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EKM/Ekambarakuppam (2 PFs)
ఏకాంబరకుప్పం     एकम्बरकुप्पम

Track: Double Electric-Line

beside NAGARI PALLIPATTU road(SH-58), Ekambarakuppam,nagari(m)
State: Andhra Pradesh

Elevation: 116 m above sea level
Zone: SR/Southern   Division: Chennai
No Recent News for EKM/Ekambarakuppam
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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 2
Number of Halting Trains: 16
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Rating: 2.7/5 (7 votes)
cleanliness - average (1)
porters/escalators - poor (1)
food - poor (1)
transportation - good (1)
lodging - average (1)
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sightseeing - excellent (1)
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Info Update
Oct 04 2016 (18:52)   EKM/Ekambarakuppam (2 PFs)

AP SPECIAL STATUS^   1573 blog posts   97 correct pred (64% accurate)
Entry# 2011339            Tags   Past Edits
#SBPIC pic taken while detrain train no66014.
General Travel
Nov 19 2014 (19:47)   43415/Chennai Arakkonam EMU | MS/Chennai Egmore (11 PFs)

AAA   353 blog posts
Entry# 1281262            Tags   Past Edits
Many people travel from Chennai and its Sub-urban areas to TPTY & TRT. Though there are many buses but usually common people (aamadmi) depend on trains. So it will be better if majority of the EMU's that are running between MAS and AJJ to be extended to TPTY/RU so that it also will be beneficial to the people going to TRT(Subramanya Swami Kovil).

Nov 30 2014 (12:54)
Chart Prepared*~   6896 blog posts   167 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1281262-1            Tags   Past Edits
totally agree SR should run EMUs upto RU..atleast some EMUs..presently only 2MEMUs only running b/w RU to MAS..

Nov 30 2014 (14:17)
AAA   353 blog posts
Re# 1281262-2            Tags   Past Edits
SR should run EMU till GDR too !!!

Nov 30 2014 (16:25)
Chart Prepared*~   6896 blog posts   167 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1281262-3            Tags   Past Edits
ya they can run fast MEMUs from GDR,RU to MAS..

Dec 01 2014 (17:44)
Boxer Bhai   38454 blog posts   12676 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 1281262-4            Tags   Past Edits
revenue sharing untai , nlr mp/mla demanding nlr-mas local trains more trains not implemented yet , running train to gdr out of ques

Dec 07 2014 (11:26)
AAA   353 blog posts
Re# 1281262-5            Tags   Past Edits
KPD - TPTY needs to be doubled and electrified then trains running Via TRT, NG, PUT can be diverted via CTO, PAK & TPTY. Then AJJ - RU Line will be free then MAS - AJJ EMUs can be extended to RU/TPTY.
★★  Rail Fanning
Jul 20 2016 (23:20)   12163/Dadar Central - Chennai Egmore Superfast Express (PT) | EKM/Ekambarakuppam (2 PFs) | RPM/WAP-4/25040

KJMNaveen~   580 blog posts   62 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 1935888            Tags   Past Edits
the last video of the rail fanning trip.
the real view was even more amazing.
the mountains had a slightly darker green with grey rock/boulders , grass next to tracks had a light green shade and the water was blueeeee and to top that the evening sun in its orange shade and the passing dark monsoon clouds.

Jul 23 2016 (00:45)
KJMNaveen~   580 blog posts   62 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1935888-1            Tags   Past Edits
the location pic

Jul 23 2016 (18:14)
KJMNaveen~   580 blog posts   62 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1935888-2            Tags   Past Edits
after Youtube did its magic, I think you will like this more than the original and in fact this one depicts the true colours than the original

Jul 23 2016 (19:04)
Prayer For India~   1090 blog posts   56 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 1935888-3            Tags   Past Edits
Superb Videos Nice. ..
Plz Add Tag ..near station ???
If rajampeta and koduru steach route wo pic water beautiful ls..

Jul 23 2016 (19:25)
KJMNaveen~   580 blog posts   62 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 1935888-4            Tags   Past Edits
added nearest station!
★★★  Rail Fanning
Dec 27 2015 (13:24)   56213/Chamarajanagar - Tirupati Fast Passenger | MYS/Mysuru Junction (Mysore) (6 PFs) | KJM/WDM-3A/16296

LHB for TN Express~   964 blog posts   181 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1693237            Tags   Past Edits
A Trip filled with Memories, A Journey in one of the last remaining FC coaches in commercial service in IR.
To be brief, the FC coach of the 56213/56214 Chamrajnagar-Tirupati-Chamrajnagar Fast Passenger and its RSA 16204/16203 Tirupati-Chennai Central-Tirupati Garudadhri express has been permanently withdrawn from service. No more privacy at affordable costs.......
This posts is an attempt to briefly showcase my Journey in this legendary coach, with whose suspension from service, an Era has ended. RIP BC non-AC FC....
1:- KJM WDM3A 16296 awaiting its starter with the Tirupati bound Fast Passenger on pf2 of MYS.
Pic 2:- Surprise.... Surprise.... our FC coach doesn't even belong to the same zone as the train. 90955 borrowed from SCR
Pic 3:- Those Wide Windows, their uniqueness, the nostalgic 'F' board, not to be seen anymore.
Pic 4:- "प्रथम श्रेणी" u read that right.
Pic 5:- Coupe E, our home for the next 12:30hrs.
Pic 6:- A Mistimed shot, KJM WDP4 20044 stands coupled to a train in MYS yard, while UBL WDG4 12137 gets ready to shunt the rake of Hubballi bound Hampi Express.
Pic 7:- The 'F' Class of travel, Retro Perspective.
Pic 8:- A Scheduled halt at Shrirangapatna, the North Cauvery lies ahead of us.
Pic 9:- Shrirangapatna, the only station that is yet to be doubled in the 138km stretch of SBC-MYS line, the reason is in that enclosure behind the ballast mound.
Pic 10:- Pandavpura, the SL coaches of this train are as good as GS class upto SBC, beyond which some order is restored.
Pic 11:- And Proceed, we depart from PANP.
Pic 12:- 'A Setting Sun still whispers a Promise for Tomorrow'
But for non AC BG FC, there is no tomorrow, departing from Naganahalli.
Pic 13:- Curving out of Naganahalli, the home signal indicates the arrival of a train, the SBC-CMNR Passenger
Pic 14:- Charging points, in a 25year old coach about to face the axe, SCR _/\_
Pic 15:- An attempt at capturing a light streak, departing from Malur.
Pic 16:- Arrived at Gudiyattam @ 01:05hrs, the deathly silence swallows even the sounds of the cold breeze, preparing for the 3 crossings and 5 overtakes, a regular affair with this train in this station.
Pic 17:- Good Morning Tirupati, part 1 of trip ended.
We continued our Journey to Chennai in the same train with a different name. 16204 Garudadhri Express
Pic 18:- Departed bang on time, from Left to right
- with the Milk Tankers, the Puri Express
- shunted by the WAP7, the Tirumala Express
- shunted by the GY ALCo, the Overnight Passenger from Guntakal
- on pf3, The Rayalseema Express from HYB
Pic 19:- A new day, a new beginning, the morning is definitely wiser than the evening. Heading towards Renigunta Jn.
Pic 20:- Slowing down at Renigunta outer, we are instructed to enter pf4.
Pic 21:- The only reversal in our Journey, Renigunta Jn., the breakfast varities available here is a must try for people passing through this train around 07:00-08:00 in the morning.
Pic 22:- GY WDP4D is a silent spectator to our exit, notice the express train departing from pf3, it was the Padmavati Express from SC, departing parallel to us.
Pic 23:- The Pudi curve. AJJ WAP1 22026 charges ahead with the 17 coach rake, it took charge from RU, our steed for the SBC-RU leg was AJJ WAP1 22023.
Pic 24:- Ekambarakuppam; tracks on 2 different levels, As the clouds cast their shadows on the hills, we depart and say goodbye to the Tirupati bound Sapthagiri Express.
Pic 25:- Reflections..... Aftermath of the recent rains that lashed out parts of the TN-AP border near Chennai and surrounding districts.
Pic 26:- Arakkonam Jn. outer
Pic 27:- SR seems to have begun the process of scrapping; FC coaches that have lived their usefulness, await the Grim Reaper
Pic 28:- We were allotted Coupe C, from TPTY to MAS, Emergency Window is anyday a bliss for Railfans. Sriram, my companion for the last 24hrs on rails; was enjoying it thoroughly.
Pic 29:- BL tigerface hauling a colorful CONCOR rake, patiently waits in the third line at TRL home, for us to enter.
Pic 30:- Thanks Sriram for this pic(myself in the Emergency Window @ Avadi), memories to be cherished for life.
Pic 31:- Curving towards Basin Bridge, last leg of my Journey; my first and last ride in a BG FC carriage.
Pic 32:- Arrived Chennai Central 5mins before time. RPM WAP7 which probably brought in the daily SF from TVC, waits for us to enter pf6, before proceeding to the Trip shed. To be noted, even the TVC Daily express (12695/96) had a FC coach until a few years ago. Its now replaced with a 3AC coach.
Pic 33:- Adiós First Class..... You will be missed.

2 posts - Sun Dec 27, 2015

1 posts - Mon Dec 28, 2015

Dec 28 2015 (13:09)
ಜೈ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೇ~   3961 blog posts   538 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 1693237-4            Tags   Past Edits
Very well noted pics sir and miss you FC, I've not travelled in it and may be no chance in future if IR won't add it again.

Dec 28 2015 (13:53)
Vinay~   1339 blog posts   912 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1693237-5            Tags   Past Edits
Each pic deserves a star;).... Great coverage overall

Dec 28 2015 (19:47)
LHB for TN Express~   964 blog posts   181 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1693237-6            Tags   Past Edits
Yes, the reservation also commenced for the 3 AC coach.

Dec 28 2015 (23:18)
JYOTI BHASHKAR SINHA~   345 blog posts   379 correct pred (64% accurate)
Re# 1693237-7            Tags   Past Edits
I had travelled in 18181 in fc coach

Dec 29 2015 (00:02)
ಜೈ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೇ~   3961 blog posts   538 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 1693237-8            Tags   Past Edits
You are lucky to enjoy ride in FC.
Rail Fanning
Feb 19 2016 (20:38)   16057/Saptagiri Express | EKM/Ekambarakuppam (2 PFs) | ED/WAG-7/27391

LHB for TN Express~   964 blog posts   181 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1743703            Tags   Past Edits
A Station with only 2 platforms, and both on different levels of ground; As my 16204 Chennai express departs, 16057 Sapthagiri Express bound for Tirupati comes to a scheduled halt at Ekambarakuppam; Andhra Pradesh.
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★  Rail Fanning
May 10 2015 (15:50)   02864/Yesvantpur - Howrah AC SF Special Fare Special | EKM/Ekambarakuppam (2 PFs)

Er AC*^~   6231 blog posts   53817 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1463049            Tags   Past Edits
Don't know why so much military movements on last Sunday?

May 10 2015 (16:40)
T20 is ruining Cricket   337 blog posts   24 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 1463049-1            Tags   Past Edits
may be some routine exercise...?

May 10 2015 (17:30)
swaroophegde5~   426 blog posts   95 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1463049-2            Tags   Past Edits
confidential.. .. :p
Info Update
Mar 08 2015 (10:25)   EKM/Ekambarakuppam (2 PFs)

Sudarshan   5901 blog posts   842 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 1389756            Tags   Past Edits
#first #sb of Ekambarakuppam...Not great.. .Will just do the job until we get a better one..Where the roof of PF 2 touches the Floor of PF 1.
General Travel
Dec 14 2014 (20:49)   GTL/Guntakal Junction (6 PFs)

Naveen Golla   265 blog posts
Entry# 1307945            Tags   Past Edits
I heard gtl division will going to be split into another division (Balaji Div).If this happens then guntakal importance will be gone and people residing in gtl will not any development to the town.Most of the people will loose their jobs and it reveals to suicide and gtl will become backward place in all the ways and no politician will come to honour our region further.
Already its happen in forming Telagana state seperate state and now again we are going to loose or employment from this division area.
We need to
struggle in making this zone proposal instead of this due to dirty politics people are getting crisis.
Still now guntakal has only advantage of saying that its big division.If that name also lost then end of our development and nothing to say greatness of guntakal in further.
So I request GTL region people before segregating this divsion we have protect our gtl in protecting employment ,business and develpment.
Its humble request that we need to stop this process.
Hope Our nettikanti Anjanaya Swamy Will come and protect our guntakal region people.
So People i request your suggestions on this and rate this that we need to shake this dirty politics.

Dec 14 2014 (22:03)
AAA   353 blog posts
Re# 1307945-1            Tags   Past Edits
No Sir .. there is no such proposal and more over its size is likely to be increased by adding HUP and SSPN on Bangalore side & NG, EKM & PUT on Tirupaty side.

Dec 15 2014 (06:08)
Naveen Golla   265 blog posts
Re# 1307945-2            Tags   Past Edits
Then wht abt this comments will you accept it?

Dec 15 2014 (21:15)
Naveen Golla   265 blog posts
Re# 1307945-3            Tags   Past Edits
Wll i think No one are interested in protecting the guntakal division.I dont see any suggestions on this.

Dec 15 2014 (22:45)
AAA   353 blog posts
Re# 1307945-4            Tags   Past Edits
Im sorry I cannot see the attached .jpg .. there could be demand but as far as Railways is concerned there is no such proposal ..
General Travel
Sep 26 2012 (23:06)   16057/Saptagiri Express | EKM/Ekambarakuppam (2 PFs)

Guest: 6061bafb   show all posts
Entry# 536069            Tags   Past Edits
Perhaps, Saptagiri Express boasted itself as the 1st express train to behave in MEMU fashion having the control unit on 1 end and a loco on other end. Don't know when that era has gone, but now, it hosts 2 locos at either ends.
One my fav trains in the early nineties.

Sep 26 2012 (23:17)
Guest: 6061bafb   show all posts
Re# 536069-1            Tags   Past Edits
Does anyone have idea on what happened to multiple unit?

Sep 27 2012 (10:27)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8915 blog posts   22343 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 536069-2            Tags   Past Edits
May under Maintenance

Sep 27 2012 (10:28)
Guest: 461a1143   show all posts
Re# 536069-3            Tags   Past Edits
The loco info has been updated in the same way.
Is it maintenance or recalled?

Sep 27 2012 (13:53)
12658 Chennai Mail*^~   8915 blog posts   22343 correct pred (65% accurate)
Re# 536069-4            Tags   Past Edits
but from d video it is d same coach, yellow Livery. May be some problem
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