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

Track: Quadruple Electric-Line

Durgapur Railway Station Complex, Durgapur,713201
State: West Bengal

Elevation: 77 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: 4.1/5 (153 votes)
cleanliness - excellent (20)
porters/escalators - average (20)
food - good (19)
transportation - excellent (20)
lodging - good (17)
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sightseeing - good (19)
safety - excellent (19)

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★  General Travel
Yesterday (09:21)   12023/Howrah - Patna Jan Shatabdi Express | DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs)

LHBfy Himgiri SF~   631 blog posts   20 correct pred (53% accurate)
Entry# 2208777            Tags   Past Edits
15047 Purvanchal Express overtakes 12023 Patna Janshatabdi Express*...
Date:23rd March 2017
Please see the video to get the answer..

11 posts - Yesterday

Yesterday (13:08)
LHBfy Himgiri SF~   631 blog posts   20 correct pred (53% accurate)
Re# 2208777-12            Tags   Past Edits
Nd u??

Yesterday (13:41)
Wbsk is now LHBfied~   89 blog posts
Re# 2208777-13            Tags   Past Edits

Yesterday (15:35)
LHBfy Himgiri SF~   631 blog posts   20 correct pred (53% accurate)
Re# 2208777-14            Tags   Past Edits
From whr to whr
I was onboard from HWH to CRJ..
got the last minute reservation.. :)

Yesterday (22:42)
Wbsk is now LHBfied~   89 blog posts
Re# 2208777-15            Tags   Past Edits
HWH to DGR.....

Yesterday (22:48)
Here comes another railfan~   63 blog posts   3 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 2208777-16            Tags   Past Edits
Yesterday i also travelled from HWH to CRJ but in MITHILA EXP......
★★★  Rail Fanning
Sep 11 2015 (14:29)   53339/Dhanbad - Chandrapura Passenger (UnReserved) | SJA/Sijua (2 PFs)

Guest: 7ff8950b   show all posts
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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
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!

3 posts - Fri Sep 11, 2015

7 posts - Sat Sep 12, 2015

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

Sep 12 2015 (12:22)
Guest: 7fcd9a1f   show all posts
Re# 1587845-12            Tags   Past Edits
How can tiny tit bits of rain extinguish a massive underground inferno, my friend?

Sep 12 2015 (12:25)
brandonbuffard^~   11184 blog posts   6076 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1587845-13            Tags   Past Edits
I mean during monsoon times

Sep 12 2015 (13:07)
Guest: 7fcd992c   show all posts
Re# 1587845-14            Tags   Past Edits
No even monsoon rains are not enough!

Sep 12 2015 (13:13)
sys tem~   8202 blog posts   75434 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 1587845-15            Tags   Past Edits
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
★★★  Rail Fanning
Jun 27 2016 (22:19)   15047/Purvanchal Express | DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs) | MGS/WAP-4/22995

Katni Grade Separator~   1742 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.

14 posts - Wed Jun 29, 2016

Jun 29 2016 (14:35)
Aditya Immortal ™ ©~   2976 blog posts   186 correct pred (54% accurate)
Re# 1909329-16            Tags   Past Edits
Abhi nahi work at progress

Jun 29 2016 (14:44)
Aditya Immortal ™ ©~   2976 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

Jun 29 2016 (14:49)
Katni Grade Separator~   1742 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.

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

Jul 06 2016 (15:58)
Khagaria wants Sm Dedicated Trains~   61 blog posts
Re# 1909329-33            Tags   Past Edits
Pics are very clear
★  General Travel
Dec 23 2016 (17:53)   53046/Mayurakshi Fast Passenger (UnReserved) | BWN/Barddhaman Junction (8 PFs) | ASN/WAG-5/23118

debarathi mandal   4584 blog posts   9918 correct pred (88% accurate)
Entry# 2101928            Tags   Past Edits
53046 Dn Rampurhat - Howrah Mayurakshi Fast Passenger entering Burdwan Station with ASN WAG-5 #23118
Picture taken from FOB of Burdwan Station
Date:- 21/12/2016
Rail Fanning
Mar 04 2017 (18:58)   DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs)

Dipanjan Das~   1537 blog posts   64 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 2185988            Tags   Past Edits
Nostalgic Durgapur Station
★★  Rail Fanning
Feb 25 2017 (14:37)   12303/Poorva Express (via Patna) (PT) | DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs) | HWH/WAP-4/22638

Katni Grade Separator~   1742 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.
★  Rail Fanning
Feb 14 2017 (00:36)   12382/Poorva Express (via Gaya) (PT) | GAYA/Gaya Junction (9 PFs) | GZB/WAP-7/30215

Incrdible India~   1769 blog posts   12 correct pred (80% accurate)
Entry# 2163536            Tags   Past Edits
Spot 12382 Poorva express with WAP-7/GZB/30215 @Gaya Jn. #newLhb #delux #bestInIR
★  Rail Fanning
Feb 25 2017 (14:13)   DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs) | UDL/WDG-3A/13630

Katni Grade Separator~   1742 blog posts   3538 correct pred (85% accurate)
Entry# 2177864            Tags   Past Edits
UDL WDG-3A #13630 pulling the dead UDL WDG-4 #12928 back to its shed after an engine failure.
★★★  Travelogue
Jan 30 2017 (22:56)   22324/Shabd Bhedi SF Express | GAYA/Gaya Junction (9 PFs)

Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2359 blog posts   148 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 2146238            Tags   Past Edits
3 compliments
Awesome Great trip dairy Nice writeup.
Trip report for my journey done along with our IRI member & friend Mr.Amit Kumar Singh (Bhilai) on 17th December 2016 (Saturday) from Gaya.Jn to Barddhaman.Jn
Reached Gaya.Jn station at 05:40 Hrs, spotted Mumbai Mail arriving at pf#01 along with a WAP-7 HWH, while we moved along with our luggage on pf#02-03, it was 05:45 Hrs but still no announcement or name over display board then heard a shrill sound of horn along with bright headlight, yes that was our train to board -
much hyped 22324 Shabd Bhedi Express over pf#02 but along a red WAP-4 HWH. Still there was no announcement nor coach position displayed over pf, we hurried on to our coach that was S6 33LB, 34MB, 36LB. As soon as we got seated over berths finally the announcer woke up to announce this trains arrival, that too with very unpleasant hoarse sound but by that time train was already rolling! I would say I was very much disappointed by this poor behaviour at such important station! Well after departure train started gaining speed it was very cold outside & a bit foggy too! After passing Paharpur we started slowing down for upcoming Gurpa - Gujhandi Ghat section ahead, which was a new experience for me as in past journeys this section was passed during night time. I took out the cellphone & starting recording the section admist chilly cold winds, which literally froze my hand of it's warm blood, but still kept on with railfanning! At this section we crossed many trains which were re-scheduled from Kolkata side, at Gomoh.Jn we overtook a train. Arrival at Dhanbad.Jn was very early at around 30 mins from it's scheduled arrival over pf#01. We hopped outside over platform to get some tea & snacks, we over train too vendors were selling tea, but we preffered station tea & samosas (singara). We cheched the loco link again to take some front snaps but due to presence of large numbers of RPF guys & instead returned towards backside & Ranchi Shatabdi Express arrived at pf#05 with a WAP-7 HWH. While departing saw a WAM-4 MGS over pf#02 with some Passenger service awaiting to depart. Till Asansol run was good just at one place we slowed down to cross Maithoon river, thereafter straight halt at Asansol.Jn. At Asansol ELS saw couple of WAP-4's, WAG-7 & twin WAP-7 (probably new). halt at Durgapur.Jn was short & sweet over pf#04. After that we started sorting out over belonging to alight at next halt that was at Barddhaman.Jn while Amit was to alight at Kolkata Terminus (Chitpur). Prior to entry at BWN we were kept waiting at outer while a WAG-7 JHS hauled CONCOR rake was slowly in parallel direction overtooking us, but withinn some moments we were given to proceed to finally overtake that freighter & I was just waiting to board BWN CHORD EMU. Arrival at Barddhaman.Jn was over pf#05, we bid farewell to Amit & ran to buy tickets, finally when arrived saw HWH CHORD EMU had already arrived over pf#04. We boarded EMU & I finally dozzed off over window seat & proceeded to have cubersome journey till Dankuni.Jn.
Thank you for reading the trip report & positive feed backs expected!
Cleanliness -> 09/10
Punctuality -> 10/10
Food -> 04/10
Railfanning -> 08/10
Safety -> 08/10
Pictures summary :
01 - Gurpa Gujhandi Ghats
02 - Parasnath
03 - Express train at Gomoh washing pit line
04 - Gomoh Cabin
05 - Gomoh
06 - Gomoh
07 - Gomoh
08 - Gomoh
09 - Gomoh Cabin
10 - Routes towards Chandrapura.Jn
11 - Dhanbad.Jn arrival
12 - Unknown (Intercity/Passenger train)
13 - WAP-4 HWH with Shabd Bhedi Exp at DHN
14 - Member Amit Kumar Singh
15 - Me
16 - Me
17 - WAP-7 HWH with Ranchi Shatabdi Exp at DHN
18 - Unknown Passenger train
19 - WAM-4 MGS with Passenger train at DHN
20 - Dhanbad.Jn station name board
21 - Somewhere between DHN-ASN
22 - Somewhere between DHN-ASN
23 - Barakar river bridge (tributary of river Damodar)
24 - Barakar
25 - Asansol ELS
25 - Asansol ELS
26 - Durgapur.Jn
27 - Dankuni.Jn arrival by BWN HWH CHORD EMU.

4 posts - Jan 2017

Feb 06 2017 (23:21)
Durgiana Exp needs Buffet Car in LHB Rake*^~   8850 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
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Ok... so you got the privilege to take snaps of this newbie train at Gaya, Dhanbad, Asansol, Durgapur and Bardhamman... all biggie stations covered between Mughalsarai and Kolkata for this train. Nice snaps... did your train slow down at GMO or skipped at a decent speed since track renewal work was going on over there some months ago ? :)

Feb 07 2017 (01:00)
DhnEcr~   4882 blog posts
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Pic 23 is Barakar river bridge is sort of border that marks end of Jharkhand and beginning of West Bengal. With KMME (my home station) in Jharkhand and Barakar station in WB. Besides as this train goes to KOAA its route must separate from Dankuni JN so it would halt for signal or something. I have once seen SDAH Rajdhani halting there. So u could have debaorded there. In case it didnt halt there was no way but to come back from KOAA by bus or train.

Feb 08 2017 (16:52)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2359 blog posts   148 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 2146238-7            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
30 to 40, good :)
Some track maintenance work with Plasser machine was going on, while we skipped at speed of 40KMPH through NSCB Gomoh.Jn

Feb 08 2017 (16:53)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2359 blog posts   148 correct pred (71% accurate)
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Exactly! My dad was accompanying me so I didn't took any chance (for unscheduled halt enroute), hence deboarded at Barddhaman.Jn

Feb 13 2017 (08:29)
▀▄▀▄▀▄ αиιкєт ▄▀▄▀▄▀~   4457 blog posts   331 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 2146238-9            Tags   Past Edits
There is PSR of 30KMPH @GMO...
The train you overtaken @GMO was probably BRKA-ASN passenger!!
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Jan 30 2017 (10:50)   12301/Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express (via Gaya) | DGR/Durgapur (5 PFs)

rohanbiswajit69~   159 blog posts
Entry# 2145475            Tags   Past Edits
Video Link :- click here
Devastationg HOWRAH Rajdhani destroys Durgapur @130 km/h
They say Old is Gold . The BAAP of all Rajdhanis i.e. 12301 Howrah - New Delhi Rajdhani Express with it`s old loco link
GZB WAP - 7 #30294 skips Durgapur , a major station in West Bengal like nothing . Spotting this train
gzb WAP 7 after a long time .
Location :- Durgapur on Burdwan - Asansol High Speed Quadruple stretch of E.R.
Date :- 28th Jan , 2017
++Watch Sealdah Duronto stormy Durgapur skip at 130 kmph
click here
++Watch WAP 7 Sealdah Rajdhani & WAP 7 Coalfield depart paralley from Durgapur
click here
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