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DTO/DaltonGanj (4 PFs)
ڈالٹنگج     डालटनगंज

Track: Double Electric-Line

Distt.- Palamu, 06562-2222471, 230812
State: Jharkhand

Elevation: 234 m above sea level
Zone: ECR/East Central   Division: Dhanbad
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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 4
Number of Halting Trains: 45
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Rating: 4.2/5 (24 votes)
cleanliness - excellent (3)
porters/escalators - good (3)
food - good (3)
transportation - excellent (3)
lodging - good (3)
railfanning - good (3)
sightseeing - excellent (3)
safety - good (3)

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★★★  Travelogue
Dec 22 2016 (16:10)   11447/Shaktipunj Express (PT) | JBP/Jabalpur Junction (6 PFs)

★★★★Niket Karan★★★★^~   4803 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2100183            Tags   Past Edits
October is an exciting month . The month of Diwali . . . which we all wait for months . As a railfan and a student I was super excited for the upcoming Diwali trip to my home . . . The exciting day arrived on 25th October – the day of my most awaiting trip . . . The trip was even more special because I was to travel in one of my favourite trains in which I had not travelled in last 15 years – SHAKTIPUNJ EXPRESS . . .
, It all began in September , the planning for tickets . . . As there are no direct trains between Bhopal & Bokaro Steel City so I had to plan my journey accordingly . The only direct train for Patna , Indore Rajendra Nagar Express was showing Regret in AC 3 & Sleeper class so Patna break journey link was not working . So after much planning I booked a break journey tickets on 13th September from Bhopal to Barkakana Jn in 12854 Amarkantak Express & 11447 Shaktipunj Express with change over at Jabalpur in AC 3 tier .
The Journey Day (25th October) :
It was a pleasant day , Autumn is one of the best season for railfanning . I reached Bhopal station at 15:00 hrs , Amarkantak Express was standing on pf 4 , ET WAP 4 was the loco link . My B2 coach was 2012 made and was nicely maintained . The train departed sharp at 15:40 hrs . The train reached Itarsi at 17:30 , the loco changed to ET WDM 3A twins . Also It was pleasure to meet railfan and our IRI member Suraj Parihar at Itarsi Jn . Train departed ET at 18:05 a delay of 25 mins . The twins rocked the journey , running flat at mps .Despite having 8 halts train covered 245 kms in 3 hr 50 mins with an average speed of 68 km/hr and reached Jabalpur at 21:45 . One thing was surprising that we had overtaken 22352 YPR PPTA SF Exp at Madan Mahal , don’t know why controllers allowed this overtake to happen .
Jabalpur Station :
The WCR headquarters was as clean as expected . . . I was accompanied by my 2 friends , we had nearly 2 hrs buffer time so we decided to have dinner outside the station campus in a dhaba . We returned to station at 23:30 hrs . 11447 was scheduled to depart right time at 23:50 from pf 3 . But the train was itself placed at 00:20 hrs . . .
Shaktipunj Express :
My coach was 2010 made and it was even more nicely maintained than Amarkantak Express . The train departed late by 55 mins at 00:45 . The bedrolls were given to us at 01:25 by the time train had reached Sihora Road station . The train was hauled by a WDM 3A of Patratu shed .
The next Morning (26th October)
I got up at nearly 07:15 , the train was standing at an unscheduled halt Mahdeiya station i.e it had entered ECR Dhanbad division , the train departed at 08:35 after crossing with UP 11448 Shaktipunj Exp . The train was very slow upto Chopan , at CPU the loco link changed to PTRU WDP 4 , the speed got better after getting an EMD . At 16:00 hrs when the train was approaching Latehar , which is naxalite prone area , the train suddenly stopped with a jerk , the reason was a tree that had suddenly fallen on the tracks . The tree was removed quickly with the help of passengers and the local police from the nearby station Hehegara halt . The train finally reached Barkakana Jn at 18:45 , a delay of 50 mins . All thanks to slack time . . .
Although Chandrapura Jn is the nearest station on this route from Bokaro Steel City I chose Barkakana because of good road connectivity . The Ramgarh Bus stand is situated 5 kms from Barkakana railway station . From Ramgarh bus stand we get frequent buses to Bokaro Steel City . Bokaro is at a distance of 78 kms from Ramgarh bus stand .
We reached bus stand at 19:30 , we boarded different buses , my friend went to Ranchi . The bus departed at 20:00 hrs and reached Bokaro at 21:30 . The average speed of the bus was 52Km/hr .
Thanks for reading my trip report . . .
Attached Pics :
Pics 1-3 : Hoshangabad Station , pics taken from Amarkantak Express
Pic 4 : #SB of Mahdeiya Station
Pics 5 & 6 : Shaktipunj Exp standing at Renukut Station, CIC section
Pics 7-9 : Shaktipunj Exp standing at Singrauli station
Pics 10 : Hehegara Halt , Latehar District where tree incident took place
Pics 11-12 : The broken tree fallen on the tracks
Pics 13 : Chhipadodar Station
Pics 14 & 15 : Random Clicks at CIC section

6 posts - Dec 2016

13 posts - Sun Feb 05, 2017

Feb 05 2017 (23:00)
WELCOME JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 AGAIN~   10935 blog posts   14 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 2100183-27            Tags   Past Edits
11447 ki baat kr rhe h hm

Feb 05 2017 (23:46)
Incredible Indian Railway   167 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 2100183-28            Tags   Past Edits
Wo to hmesha hi RT rehti hai slacked TT ki wajay se. Thoda speedup karna chahiye WCR ko.

Feb 06 2017 (18:08)
★★★★Niket Karan★★★★^~   4803 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2100183-29            Tags   Past Edits
Glad you liked it . . .
Amarkantak Exp is preferable cuz of suffecient buffer timings and one can get telescopic tickets .

Feb 14 2017 (15:07)
BJ~   2003 blog posts
Re# 2100183-30            Tags   Past Edits
kabhi kabhi to hh se chal ke BT rahti hai bardwan per... 86+ avg

Feb 14 2017 (15:14)
Incredible Indian Railway   167 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 2100183-31            Tags   Past Edits
HWH ASN route ki fastest ICF traino mein se ek hai ye. HWH DHN 61 kmph avg hai jisme HWH ASN 81 kmph avg hai . But CIC mein aate hi band baj jaati hai iski . Anyways kam se kam punctuality toh improve hai pehle se. JBP max 1 - 1•5 hrs delay . Thoda bahut speedup to kar hi sakte hai doubling & electrification ke chalte. Halts bahut hai iske , max bilkul bekar , koi pax board nahi karta . Enha turant hatana chahiye.
Info Update
Dec 19 2016 (21:14)   DTO/DaltonGanj (4 PFs)

Ghost Rider   43 blog posts   12 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 2096763            Tags   Past Edits
DALTONGANJ: Members of the National Federation of Indian Railway Men (NFIRM) demanded adequate safety and security for the railway personnel in the East Central Railway zone under Dhanbad division, during their conference in Barwadeeh block in Latehar district on Thursday.
Hajipur zone's general secretary P S Chaturvedi and joint secretary Navin Kumar along with Mithilesh Kumar Singh of Moghulsarai zone were also present at the conference. The working president of NFIRM, Balmukund Pandey's special train ticket examiner Daltonganj and general secretary Suresh K Paswan jointly said "Railway personnel faces a lot of perils. For instance one train guard was murdered in a running train while a railway fitter was hammered to death by a passenger aboard the Bhopal Howrah express."
said apart from these two fatalities this year, numerous incidents were reported where the engine crew were stoned by ruffians, stolen cash and belongings of guards and gatemen of railway crossings subjected to abuses of all kinds.
General Travel
Jul 14 2016 (23:16)   DTO/DaltonGanj (4 PFs)

SV   38 blog posts
Entry# 1929890            Tags   Past Edits
While having talk to DRM dhanbad he said coach indication factlty have been set to Daltonganj Railway station.Thanks to him who lstn me & tke ds stp.Aftr 3-4 years we got again ths facilty in our sation.
Soon ECR through IRCTC going to opn caterng srvce in our station.& soon we also going to get a Mumbai train , work is in process.

3 posts - Jul 2016

1 posts - Mon Aug 01, 2016

1 posts - Wed Aug 17, 2016

1 posts - Fri Aug 19, 2016

2 posts - Tue Aug 23, 2016

1 posts - Wed Aug 24, 2016

2 posts - Thu Aug 25, 2016

1 posts - Sat Aug 27, 2016

Aug 27 2016 (17:38)
WELCOME JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 AGAIN~   10935 blog posts   14 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 1929890-13            Tags   Past Edits
Bhai gr k coach bnana bnd kr dya h kapurthala ne isley isko 7 din nhi chala skte bs yhi reason h

Aug 28 2016 (17:21)
BJ~   2003 blog posts
Re# 1929890-14            Tags   Past Edits
12187/88 and 12877/78 ko milk at ek biweekly ranchi mumbai train via SGRL Di ja sakti thi

Aug 28 2016 (21:21)
WELCOME JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 AGAIN~   10935 blog posts   14 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 1929890-15            Tags   Past Edits
Nice suggestion but can u suggest tha route bis singrauli kts aur jbp na

Aug 29 2016 (19:52)
SV   38 blog posts
Re# 1929890-16            Tags   Past Edits
Udhr ka senior log bolta h extend nahi ho sakta tori tak agar hua to fir jabalpur peoples ka interst khatm hojaega iss train se.all the peoples of CIC section if u r seeing my post then all of u plz gve pressure to board to extend ths trn upto tori.Nthng is Bigger thn public power rly is fr to gve srvce to publc na kii srf ek area ka public Ka dekhne ke lye..palamau koo jarur garib rath milna chahye..mil ke rahgaa..

Aug 29 2016 (20:15)
Gajendra Sahu~   1269 blog posts   159 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 1929890-17            Tags   Past Edits
Extend to budget me bhi hui thi up to Allahabad in railway budget but due to protest ye ho nahi paya tha,jab Ald nahi le paya ye train to forget about CIC region.And IR me bahut si trains hai Jo terminating stations par khadi rahti hai extend nahi ho pati hai.
Aug 23 2016 (20:58)   DTO/DaltonGanj (4 PFs)

Ghost Rider   43 blog posts   12 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1970829            Tags   Past Edits
Daltonganj platforms are extended by 20M from both side
General Travel
Aug 23 2016 (20:54)   DTO/DaltonGanj (4 PFs)

Ghost Rider   43 blog posts   12 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1970822            Tags   Past Edits
Platforms need one more foot overbridge
82 votes
May 27 2016 (21:12)   12953/August Kranti Rajdhani Express (PT) | BCT/Mumbai Central (5 PFs)

अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~   585 blog posts   15 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 1867175            Tags   Past Edits
If all the trains are running on time, this PAIR of RAJDHANI makes highest number of overtakes in it's journey.
The TOTAL number of overtakes by both UP and DN trains (e.g. If 12953 August Kranti Rajdhani makes 15 scheduled overtakes as per IRI TT and 12954 makes 15 overtakes, the total will be 30).
Note: List
the score in comments.
12953/4 August Kranti (Mumbai) Rajdhani Express0%0
12951/2 Mumbai Rajdhani Express11%9
12301/2 Howrah Rajdhani Express (via Gaya)30%25
12305/6 Howrah Rajdhani Express (via Patna)0%0
12309/10 Patna Rajdhani Express20%16
12313/4 Sealdah Rajdhani Express1%1
22811/2 Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express (via Adra)1%1
22823/4 Bhubaneswar Rajdhani Express (via Bokaro)0%0
12423/4 Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express5%4
12235/6 Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express1%1
12435/6 Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express1%1
12425/6 Jammu Tawi Rajdhani Express0%0
22691/2 Bengaluru Rajdhani Express2%2
22693/4 Bengaluru Rajdhani Express1%1
12431/2 Trivandrum Rajdhani Express15%12
12433/4 Chennai Rajdhani Express4%3
12437/8 Secunderabad Rajdhani Express2%2
12439/40 Ranchi Rajdhani Express (via Bokaro)0%0
12453/4 Ranchi Rajdhani Express (via Daltonganj)0%0
12441/2 Bilaspur Rajdhani Express4%3
12957/8 Swarna Jayanti (Ahmedabad) Rajdhani Express1%1
22413/4 Madgaon Rajdhani Express0%0

Jun 09 2016 (16:13)
Guest: 7db82d5d   show all posts
Re# 1867175-1            Tags   Past Edits
12302 Howrah Rajdhani does 23 overtakes in DN direction as per IRI TT
In fact Howrah Rajdhani Overtakes all those train which are overtaken by 12310 till MGS as 12302 runs ahead of 12310

Jun 09 2016 (16:17)
Guest: 7db82d5d   show all posts
Re# 1867175-2            Tags   Past Edits
SDAH and BBS too

Jun 17 2016 (15:02)
Lucknow Metro~   2360 blog posts   9 correct pred (47% accurate)
Re# 1867175-3            Tags   Past Edits
I am surprised to see that people are voting for PNBE Rajdhani; are they voting based on any data or just because they love that train? It is very obvious that upto/from MGS, all the pair of Raj make or do the same OTs and HWH/SDAH Raj goes via Grand Chord covering a much longer route OT even more trains. A general rule of thumb on this route will say that longer the route, more the OTs done.

Jun 18 2016 (08:59)
kalingaUtkal   199 blog posts
Re# 1867175-4            Tags   Past Edits
I agree with your points dear.
General Travel
Aug 12 2015 (09:31)   18311/Sambalpur - Varanasi Express | KEI/Kashi (3 PFs)

Guest: 7d62dc5f   show all posts
Entry# 1563095            Tags   Past Edits
Train 18312 BSB - SBP Express should be extended to RGDA/VSKP and should be made daily.

Sep 01 2015 (10:56)
Happy Journey   1925 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1563095-1            Tags   Past Edits
Sir, It has RSA with 22803/04 Howrah-SBP weekly superfast.... So extension is not possible... Better to introduce a new biweekly VSKP-BSB via Rayagada-ROU-Muri...

Sep 01 2015 (11:06)
DD DISLODGED BBSKJM SLOT   6152 blog posts
Re# 1563095-2            Tags   Past Edits
Let the RSA is shifted to RGDA for better utilisation.

Sep 01 2015 (11:09)
Venkat వెంకట్   13683 blog posts   13 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 1563095-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes BSB-SBP should get its own rake and Extention to Rayagada is good move to increase the demand. Its just a 16 coaches rake but many tickets available for tomorrow also.

Sep 01 2015 (11:10)
Venkat వెంకట్   13683 blog posts   13 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 1563095-4            Tags   Past Edits
How come these objections valid ?? Please over turn.
hehhee..another fake from vskp.....tumhare ghar ke bathrom tak extend karenge.. | Aug 13 (9:21PM)
BSKP Group

Sep 01 2015 (13:24)
system   940 blog posts
Re# 1563095-6            Tags   Past Edits
Auto-Archived due to Objections.
General Travel
Mar 16 2016 (20:57)   DTO/DaltonGanj (4 PFs)

Ghost Rider   43 blog posts   12 correct pred (75% accurate)
Entry# 1769247            Tags   Past Edits
Daltonganj railway station falls under 'A' category railway station so ECR decided to open a new food plaza and a medical store at this station.
★  General Travel
Feb 14 2015 (17:02)   BLME/Bholidih (2 PFs)

Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~   8815 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Entry# 1369669            Tags   Past Edits
Travel Tip: Never sleep after Dhanbad when your train is passing through stations like Bholldih, Nimiaghat, Guraru, Paraiya, Gujhandi, Dilwa, Gurpa, Paharpur, Manpur, Dehri-On-Sone, Sasaram and Babhua Road since these areas are well-known for insurgency and robberies on trains. Kindly stay vigilant during sleep mode also when your train passes through these stations after Sunset... thanks!!!

7 posts - Sat Feb 14, 2015

1 posts - Thu Feb 19, 2015

3 posts - Sun Feb 22, 2015

Feb 22 2015 (19:22)
Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~   8815 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1369669-16            Tags   Past Edits
I can understand as it's the force from UP that knows about anti-social elements from neighboring states entering into their state... jurisdiction issues are always a problem that such gangs take advantage of and this loop-hole of the law needs to be filled :-p

Feb 22 2015 (19:25)
Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~   8815 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1369669-17            Tags   Past Edits
Yes... cities like Varanasi and Mughalsarai fall into UP's Chandauli District that shares State Borders with Bihar so an element of security risk always prevails.... the political situation in Bihar can escalate it's law and order problem even more.... God save us (Common People of India) :-/

Feb 22 2015 (19:29)
Jallikattu Is My Birth Right*   6739 blog posts   1641 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1369669-18            Tags   Past Edits
Yes in plain and simple terms they referred to them as "Bihari Gangs". I actually got only my passport back after a month which was found by a Buddhist Monk in Gaya. By then I had got my new passport from US Consulate at Chennai. I still keep it as a souvenir.

Feb 22 2015 (19:43)
विश्व नाथ*^   16774 blog posts   268 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1369669-19            Tags   Past Edits
And they are helpless too ?

Feb 23 2015 (09:17)
Pilgrim   1046 blog posts
Re# 1369669-20            Tags   Past Edits
Sorry to know about all these thefts. While carefulness is surely needed, chaining of our luggages is also a must. Furthermore, we should not be careless in any place thinking it is safe.
★★★  Rail Fanning
Feb 09 2016 (12:13)   DTO/DaltonGanj (4 PFs)

Er AC*^~   6100 blog posts   52850 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1733947            Tags   Past Edits
Selfie. Technology should be such that, the aftereffect of selfie should not be a mirror image.

Feb 09 2016 (21:09)
AP™^~   1399 blog posts   363 correct pred (94% accurate)
Re# 1733947-1            Tags   Past Edits
Arani, you could have changed it (Mirror Imaging) in your phone-camera setting, na?

Feb 09 2016 (22:24)
Er AC*^~   6100 blog posts   52850 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1733947-2            Tags   Past Edits
I don't know...let me check.

Feb 13 2016 (21:45)
Er AC*^~   6100 blog posts   52850 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1733947-3            Tags   Past Edits
Mine is Lenovo K3 Note...probably not having that feature.....I tried to find out, but failed.
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