Suddenly DDN-NDLS Blasting Performance at MDNR
12001 , 12002 , 12003 , 12004 , 12011 , 12012 , 12013 , 12014 , 12017 , 12018 all have RSA source: ICMS :P
All daily Shatabdi get managed by Spare Rake for weekly Maintenance Break!!
It covers bth ASR/Kalka Shatabdi also!!
Only Kathgodam, CNB & CDG Shatabdi do have Dedicated Rake!!
NDLS Based shatabdi has RSA between each other :P
No..its nt this way!! Thy dnt hav RSA in themselves bt Spare Rake do run as each one, each weekly break day for them!!
Say a Rake exist..spare!! Hypothetical Scenario in whch Spare get utilized:
Mo as BPL, Tu as LKO, We as AII, Th as DDN, Fr as ASR, Sa as KLK & Su break for Spare Rake!!
As ASR/Kalka Shatabdi based @ ASR/DDN dnt hav weekly break, thy too get managed via Spare Rake out @ NDLS only...whch means for 4 days, one LHB Rake free to run as SPL!!
LKO Tatkal Spl mayb that Rake getting utilized for limited time period, without weekly break schedule for ASR/KLKA based Shatabdi!!
according to ICMS, there are 6 rakes for above mentioned 5 trains and these is irregular swapping of rakes for maintenance
What you have pointed is the ideal way to do it.But most definitely, there will be delays in the maintenance and some cases, irregular maintenance and problems in procuring spares for repairs etc, because of which most probably there will be an irregular RSA (with no particular schedule) between all of them.
When 6 Rake exist for 5 daily & same day return pair..its simply scheduled weekly maintenance break..as for Shatabdi Rake, the delay only happens in winter & thn too the ongoing/return Rake remain running late (nt getting any haphazard RSA even thn)!!
To keep it simple, weekly schedule must get followed, as it seems perfect mode..cz just imagine..as it is will b how mch cumbersome along with diff Rake sizes & CC!!
If u recount, LKO/ASR Shatabdi use to run @ fix day as ICF Rake every week (although i dnt remember the day)!!
I am traveling from New delhi to meerut on 19th November.
I will get breakfast between new delhi to meerut .
Train number 2017
12017 Arrived Dehradun With TKD WDP 3A 15528.
Yesterday I was onboard till sre...
to kal link kya thi.........
Same TKD wdp 3A..
But don't no no as there was huge rush..
After electrification of hw to ddn it will be the first to get eloco.
Followed by ddn janshatabdi..
Dehradun Shatabdi express with TKD WDM3A
wish I could give more than one thumbs up :D
Awesome shot. Which place is this ?
Great pic. To test one's eyes, try spotting few buildings in the picture :)