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FZR/Firozpur Cantt. Junction (6 PFs)
ਫ਼ਿਰੋਜ਼ਪੁਰ ਛਾਉਣੀ. ਜੰਕਸ਼ਨ     फिरोज़पुर छावनी

Track: Construction - Single-Line Electrification

Station Road Near Mittal Chowk, Firozpur Cantt 152001
State: Punjab

Elevation: 198 m above sea level
Zone: NR/Northern   Division: Firozpur
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Number of Platforms: 6
Number of Halting Trains: 10
Number of Originating Trains: 29
Number of Terminating Trains: 29
Rating: 4.1/5 (48 votes)
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Jun 11 2017 (19:49)   18102/Jammu Tawi - Tatanagar (Muri) Express Slip | FZR/Firozpur Cantt. Junction (6 PFs)

First LHB journey in 12802 😥^~   1097 blog posts   79 correct pred (56% accurate)
Entry# 2316532            Tags   Past Edits
Today spotted this train at Tatangar....and in all the coaches there was a poster pasted which read " DRM/ FZR , MURDABAD " .Any reason for such action by public...???

Jun 11 2017 (19:59)
rajeevame~   2560 blog posts   77 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2316532-1            Tags   Past Edits
Even I spotted the same in 13152 at dhn yesterday

Jun 11 2017 (20:03)
First LHB journey in 12802 😥^~   1097 blog posts   79 correct pred (56% accurate)
Re# 2316532-2            Tags   Past Edits
Any reason??
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May 10 2016 (19:53)   12137/Punjab Mail (PT) | CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs)

अमरावती सुपरफास्ट~   586 blog posts   18 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1840655            Tags   Past Edits
The first long distance train started in each zone. The oldest and historic one.
1. CR: 12137/8 Punjab Mail (Yr. 1929 as The Punjab Limited between Bombay & Lahore) and 12123/4 Deccan Queen Express (Yr. 1930 as Deccan Queen)
2. ECoR: 12845/6 Bhubaneswar - Bengaluru Cantt. SF Express (01.04.2003) Previously, 8415/6 BBS-YPR Express (As per
reply to RTI by ECoR)
3. ECR: 12391/2 Shramjeevi Express (1991) OR 12553/4 Vaishali Express
4. ER: 12311/2 Kalka Mail (Yr. 1866 as the East Indian Railway Mail)
5. KR: 10111/2 Konkan Kanya Express (Yr. 1998)
6. NCR (2002): 12451/2 Shram Shakti Express (01.09.2002) and 14115/Allahabad - Haridwar Express (16.02.2004) (As per 2 different replies to RTI by NCR)
7. NER:
8. NFR: 15909/10 Avadh Assam Express (Yr. 1960/1961 as the 1/2 Avadh Tirhut Mail)
9. NR: 14055/6 Brahmaputra Mail (Yr. 1972 as Tinsukia Mail) (Reply to RTI by NR: No such information is available)
10. NWR (10.2002): 1JS/2JS, 3JS/4JS Jaipur Jodhpur Passenger (As per reply to RTI by NWR)
11. SCR: 17031/2 Mumbai - Hyderabad Express (Yr. 1962)
12. SECR: 405B/406B Bilaspur - Bishrampur Express (01.07.2003) (As per reply to RTI by SECR).
18235/6 Bhopal - Bilaspur Express (1964) OR 18237/8 Chhattisgarh Express (Yr. 1977) OR 18233/4 Narmada Express
13. SER: 12859/60 Geetanjali Express (Yr. 1977) OR 12809/10 Mumbai - Howrah Mail
14. SWR: 12657/8 Chennai Central - KSR Bengaluru Mail (Yr. 1864)
15. SR: 12601/2 Chennai - Mangaluru Mail (Yr. 1884) OR 12839/40Chennai - Howrah Mail (Yr. 1900) OR 12615/6 Grand Trunk (GT) Express (Yr. 1928)
16. WCR: 12189/90 Mahakaushal Express (as 1449/50 Qutub Express)
17. WR: 12903/4 Golden Temple Mail (Yr. 1928) OR 19165/6 Sabarmati Express

31 posts - Wed May 25, 2016

May 25 2016 (13:36)
Praveen Srivastva SSM~   325 blog posts   18 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 1840655-33            Tags   Past Edits
I don't know about oldest train of ECoR zone but Neelanchal exp is older than Purushottam exp.

May 27 2016 (00:49)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1840655-34            Tags   Past Edits
oops..Sorry..My Mistake...I misunderstood you as the original blogger who post this list above...Sorry for this misunderstanding...
Thanks for correcting....:)

May 27 2016 (00:51)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1840655-35            Tags   Past Edits
I think Neelachal was introduced somewhat near about in the time span of 1985-1990.....But Purushottam was introduced in 1980..This is confirmed...

May 27 2016 (00:51)
LHB Coromandal A Dream^~   6658 blog posts   8465 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1840655-36            Tags   Past Edits
Its your blog, so your decision to decide the criteria but i just wish inform you that if you are making any Zone Wise Oldest train, then You CAN NOT consider the zone allocation to the respective train at time of inaugration. You HAVE to consider the PRESENT zone allocation like Chennai Mail while at start was under SR, but you have to tag it under SER only. Same is with Kalka Mail. While at the start it was under GIBR , So that doesnt means you will tag kalka mail under GIBR. You have to tag it under ER only.
Similarly at the start Purushottam exp was under SER, but you CAN NOT tag it under SER. You have to
tag it under ECoR only.

Jun 08 2016 (10:15)
Prakhar*^~   4212 blog posts   412 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 1840655-37            Tags   Past Edits
Interesting blog.
Waise I think Prayagraj wud b d olest train of NCR.
However this may b d Case dat PR wud hav been xfer to NCR after SS introduction.
General Travel
Jun 02 2017 (06:44)   12137/Punjab Mail (PT) | CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs)

Finally WCR getting first LHB~   691 blog posts   11 correct pred (81% accurate)
Entry# 2303666            Tags   Past Edits
The origins of the Bombay to Peshawar Punjab Mail are rather unclear. Based o­n a Cost Estimate paper circa 1911 and a complaint by an irate passenger circa October 12, 1912 about the 'late arrival of the train by a few minutes at Delhi', it has been more or less inferred that the Punjab Mail made her maiden run out of Ballard Pier Mole station o­n 1 June 1912.
Punjab Mail is over 16 years older than the more glamorous Frontier Mail. Ballard Pier Mole station was actually
a hub for GIPR services. The Punjab Mail, or Punjab Limited as she was then called, finally steamed out o­n 1 June 1912. To begin with, there were the P & O steamers bringing in the mail, and the Officers of the Raj, along with their wives, o­n their first posting in Colonial India. The steamer voyage between Southampton and Bombay lasted thirteen days. As the British officials held combined tickets both for their voyage to Bombay, as well as their inland journey by train to their place of posting, they would, after disembarking, simply board o­ne of the trains bound for either Madras, Calcutta or Delhi. Of the trains, the most prestigious was the Punjab Mail, or Punjab Limited as she was then called.
The Punjab Limited used to run o­n fixed mail days from Bombay's Ballard Pier Mole station all the way to Peshawar, via the GIP route, covering the 2,496 km in about 47 hrs.
The train comprised of six cars: three for passengers, and three for postal goods and mail. The three passenger carrying cars had a capacity of 96 passengers o­nly. The sparkling cars were all corridor cars, and were made up of first class, dual berth compartments. Catering as they were to the upper class gentry, the cars were pretty well appointed, offering lavatories, bathrooms, a restaurant car, and a compartment for luggage and the servants of the white sahibs.
During the pre-partition period, the Punjab Limited was the fastest train in British India. The Punjab Limited's route ran over GIP track for the large part, and passed through Itarsi, Agra, Delhi, Amritsar and Lahore, before terminating at Peshawar Cantonment.
The train started originating and terminating at Bombay VT (now Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus Mumbai)from 1914. The train then loosely came to be known as the Punjab Mail, rather than Punjab Limited, and became a daily service.
From a service meant primarily for the upper class white sahibs, the Punjab Mail soon started catering to the lower classes too. Third class cars started appearing o­n the Punjab Mail by the mid 1930s. In 1914, the GIP route from Bombay to Delhi was some 1,541 km. which the train used to cover in 29 hr. 30 min.
In the early 1920s, this transit time was further reduced to 27 hr. 10 min., despite as many as eighteen intermediate stops. In 1972, the trainsit time was again pushed up to 29 hr. In 2011, the Punjab Mail has as many as 55 intermediate stops. The Punjab Mail got an air-conditioned car in 1945.
After electrification of the Thull Ghats, the train has been electric hauled from Bombay VT to Manmad, from whence WP class steam engines took over. The train was WP hauled from Manmad all the way till Ferozepore. In 1968, the train was dieselized upto Jhansi, and its loading increased from 12 to 15 cars. Dieselization was later extended from Jhansi till New Delhi, then by 1976, o­nwards till Ferozepore. The number of cars was increased to 18, with two cars getting added o­n at Jhansi. In the late 1970/early1980s, WCAM/1 dual current locomotive to run the Punjab Mail on electric traction right upto Bhusaval, with the changeover from dc to ac traction at Igatpuri.
The Punjab Mail takes 34 hrs. to cover the 1,930 km between Mumbai and Firozpur Cantonment. The train is electric hauled. The restaurant car has been replaced by a pantry car.
It has o­ne AC First Class cum AC2 Tier, o­ne AC2 Tier, Five AC3 Tier, 10 Sleeper Class, o­ne pantry car, 3 general second class coaches and two general second class cum guard’s brake vans.
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General Travel
Mar 03 2017 (12:30)   FZR/Firozpur Cantt. Junction (6 PFs)

King of Indian Railways Mumbai Rajdhani^~   82722 blog posts   5297 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2184430            Tags   Past Edits
Good news for firozpur
16 LHS are sanctioned
Informed by DRM

1 posts - Fri Mar 03, 2017

Mar 03 2017 (12:36)
bhabeshkumar9^~   4717 blog posts   6520 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2184430-2            Tags   Past Edits
Whats LHS?

Mar 03 2017 (12:45)
Cheetah*^~   16011 blog posts   54755 correct pred (63% accurate)
Re# 2184430-3            Tags   Past Edits
Limited Height Subway.!!

Mar 03 2017 (12:47)
JBP ET OHE OMG 😲 WAITING FOR SVDK TRIP 😍😎~   13063 blog posts   22 correct pred (42% accurate)
Re# 2184430-4            Tags   Past Edits
16 subway 😲😳

Apr 12 2017 (22:23)
Convert 14626 into SF train   200 blog posts
Re# 2184430-5            Tags   Past Edits
Wts LHS ???

May 30 2017 (08:09)
Yuva Rahul^~   3692 blog posts   7193 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2184430-6            Tags   Past Edits
Limited Hight Subway
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May 03 2017 (14:25)   04974/Firozpur Cantt. - Darbhanga Special | FZR/Firozpur Cantt. Junction (6 PFs)

Southern Railway^~   2800 blog posts   210 correct pred (83% accurate)
Entry# 2260985            Tags   Past Edits
On public demand, 8 trips of Wkly spl trn,04974 /3 between FZR & DBG from 9.5 (ex FZR) to 29.5(ex DBG) .
click here

May 03 2017 (14:37)
Yuva Rahul^~   3692 blog posts   7193 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 2260985-1            Tags   Past Edits
Not a Single AC coach in this train
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