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Entry# 1740875-0
Entry# 1843238-0

KTH/Katrasgarh (2 PFs)
कतरासगढ़     कतरासगढ़

Track: Double Electric-Line

Gaslitand Colliery Bypass, Sijua, Katrasgarh
State: Jharkhand

Elevation: 198 m above sea level
Zone: ECR/East Central   Division: Dhanbad
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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 2
Number of Halting Trains: 24
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General Travel
Oct 25 2016 (07:48)   18620/Dumka - Ranchi Intercity Express | KTH/Katrasgarh (2 PFs)

Pp*^~   4188 blog posts   124 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 2035426            Tags   Past Edits
Derailed near Katrasgarh.

Oct 25 2016 (07:52)
★★★★19414 Koaa Adi Exp★★★★^~   4787 blog posts   12 correct pred (100% accurate)
Re# 2035426-1            Tags   Past Edits
It's 18620 . . .
General Travel
May 12 2016 (16:45)   KTH/Katrasgarh (2 PFs)

4πu¶am*^~   5663 blog posts   42281 correct pred (86% accurate)
Entry# 1843238            Tags   Past Edits
Katras Railway Station, Jharkhand. This station will be non-existent in the upcoming years because of shifting of this rail section to some other place in view of underground mining activities & fire beneath the land. Despite of being a non-Rajdhani route, this station has a Route-Relay Interlocking System !

May 12 2016 (17:22)
130KMPH~   339 blog posts   253 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1843238-1            Tags   Past Edits
★★★  Rail Fanning
Aug 04 2015 (13:36)   12988/Ajmer - Sealdah SF Express (PT) | DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs) | HWH/WAP-7/30311

Guest: 7fcd9422   show all posts
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It was saturday the 25th of July, when I set off for Kolkata. I reached Dhanbad Junction at 10:00 AM so to click some photographs of Dhanbad Junction. I was aiming for the 12988 Ajmer-Sealdah Superfast and planned to avoid the 13152 JammuTawai-Kolkata Express.
The PRS came to life and announced that both of the train were delayed by over an hour. Still wanting to avoid the 13152 I took a stroll along Platform number 1, and clicked a few snaps.
it can be seen, it was a beautiful overcast morning, with occassional torrential downpour. The station drenched in the rains looked very fresh and was an eye-soother.
At 11:00AM sharp 53061 BWN-HTE passenger chugged in with a TATA WAM4, I couldnot take a picture as a freight train blocked the view as the passenger entered, simulataneously VSKP WDM3A 13282 chugged with the 12832 BBS-DHN Garib Rath. I was cursing the freight for a wasted oppurtunity,when all of sudden a twin-honk alerted me .I turned to see HWH WAP7 30311 pulling in 22387 HWH-DHN Black Diamond Express.
At 11:45AM the 68087 Bankura-Dhanbad came in,simultaneouslly 63522 GAYA-DHN-ASN memu chugged in.
At 12:00 sharp JAMMU-KOAA express came in. Majority of my fellow passengers got in, myself and the daily passengers waited on for the 12988 which the PRS announced would be arriving shortly. The daily passengers theorized that that 12988 would overtake 13152 sometime ahead, so it would be wise to wait for 12988. Why settle for Silver when you can get Gold,right!
An hour later we would be deeply regretting our decisions.
12988 came in with HWH WAP4 22286 at 12:15PM, I quickly scurried around looking for a seat. None, there was none, and none of the passengers around were inclined to share their precious seats. I stood at the door, amongst the commotion, hoping that I would get a seat at ASN. 1 hour of standing isn't such a bad deal ,right! Besides I was getting a beautiful view of the natural scenery and would be getting a good look at DHN trip Loco shed as the train would passby. I was happy.
The train waited and waited, would'nt start. Some of my fellow passengers started speculating that probably the incoming 12382 NDLS-HWH Poorva Express would be given track priority over the 12988 as Poorva was the senior train. An intimadating honk followed. I put my head out and saw MGS WAP4 22509 draw 12382 to a rest at platform no 2 beside my train. My heart sank! The daily passengers were right, Poorva would get track priority. I watched with a sad face, as almost all the daily passengers jumped ship to the Poorva. Only an old grumpy uncle remained. Like me he had purchased a ticket for SDAH. I stood there looking at probably two hour delay in my plans.
Half an hour went by, none of the two trains budged an inch. It was then a commotion was heard outside of the platform. I stepped out of the train,and went up to the Loco-Pilot to ask him about the cause of delay. What he said sank my heart!
What happened was that 13152 whilst passing through had tore open a piece of overhead wire with it's loco's Pantograph at Pradhankanta. Repairs were underway,it would take atleast two hours to get the wire functional again! I was devastated! In my imagination I could see the HWH WAP4 of the 13152 laughing out loud as it had prevented not one, but two of it's illustrious cousins to overtake it. The Jammutawai would reach KOAA on time, while the usually punctual 12988 and 12382 would reach their destinations atleast 3 hours late.
Meanwhile the 68088 Dhanbad-Bankura MEMU was ready to depart on it's homerun to Bankura, but was stuck at Platform 1A for the same reason. All these while Black and Garib Rath got shunted and 13352 ALLP-DHN express had arrived on Platform 7/8. Meanwhile the VSKP WDM3A was all over the place chugging around happily, honking heavily as if to remind us that it did'nt require the wires to move around.
It was 14:30PM.I was still conteplating the 13152's devillish act of jealously when suddenly there was a honk from one of the two WAP4s. I put my head out, and saw that it was ours.
Ours signal showed a faint yellow glow in place of the bloodish red, that was their until a few seconds ago. I turned to my right on hearing a noise and saw a mass immigration of passengers from the Poorva into our train. With a faint start, the train slowly started out of the platform. With multiple triumphant honks the WAP4 started accelerating out of DHN JN. We passed by Loco Shed but I wasn't interested anymore, I was simply too tired. The solitary WAP7 30311 was resting peacefully, two dirty MGS WAP4 lay as if dead, a very dirty rajdhani livered ancient MGS WAM4 was the only thing with it's panto on.
The end of the Dhanbad Loco Tank and the flash of green of the signal post were the sign that we were finally leaving DHANBAD behind.......and gradually speeding towards SDAH!
These are the clips that I clicked on that day:-
1,2 & 3 show WAP7 30311 getting ready to shunt the Black-Diamond Express
4 shows the BBS-DHN Garib rath in the background of the WAP7
4&7 are panoramas of DHN JN taken during a light shower.
5 shows 68088 ready for Bankura
6 Self Explanatory
8 & 9 show the unusually deserted trip Loco Shed from the platfrom
10&11 show the station during a light shower
12 shows HWH WAP4 22286 arriving with 12988 at platform 1
13,14,15 & 16 show the arrival of 12382 with MGS WAP4 22509
PS:- I reached SDAH at 19:00 hours that day. The train was stuck outside Dum-Dum Jn for a futher 1 hour.
The Poorva reached much before 12988
Call it Deja-vu but I spotted MGS WAP4 22509 next day at HWH station, shunting a LHB rake of the Poorva EXP.
Very soon, my return journey to DHN from HWH by 12340 HWH-DHN COALFIELD EXPRESS!

17 posts - Mon Aug 10, 2015

Aug 10 2015 (21:55)
Guest: 7fcd957f   show all posts
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Thank You very Much

Aug 10 2015 (22:37)
Pained to know Boeing 777 landcrashed~   23272 blog posts   21096 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 1557417-19            Tags   Past Edits
Nice story but the notorious act of SDAH never ends..it always makes Exp trains wait for 1 hr @ DDJ outer even though it knows very well that there are no contenders for PF#9A

Aug 11 2015 (15:53)
Abhishek Kumar©~   9921 blog posts   4257 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 1557417-20            Tags   Past Edits

Aug 11 2015 (17:39)
Guest: 7fcd96f8   show all posts
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Well it is not exactly Sealdah's fault. The confluence of so many railway lines at Dum Dum Jn doesn't make things easy for the Sealdah Control room. Priority is obviously given to the local trains, over the long running trains. However there is always room for improvement.
If HWH can manage surely SDAH can as well!

Oct 15 2015 (19:53)
Guest: 7fcd9ece   show all posts
Re# 1557417-22            Tags   Past Edits
Spotted MGS WAP-4 22509 at DHN today, with Muri-Dhn pax!
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Feb 16 2016 (22:31)   15662/Kamakhya - Ranchi Express | KTH/Katrasgarh (2 PFs)

Er AC*^~   6056 blog posts   52753 correct pred (72% accurate)
Entry# 1740875            Tags   Past Edits
Crossed slowly.

1 posts - Wed Feb 17, 2016

1 posts - Fri Feb 19, 2016

Feb 19 2016 (19:11)
Aditya*^~   4252 blog posts   2413 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1740875-3            Tags   Past Edits
Many year had passed still pf#2 is not constructed at Katrasgarh

Feb 19 2016 (19:34)
Guest: 7fcd9583   show all posts
Re# 1740875-4            Tags   Past Edits
It won't be ever in all probability!

Feb 20 2016 (11:41)
Aditya*^~   4252 blog posts   2413 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1740875-5            Tags   Past Edits
yes after some years this section of IR may be closed.

Feb 20 2016 (12:21)
Together we achieve more   1922 blog posts   4 correct pred (66% accurate)
Re# 1740875-6            Tags   Past Edits
Number of reserved coaches in this train should increase... The ticket availability rating shows poor...

Feb 21 2016 (12:37)
Durgiana Exp needs LHB Rake with Pantry or Buffet*^~   8812 blog posts   1 correct pred (33% accurate)
Re# 1740875-7            Tags   Past Edits
Shining and clear snap... the train's slow speed helped you take the snap of this station's board even if it's distant... :-D
Rail Fanning
Sep 20 2012 (14:48)   12019/Howrah - Ranchi Shatabdi Express | KTH/Katrasgarh (2 PFs)

AKGarg*   22845 blog posts   2010 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 531192            Tags   Past Edits
Shatabdi Express
HWH based WAP-4 loco - 22851 is pulling into platform number - 01 at Katrasgarh (KTH) yard with Ranchi (RNC) bound 12019 (HWH-RNC) Shatabdi Express at its tow !!
By S. Chowdhury-Diesel Philic-Electric Affinity
This photo was taken on August 9, 2011 in Angarpathar, Jharkhand, IN, using a Nikon Coolpix P100.

Sep 20 2012 (14:51)
King of ER HWH Raj   1967 blog posts   117 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 531192-1            Tags   Past Edits
It must get LHB now!!!

Sep 22 2012 (14:14)
Guest: 2a4b58c9   show all posts
Re# 531192-2            Tags   Past Edits
yup, its high time for this train to get new LHB rakes...

Sep 22 2012 (14:22)
Nitish kumar*^~   13455 blog posts   1208 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 531192-3            Tags   Past Edits
Yes it urgently need LHB along with Ranchi rajdhani.This shatabdi is runnig with very old and dirty coaches which needs to be replaced.
Info Update
Sep 10 2015 (10:38)   13319/Deoghar - Ranchi Intercity Express (UnReserved) | DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs)

4πu¶am*^~   5663 blog posts   42281 correct pred (86% accurate)
Entry# 1586721            Tags   Past Edits
Due to inevitable engineering works, operation of some trains will be regulated/controlled from 10.09.15 to 24.10.15.

Sep 10 2015 (11:04)
Guest: 7fcd9e05   show all posts
Re# 1586721-1            Tags   Past Edits
Posted in today's The Telegraph also:-
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Aug 13 2015 (19:27)   12020/Ranchi - Howrah Shatabdi Express | SJA/Sijua (2 PFs)

Guest: 7fcd96d6   show all posts
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One of my first video captures way back in 2013!
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Jul 14 2015 (14:43)   11448/Shaktipunj Express | DHN/Dhanbad Junction (8 PFs)

Guest: 7ff1e71e   show all posts
Entry# 1540428            Tags   Past Edits
Really feel sorry for this train!
Already has 41 halts and then this.................
How can our trains ever run on time if chain pulling continues being such a menace?

Jul 14 2015 (19:41)
Incredible Indian Railway   167 blog posts   1 correct pred (25% accurate)
Re# 1540428-1            Tags   Past Edits
I think recently a new rule has been passed by railways that chains will be removed from coaches & instead the ph numbers of LP would be displayed in coaches so that people can contact the LP in case of emergency stopping.

Jul 14 2015 (19:48)
Guest: 7fcd9ec0   show all posts
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I doubt that will help............instead the miscreants will unnecessarily harrass the LP!
Another headache to an already stressful job!
Rail Fanning
Dec 24 2012 (11:39)   KTH/Katrasgarh (2 PFs)

AKGarg*   22845 blog posts   2010 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 620408            Tags   Past Edits
Mosters in doublets....
BZA WAG-7 #28268 and GMO WAG-9 #31019 at katrasgarh colliery hauling a heavily coal loaded BOXN rake.
By Suprateem

Dec 24 2012 (11:40)
१२५५९ शिवगंगा सुपरफास्ट एक्सप्रेस १२५६०*^~   7511 blog posts   4542 correct pred (80% accurate)
Re# 620408-1            Tags   Past Edits
nice pic wonderfull colour combination

Dec 24 2012 (18:00)
AKGarg*   22845 blog posts   2010 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Dec 26 2012 (18:03)
SMJ   7597 blog posts   109047 correct pred (65% accurate)
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Rail Fanning
Sep 20 2012 (12:43)   KTH/Katrasgarh (2 PFs)

AKGarg*   22845 blog posts   2010 correct pred (77% accurate)
Entry# 531082            Tags   Past Edits
This is something very significant spotted at Katrasgarh(KTH) yard!! It can be spotted mostly in freight yards !! Suppose a BOXN rake has been loaded with coal ; but the rake can carry a specific amount of coal and not beyond that !! This machine investigates whether the coal loaded wagon is correctly loaded and no excess load is bulked in the same wagon beyond its carrying capacity !! There is a separate computer based database room where all the details of amount of load of a loaded wagon can be obtained !!
S. Chowdhury-Diesel Philic-Electric Affinity
This photo was taken on August 9, 2011 in Angarpathar, Jharkhand, IN, using a Nikon Coolpix P100.

2 posts - Thu Sep 20, 2012

Sep 20 2012 (13:09)
aliasloadfailed   715 blog posts   254 correct pred (74% accurate)
Re# 531082-3            Tags   Past Edits
To Me it doesn't look like a system that can weigh the coaches. It looks more like an axle counter system. I am not sure of this.

Sep 20 2012 (17:13)
AKGarg*   22845 blog posts   2010 correct pred (77% accurate)
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Sep 20 2012 (17:14)
Soumitra Chawathe*^~   30224 blog posts   98197 correct pred (71% accurate)
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Just excellent one Garg Sir - very useful info. Thanks.

Sep 20 2012 (17:16)
Optimus Prime*^~   2805 blog posts   338 correct pred (76% accurate)
Re# 531082-6            Tags   Past Edits
Excellent pic as well as info..

Sep 20 2012 (17:18)
Aravind Kuttikrishnan*^   2243 blog posts   3425 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 531082-7            Tags   Past Edits
Great Pic and explanation.
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