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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: 40
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
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Dec 22 2016 (16:10)   11447/Shaktipunj Express (PT) | JBP/Jabalpur Junction (6 PFs)

★★★★Niket Karan★★★★^~   5406 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2100183            Tags   Past Edits
TRIP REPORT
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 . . .
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, 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
#NiketKaran

6 posts - Dec 2016

13 posts - Sun Feb 05, 2017

  
11370 views
Feb 05 2017 (23:00)
JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 WAITING FOR SVDK TRIP 😍😎~   13136 blog posts   22 correct pred (42% accurate)
Re# 2100183-27            Tags   Past Edits
11447 ki baat kr rhe h hm

  
11482 views
Feb 05 2017 (23:46)
ECRS DHN division the worst~   244 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.

  
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Feb 06 2017 (18:08)
★★★★Niket Karan★★★★^~   5406 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 .

  
10222 views
Feb 14 2017 (15:07)
BJ~   2228 blog posts
Re# 2100183-30            Tags   Past Edits
kabhi kabhi to hh se chal ke BT rahti hai bardwan per... 86+ avg

  
10293 views
Feb 14 2017 (15:14)
ECRS DHN division the worst~   244 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.
  
General Travel
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May 10 2017 (20:11)   13347/Palamu Express | SGRL/Singrauli (3 PFs)

PLAMAU EX~   267 blog posts   89 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 2271467            Tags   Past Edits
NEWS will touch DOS asusual...

  
1499 views
May 26 2017 (19:27)
Few SF trains in NCR have silver spoon of PRIORITY*^~   5409 blog posts   9669 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2271467-1            Tags   Past Edits
Great relief for passengers , few tags added
  
General Travel
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Apr 04 2017 (12:29)   DTO/DaltonGanj (4 PFs)

BJ~   2228 blog posts
Entry# 2221962            Tags   Past Edits
do we have any station board picture of Medininagar? Daltongunj name no longer exist.

  
669 views
Apr 04 2017 (12:58)
Few SF trains in NCR have silver spoon of PRIORITY*^~   5409 blog posts   9669 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2221962-1            Tags   Past Edits
EK week pehle tak toh daltonganj hi likha tha sb pr

  
584 views
Apr 04 2017 (16:17)
BJ~   2228 blog posts
Re# 2221962-2            Tags   Past Edits
railway ka dhyan nahi gaya hoga,,,more than 4 years back...name change hua hai

  
575 views
Apr 04 2017 (16:24)
रांची जयनगर एक्सप्रेस चालू करने उपाय बताइये~   8869 blog posts   119 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2221962-3            Tags   Past Edits
Abhi tak to Daltonganj SE hi famous hai.

  
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Apr 04 2017 (17:45)
BJ~   2228 blog posts
Re# 2221962-4            Tags   Past Edits
Garhwa road abhi bhi rehla name se prasiddh hai to iska kya matlab IR isko rehla kar de
  
★  Rail Fanning
1 Followers
4350 views
Mar 28 2017 (18:03)   18614/Chopan - Ranchi Express (UnReserved) | SGRL/Singrauli (3 PFs)

Few SF trains in NCR have silver spoon of PRIORITY*^~   5409 blog posts   9669 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 2213940            Tags   Past Edits
Subah-e-SINGRAULI - Saam-e-Barkakana , Journey commenced from singrauli on varanasi intercity , later on took chopan - ranchi intercity from chopan till barkakana and finally Ranchi Garibrath from barkakana to New delhi .
Presenting some random glimpses of seldom visited #CIC section .
PS- Do railfanning if you are not allergic to dust . Plzz travel in 3A , if possible close windows of sleeper or be on upper bearth of sleeper as you will face heavy coal dust at singrauli and after tori till barkakana and i had to change
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clothes as they were soiled by coal dust .

2 posts - Tue Mar 28, 2017

  
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Mar 28 2017 (18:16)
Few SF trains in NCR have silver spoon of PRIORITY*^~   5409 blog posts   9669 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2213940-3            Tags   Past Edits
Done till renukut from ghd end , 70% work done in cpu-rnq , Cpu to sgrl 50% done till karaila road . Sgrl is untouched

  
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Mar 28 2017 (18:52)
The Phenomenal One~   649 blog posts   465 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2213940-4            Tags   Past Edits
poles aur wire lag gaye hai cpu to karaila road ?

  
3792 views
Mar 28 2017 (19:59)
Few SF trains in NCR have silver spoon of PRIORITY*^~   5409 blog posts   9669 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2213940-5            Tags   Past Edits
Pits ban gye hai , poles bhi gira diye gaye hai pits ke pass . bas erect krna hai

  
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Mar 28 2017 (21:23)
BJ~   2228 blog posts
Re# 2213940-6            Tags   Past Edits
meri samajh me nahi aaya ki RNC NDLS GBR ke liye BRKA? itni door?

  
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Mar 28 2017 (21:43)
Few SF trains in NCR have silver spoon of PRIORITY*^~   5409 blog posts   9669 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 2213940-7            Tags   Past Edits
Railfanning karna tha bhai , GHD par 8 hour wait karne se aacha socha aage ka route explore karte hai . Aur kam se kam ghd 50-60 baar gaya hounga par yeh pehli baar main ghd se dto side gaya . Else har baar Ghd se dehri jata tha kyuki udar native place hai .
  
★★  Rail Fanning
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Mar 27 2017 (22:23)   DTO/DaltonGanj (4 PFs)

Few SF trains in NCR have silver spoon of PRIORITY*^~   5409 blog posts   9669 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 2213041            Tags   Past Edits
Station pics of Various stations of #CIC rail zone . Between Garhwa road to Barkakana

  
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Mar 27 2017 (23:50)
Shiv Shyam   259 blog posts
Re# 2213041-1            Tags   Past Edits
Really stupendous, remarkable and prodigious endeavor sharing pics of critically important yet perilous and chancy CIC section which is d only lifeline for the adjoining territories due to sylvan and jungly patches across whole section...
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