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MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)
சென்னை சென்ட்ரல்     चेन्नै सेन्ट्रल
[Madras Central]

Track: Quadruple Electric-Line

Kannappar Thidal, Station Rd, Periyamet, Chennai Central, Tamil Nadu 600003
State: Tamil Nadu

Elevation: 8 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern   Division: Chennai
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Type of Station: Terminus
Number of Platforms: 12
Number of Halting Trains: 39
Number of Originating Trains: 75
Number of Terminating Trains: 74
Rating: 4.1/5 (634 votes)
cleanliness - good (82)
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food - good (82)
transportation - excellent (82)
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safety - good (79)

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Jun 25 2016 (17:04)   12021/Howrah - Barbil Jan Shatabdi Express | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)

Electric Loco Shed Soon at BSP~   980 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 SE2%4
12023 HWH - PNBE ECR5%9
12055 NDLS - DDN NR3%5
12051 DR - MAO. CR26%43
12053 HW - ASR. NR1%2
12057 NDLS - UHL. NR3%5
12059 KOTA- NZM. WCR5%9
12061 HBJ - JBP. WCR14%23
12063 UHL - HW. NR0%0
12065 ALL - NZM. NWR1%2
12067 GHY - JTTN. NFR1%2
12069 RIG - G. SECR5%9
12071 DR - J. CR1%1
12073 HWH - BBS. ECOR4%7
12075 CLT- TVC. SR3%5
12077 MAS - BZA. SR6%10
12079 SBC - UBL. SWR9%15
12083 MV - CBE. SR2%4
12081 CAN - TVC SR2%4
12365 PNBE - RNC. ECR5%8
IF ANY COMMENTS0%0

3 posts - Jun 2016

15 posts - Jul 2016

6 posts - Mon Oct 24, 2016

11 posts - Tue Oct 25, 2016

  
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Oct 25 2016 (09:42)
For Better Managed Indian Railways~   1933 blog posts
Re# 1906864-36            Tags   Past Edits
Right bro! About 20 km stretch between RJN & DGG have speed restriction of around 50kmph due to ghat at Salekasa-Darekasa, but rest of track is fairly straight and level Trains running at 105-110kmph can cover remaining section (245 kms of Durg-NGP sections) in around 3 hrs at an avg speed of almost 90kmph, if given through and through green signal. But this seldom happens today due to obstruction caused by a large number of freight trains operating on the route. Even the HWH-MGS 130kmph route have its slower/ hilly patches like Gurpa-Gajhandi section where even HWH Raj too slows down to restricted speed, so it is not a big problem.
Since 410km BSP-R-Durg-NGP has already been identified for upgradation to semi
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high speed (160kmph), it looks like the frequent mega blocks being taken in the NSP-Durg section are meant for speed upgradationworks also along with other improvements/ maintenance works.
With NGP-SC also identified for Semi High speed upgradation, we can expect 130/160kmph trains on BSP-NGP-SC route in future.

  
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Oct 25 2016 (09:58)
Rajat   1443 blog posts   20 correct pred (95% accurate)
Re# 1906864-37            Tags   Past Edits
Future ~ 20 years hahaha

  
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Oct 25 2016 (10:27)
Pramodbhandari96   316 blog posts
Re# 1906864-38            Tags   Past Edits
Indian Railway ka Western Railway ?
Jo ki Ratlam Division ke Sath Bhed- Bhav karta hai ?

  
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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
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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.

  
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Oct 25 2016 (11:56)
Electric Loco Shed Soon at BSP~   980 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
  
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Jan 29 2017 (10:12)   12657/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs) | RPM/WAP-7/30393

DLW made WAP7 named Varun^~   9092 blog posts   10897 correct pred (85% accurate)
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Great REPORT bro
Presenting my first trip report on IRI! (MAS-SBC-MAS TRIP)
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PART-1(MAS-SBC):
Date:24.01.2017(Tuesday)
Train:12657 Chennai-Bengaluru Mail
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WAP7 30393
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To begin with,this is my first train journey of 2017 was in SWR's Sleep Killer,the train which never disappoints me. Reached MAS well before the scheduled departure time around 22:20 hrs which meant I had 55 mins to myself for some loco observations/spottings. 7 Mail was berthed onto PF.No.5,its customary PF at MAS. It had been shunted by a TNP WDMx. Meanwhile,Yercaud Express was preparing itself for its departure from PF.No.6.
At 22:25 hrs,rescheduled MAS-TVC Mail left in its brand new LHB avatar from PF.No.3. Its general coaches were brimming with passengers. At the same time, people left no stone unturned to catch a place for their 5.5 hour long journey in the general coaches of 7 Mail. Parcels and packages were being thrown literally into the SLR coach and also into the UR coach. No matter how much ever parcel is being cramped into, people managed to squeeze themselves into the coach. My coach was S7, 2005 made and had no charging points. As always, coach was well maintained par excellence by SWR. In short,old coach in new avatar. It took nearly 20 mins for the door to be opened and lights and fans to be switched on. Somehow,I waded through the coach to find my seat(LB non-track side).
After arranging the luggage,I got down to check our loco link, the customary ritual that every railfan conscientiously does. A long walk I would say as my coach was right in the middle of the rake. I had to hobble through the PF amidst passengers and luggage and reached the end of my train after 5 minutes to find that white stallion 30393 was the loco assigned for the Mail that day. It took me by surprise as the loco was not energised albeit there were only 15 minutes or so left for departure and there was no sign of the crew members. After having a glimpse of the link of Mail, I started off to my coach, this time a little slower. While returning, I spotted the empty NZM GR rake still on PF.No.2.
In the mean time, Yercaud had left bang on time with an unknown WAP4 which sounded a long honk prior to departure. After Yercaud's departure, Kovai led by RPM WAP7 30423 was received on the same PF. It was delayed by 45 mins. RPM WAP4 22960 was waiting to proceed to BBQ ETS from PF.No.11 and ED WAP4 22261 was warming up before hauling MAS-HWH Mail. BL WAG7 28756 which hauled Saptagiri Express also waited for its turn to go to BBQ ETS.
At sharp 23:15 hrs, P7 whined and we started off to the garden city. LPs were in a hurry that P7 accelerated within the PF limits to 20/30 kmph and they had to slam the brakes to slow down. The best part was the continuous 3 phase twin tone honking. Mail slowly made its way out of MAS. As we reached BBQ,we picked up speed and accelerated madly ignoring the double amber signal. LPs were in no mood to obey the signal. As we neared VJM, P7 braked hard to switch on to the fast line. Needless to say, after joining the fast line, Mail showed its true colours. We touched MPS in no time and there we were, going on a rampage through the suburbs of Chennai. Post that, I was oblivious of where we were. All I could feel was that the coach was violently shaking and at times, we were slightly overspeeding. Once I heard a stone getting crushed under the wheels and the parts hitting the bottom of the coach.
I woke up just in time to see Mail crazily speeding through WFD at MPS. Seldom, I have witnessed this skip. Also,skipping KJM at MPS was icing on the cake. We were not held up anywhere till BNCE. We departed after a minute's halt at 04:30 hrs from BNCE. Reached BNC at 04:40 hrs where we were held up for 5 mins as clearance was not given. There was a KJM alco in standard KJM livery and KJM WDG4 12026 both live and were waiting for their next assignment at PF.No.1A. We did not stop anywhere between BNC and SBC. We pulled onto PF.No.4 at SBC at 04:55 mins early by 15 mins. There were a couple of P4s,P7s and a G9 waiting for their duties at PF.No.1. A WAP4 was coupled to the rake of SBC-MAS SF.
Overall rating:
Cleanliness- 10/10.
Comfort-9/10(Jerks were felt ocassionally).
Speed & Punctuality-10/10(P7's immense acceleration was impeccable).

PART-2 (SBC-MAS): /blog/post/2144525.

2 posts - Sun Jan 29, 2017

  
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Jan 29 2017 (13:32)
DLW made WAP7 named Varun^~   9092 blog posts   10897 correct pred (85% accurate)
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Zaroor aaoonga. :)

  
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Jan 29 2017 (13:38)
अथर्व^~   32904 blog posts   2488 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2144306-6            Tags   Past Edits
Ji intzar rhega...
KK se aana...
KSK yha ni rukti..

  
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Jan 29 2017 (13:39)
DLW made WAP7 named Varun^~   9092 blog posts   10897 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2144306-7            Tags   Past Edits
Ji. Zaroor. :)

  
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Feb 08 2017 (13:31)
©The Dark Lord™~   5796 blog posts
Re# 2144306-8            Tags   Past Edits
"Good Typing"...LoL. ye kaisa complement hai?

  
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Mar 24 2017 (17:14)
Wali~   165 blog posts   113 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2144306-9            Tags   Past Edits
LOL, Complement? Ye kaisa COMPLIMENT hai? :-)
  
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Oct 07 2016 (13:36)   11027/Mumbai CST - Chennai Central Mail (PT) | CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs)

अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~   585 blog posts   18 correct pred (70% accurate)
Entry# 2014850            Tags   Past Edits
Rate your favourite MAIL. Which of the following you think, is BETTER has a fair/best speed, punctuality, cleanliness, coach condition, ticket availability, catering facilities despite their long journeys. And which zone you feel is better in management of these trains??
11027/8 Mumbai CST - Chennai Mail (CR)0%0
12137/8 Punjab Mail (CR)11%23
12311/2 Kalka Mail (ER)4%9
12321/2 Howrah - Mumbai CST Mail (via Chheoki) (ER)2%5
12343/4 Darjeeling Mail (ER)11%23
13005/6 Howrah - Amritsar (Punjab) Mail (ER)1%2
11123/4 Barauni - Gwalior Mail (NCR)2%5
12229/30 Lucknow Mail (NR)15%31
14033/4 Jammu Mail (NR)1%2
14055/6 Brahmaputra Mail (NR)1%3
12809/10 Mumbai CST - Howrah Mail (Via Nagpur) (SER)5%11
12839/40 Howrah - Chennai Mail (SER)3%6
12601/2 Chennai - Mangaluru Mail (SR)1%3
12623/4 Chennai Thiruvananthapuram Mail (SR)5%10
16101/2 Boat Mail/Rameswaram Express (SR)1%2
12657/8 Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail (SWR)11%23
22945/6 Saurashtra Mail (WR)1%2
12901/2 Gujarat Mail (WR)2%5
12903/4 Golden Temple Mail (WR)21%43

18 posts - Oct 2016

71 posts - Nov 2016

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Jan 27 2017 (11:01)
HowrahJodhpur হাওড়াযোধপুর हावड़ाजोधपुर~   931 blog posts   58 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2014850-91            Tags   Past Edits
One Special Fact, ER Has Largest number of Mail Trains. 4.

  
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Feb 08 2017 (18:31)
swamiye saranam ayyappa^~   1144 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 2014850-92            Tags   Past Edits
chennai has more mumbai mail,howrah mail,trivandrum mail,bangalore mail,boat mail,mangalore mail

  
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Feb 08 2017 (21:18)
HowrahJodhpur হাওড়াযোধপুর हावड़ाजोधपुर~   931 blog posts   58 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2014850-93            Tags   Past Edits
Maine bataya hai zone ke mamle se. Not Station.

  
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Feb 08 2017 (22:25)
swamiye saranam ayyappa^~   1144 blog posts   1 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 2014850-94            Tags   Past Edits
yeah accepted apologize sorry bro

  
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Mar 15 2017 (22:46)
Jishnu Banerjee   4 blog posts
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Wrong sir. Please look up Khanna accident in 1999, when JAT-SDAH Exp collided with G.T Mail derailed coaches.
  
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Mar 17 2017 (14:11)   07313/Chennai Central – Hubli Special | UBL/Hubballi Junction (Hubli) (5 PFs)

Boxer Bhai   38454 blog posts   12676 correct pred (61% accurate)
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Chennai - hubbali bi weekly spl

  
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Mar 17 2017 (14:41)
Boxer Bhai   38454 blog posts   12676 correct pred (61% accurate)
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So spl is back biweekly

  
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Mar 17 2017 (14:42)
Boxer Bhai   38454 blog posts   12676 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 2200623-2            Tags   Past Edits
Spl now as biweekly

  
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Mar 17 2017 (14:51)
tired f waitng4d PR SCRs train gets LHB rake~   1771 blog posts   36 correct pred (70% accurate)
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Even this time , they ddnt change d TT. Hw could d occupancy improve
  
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Mar 17 2017 (23:17)   12691/Chennai - Satya Sai Prashanti Nilayam Express | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11289 blog posts   2564 correct pred (84% accurate)
Entry# 2201218            Tags   Past Edits
Both the Bengaluru bound trains tonight in one frame. Live from MAS.
  
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Feb 21 2017 (18:04)   12622/Tamil Nadu SF Express (PT) | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

Vijesh Kannan*^~   27999 blog posts   153 correct pred (69% accurate)
Entry# 2173278            Tags   Past Edits
The Big Boss of IR ! SR King "Tamilnadu Express" gracefully standing at MAS with before time arrival...
  
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Feb 27 2017 (20:31)   12657/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2779 blog posts   271 correct pred (65% accurate)
Entry# 2180352            Tags   Past Edits
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Great narration.. Indeed a lovely trip report. Awesome trip Report
My expectations from 12657 over the last 1 year have been very limited thanks to the presence of various TSRs in MAS-SBC sector and this Sunday was no different. It was not really a planned journey as we (read my better half and I) had to make a sudden trip to Chennai for a personal work and return back in a day. Like always, I had booked the onward journey in 12658 for Saturday night and in a rare occasion booked in 3AC in the Tatkal quota for Sunday night journey. I usually prefer SL for both 12658 and 12657 and this was one of the rarest of cases where I had to book in 3A.
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Sunday nights and this time around, we preferred to take the MRTS route from MTMY to MAS instead of the usual bus route but the train was crowded unusually. We managed to reach MAS at 22:40 thanks to the numerous TSRs from MTMY to Park Town. The number of TSRs in MAS division is at an all-time high and even the MRTS route is also not spared from them. Like on most nights, 12657 was allotted PF5 and as we entered the Platform, Yercaud’s last coach was seen exiting PF6. I was visible upset seeing a WAP4 hauling my previous night’s journey in 12658 and my wife did not want to see the same upset face this night as well. We quickly checked out the loco and my eyes lit up seeing the white stallion 30358 from the Royapuram Loco Shed. Kovai had just arrived on the adjacent platform with marginal delay with another WAP7 while 30426 WAP7 was roaming light on PF3 after hauling Brindavan. Howrah Mail was on Pf8 with yet another P7-30420 so literally it was P7 mania during that hour at MAS as even the just arrived Korba-TVC exp was hauled by a WAP7.
B2 coach was super clean thanks to the supreme maintenance standards set by SBC division and we quickly settled into our SLB and SUB berths 5 minutes before departure. Since 12657 undergoes Platform attention instead of Sec. Maintenance, as soon as the rake is shunted to Platform, Watering + Toilet cleaning is done and same had taken place this time as well. Since I literally take 12657/58, for all my MAS-SBC journeys, I sort of knew most of the LPs by face and moment I saw this particular LP I was confident we’ll have a fairly decent run this time despite the numerous TSRs.
We were given starter at 23:12 itself and departed bang on time. After the TSR at Korattur, Avadi was said good-bye by 23:40 and I was confident enough, we’ll arrive AJJ with only around 15 mins delay. It was a pleasant sight to witness TRL dispatched at MPS of 100+ as we were allotted the fast line post TRL although we had to move to the slow line post TO. Moment we crossed TRL at 23:55, I was sure Yercaud will have to wait for us longer at Walajah for the overtake instead of the usual Valathoor looping.
As expected Yercaud was overtook at Walajah and P7 showed no mercy and breaks were applied only at KPD outer after AJJ. HTE-BNC and late running Kerala had exited KPD only 10-20 mins back and I was sure HTE – BNC will block us the path after BWT.
In one of the best runs in the last 1 year, my Mail arrived JTJ 5 minutes BT and even better BWT 5 minutes BT. This is a record run simply because of the fact that, this train had a simply outstanding history of arriving BT at most stations en-route and the umpteen number of TSRs over the last 1 year or so had completely spoiled so many trains’ performance. By the time we reached BWT, we had almost caught up with HTE – BNC as the gap was hardly 20kms. This had affected the performance in the home run as we were given last minute clearance both at KJM and BYPL and had stopped at BNCE home for 2 minutes. By the time, we entered BNC platform, huge number of crowd were seen exiting HTE – BNC on PF1A indicating we had almost caught up with the SER based train although the gap was quite big at KPD.
Thanks to the Uber and Ola strike, we struggled to get a cab at BNC and finally managed to get hold of a cab to reach home. It was a proud moment for me to witness the fantastic run between MAS and KJM considering the numerous disappointments in the last twelve months.
Thanks for reading!
PS: I am usually very critical of SBC division for its operational mismanagement and corruption but can happily take my hats off for their maintenance of trains. You give them an untidy rake and they will return it to you back in few hours spick and span.

  
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Feb 27 2017 (21:24)
RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11289 blog posts   2564 correct pred (84% accurate)
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You know what the best part of this report is? Every single line penned comes out of a long history of your association with 2657/58. Someone who doesn't know the most intricate details of this train, someone who doesn't love this train above all, someone who isn't a true railfan to begin with CANNOT write this report. Before someone calls himself the biggest fan of XYZ train, he should, IMO, judge if his relationship with XYZ is even comparable to what Raghu has with 2657/58. If it is, he may go ahead.

  
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Feb 27 2017 (21:40)
Strongly against KJM halt for 12657 58~   2779 blog posts   271 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Thanks Zahaib. Writing a trip report after ages so I appreciate any feedback.

  
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Mar 16 2017 (07:15)
DLW made WAP7 named Varun^~   9092 blog posts   10897 correct pred (85% accurate)
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Its better late than never to read a trip report! Your report is short and crisp and at the same time each word penned shows how glorious is Mail and your love for it! :) Excellent travelogue. Today I am taking 7 Mail. Its my second trip in 12657 in 2017. Hoping for a wonderful run with BT arrivals.

  
Mar 16 2017 (23:05)
DLW made WAP7 named Varun^~   9092 blog posts   10897 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2180352-5            Tags   Past Edits
30411 is the link for today's run.

  
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Mar 18 2017 (10:36)
DLW made WAP7 named Varun^~   9092 blog posts   10897 correct pred (85% accurate)
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Coach was 07 made and it was of UBL base.
  
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Mar 18 2017 (01:08)   12840/Chennai - Howrah Mail (PT) | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11289 blog posts   2564 correct pred (84% accurate)
Entry# 2201314            Tags   Past Edits
  
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Mar 18 2017 (01:06)   12657/Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru City Mail | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

RF Z ▶NEVER BOARD A MOVING TRAIN◀*^~   11289 blog posts   2564 correct pred (84% accurate)
Entry# 2201313            Tags   Past Edits
  
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Feb 19 2017 (09:56)   12615/Grand Trunk (GT) Express | MAS/Chennai Central (12 PFs)

12622 king of SR~   1001 blog posts   3181 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 2170144            Tags   Past Edits
GT Express #tb pic.
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