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ROU/Rourkela Junction (5 PFs)
ରାଉରକେଲା     राउरकेला जंक्शन

Track: Double Electric-Line

Jn Pt TATA/JSG/HTE/BRMP ,Ring Rd, Rourkela
State: Odisha

Elevation: 198 m above sea level
Zone: SER/South Eastern   Division: Chakradharpur
Type of Station: Junction
Number of Platforms: 5
Number of Halting Trains: 98
Number of Originating Trains: 11
Number of Terminating Trains: 10
Rating: 4.1/5 (105 votes)
cleanliness - good (13)
porters/escalators - good (13)
food - good (13)
transportation - excellent (14)
lodging - good (13)
railfanning - good (13)
sightseeing - good (13)
safety - excellent (13)

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Info Update
Mar 20 2017 (06:34)   18417/Rourkela - Gunupur Rajya Rani Express | ROU/Rourkela Junction (5 PFs)

4πu¶am*^~   5712 blog posts   42282 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 2203508            Tags   Past Edits
Extension of 18417/18 Rourkela-Bhubaneswar-Rourkela Rajya Rani Express upto Gunuppur, w.e.f. 20.03.2017

2 posts - Mon Mar 20, 2017

Mar 20 2017 (10:10)
AP™^~   1415 blog posts   363 correct pred (94% accurate)
Re# 2203508-3            Tags   Past Edits
Hhmm possible, enough time has been provided at Naupada. Something is gonna happen there. As you pointed out, they might attach a loco at the rear end from Naupada in order to make time for the reversal at Gunupur.

Mar 20 2017 (10:13)
Afraaz suhail 🚂🚄🚅~   3826 blog posts   570 correct pred (88% accurate)
Re# 2203508-4            Tags   Past Edits
Even in Bhubaneswar

Mar 20 2017 (10:13)
Afraaz suhail 🚂🚄🚅~   3826 blog posts   570 correct pred (88% accurate)
Re# 2203508-5            Tags   Past Edits
1hr 5min in bbs

Mar 20 2017 (10:44)
Katama Rayadu   38428 blog posts   12675 correct pred (61% accurate)
Re# 2203508-6            Tags   Past Edits

Yesterday (08:31)
deepakyerr~   823 blog posts
Re# 2203508-7            Tags   Past Edits
From where will they get extra loco at Naupada its neither a chance point or loco or has loco shed for provision of diesel loco as Vskp BbS is electrified line. It has enough of slack time in reverse in form of stoppages at Naupada Kurda road which are enough a delay of 15 mins for less turnaround time in Gunpur.
Rail Fanning
Mar 21 2017 (19:29)   18417/Rourkela - Gunupur Rajya Rani Express | ROU/Rourkela Junction (5 PFs)

Milanpreet   112 blog posts   1478 correct pred (74% accurate)
Entry# 2205656            Tags   Past Edits
SO According to this, 18417/18 will have PM at ROU. Also, it will run amalgamated with 58506/58505 VSKP-GNPR-VSKP passenger from NWP to Gunupur.
PIC Source: Facebook
Info Update
Mar 20 2017 (21:14)   ROU/Rourkela Junction (5 PFs)

RVNL worst organization ever^~   79538 blog posts   5092 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2204440            Tags   Past Edits
sureshpprabhu laid the foundation stone for 4th line between Rourkela & Bondamunda at Rourkela through video conf frm BBS
★★★  Rail Fanning
Feb 04 2017 (14:04)   12859/Gitanjali Express (PT) | ROU/Rourkela Junction (5 PFs) | SRC/WAP-4/25049

Aditya   3327 blog posts   14700 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 2151326            Tags   Past Edits
The Ever Aggressive Legend !
Santragachi (SRC) newbie WAP 4 # 25049 prepares for departure from Rourkela with one of the ever aggressive legend of the route , 12859 Dn Mumbai CST - Howrah Geetanjali Express.
Pic By Sourav Dutta

Feb 04 2017 (16:08)
LHB for 12111AMI CST AMI SF12112~   387 blog posts   60 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 2151326-2            Tags   Past Edits
Sexo pic geetanjali express

Feb 04 2017 (23:05)
दपूरे डब्ल्यु ए पी 7 टाटा~   2055 blog posts   126 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2151326-3            Tags   Past Edits
must be delayed as Geetanjali doesn't reach Rou on morning or day time,

Feb 26 2017 (11:24)
BARMER HOWRAH EXPRESS most demand^~   2957 blog posts   255 correct pred (53% accurate)
Re# 2151326-4            Tags   Past Edits
Awesome shot.

Feb 26 2017 (11:33)
Yuva Rahul^~   2617 blog posts   4755 correct pred (81% accurate)
Re# 2151326-5            Tags   Past Edits
March 29 ko 12860 me ticket le raha hu
Howrah to Jalgaon
General Travel
Mar 07 2017 (12:25)   ROU/Rourkela Junction (5 PFs)

जय हिन्द   1974 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
Entry# 2188808            Tags   Past Edits
Coach position displaying indicators have been installed in platform 2 & 3 recently. Pit lines renovation work is also going on.

Mar 07 2017 (12:28)
Aditya   3327 blog posts   14700 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 2188808-1            Tags   Past Edits
Rourkela's Originating/Terminating Trains Will Get LHB Soon.

Mar 07 2017 (12:33)
जय हिन्द   1974 blog posts   4 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2188808-2            Tags   Past Edits
Any news regarding this?

Mar 07 2017 (13:15)
Aditya   3327 blog posts   14700 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 2188808-3            Tags   Past Edits
It's My Guess Only.
Info Update
Feb 14 2017 (18:59)   GMH/Gamharia Junction (4 PFs)

RVNL worst organization ever^~   79538 blog posts   5092 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2164473            Tags   Past Edits
Doubling and third line completed over SER in 2016-17

Feb 14 2017 (20:55)
RVNL worst organization ever^~   79538 blog posts   5092 correct pred (78% accurate)
Re# 2164473-2            Tags   Past Edits
SER will construct 4th line between bondamunda Rourkela in 2017 - 18
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Apr 02 2015 (00:51)   18029/Mumbai LTT - Shalimar [Kurla] Express (PT) | LTT/Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (5 PFs)

Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2359 blog posts   148 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 1414863            Tags   Past Edits
Hi, friends here is a trip report...
DOJ : 26-02-2015 (Thursday) From Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) to Santragachi.Jn (SRC).
===[ Day 01 : ]===
Started from my home in Panvel (PNVL) to catch 20:20 Hrs CSTM bound retrofitted EMU (as I have special liking towards AC-DC EMU over plain DC EMUs). EMU run was smooth as expected and reached Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (LTT) at
around 21:15 Hrs and ran towards platform no : 01 to take platform ticket for my elder brother who had came to drop me!
==> Observations at LTT :
Our train was put over pf no : 02, Rajendranagar Janta Express was over pf no : 03, over pf no : 01 was Guwahati LTT Express with loco detached, Kushinagar Express was put over pf no : 04.
We reached our coach but was disappointed to find it as an old coach without any charging ports for electronic devices, well who worries for it as I had nice power bank with me to assist me railfaning! Thereafter we strolled over platform for sometime towards loco, but still loco was not attached, around 21:45 Hrs aBDKhalasi' was coming smiling & humming a hindi bollywood song 'Pyaar bina chain kaha re!' He gave me smile & I asked about loco to be attached, while he pointed over far end to a WAM-4 loco that was gliding. Well we were a bit astonised & disappointed on seeing a old WAM-4 from Itarsi, withing 5 mins the coupling was over & LP/ALPs were testing various motor components, We were still standing near loco but LP/ALP didn't look such friendly as that Khalasi was! Well it was 21:55 hrs we were walking fast to our coach & at exact 22:00 Hrs we said good bye to our lovely Mumbai with some sorrows & excitement!
Till Thane run was nice, we arrived TNA around 05 mins and were doing 50KMPH through Parsik tunnel, but fate had it's another story to tell tonight!
Our train was halted at Diva.Jn & again at Dombivali (Pic 01) here the problem was all services towards down direction were suspended due to signalling issue, so all EMUs were stopped & getting piled one after the other, while local commuters were running towards over train which was fairly vacant but one thing is Mumbai local region people very rarely encroach upon seats of reserved coaches. We some how glided till Kalyan.Jn by that time we were almost 1 Hr late, heard people that Howrah Mail is just before us (don't know weather it was Mail via NGP or ALD) Till Kasara it was nice non stop run in 70KMPH. And left from KSRA after halt of 10 mins to reach Igatpuri & just after us was Rajendranagar bound Janta Express with WAG-7 (shed unknown) After some 10-15 mins halt at Igatpuri wer left & it was boring speed at 60KMPH to stay awake or enjoy some night watch! so decided to sleep, but my co passenger was a nocturnal animal, so I slept and he was keeping vigil over the belonging, oh forgot to mention our co passenger was to accompany us till Rourkela.Jn (ROU).
So after nice sleep woke up with meek smile of winter sunshine at Badnera.Jn (BB) (pic 02 & pic 03) here there were many vendors selling 'Kachories' & 'Samosas'. Here vendors were already hurrying for arriving Mumbai bound Gitnjali Express to sell their wares. And yes our yesteday night 1 hr late running was mitigated by this WAM-4 loco & yes lots of generous slack! Here we left from Bhusaval divn to enter Nagpur divn, throught the time there is nothing worth mentioning except found stranded Shirdi bound weekly Express for green right behind WAP-4 SRC, the place was Chandur (pic 04 & pic 05). Dhamangaon past (pic 06), came Ajni (pic 07), thereafter we were gliding slowly towards Nagpur, while Chennai bound superstar GT Express with WAP-4 Erode greeted us Vannakam! (pic 08 & pic 09) entered Nagpur to witness our all weather friend fondly called as 'Bango Bandhu' (Bengal's friend) Mumbai bound Shalimar Express with WAP-4 Howrah at pf no : 04 (pic 10) while I alighted to get some cold water & later do some railfaning (pic 11 & pic 12) but we were spotted by RPF clicking loco pics, some how gave churan (slip) to him. At around 13:30 Hrs we departed from the city of Oranges towards city of Rassogollas! (pic 13)
Glided over the loop line to reach Itwari admist the slums! (pic 14) After Kalumna we gained speed as we meet with mainline, and then it was regular halts in intervals (pic 15) After the halt at Gondia.Jn for 5 kms we later proceeded to enter Chattisgarh (pic 16) At Rajnandgaon saw WAG-9 hauled 'Mukhya Mantri Teerth Yarta Special' train, (pic 17 & pic 18) later again that train was seen at Durg.Jn, as we were before time here. Spotted here a WAP-7 BIA & later WAP-4 ET hauled Barauni Gondia Express (pic 19 & pic 20). After around 20 mins of halt we departed, Raipur arrived nearly 10 mins later and later I took a short nap to wake up at Bilaspur outer, here train was made to wait and back to back 7 trains including freight & passenger trains overtook us! It was miserable situation as train was deliberately made later & passengers here in train had no clue why the hell train was humiliated by freights/passengers! At last around 23:10 Hrs we were made to enter Bilaspur.Jn slowly crossing the tracks crisscrossing (pic 21). At Bilaspur we alighted & tried to know of delay but even LP was not there! WAM-4 was here giving us a lonely & scary look at night! (pic 22). Clicked some pics of coaches & train name board too! (pic 23 & pic 24), There was total chaotic situation in general class coach (pic 25) and here in sleeper coach a group of people had placed food order from pvt restaurant, that delivery man was forcefully giving me food saying "Seat no : 57, Aapka khane kaa order diya gaya hain" he was continuingly persuading me accept the food but then I asked "Bhai coach no kya hain?" he replied "S11", I said "Yeh S10 hain" he quickly apologized and ran to other coach, but again after 10 mins he arrived and the same thing repeated! After around 45 mins of halt we departed from BSP!
As our train was delayed by good 01:15 mins, we were going through 1st line towards Raigarh, the arrived at Naila (NIA) at 00:50 Hrs (pic 26) and later I was awake till we crossed Champa.Jn at around 01:10 Hrs (pic 27), still I was clueless f what made our train over 2 hrs late...?
The third day morning we were greeted before Rourkela.Jn (ROU), our co-passengers were all ready with their luggage to leave, so bid good bye to them & proceeded to brush up teeth but found no water in coach! sad but then was the water tap over platform, which empty, so quickly rushed to rinse up mouth & brushed well, but while brushing teeth, one I was seeing train coach and again rinsing mouth, this got repeated, as to make confirm that I didn't miss my train! To my bad here train was halted for good 25 mins & local general passengers were happy to found all over my seat, smiling & shyly a good looking girl gave me side to sit over my own reserved seat! as if I was encroaching in my own seat, strange but this is the speciality of such crawlers in IR...
Departed from Rourkela, saw a lone WAP-4 SRC probably this is the loco of Ispat Express (pic 28), then Rourkela Steel Pant greeting us! (pic 29) and crawled to get halted at Bondamunda.Jn (pic 30) as scheduled stoppage, there after our run was nice admist the semi-green Saranda forests! (pic 31 & pic 32) and in between kept halting at small stations (pic 33). From Chakradharpur (CKP) bought coffee, as here in train there was only 'Kharab sey kharab chai' was available! I wonder why they sell their tea saying "Kharab sey kharab chai" or "Ekdum bekar chai" that too was for Rs.10, strange thing! Run from CKP to TATA was decent but again halted at TATA outer! Arrived Tatanagar.Jn (TATA) in pf no : 05 around 10:30 Hrs & saw a train with ECoR coaches ready to depart, while it's train name board read as 'Nandankanan Express' (pic 34 & pic 35) Then arrived Howrah bound Gitanjali Express in pf no : 04, with a WAP-4 SRC, the coaches were jam packed (pic 36 & pic 37). Gitanjali was made to go before us after halting for 10 mins & I was busy updating status over IRI as trip update, but then IRI member #Mr.Amit_Kumar_Singh gave some vital information regarding why was train late yesterday night in SECR - That was, due to goods train derailment at Raigarh all down direction trains were late running! Came to coach and found that out coach was still not watered! this made me furious - as all watering guys were busy attending other trains such as Gitanjali Express & others! Hate you SER for neglecting your own train! After brief halt of 50 mins we departed at 11:20 Hrs and this made our train even more late! Spotted number of WAM-4's and WAG-5 locos at TATA ELS (pic 38). Rakhamines (RHE) arrived at 11:40 Hrs (pic 39) and thereafter it was decent run through till Nimpura yard, halted for just 3 mins here and proceeded to arrive at Kharagpur.Jn (KGP), but here again saw 'Nandankanan Express' departing. Left from Kharagpur after 10 mins of halt & here after we were crawling through mid line till Panskura.Jn (PKU). At PKU outer saw Puri bound Shatabdi Express with WAP-4 SRC (pic 40). After PKU we were frequently halted as before us an EMU was there right from Kharagpur, and this made me more frustrated, so begin to click various pic of coach interiors itself! (pics 41, 42, 43, 44) not a single time during journey the coaches were swept not even at much touted "Clean train stations" like Bilaspur.Jn or Rourkela.Jn - such was the sorry state of affairs in this train! Then the halt at Mecheda was culminated with overtake by Howrah bound Yesvantpur Duranto Express whizzing past pf no : 01 (videos will be uploaded shortly). halt at Ulubaria was short and sweet, and somehow we managed to reach Andul & train halted just after the platforms (pic 45) to enter loop line - ACC chord, to crisscross the main lines near Maurigram. Sensing the opportunity, we alighted from coach like moneys! (pic 46) With this culminated the end of our tiresome journey of around 1940 Kms & the clock showed it was already 15:50 Hrs...
So from Andul took EMU till Sankrail & there saw Howrah bound Ahmedabad Express with WAP-4 SRC (videos will be uploaded shortly). __/\__
Ratings :
Cleanliness - 03/10
Food - 04/10
Punctuality - 06/10
Safety - 07/10
Thanks for reading it & do share your experiences or feed backs!

13 posts - Thu Apr 02, 2015

4 posts - Fri Apr 03, 2015

Apr 03 2015 (20:21)
दपूरे डब्ल्यु ए पी 7 टाटा~   2055 blog posts   126 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1414863-19            Tags   Past Edits
shaking se maja aaega na bhai :D railway free me shaking ka maja de raha hai :P so jao jaise jhule par so rahe ho mast neend aaegi :P

Apr 03 2015 (20:45)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2359 blog posts   148 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1414863-20            Tags   Past Edits
Pathetic maintenance by SRC coaching depot of S.E.Rly!

Apr 03 2015 (21:07)
दपूरे डब्ल्यु ए पी 7 टाटा~   2055 blog posts   126 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1414863-21            Tags   Past Edits
SER is worst i like only SECR coach maintenance where you can see coaches are in well and good condition even though they are old 2005 made, Love and Pride to be SECR Region.

Apr 03 2015 (21:51)
Guest: 7fc2c73c   show all posts
Re# 1414863-22            Tags   Past Edits
Nice Blog. Superb composition. The Maintenance of SER is "Completely Exposed".

Apr 03 2015 (22:41)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2359 blog posts   148 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1414863-23            Tags   Past Edits
Not just maintenance, their train upkeep is also pathetic (like watering coaches of only important trains such as Gitanjali Express).
Already lodged a grievance, let's see what lame excuses they give...
★★  Info Update
Feb 03 2017 (15:37)   TATA/Tatanagar Junction (5 PFs)

Aditya   3327 blog posts   14700 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 2150166            Tags   Past Edits
SER Projects In Pink Book👇👇
Tatanagar - Renovation Of Pit Lines & Catwalk On Washing Line No.1 & 2 & Extension Of Pit Line No.1 & 3 To For 26 Coach Trains😍
Rourkela - Extension Of Washing Pit Line To Cater 26 - Coach Lengths Trains☺

8 posts - Fri Feb 03, 2017

1 posts - Sun Feb 05, 2017

Feb 05 2017 (22:57)
Aditya   3327 blog posts   14700 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 2150166-11            Tags   Past Edits
Apni Bhi Part Time Favourite Hai 😂😂

Feb 05 2017 (22:59)
दपूरे डब्ल्यु ए पी 7 टाटा~   2055 blog posts   126 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2150166-12            Tags   Past Edits
apna main intezaar hai TATA Allepy ROU Link Express :D

Feb 05 2017 (23:04)
Aditya   3327 blog posts   14700 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 2150166-13            Tags   Past Edits
1 compliments
DHN Portion Mein 1 SL Kam Hoga Tab During LHBfication😔

Feb 05 2017 (23:08)
दपूरे डब्ल्यु ए पी 7 टाटा~   2055 blog posts   126 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 2150166-14            Tags   Past Edits
separate kar do full train dedicated TATA ROU Allepy Express with LHB :)

Feb 05 2017 (23:09)
Aditya   3327 blog posts   14700 correct pred (79% accurate)
Re# 2150166-15            Tags   Past Edits
देखो कब तक करते हैं.
★  Travelogue
Jun 07 2014 (21:28)   12869/Mumbai CST - Howrah Weekly SF Express | CSTM/Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (18 PFs)

Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2359 blog posts   148 correct pred (71% accurate)
Entry# 1127195            Tags   Past Edits
Hi friends, here is an trip report.
DOJ : 30-Mar-14 (Sunday) from CSTM to SRC.
Started from home (PNVL) in 08:40Hrs local to CSTM, reached plaftorm no :
18, to where rakes of 12869 HOWRAH SUP EXP were brought around 10:35
by WDS-6 CLA (pic 01). Found my old coach S-2 at nearly rear end, with
seat numbers : 33 & 36 (both LBs) With a slow jerk train departed at
11:10Hrs from CSTM and saw PRAGATI EXPRESS bound to Mumbai CST
near Masjid station (pic 02), it was nice run till Dadar where we halted for
just 2 mins. After that it was customary halt at Thane for 2-3 mins some
local suburban people climbed our coach, on enquiry found they were to
travel till Kalyan, Thanks to our Central Railway's Sunday Mega blocks as
locals trains weren't running properly. We crossed Parsik tunnel (pic 03),
reached Kalyan to see some unknown Express train behind WAM-4 ET (pic
04), departed Kalyan after LTT GKP SANT KABIRDHAM EXP which was WAP-7
AJNI hauled was let to go and we halted for 10 mins, to find out that there
was some signaling work going on near Shahad station where we were
halted for good 15 mins, then again near Titwala for 10 mins, after that
reached Kasara to attachment of bankers to ur train at around 14:20Hrs (pic
05) We proceeded to Thal Ghat with 2 WAG-7 KYN as bankers at the rear
end (pic 06) Saw HWH MUMBAI MAIL (VIA ALD) with a WCAM-3 KYN (pic 07)
reached Igatpuri (08) after traversing through scenic Western ghats admist
summer heat nearly 1 Hr late, here we were attached to a friend whom
came a long way to take us on vacation and that was none other than our
good'ol WAP-4 SRC in mediocre red and cream color, we left Igatpuri and
cruized through Igatpuri AC locoshed (pic 09) After that I felt dizzyness and
went to sleep to wake up near Hirapur near about Chalisgaon (pic 10) At
Maheji we overtook a LHB coached train and after watching the loco of it
discovered that it was that same SANT KABIRDHAM EXP we found in Kalyan,
we whizzed past Jalgaon, to reach Bhusaval 01:05 Hrs late at 19:05 Hrs
(pic11) and some 5 mins after SANT KABIRDHAM EXP arrived besides our
platform (pic12), after a brief halt of 10 mins we departed from Bhusaval and
proceeded towards it's next halt at Akola, but before that at Bodwad found
it's another lazy cousin from South Eastern Railways that is our own 18030
SHM LTT EXPRESS err sorry it's "Passenger Service" with waist mounted
headlights WAP-4 HWH. Just some fractions later HWH MUMBAI MAIL (VIA
NGP) crawled with WAP-4 SRC roofmounted headlight, after that had dinner
and went to sleep to wake up after mid night around 00:45Hrs at Nagpur,
enquired from pantry guys that it reached Nagpur around 00:30Hrs. Here I
took can full of "Sheetal Jal" (cold water) and took out my cell phone charger
as at that time there was no other public was wake apart me to charge the
cell phone (pic13), in meantime heard announcement for Chattisgarh Exp to
arrive at station, clock struck 01:35Hrs and felt a movement. Here after woke
to see the sunrise of next day at Belha, Chattisgarh (pic14) At Bilaspur found
Udaipur bound train from Shalimar being hauled by offlink WAG-7 AJNI
tigerstrips (pic15), it's coaches seamed new and clean (pic16), left Bilaspur
10 mins late. Crossed river Sheonath (pic17) and next halt in Odisha at
Jharsuguda and then at Rourkela (pic18 & 19) At Rourkela bought some
Ghooghee (Bengali type Chole Bhature) and started to have my lunch while
we were crossing Sraonda forest range (pic 20 & 21) There after arrived at
Chakradhapur where took some snaps including my self snap! (pic 22 & 23)
After that Tatanagar came at around 15:15Hrs where spotted a lone WAM-4
TATA and another WAM-4 TATA ready to haul another unknown train
towards Chakradharpur (pic 24 & 25) Left Tatanagar after 5 mins of halt,
there after we were cruizing through open fields (pic 26) whizzed past
Jhargram to find Mumbai bound GITANJALI EXPRESS with WAP-4 SRC (pic
27 & pic28) At Sardiha (The infamous place where Janeshwari Super Delx
accident took place) crossed an EMU (pic 29) Then came the Jnaneshwari
Express accident site with it's mangled coaches remains staring at me! (pic30
& pic 31) Nimpura freight yard was crossed around 16:45Hrs (pic 32) to
reach Kharagpur at 17:10 (pic 33) after that I was unable to take pics as my
hands were all in mess due to eating of Aloo chops & Samosas (Aloo
pakoras) as pantry guy was selling them at half price! Thanks to him my
tummy was full with a loud burp! It was wonderful feeling as train was well
tearing the track at about 90KMPH till Panskura (pic 34) till contined till
Kolaghat, where after it was limited to meagre 50KMPH run till Santragachi
at 19:10Hrs, were I alighted and came to down direction after traversing
through ROB to find rakes of Mumbai bound JNANESHWARI DELX stationed
which will be taken to Howrah for tonight's service (pic 35 & 36) In meantime
Puri bound JAGANNATH EXP past us at 19:30Hrs behind WAP-4 SRC. My
Amta bound EMU arrived at 19:40Hrs and thus the end of a wonderful

Jun 07 2014 (21:41)
Hussain*^~   19745 blog posts   363021 correct pred (82% accurate)
Re# 1127195-1            Tags   Past Edits
Very nice report, The wam-4 hauled train @Kyn is 12168 Bsb-Ltt Sf...

Jun 07 2014 (22:01)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2359 blog posts   148 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1127195-2            Tags   Past Edits
Thanks for that train info sir...

Jun 11 2014 (22:58)
Bengal Nagpur Railway™~   2359 blog posts   148 correct pred (71% accurate)
Re# 1127195-3            Tags   Past Edits
Pic 01 - Rotanda Bridge in Thal Ghat
Pic 02 - Skipping Jalgaon.Jn
Pic 03 - One of bridge in Saraonda forest (between ROU - CKP section)
Pic 04 - Construction of 3rd line in Rourkela - Chakradharpur section
05 - Nimpura yard (near Kharagpur.Jn)
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Jan 29 2017 (12:16)   18107/Rourkela - Koraput Express | ROU/Rourkela Junction (5 PFs)

SER Antyodaya Era^~   6545 blog posts   7205 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Little bit of speed up and This train can be extended to VSKP with Loco reversals at RGDA and KRPU.
From KRPU it can get a WAG loco and this will cover the Araku valley also.
Can become a good tourist train having Train connectivity from both Rourkela and Vizag which can act as Base stations .

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Feb 02 2017 (20:33)
Katama Rayadu   38428 blog posts   12675 correct pred (61% accurate)
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Talk to ecor

Feb 02 2017 (20:34)
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Me 😂😂😂

Feb 02 2017 (20:37)
Katama Rayadu   38428 blog posts   12675 correct pred (61% accurate)
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How can u expect a train via araku valley
That too daily , land slides
Present passsenger running via araku it self a headache also slots for pax trains r less
I think till araku possible i guess caves come under araku-skota section only
araku ok

Feb 03 2017 (12:16)
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It can be extended if coaches get detached at RGDA and go towards VSKP
Can be named as SteelCity Exp as there is steel plant in both the cities ..

Feb 03 2017 (19:22)
SER Antyodaya Era^~   6545 blog posts   7205 correct pred (75% accurate)
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Ye..Slip coaches is possible if via Araku is not feasible.
But for that SER ROU and ECoR VSKP has to come up with terms and provide a good slot for both arrival and departure from ROU and VSKP.
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