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DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs)
দুর্গাপুর / درگا پور     दुर्गापुर

Track: Double Electric-Line

Durgapur Railway Station Complex, Durgapur - 713201 Dist - West Burdwan
State: West Bengal

Elevation: 76 m above sea level
Zone: ER/Eastern   Division: Asansol
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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 5
Number of Halting Trains: 175
Number of Originating Trains: 1
Number of Terminating Trains: 1
Rating: 4.2/5 (169 votes)
cleanliness - excellent (22)
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May 23 2017 (21:54)   15906/Dibrugarh - Kanyakumari Vivek Express (PT) | DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs) | UDL/WDM-3A/16531R

My first love Darjeeling Mail^~   626 blog posts   41 correct pred (88% accurate)
Entry# 2289967            Tags   Past Edits
THE LONE RANGER

UDL WDM 3A ( ex JMP) taking a sunbathe at DGR after completing its duty with the longest train of INDIA, DBRG - CAPE VIVEK EXPRESS

  
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May 24 2017 (11:25)
Vijesh Kannan*^~   28195 blog posts   153 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2289967-7            Tags   Past Edits
Superb loco this..

  
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Yesterday (01:51)
May i have your attention plzz~   556 blog posts
Re# 2289967-10            Tags   Past Edits
Mere Sahar main ap kab aye????

  
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Yesterday (13:14)
My first love Darjeeling Mail^~   626 blog posts   41 correct pred (88% accurate)
Re# 2289967-11            Tags   Past Edits
Last week gaya hua tha DGR😊😊
  
★★  Rail Fanning
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May 09 2017 (20:58)   53140/Jasidih - Kolkata Passenger | DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs)

May i have your attention plzz~   556 blog posts
Entry# 2270123            Tags   Past Edits
Short rail fanning session at DURGAPUR
PIC 1,2,8 - JSME KOAA PASS powered by ASN WAG5 running with a extra general coach, arrived at pf 5 of DGR with a delay of 3 hrs
PIC 3,4 - 7 hrs delayed AGRA KOAA EXP via LKO powered by ASN WAG 7 getting a unscheduled halt at DGR and overtook JSME KOAA PASS
PIC 5,6,7 -
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another unscheduled halt at DGR, this tym by NLDM KOAA GURUMUKHI EXP with HWH WAP4 in the lead

6 posts - Tue May 09, 2017

2 posts - Wed May 10, 2017

  
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May 10 2017 (12:12)
My first love Darjeeling Mail^~   626 blog posts   41 correct pred (88% accurate)
Re# 2270123-10            Tags   Past Edits
ASN or DGR ka value itna jaldi kam nhi hone wala hai keu ki ASN WB ka 2nd biggest city hai aur DGR ek smart city hai, bas BWN ka value thora barega agar wo A1 main convert ho jayega

  
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May 10 2017 (12:12)
Nitish kumar*^~   13642 blog posts   1208 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2270123-11            Tags   Past Edits
The Great 3111-12 lal quila Express... Used to skip durgapur.

  
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May 10 2017 (12:43)
Yuva Rahul~   3436 blog posts   7069 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2270123-12            Tags   Past Edits
Ya that was the only train which skips Durgapur but stops at Bardhman & Raniganj

  
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May 10 2017 (12:57)
My first love Darjeeling Mail^~   626 blog posts   41 correct pred (88% accurate)
Re# 2270123-13            Tags   Past Edits
Hwh ju exp and koaa jhs exp also skips DGR but has a halt at BWN

  
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May 10 2017 (13:53)
Yuva Rahul~   3436 blog posts   7069 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2270123-14            Tags   Past Edits
Ananya is also one of them
  
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Apr 22 2017 (11:34)   DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs)

sawan~   41 blog posts
Entry# 2245644            Tags   Past Edits
Early morning i have taken it where the sealdah rajdhani depart from there(DGR)
  
Rail Fanning
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Apr 17 2017 (21:07)   12314/New Delhi - Sealdah Rajdhani Express | DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs)

rohanbiswajit69~   177 blog posts
Entry# 2239977            Tags   Past Edits
Video Link :- click here
PARALLEL Action | WAP7 Sealdah Rajdhani & WAP7 Coalfield Exp departs Durgapur parallely| HOG WAP 7 accelerates quickly
At first 12314 New Delhi - Seldah Rajdhani poweredby GZB HOG WAP 7 #30454 , overtakes 12340 Dhanbad - Howrah Coalfield Exp powered by HWH WAP 7 #30369 at Durgapur outer .
However , both the trains come to a scheduled
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halt at Durgapur , which results in a parallel departure . Enjoy the awesome acceleration from the GZB WAP 7 , as Sealdah Rajdhani overtakes legendary Coalfeild Exp with too much ease .
Date :- 17th April , 2017
Location :- Durgapur on ASN - BWN High Speed Quadruple Stretch of ER
Device :- Canon SX 50 HS
++ WAP 7 vs WAP 7 | GZB p7 SDAH Raj & Hwh HOG p7 Coalfield Exp | Parallel Departure from Durgapur
click here

  
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Apr 18 2017 (16:21)
kroy1967   69 blog posts
Re# 2239977-1            Tags   Past Edits
Please note that a TSR of 50 KMPH is in place on the Down slow line. This is the only reason for such quick acceleration by 12314 & overtake 12340 "with too much ease". If both the tracks were under same conditions (which normally is), then 12340 would have given 12314 a run for its money. I have experienced this for a number of times on board 12340. With a simultaneous departure from DGR, 12340 had raced parallel for almost up to Rajbandh (RBH) after which the 110+ KMPH came into factor.
Twice I had experienced this with 12302 also. If 12314 & 12302 runs back to back & on time, then often you will see 12302 slow down or stop at
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DGR due to the departure of 12314 just ahead.
  
General Travel
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Apr 17 2017 (08:31)   12334/Vibhuti Express | DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs)

shikharbit987~   218 blog posts   3 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 2238759            Tags   Past Edits
Why 12334 Vibhuti Express is always running late by 3 to 6 hrs even though it starts on time at Allahabad. I have to travel from Varansi to Durgapur on 19.04.17. If it remains late, I wouldn't be able to reach office on time.

  
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Apr 17 2017 (09:20)
मिशन सुपरफास्ट   163 blog posts   12 correct pred (50% accurate)
Re# 2238759-1            Tags   Past Edits
Low priority & stoppage

  
953 views
Apr 17 2017 (09:29)
High Time for LKOCNB section~   1707 blog posts
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Because it doesn't get very much priority in the MGS-PNBE section...and stoppages as well..For A journey Upto Durgapur take that delta as well..3 4 hours toh hoga hi..
  
Rail Fanning
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Apr 16 2017 (15:38)   12317/Akal Takht SF Express | DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs)

Sealdah Jammu HumSafar should get JRC Stoppage*^~   8949 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Entry# 2238006            Tags   Past Edits
YouTube Video by Mondal S. of the Akal Takht Express skipping Durgapur Station at a decent speed. The LHB coaches can be seen zipping off from the aerial view :)
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Original YouTube Link: click here
  
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Jun 27 2016 (22:19)   15047/Purvanchal Express | DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs) | MGS/WAP-4/22995
 

Katni Grade Separator~   1745 blog posts   3538 correct pred (85% accurate)
Entry# 1909329            Tags   Past Edits
Admist the lovely weather the Purvanchal's pride.... on time running Kolkata-Gorakhpur Purvanchal Express led by MGS WAP-4 #22998 reaching Durgapur.
#AlexCRF

14 posts - Wed Jun 29, 2016

  
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Jun 29 2016 (14:35)
Aditya Immortal ™ ©~   3101 blog posts   186 correct pred (54% accurate)
Re# 1909329-16            Tags   Past Edits
Abhi nahi work at progress

  
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Jun 29 2016 (14:44)
Aditya Immortal ™ ©~   3101 blog posts   186 correct pred (54% accurate)
Re# 1909329-18            Tags   Past Edits
HWH P4 diye the offlink HWH ka loco bhe GKP visit kr gya

  
12360 views
Jun 29 2016 (14:49)
Katni Grade Separator~   1745 blog posts   3538 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 1909329-20            Tags   Past Edits
Wahi to
Maurya mein HWH P4 diya hoga joki offlink hai.
MGS ka P4 Purvanchal k lie offlink hai.

  
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Jul 06 2016 (14:52)
👌Ljn☺ Bju Section Electrified👍💐   72 blog posts
Re# 1909329-32            Tags   Past Edits
Nice click train getting wap from different zone of origination and termination

  
10869 views
Jul 06 2016 (15:58)
Khagaria wants Sm Dedicated Trains~   61 blog posts
Re# 1909329-33            Tags   Past Edits
Pics are very clear
  
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Feb 25 2017 (14:37)   12303/Poorva Express (via Patna) (PT) | DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs) | HWH/WAP-4/22638

Katni Grade Separator~   1745 blog posts   3538 correct pred (85% accurate)
Entry# 2177897            Tags   Past Edits
12303 Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express (via Patna) with HWH WAP-4 #22638 @DGR.
#AlexCRF

  
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Apr 04 2017 (17:55)
Savaari Gaadi~   961 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2177897-3            Tags   Past Edits
Sir sorry it's off topic but do u know who is this guy in this pic???
/blog/post/1400167
This guy looks like me :D :D :D

  
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Apr 05 2017 (22:48)
Katni Grade Separator~   1745 blog posts   3538 correct pred (85% accurate)
Re# 2177897-4            Tags   Past Edits
Yes he's Pramit, a friend and my fellow ER Railfan

  
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Apr 06 2017 (10:13)
Savaari Gaadi~   961 blog posts   2 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2177897-5            Tags   Past Edits
Wow great maybe I'm the first guy who found my exact lookalike in IRI & that too a railfan. Is he an active member of IRI??
  
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Jan 27 2016 (23:46)   12301/Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya) | DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs)
 

shikharbit987~   218 blog posts   3 correct pred (100% accurate)
Entry# 1722895            Tags   Past Edits
12301 Howrah Rajdhani blasting through large station of Durgapur at 130 kmph towards its first halt Dhanbad. Video taken by me on 21 Nov'15.
  
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Sep 11 2015 (14:29)   53339/Dhanbad - Chandrapura Passenger (UnReserved) | SJA/Sijua (2 PFs)
 

Guest: 7ff8950b   show all posts
Entry# 1587845            Tags   Past Edits
Sijua on the DHN-KTH-CRP sub-section on the CIC line is a great place for railfanning. Trains here travel at a very low MPS, due to underground fire. This section was founded during colonial times in 1880, and in that way it precedes the Grand Chord, which was built in 1903.
At 1880 the Dhanbad-Jharia & the DHN-KTH-PLJE section was built and the tracks were laid down for the purpose of loading coal.Jharia and Katras in those days were tiny kingdoms, while Dhanbad was a small village. The coal in Jharia and Katras were the very best in the country, and as such the British made a deal with the local rulers to
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construct a railway line to Jharia & Katras. Sitting prettily in between Katras & Jharia, this small village Dhanbad was chosen as the terminus for this two lines. However there was a requirement for the construction of a Loco Tank for watering the engines, as well a loco shed for maintainance of the locos. The nearest loco shed, the then 'East Indian Railways' largest was at Sitarampur with which Dhanbad had no rail link. This was because the Damodar was then the 'Sorrow of Bengal'. Every year it flooded and caused the deaths of thousands. Even the british had tried for several years to built a bridge, but the monsoon flooding would undo every progess they made. And as such there were rail lines which terminated at Barakar. But with the discovery of rich coal areas,the british wanted them to be directly connected with the industrial heartlands of Calcutta.
This is how a small unknown village, by virtue of it's sheer luck happened to become a not only a railway terminus, but also housed 'EIR's' largest loco tank as well as largest loco shed!
After the completion of this route, the british suddenly realised that if they they laid a railway tracks from Howrah to Gaya to 'Moghulsarai' (The British name for now Mughalsarai), they happened to reduce the distance from Calcutta to Delhi even further. The Brits toiled for years and bridges were laid across the Damodar, the Phalgow and the '5km streching' Sone!
Tunnels were laid across the Gurpa & Gajhandi forrests, and curves bulit to counter the steep gradient change as the Chotanagpur Plateau receded. Finally with much fanfare Lord Minto innargurated the Grand Chord in 1906,at Gajhandi. Meanwhile the British had extended the DHN-PLJE all the way to Madhya Pradesh, and named it as the CIC section.
With the completion of the Grand Chord however, Dhanbad was connected to Calcutta as well and Delhi directly and as such, in a small space of time became a important junction on the Grand Chord. It became the center of Coal-Loading and passenger travel, as both Jharia and Katras lost their past influences, somewhat.
Within a space of 100 years a small unknown village has become a thriving industrial city! And all this started because of this two railway lines!
It is sad that both these railway lines hav had to become victims of Underground Fires, caused by pure negligence!
While the Dhanbad-Jharia line is already history, the DHN-PLJE section is counting it's last breaths! Alternate routes are being planned, and soon this line will fade into Oblivion.....................................
Coming back to the present. It was a hot sunny afternoon and myself and my friend found ourselves at Sijua station waiting to catch the Jhargram-Dhanbad MEMU to Dhanbad.
While standing the overhead bridges, we spotted three trains in the space of 1 hours. We spotted two WAM-4s, 2 WAG-9s, a WAG-7, and the MEMU itself!
However as a tribute to the WAM-4, the 'Rahul Dravid of Indian Railways', for it's selfless 40 years of service, we clicked the pictures of the two WAM-4s only!
Picture 1-5 shows MGS WAM-4 bring in the DHN-CRP passenger.
Picture 6 shows TATA WAM-4 speed by with the marathon runner ALLP-DHN Express.
Hope you enjoyed this railfanning report, I added a touch of the history of the CIC section as well!
#Arnab

3 posts - Fri Sep 11, 2015

7 posts - Sat Sep 12, 2015

  
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Sep 12 2015 (12:21)
Guest: 7fcd9a1f   show all posts
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Yes the Dhanbad Jharia rail line had to be scarpped in 2002

  
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Sep 12 2015 (12:22)
Guest: 7fcd9a1f   show all posts
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How can tiny tit bits of rain extinguish a massive underground inferno, my friend?

  
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Sep 12 2015 (12:25)
brandonbuffard^~   11184 blog posts   6076 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1587845-13            Tags   Past Edits
No
I mean during monsoon times

  
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Sep 12 2015 (13:07)
Guest: 7fcd992c   show all posts
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No even monsoon rains are not enough!

  
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Sep 12 2015 (13:13)
sys tem~   8221 blog posts   75726 correct pred (76% accurate)
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Fire has been burning time immorial... I have seen it myself.... Have lived Chas, bokaro dhanbad jharia area... Train speed between bksc and gomoh is very slow
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