (2 PFs)
বরাকর     बराकर

Track: Double Electric-Line

Station Rd, Barakar, WB 713343 , Dist. Bardhaman
State: West Bengal

Elevation: 132 m above sea level
Zone: ER/Eastern   Division: Asansol
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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 2
Number of Halting Trains: 31
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Rating: 4.2/5 (15 votes)
cleanliness - excellent (2)
porters/escalators - good (1)
food - excellent (2)
transportation - good (2)
lodging - good (2)
railfanning - good (2)
sightseeing - good (2)
safety - excellent (2)

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★★★  Travelogue
Jan 30 2017 (22:56)   22324/Shabd Bhedi SF Express | GAYA/Gaya Junction (9 PFs)

Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2339 blog posts   138 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 2146238            Tags   Past Edits
3 compliments
Awesome Great trip dairy Nice writeup.
Trip report for my journey done along with our IRI member & friend Mr.Amit Kumar Singh (Bhilai) on 17th December 2016 (Saturday) from Gaya.Jn to Barddhaman.Jn
Reached Gaya.Jn station at 05:40 Hrs, spotted Mumbai Mail arriving at pf#01 along with a WAP-7 HWH, while we moved along with our luggage on pf#02-03, it was 05:45 Hrs but still no announcement or name over display board then heard a shrill sound of horn along with bright headlight, yes that was our train to board -
much hyped 22324 Shabd Bhedi Express over pf#02 but along a red WAP-4 HWH. Still there was no announcement nor coach position displayed over pf, we hurried on to our coach that was S6 33LB, 34MB, 36LB. As soon as we got seated over berths finally the announcer woke up to announce this trains arrival, that too with very unpleasant hoarse sound but by that time train was already rolling! I would say I was very much disappointed by this poor behaviour at such important station! Well after departure train started gaining speed it was very cold outside & a bit foggy too! After passing Paharpur we started slowing down for upcoming Gurpa - Gujhandi Ghat section ahead, which was a new experience for me as in past journeys this section was passed during night time. I took out the cellphone & starting recording the section admist chilly cold winds, which literally froze my hand of it's warm blood, but still kept on with railfanning! At this section we crossed many trains which were re-scheduled from Kolkata side, at Gomoh.Jn we overtook a train. Arrival at Dhanbad.Jn was very early at around 30 mins from it's scheduled arrival over pf#01. We hopped outside over platform to get some tea & snacks, we over train too vendors were selling tea, but we preffered station tea & samosas (singara). We cheched the loco link again to take some front snaps but due to presence of large numbers of RPF guys & instead returned towards backside & Ranchi Shatabdi Express arrived at pf#05 with a WAP-7 HWH. While departing saw a WAM-4 MGS over pf#02 with some Passenger service awaiting to depart. Till Asansol run was good just at one place we slowed down to cross Maithoon river, thereafter straight halt at Asansol.Jn. At Asansol ELS saw couple of WAP-4's, WAG-7 & twin WAP-7 (probably new). halt at Durgapur.Jn was short & sweet over pf#04. After that we started sorting out over belonging to alight at next halt that was at Barddhaman.Jn while Amit was to alight at Kolkata Terminus (Chitpur). Prior to entry at BWN we were kept waiting at outer while a WAG-7 JHS hauled CONCOR rake was slowly in parallel direction overtooking us, but withinn some moments we were given to proceed to finally overtake that freighter & I was just waiting to board BWN CHORD EMU. Arrival at Barddhaman.Jn was over pf#05, we bid farewell to Amit & ran to buy tickets, finally when arrived saw HWH CHORD EMU had already arrived over pf#04. We boarded EMU & I finally dozzed off over window seat & proceeded to have cubersome journey till Dankuni.Jn.
Thank you for reading the trip report & positive feed backs expected!
Cleanliness -> 09/10
Punctuality -> 10/10
Food -> 04/10
Railfanning -> 08/10
Safety -> 08/10
Pictures summary :
01 - Gurpa Gujhandi Ghats
02 - Parasnath
03 - Express train at Gomoh washing pit line
04 - Gomoh Cabin
05 - Gomoh
06 - Gomoh
07 - Gomoh
08 - Gomoh
09 - Gomoh Cabin
10 - Routes towards Chandrapura.Jn
11 - Dhanbad.Jn arrival
12 - Unknown (Intercity/Passenger train)
13 - WAP-4 HWH with Shabd Bhedi Exp at DHN
14 - Member Amit Kumar Singh
15 - Me
16 - Me
17 - WAP-7 HWH with Ranchi Shatabdi Exp at DHN
18 - Unknown Passenger train
19 - WAM-4 MGS with Passenger train at DHN
20 - Dhanbad.Jn station name board
21 - Somewhere between DHN-ASN
22 - Somewhere between DHN-ASN
23 - Barakar river bridge (tributary of river Damodar)
24 - Barakar
25 - Asansol ELS
25 - Asansol ELS
26 - Durgapur.Jn
27 - Dankuni.Jn arrival by BWN HWH CHORD EMU.

4 posts - Jan 2017

Feb 06 2017 (23:21)
Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~   8815 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 2146238-5            Tags   Past Edits
Ok... so you got the privilege to take snaps of this newbie train at Gaya, Dhanbad, Asansol, Durgapur and Bardhamman... all biggie stations covered between Mughalsarai and Kolkata for this train. Nice snaps... did your train slow down at GMO or skipped at a decent speed since track renewal work was going on over there some months ago ? :)

Feb 07 2017 (01:00)
DhnEcr~   4493 blog posts
Re# 2146238-6            Tags   Past Edits
Pic 23 is Barakar river bridge is sort of border that marks end of Jharkhand and beginning of West Bengal. With KMME (my home station) in Jharkhand and Barakar station in WB. Besides as this train goes to KOAA its route must separate from Dankuni JN so it would halt for signal or something. I have once seen SDAH Rajdhani halting there. So u could have debaorded there. In case it didnt halt there was no way but to come back from KOAA by bus or train.

Feb 08 2017 (16:52)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2339 blog posts   138 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2146238-7            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
30 to 40, good :)
Some track maintenance work with Plasser machine was going on, while we skipped at speed of 40KMPH through NSCB Gomoh.Jn

Feb 08 2017 (16:53)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2339 blog posts   138 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2146238-8            Tags   Past Edits
Exactly! My dad was accompanying me so I didn't took any chance (for unscheduled halt enroute), hence deboarded at Barddhaman.Jn

Feb 13 2017 (08:29)
HWH WAP7 getting used to with DHN~   3686 blog posts   254 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 2146238-9            Tags   Past Edits
There is PSR of 30KMPH @GMO...
The train you overtaken @GMO was probably BRKA-ASN passenger!!
Race Blog
Jun 11 2016 (21:09)   12301/Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya) | DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs)

DhnEcr~   4493 blog posts
Entry# 1890369            Tags   Past Edits
12301 at Barakar. 12313 at Asansol. 12249 at Durgapur.12339 at Kalipahari. 02265 at Mugma

11 posts - Sat Jun 11, 2016

Jun 11 2016 (23:39)
RajdhaniFan   529 blog posts
Re# 1890369-12            Tags   Past Edits
Full story:
click here
PS: Goods trains are a big menace in IR.

Jun 11 2016 (23:58)
DhnEcr~   4493 blog posts
Re# 1890369-13            Tags   Past Edits
Mugma mein accident. Seems khudia pe shayad. Waha ka naya pul ban raha tha

Jun 12 2016 (00:00)
Remember BTPS^~   30290 blog posts   22623 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1890369-14            Tags   Past Edits
Lots of loss...

Jun 12 2016 (08:25)
rajeevame~   2063 blog posts   70 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1890369-15            Tags   Past Edits
Complete information about the incident given in local newspaper

Jun 12 2016 (13:45)
RajdhaniFan   529 blog posts
Re# 1890369-16            Tags   Past Edits
What is happening to Yuva Express? Still not reached even Kanpur! Just crawling. Other trains have atleast by now passed on.
Info Update
Sep 15 2015 (09:19)   53523/Asansol - Barkakana Passenger (UnReserved) | PKA/Pradhankhunta Junction (5 PFs)

4πu¶am*^~   5671 blog posts   42281 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 1590698            Tags   Past Edits
Traffic block in Pradhankhunta-Sitarampur section for track maintenance work from 15.09.15 to 16.10.15 (Tue,Fri,Sat).
★★  General Travel
Apr 29 2015 (20:44)   BRR/Barakar (2 PFs)

Guest: 4957fffb   show all posts
Entry# 1447695            Tags   Past Edits
150years Old Barakar Rail Bridge.

Apr 30 2015 (04:33)
Guest: 4957fffe   show all posts
Re# 1447695-1            Tags   Past Edits
Old Bridge but still Trains hit MPS over this bridge. Rarely any old and long railroad bridges in IR has that capability !

Apr 30 2015 (08:09)
Guest: 89000001   show all posts
Re# 1447695-2            Tags   Past Edits
thanks.in my knowlege 2rajdhani,one doble dekar and shatabdi,dorunto and many express and mail trains are using this bridge.

Apr 30 2015 (13:06)
Guest: 4957fffc   show all posts
Re# 1447695-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes and they never slow down before this bridge but instead of slowing down they hit MPS
Info Update
May 12 2015 (09:19)   ASN/Asansol Junction (7 PFs)

Katni Grade Separator~   1738 blog posts   3539 correct pred (85% accurate)
Entry# 1465055            Tags   Past Edits
Regular flights will be started from Bengal Aerotropolis Durgapur Airport 18th May onwards.
#admins must update the "Nearest Airport Category" of the following stations.
All the data is being provided by me ; admins need just updating it.

Some of important stations :-
Code Name Distance ↑↑
UDL Andal Junction 5 km
UDLW Andal West Cabin 7 km
EOC Andal East Outer Cab... 7 km
UDLE Andal East Cabin 7 km
RNG RaniGanj 12 km
OYR Waria 13 km
DCOP Durgapur Coke Oven P... 20 km
DGR Durgapur 22 km
JMA Jamuria 25 km
ASNE Asansol East 29 km
ASN Asansol Junction 30 km
RBH Rajbandh 30 km
BURN Burnpur 35 km
BCQ Barachak Junction 35 km
PAN Panagarh 38 km
STN Sitarampur Junction 39 km
DMA Damodar Junction 39 km
BRR Barakar 48 km
RNPR Rupnarayanpur 51 km
CRJ Chittaranjan 55 km
SURI Siuri 59 km
GLI Galsi 63 km
JMT Jamtara 70 km
ADRE Adra East Cabin 70 km
ADRA Adra Junction 71 km
KAN Khana Junction 73 km
CAM Chhota Ambana 73 km
SNT Sainthia Junction 78 km
BWN Barddhaman Junction 86 km
I have attatched few evidences to show that regular flights will be started from next week.
PM Narendra Modi was the first to use this airport who came to Asansol on 11th May.
* Yahoo India News
* Business Standard

May 17 2015 (15:41)
Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~   8815 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1465055-1            Tags   Past Edits
Can you post a photo of DCOP Station under this station blog section? I can then update it as Stn Board Pic :-)

May 17 2015 (15:54)
Katni Grade Separator~   1738 blog posts   3539 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 1465055-2            Tags   Past Edits
i do not have that currently....because there's hardly any station...its just a coal depot....
i'll try to get it next time..
but these distances need to be updated anyhow

May 17 2015 (16:09)
Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~   8815 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1465055-3            Tags   Past Edits
Some other attractive names are Pinjarpol and Bhaktarnagar... I'll try taking their snaps from a running train when I'll travel :-)
Info Update
Sep 21 2014 (17:10)   12385/Howrah-Dhanbad AC Double Decker Express | BRR/Barakar (2 PFs)

Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6114 blog posts   2568 correct pred (95% accurate)
Entry# 1220522            Tags   Past Edits
Traffic and Power Block at Barakar from 21/9/14-26/9/14

Sep 22 2014 (09:36)
☠VAIBHAV☮   141 blog posts   15 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 1220522-1            Tags   Past Edits
train 12329 rescheduled for 2hrs 50 min means what? when can i expect it to arrive at asansol tommorow?
General Travel
Aug 02 2014 (12:39)   BRR/Barakar (2 PFs)

Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~   8815 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Entry# 1176430            Tags   Past Edits
Photo of Old Barakar Bridge
Photo of New Barakar Bridge Under Construction
PS: Does any one know that by which date will the New Barakar Bridge get commissioned by IR for train operations ? It is believed that the old bridge
that is over 120 years old is in a dilapidated state and only supports an MPS of 30 Kmph but the new bridge may support an MPS of more than 100 Kmph for all trains :-)

Aug 02 2014 (12:47)
4πu¶am*^~   5671 blog posts   42281 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 1176430-1            Tags   Past Edits
No such speed restriction. Trains do well above 70kmph. I last travelled in June.

Aug 02 2014 (13:15)
Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~   8815 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1176430-2            Tags   Past Edits
Actually this Telegraph News Item states that trains have to follow a 30 Kmph Speed Restriction on the old Rickety Barakar Bridge :-p

Aug 02 2014 (13:21)
Begins Falls Rises ™   21448 blog posts   1207 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1176430-3            Tags   Past Edits
News papers spread any shit they like.
Every bridge has a restriction given upon even a Loco's TE too. on some bridges, heavy passenger locos have to notch down, cause' too much TE is harmful and same applies to a heavy freight trains/locos.
Info Update
Jul 12 2014 (07:49)   BRR/Barakar (2 PFs)

Pp*^~   4188 blog posts   124 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 1161153            Tags   Past Edits
NI work so many train sregulated/short terminated/cancelled/Diverted

Jul 12 2014 (07:53)
Pained to know Boeing 777 landcrashed~   23272 blog posts   21096 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1161153-1            Tags   Past Edits
barakar mein toh pehle se double line h...ab kya interlock karenge?

Jul 20 2014 (14:24)
Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6114 blog posts   2568 correct pred (95% accurate)
Re# 1161153-2            Tags   Past Edits
ER Notification -I and II
★★★  Rail Fanning
Feb 07 2014 (00:42)   CRJ/Chittaranjan (3 PFs)

Metre Gauge*^~   3856 blog posts   13414 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 986968            Tags   Past Edits
Broad Gauge once said he felt what 'Ecstasy' meant. Now Metre Gauge realised what the same Word felt.
In our lives there are some days, which we mark as D-Days. The Mundane gets in the loop line to give way to some Extraordinary feelings And one such day was the 6th of Feb 2014 when under the able and majestic guidance of Mr. PK Venkatramani, 11 of our IRI friends visited the CLW along with Maithon Dam and Kalyaneshwari Temple.
Mr. PKV boarded 12019 early in the morning to get some of his
professional work done. The rest had decided to catch 12325 Nangal Dam Weekly Express from Kolkata.
Accordingly, The 11 of us namely, Joydeep Roy, Kanishk Mitra, Sabyasachi Ghose, Husnain, Saikat Ghose, Dipyaman Basu, Gourab Bhattacharjee, Anal Ghosh, Vivian Boye, Chandril Bhowmick and your's truly got well in time at Kolkata with an array of snacks and savouries.
Getting into the already stationed train on PF 2 we waited for the link which turned out to be a HWH WAP 4 #22363.
as it crossed the snarls of famous Patipukur and Dum Dum, it raced to mps through the HB Chord with our 1993 made coach shivering voraciously. after a few minutes we opened the packets of snacks and also our RF minds. The Weekly SF which took us 15 mins before time at Asansol, never relented in between.
P.S. requesting others to put their experiences and snaps.

40 posts - Mon Feb 10, 2014

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Feb 10 2014 (11:08)
জয়দীপ JOYDEEP जय़दीप*^~   7242 blog posts   112 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 986968-69            Tags   Past Edits
kalyaneswari temple

Feb 10 2014 (18:54)
kroy1967   68 blog posts
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Joy Maa Kalyaneswari!
Thank you for these pictures. I became very nostalgic looking at them. We used to stay at Barakar(BRR) & our school bus travelled through Kalyaneswari & Maithon dam every weekday.

Mar 01 2014 (09:39)
Gourab Bhattacharjee   348 blog posts
Re# 986968-76            Tags   Past Edits
My first compilation video of onboard 12325 KOAA-NLDM Gurumukhi SF express during CLW trip,the train hauled by HWH WAP-4 #22363 and it had very aggressive run between KOAA(Kolkata terminus) and ASN resulting 10 minutes before time arrival at ASN(Asansol).

Mar 01 2014 (09:42)
↪ abbas*^~   3900 blog posts   448 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 986968-77            Tags   Past Edits
You can please post this entry to Particular Train Page.. Then posting this Blog.. As Video shows no Connection With CLW :(

Mar 01 2014 (10:18)
Gourab Bhattacharjee   348 blog posts
Re# 986968-79            Tags   Past Edits
That's why I mentioned Onboard compilation,not internal video of CLW which I am not supposed to do also.Members who were going there can understand why I am posting it here,I have also posted the same on this particular train page :-)
General Travel
Feb 13 2014 (08:17)   12274/New Delhi - Howrah Duronto Express | BRR/Barakar (2 PFs)

Kanishk Mitra*^   1930 blog posts   40 correct pred (68% accurate)
Entry# 993799            Tags   Past Edits
Driver averts Duronto disaster
Vacuum Pipes, Wiring Detached In 8 Coaches
Debajyoti Chakraborty TNN
CLOSE SHAVE: The train was stranded near Barakar for over 4 hours
Asansol: Just 12 hours after the Howrah Rajdhani caught fire, the Delhi-Howrah Duronto Express had a narrow escape on Wednesday morning as vacuum pressure pipes and wiring in as many as eight bogies got mysteriously disconnected, some 16 hours into the journey.
Thankfully, the driver noticed the danger quickly and pulled the emergency brakes. Had the non-stop express been travelling at its full speed of 130kmph, it would have been a disaster as the train was just 500m from Barakar station and a bridge lay right ahead.
Two persons — canteen worker Shakti Singh and porter Shanti Bauri — suffered minor injuries when the sudden jerking of the bogies sent stones flying in the air. They were both hit on the head. The incident occurred hours before railway minister Mallikarjun Khage presented the railway budget in Lok Sabha.
According to sources, around 5.50am the motorman felt the train behaving oddly and immediately decided to stop. A quick check revealed that all the vacuum pressure pipes, gas chambers and wires under the bogies had been disconnected from coach seven to 14. He informed Asansol division and senior officials, including ADRM A K Shukla and senior divisional mechanical engineer Suman Raj rushed to start repairs. Scanner on maintenance
The Duronto was held up on the site till 10.16am. It reached Asansol at 10.41am, where passengers were given food and water, before leaving for Howrah at 10.56am.
Md Seikh Raja, who was travelling in S-5 coach, said he was sleeping when he felt a violent jerk and a noise. “I feel very lucky that a major accident was averted as the train was going slow. The bogies could have been derailed or one bogie could have smashed into another,” he said.
Shukla told reporters that maintenance of the train was done at Howrah and New Delhi stations. “It seems there was lack of maintenance, leading to this incident,” he said.
Many passengers were angry with the railways. “We were detained near Barakar for more than four hours due to the railways’ callousness,” said Suman Das of coach S-6.
Source:click here
Source:click here

7 posts - Thu Feb 13, 2014

Feb 13 2014 (10:36)
Begins Falls Rises ™   21448 blog posts   1207 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 993799-8            Tags   Past Edits
Whom to believe?? the news or the blog post?
One says, the Crew applies the emergency brake and other says, Guard applies the brake.
Which one is correct?

Feb 13 2014 (10:37)
RAIL LOVE   510 blog posts   1962 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 993799-9            Tags   Past Edits
As per my knowledge if vacuum pipe breaks automatically air leaks and breaks will apply.Rail breaks means releasing vacuum.You might have observed this when chain pulling happened.I can say bogies were detached....driver observed....and he might have controlled the speed and slowly both two parts of train stooped with out any disaster.

Feb 13 2014 (10:41)
RAIL LOVE   510 blog posts   1962 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 993799-10            Tags   Past Edits
Oh in this case joint was not disturbed and train stooped due to vacuum release I feel so.

Feb 14 2014 (22:55)
Kanishk Mitra*^   1930 blog posts   40 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 993799-11            Tags   Past Edits
I do not think its a maintenance issue... How can so many coaches malfunction...

Feb 15 2014 (09:27)
Begins Falls Rises ™   21448 blog posts   1207 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 993799-12            Tags   Past Edits
Once the pipe breaks off, then the issue comes in braking type. every pipe has to b connected when the coupling is done, specially the brake pipe n the power one.
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