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RRB/Birur Junction (5 PFs)
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Track: Double Diesel-Line

B'lore Honnavar Rd, Birur
State: Karnataka

Elevation: 802 m above sea level
Zone: SWR/South Western   Division: Mysuru (Mysore)
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Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 5
Number of Halting Trains: 71
Number of Originating Trains: 1
Number of Terminating Trains: 1
Rating: 4.1/5 (14 votes)
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Apr 24 2017 (23:59)   RRB/Birur Junction (5 PFs)

MCPNBR~   2036 blog posts   101 correct pred (88% accurate)
Entry# 2249312            Tags   Past Edits
Birur Jn = Station Entrance
Rail Fanning
Apr 05 2017 (15:09)   18111/Tatanagar - Yesvantpur Weekly Express (PT) | GTL/Guntakal Junction (6 PFs) | KJM/WDM-3A/16585

LHB for TN Express~   985 blog posts   181 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 2223498            Tags   Past Edits
A NOTE TO ALL VIEWERS :- This is a post of a video; a Journey compilation; every tag in this post is appearing in the video, not tag is random, if anyone feels any tag is unnecessary, please do watch the video first and then point out errors if any. Thank you.
In a Quest for exploring new routes, two Railfans (my friend& I) end up in a deserted Guntakal Jn., as early as 04:55hrs. The Hampi Express from Mysore dropped us in pf2 at an hour to dawn amidst mild drizzles. Having scurried through on the shorter route from Kalluru Jn., we find ourselves at the divisional HQ station at same time as the delayed Nagercoil Mumbai express which is on
pf4. The Mumbai express takes a slightly longer route via Gooty Jn., and though it left KJM 35mins ahead of us, had managed to reach just 5mins before us. Surprisingly though, the Hampi express departs first after a quick crew change and the Mumbai express sashays out a few minutes later, both in their respective directions. A couple of hours rest is warranted, we move towards the retiring rooms, book ourselves a room for freshening up, the check out time is mentioned as 07:00hrs, and though we have less than 2hours for some rest, we take it. Meanwhile, the Kacheguda Yeshvantpur & Prasanthi expresses come, reverse and go. The next couple of hours sees a pretty busy Guntakal Jn., Passengers, express trains, freights, are all there. Then there is our train, taking a long& exhaustive route from Tatanagar to Yeshvantpur, connecting the Steel City with the Silicon Valley. If you guessed 18111, you guessed right. The route it takes is discouraging enough to make an end to end journey. The schedule is pretty relaxed& the train makes its way into pf3 at 07:30hrs, 20mins BT. The link for the day is KJM WDM3A twins, this train is known to get a variety of links. While the KJM twins are going about their reversal, we find our seats in S7 and occupy it till Bellary, from where we would switch to B3. Don't ask why, I didn't book the tickets. The train then progresses to towards the west, the barren landscape and the soothing wind is enough to refresh the mood, twin EMD hauled freights are all that one can see for a major part of this route, after diversion from Ballary, even that became rare. But a parting gift, Kingfisher liveried WDM3D twins from GY are spotted in Ballary, from where we venture into the route less taken, the Ballary Chitradurga Chikjajur section, so much so that most stations in this route have platforms designed for only 11-12 coach passenger trains. Our B3 being closer to the loco often went out of the platform in our halts. The wind turbine farms on the brownish landscape near Chitradurga are a sight worth admiring. We join the Hubli Bangalore mainlines at Chikajajur, from where the line is doubled till Arsikere. The KJM twins notch up& we are on our way. Being a Saturday, there are not many significant crossings till ASK, except the Katra bound Suvidha express. After ASK, we cross the Dharwad bound Siddhaganga Express& Chandigarh bound Sampark Kranti, both being looped as we rushed past. The stretch till Tumkur is undergoing doubling. At Tumkur there is a double crossing, the Chikkamagalur bound fast Passenger on pf3& the Shimoga Intercity which arrives on pf1. The last stretch to Bangalore is a known territory, the highway accompanies us for the major part of it. 18111 is the only train other than the newly introduced Intercity to Hassan; to have a halt at Chikkabanavara Jn. After a 2min halt, we amble along till YPR home, where we are held up for the Bagalkot bound Basava express to clear the line, and finally pull into pf4 at 18:03hrs, delayed by 8mins, completing a rather amusing between two termini in the same city; one which would hardly take 30mins by road, took 20hours by train.
★  General Travel
Aug 14 2016 (08:43)   18111/Tatanagar - Yesvantpur Weekly Express (PT) | GTL/Guntakal Junction (6 PFs) | UBL/WDG-4D/70481

Need pitlines at BAY BGM SMET~   2005 blog posts   722 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 1962132            Tags   Past Edits
A great trip from SC to YPR, nearly 24 hrs journey from SC to YPR through the under explored route of Ballari-Chitradurga-Chikjajur section. Grandpa AJJ WAP1 hauled it from BZA to SC.

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Aug 17 2016 (18:22)
Need pitlines at BAY BGM SMET~   2005 blog posts   722 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1962132-22            Tags   Past Edits
Birur station. SWR can make PF-4/5 operational for passenger trains and run more regular trains from Shivamogga to Birur/Chikkamagaluru/ASK connecting to trains moving towards Mumbai/UBL/Vasco/NZM.

Aug 18 2016 (18:23)
Need pitlines at BAY BGM SMET~   2005 blog posts   722 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1962132-23            Tags   Past Edits
Chikkamagaluru line diverting from the main line at Kadur.

Aug 19 2016 (11:46)
Need pitlines at BAY BGM SMET~   2005 blog posts   722 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1962132-24            Tags   Past Edits
Arsikere Jn.
Covered Kadur-Arsikere 39Kms in just 29mins with average speed more than 80Kmph.

Aug 19 2016 (11:48)
Need pitlines at BAY BGM SMET~   2005 blog posts   722 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1962132-25            Tags   Past Edits
Arsikere-Hassan line diverting from Arsikere-SBC line

Aug 19 2016 (11:52)
Need pitlines at BAY BGM SMET~   2005 blog posts   722 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 1962132-26            Tags   Past Edits
SBC-Hindupur Passenger with WAP4 BZA moving towards LOGH at YPR outer.
General Travel
Feb 11 2017 (15:47)   11022/Tirunelveli - Dadar Chalukya Express | RRB/Birur Junction (5 PFs)

Karthik Iyer^~   2228 blog posts   10251 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 2160206            Tags   Past Edits
Exploring S.W.R.| The Newly Laid Ballast and track at Birur Jn,one can see KJM WDG-3A At Far End.
General Travel
Jan 07 2017 (18:36)   RRB/Birur Junction (5 PFs) | KJM/WDG-3A/13268

Karthik Iyer^~   2228 blog posts   10251 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 2119250            Tags   Past Edits
"The 3rd EYE Fitted Locomotive" @ Birur Jn.
Krishnarajapuram (KJM) WDG-3A #13268 loco has been fitted with WDP4 headlamps for the main unit, and its "ALCO" headlights have been split and mounted just above the coupler. This has been done by KJM to assist LPs during ghat operations at night.
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Jan 02 2017 (17:39)   RRB/Birur Junction (5 PFs)

Karthik Iyer^~   2228 blog posts   10251 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 2113657            Tags   Past Edits
Birur Junction Railway Station Board.
Rail Fanning
Jan 02 2017 (17:39)   RRB/Birur Junction (5 PFs)

Karthik Iyer^~   2228 blog posts   10251 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 2113655            Tags   Past Edits
Birur Junction Railway Station [Board] this is the junction for going to Shimoga and Talaguppa line.
★★★  Rail Fanning
Jun 16 2016 (22:46)   18111/Tatanagar - Yesvantpur Weekly Express (PT) | RRB/Birur Junction (5 PFs)

RK*^~   1559 blog posts   220 correct pred (56% accurate)
Entry# 1897633            Tags   Past Edits
Indian Railways Off-link BNDM Alco chugging through a countryside vegetable farm!
An off-link Alco from Rourkela putting up a classic Alco chugging show as it climbs a gradient on its way to Birur. It was a beautiful sight to stand in middle of a vegetable farm and watch the train chug by the countryside. The train in picture is the weekly Tatanagar Yeshwantpur express which takes a long route to connect the two major cities Bangalore and Jamshedpur. The train takes the Bangalore Arsikere Chitradurga Bellary Guntakal Secunderabad Vijaywada Vishakapatanam Raygada Sambalpur Rourkela Tatanagar.
thanks to Dheeraj Rao for taking me to this wonderful place and the video snapshot also shot by him.
Train : 18111 Tatanagar Yeshwantpur weekly Express.
Loco : BNDM WDG-3A "Shakthi" 13xxx.
Location : Jodi Thimapura, Birur.
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Rail Fanning
Aug 22 2016 (14:35)   16206/Mysuru - Talguppa Intercity Express | RRB/Birur Junction (5 PFs) | KJM/WDG-3A/13053

Appu M G   178 blog posts   1 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1969725            Tags   Past Edits
WDG-3A 13053 houling 16206 Mysuru Jn - Talaguppa Intercity Express.

Aug 22 2016 (18:08)
Jayashree ❖ Amita*^   12491 blog posts   100334 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1969725-1            Tags   Past Edits
General Travel
Sep 26 2016 (23:09)   16590/Rani Chennamma Express | SBC/KSR Bengaluru City Junction (Bangalore) (10 PFs)

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Entry# 2003148            Tags   Past Edits
02779 VSG SBC Link Express and 16590/Rani Chennamma Express speedup by 20min #taag2016

Sep 26 2016 (23:12)
Need pitlines at BAY BGM SMET~   2005 blog posts   722 correct pred (70% accurate)
Re# 2003148-1            Tags   Past Edits
Speeded up between Londa-UBL by 30mins and slowed down by 10mins between UBL-SBC.

Sep 27 2016 (09:19)
knkprasad956*^~   2208 blog posts
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