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RNG/RaniGanj (4 PFs)
রানীগঞ্জ     रानीगंज

Track: Quadruple Electric-Line

0341-2445240, Station Rd, Raniganj - 713347 Dist - West Burdwan
State: West Bengal

Elevation: 100 m above sea level
Zone: ER/Eastern   Division: Asansol
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Type of Station: Regular
Number of Platforms: 4
Number of Halting Trains: 73
Number of Originating Trains: 0
Number of Terminating Trains: 0
Rating: 4.5/5 (16 votes)
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Jun 16 2017 (20:34)   12020/Ranchi - Howrah Shatabdi Express | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)

Ideologies Matters More~   514 blog posts
Entry# 2323134            Tags   Past Edits
PTA of 12020
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4 posts - Sun Jun 18, 2017

  
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Jun 18 2017 (13:47)
snkt17~   691 blog posts
Re# 2323134-40            Tags   Past Edits
Haan or uss 50 km k liye jab taxi wale 2000 rs maangte hain naa to fir 1:30 ghanta shatabdi mein bitana he thik lagta hai.....please ab bus se mt bolna ki 1:30 ghanta he lagta hai.......i can't tell u about bhojudih n surrounding areas but the city people of bokaro they never deboard at dhn at all...

  
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Jun 18 2017 (13:47)
snkt17~   691 blog posts
Re# 2323134-41            Tags   Past Edits
No.bro this train is doing very well even after taking the gmo route....so don't worry

  
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Jun 19 2017 (11:37)
snkt17~   691 blog posts
Re# 2323134-43            Tags   Past Edits
Yahan pr baat logic se chalti hai....or 'logic' word ka matlab kya hai ye samajhna tumhaare bus ki baat nahi.....meri baat sahi nikal gayi to bolne k liye kch bacha he nahi naa to yehi sab likhoge.....yahan pr padhe likhe log blogging krte hain ye baat samajh lo....iri pr post kiya kro to kch dimaag use krke kiya kro nahi to apna account delete kro or nikal lo......bhaut bejjati hogi

  
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Jun 19 2017 (11:53)
The Red Raging Star SK   193 blog posts   3 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2323134-44            Tags   Past Edits
no need to fight here guys ..
discuss with good manners yaar ..
hope u both will understand ..

  
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Jun 19 2017 (12:02)
snkt17~   691 blog posts
Re# 2323134-45            Tags   Past Edits
M not the one who started this........This is a public forum n no one should be allowed to stoop down to the level that this foolish guy did.....n if some1 goes down to that level then my reply would be bang on
  
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Sep 11 2015 (14:29)   53339/Dhanbad - Chandrapura Passenger (UnReserved) | SJA/Sijua (2 PFs)
 

Arnab   4784 blog posts   61 correct pred (69% accurate)
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)
Arnab   4784 blog posts   61 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1587845-11            Tags   Past Edits
Yes the Dhanbad Jharia rail line had to be scarpped in 2002

  
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Sep 12 2015 (12:22)
Arnab   4784 blog posts   61 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1587845-12            Tags   Past Edits
How can tiny tit bits of rain extinguish a massive underground inferno, my friend?

  
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Sep 12 2015 (12:25)
brandonbuffard^~   11223 blog posts   6097 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)
Arnab   4784 blog posts   61 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1587845-14            Tags   Past Edits
No even monsoon rains are not enough!

  
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Sep 12 2015 (13:13)
sys tem~   8224 blog posts   75729 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
  
General Travel
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Dec 31 2016 (15:01)   12019/Howrah - Ranchi Shatabdi Express | HWH/Howrah Junction (23 PFs)

Vikramjeet Maitra~   616 blog posts   269 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 2111440            Tags   Past Edits
video link : click here
shatabdi express locomotive ride overtaking trains at 130 kmph
  
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Jan 03 2015 (12:58)   63518/Asansol - Barddhaman MEMU | KPK/Kalipahari (4 PFs)
 

Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6116 blog posts   2568 correct pred (95% accurate)
Entry# 1329091            Tags   Past Edits
Power and Traffic Block between Kalipahari and Raniganj for track maintenance work on 4/1/15

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Feb 03 2016 (23:29)
Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6116 blog posts   2568 correct pred (95% accurate)
Re# 1329091-33            Tags   Past Edits
Power and Traffic Block in Khana - Asansol Section for track maintenance work on 4 Feb

  
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Feb 20 2016 (13:17)
Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6116 blog posts   2568 correct pred (95% accurate)
Re# 1329091-34            Tags   Past Edits
Power and Traffic Block between Kalipahari -Asansol on 21/2/16

  
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Mar 06 2016 (01:43)
Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6116 blog posts   2568 correct pred (95% accurate)
Re# 1329091-35            Tags   Past Edits
Power and Traffic Block between Paraj - Mankar for erection of portal boom on 6/3/16

  
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Jul 13 2016 (00:31)
Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6116 blog posts   2568 correct pred (95% accurate)
Re# 1329091-36            Tags   Past Edits
Power and Traffic Block between Kalipahari and Raniganj for track maintenance work on 12/7/16 and 15/7/16

  
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Jul 31 2016 (12:35)
Vaibhav Agarwal*^   6116 blog posts   2568 correct pred (95% accurate)
Re# 1329091-37            Tags   Past Edits
Power and Traffic block between Raniganj - Andal for track maintenance work on 31/7/16
  
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Mar 09 2016 (18:21)   02264/Ajmer - Sealdah SpecialFare AC SF Urs Special | RNG/RaniGanj (4 PFs) | HWH/WAP-4/22810
 

ArkChat921*^~   5974 blog posts   3431 correct pred (60% accurate)
Entry# 1761961            Tags   Past Edits
Skipping RaniGanj, circling major curve, and crossing freights for Mejia Power Plant: Ajmer Special on-board
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Powered by 22810 HWH WAP- 4, our 02264 Ajmer (AII)- Sealdah (SDAH) A.C. TATKAL FARE Special takes a massive round curve prior to RaniGanj station at good speed, and meets twin WAG- 5 hauled an overloaded BOXN Coal freight. Later, we cross an ASN WAM-
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4 at the outers of the above mentioned station, and then races past the same through the down fast line. At the freight siding, you can find two freights waiting, hauled by twin WAG- 7 and twin WAG- 5 respectively. At the fag end of the video, you can find a line that crosses the Damodar river, and heads towards the MEJIA THERMAL POWER STATION.
RANIGANJ RAILWAY STATION:
Raniganj is a railway station on the Bardhaman-Asansol section. It is located in Asansol, Bardhaman district in the Indian state of West Bengal. It lies in the heart of Raniganj Coalfield and serves the neighbourhood of Raniganj in Asansol, and the surrounding mining-industrial area of Asansol.
"The entire belt between Durgapur (158 km from Howrah), and all the way up to Dhanbad and beyond is industrialized. Apart from factories, there are many coalmines, some closed now, and some with fires burning deep in the mineshafts. The mining area extends for a large area, mostly to the south of the tracks. Quite a portion of the track passes through cuttings, where the surrounding area is higher than the track level, resulting in the profusion of characteristic small masonry bridges crossing the tracks." This description is from "Gomoh loco shed and CLW trip record" by Samit Roychoudhury.
MEJIA THERMAL POWER PLANT:
Mejia Thermal Power Station is located at Durlovpur, Bankura, 35 km from Durgapur city in West Bengal. The power plant is one of the coal based power plants of DVC. Commissioned on 1996, MTPS is the largest thermal power plant, in terms of generating capacity in the state of West Bengal as well as among other DVC power plants.

1 posts - Wed Mar 09, 2016

  
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Mar 09 2016 (21:06)
ArkChat921*^~   5974 blog posts   3431 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 1761961-5            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks a lot.

  
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Mar 09 2016 (21:07)
mushfiquekhalid^~   4144 blog posts   2516 correct pred (73% accurate)
Re# 1761961-6            Tags   Past Edits
nice shot ....

  
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Mar 09 2016 (21:28)
GKP LKO Section 120kmph Sucessful Trail Done~   3463 blog posts   6 correct pred (100% accurate)
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9Cee click

  
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Mar 09 2016 (21:50)
ArkChat921*^~   5974 blog posts   3431 correct pred (60% accurate)
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Thanks a lot..

  
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Mar 10 2016 (08:58)
ArkChat921*^~   5974 blog posts   3431 correct pred (60% accurate)
Re# 1761961-9            Tags   Past Edits
Good morning friends. Please watch the video and comment.
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