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13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT)
ധൻബാദ്-ആലപ്പുഴ എക്സ്പ്രസ്     धनबाद - आलप्पुष़ा एक्सप्रेस

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Due to traffic cum power block of 06;30 hrs ( from 12;30 pm - 07;00 pm ) between Rajkharswan - Barabambo & Barabambo - Chakradhpur ...
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, 13351 will be rescheduled by 2 hrs 50 mins and will depart from Dhanbad at 01;40pm instead of 10;50 am on 15/04/2017.
Wed Apr 12, 2017 (10:18PM)
Updated: Feb 19 2017 (18:15) by IR no more Safe^~
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Apr 20 2017 (05:02)   78033/Tatanagar-Gua DEMU Passenger | ADTP/Adityapur (3 PFs)

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Entry# 2242640            Tags   Past Edits
Traffic Cum Power Block On Adityapur - Gamharia Section In Chakradharpur Division On 22.04.2017
  
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Apr 13 2017 (08:58)   12871/Ispat Express | RKSN/Rajkharsawan Junction (4 PFs)

Anupam Enosh Sarkar   5777 blog posts   42283 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 2233187            Tags   Past Edits
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Error! Error! Error!
Mega Traffic cum Power Block on Rajkharsawan - Barabambo and Barabambo - Chakradharpur sections on 15.04.2017

  
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Apr 14 2017 (17:19)
Anupam Enosh Sarkar   5777 blog posts   42283 correct pred (87% accurate)
Re# 2233187-1            Tags   Past Edits
CORRIGENDUM
  
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Apr 11 2017 (15:34)   13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT)

Rail Fanning~   2627 blog posts
Entry# 2231109            Tags   Past Edits
Why cant railways take some effort to speed up the train !! ???. Most of the times it is stated that it is due to route congestion and priority for other trains.
On Saturday (8-April), the train departed Tatanagar 3hrs 15 min late. This ws due to some girder work near Gamaharia and prior notification was issued. Despite so many stoppages, it had a good run between VSKP-Chennai and ultimately reached its destination (Allp) 15 min ahead of schedule !!!
When the train is late, there seems to be no route congestion, pf
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availability issues ???!
It is quite baffling as to why cant they cut down its slack time. Its running time can be easily reduced by 4 hours !
  
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Mar 06 2017 (19:14)   13352/Alappuzha - Dhanbad (Bokaro) Express (PT) | TUVR/Turavur (2 PFs) | RPM/WAP-7/30389

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Entry# 2188157            Tags   Past Edits
Super Crawler of ECR & SER Combination 13352/18190 Alappuzha- Dhanbad /Tata Express hauled First time by 3 phase Link RPM WAP 7 30389 Arriving TUVR for its Scheduled halt
Note: Same loco hauls ALLP- DHN till MAS after reversal at SRR today
  
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Apr 04 2017 (14:05)   13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT) | RNC/Ranchi Junction (6 PFs) | TATA/WAM-4/21393

मेरे हमसफ़र मेरे हमसफ़र मेरे पास आ मेरे पास आ😊^~   3569 blog posts   15198 correct pred (79% accurate)
Entry# 2222163            Tags   Past Edits
An actual example of "OLD IS GOLD" .... The beautiful looking TATA WAMMIE climbing up a small gradient towards her next important halt in JHARKHAND Capital on a hot dry afternoon. <3
Train : 13351 DHANBAD ALAPPUZHA EXPRESS (Erstwhile 18689 BOKARO ALLEPPEY EXPRESS)
Loco Link: WAM 4 #21393
Shed : TATANAGAR/S.E.R
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Shed : DHANBAD/E.C.R
Location : Shyamali, Ranchi
Instagram Link : click here
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Pic By Maverick Arkopal

12 posts - Tue Apr 04, 2017

  
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Apr 04 2017 (21:35)
rajeevame~   2361 blog posts   76 correct pred (67% accurate)
Re# 2222163-14            Tags   Past Edits
Bachpan mein mai train ko chuk-chuk gaadi bolta Tha. Travelled once in this train from dhn to kpd. Woh chuk-chuk waali feeling zabardast tareeke se aaye. However this fact cannot be neglected that most of the bookings in this train is upto kpd whether in up or down.

  
Apr 04 2017 (22:13)
GoldPacific   270 blog posts   91 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2222163-15            Tags   Past Edits
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:O, Seems some confusion happened.
Pls. stop misquoting me. Where have I said so?
My only comment was about GS Trains and not much demand for a fully unreserved train as unlike Bihar, Jharkhand does not supply low skilled laborers in high volumes to the southern states.
Pls. read my post and try to understand it.

  
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Apr 04 2017 (22:31)
GoldPacific   270 blog posts   91 correct pred (72% accurate)
Re# 2222163-16            Tags   Past Edits
I think you need to work on your understanding of plain English. I have never said so. I only said that Jharkhand generally has low demand of Unreserved seats to south destinations unlike Bihar. The proof is in the no. of GS Coaches in the train.

  
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Apr 05 2017 (06:29)
Guest: 346e9727   show all posts
Re# 2222163-17            Tags   Past Edits
DHN mumbai nahi boliye Dubai se age hota :P

  
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Apr 06 2017 (20:01)
Rail Fanning~   2627 blog posts
Re# 2222163-18            Tags   Past Edits
Is there any latest update on separate rakes for 13351 & 18189 ?? Though extremely difficult, have been lately hearing the same from quite a few sources. Recently travelled for a short distance by this train from ERS till PGT. The AC coach attendant and even one of the pantry staff were speaking something on similar lines. Not sure if this going to be a reality .
All depends on how ECR and SER put pressure on railway authorities. ! In its return journey lot of people from ERS,PGT & CBE travel use this as a day option to travel to KPD, Chennai etc.
  
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Journey: Fri Apr 07, 2017 @ 10:50
Class: Sleeper - SL   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 86
Travel: DHN/Dhanbad Junction   to   ED/Erode Junction   |   2173 km / 2538 km
13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT)
Entry# 2224544

PNR: 670-xxxxxxx (E-Ticket)   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Apr 06 2017 (12:48)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 7 (Booking Status: W/L 8,TQ)
Total Fare:  945
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Latest Status as of: Apr 06 2017 (19:39)
Passenger 1: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 8,TQ)
Total Fare:  945
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Status as of: Apr 06 2017 (19:39)
Passenger 1: Can/Mod (Booking Status: W/L 8,TQ)
Total Fare:  945
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Status as of: Apr 06 2017 (12:44)
Passenger 1: Waitlist# 7 (Booking Status: W/L 8,TQ)
Total Fare:  945
Chart NOT Prepared


  
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Apr 06 2017 (12:54)
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Re# 2224544-1            Tags   Past Edits
PT Avbl 40
  
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Sep 11 2015 (14:29)   53339/Dhanbad - Chandrapura Passenger (UnReserved) | SJA/Sijua (2 PFs)
 

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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

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7 posts - Sat Sep 12, 2015

  
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Sep 12 2015 (12:21)
Guest: 7fcd9a1f   show all posts
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)
Guest: 7fcd9a1f   show all posts
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^~   11184 blog posts   6076 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)
Guest: 7fcd992c   show all posts
Re# 1587845-14            Tags   Past Edits
No even monsoon rains are not enough!

  
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Sep 12 2015 (13:13)
sys tem~   8213 blog posts   75475 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
  
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Mar 29 2017 (07:26)   12021/Howrah - Barbil Jan Shatabdi Express | TATA/Tatanagar Junction (5 PFs)

Anupam Enosh Sarkar   5777 blog posts   42283 correct pred (87% accurate)
Entry# 2214499            Tags   Past Edits
Mega Traffic & Power block between Lotapahar-Chakradharpur, Barabambo-Chakradharpur, Adityapur-Tatanagar & Adityapur-Gamharia sections on 08.04.2017

  
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Mar 29 2017 (08:07)
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Re# 2214499-1            Tags   Past Edits
Third Line Between Adityapur - Gamharia😍😍
  
Predictions: 23
confirm: 23
rac: 0
wl: 0
Journey: Sun May 21, 2017 @ 23:00
Class: AC 2-tier - 2A   |   Tot Seats: Avbl 14
Travel: MAS/Chennai Central   to   RNC/Ranchi Junction   |   1614 km / 2538 km
13352/Alappuzha - Dhanbad (Bokaro) Express (PT)
Entry# 2178459

PNR: 422-xxxxxxx (E-Ticket)   |   Similar PNRs
Posted Status as of: Feb 26 2017 (07:10)
Passenger 1: RAC 1 (Booking Status: RAC 4,GNWL)
Passenger 2: RAC 2 (Booking Status: RAC 5,GNWL)
Total Fare:  2960
Chart NOT Prepared
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Latest Status as of: Mar 28 2017 (11:09)
Passenger 1: Confirmed (Booking Status: RAC 4,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Confirmed (Booking Status: RAC 5,GNWL)
Total Fare:  2960
Chart NOT Prepared

Full PNR Status History (2 statuses)
Status as of: Mar 26 2017 (16:45)
Passenger 1: Confirmed (Booking Status: RAC 4,GNWL)
Passenger 2: Confirmed (Booking Status: RAC 5,GNWL)
Total Fare:  2960
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Status as of: Feb 26 2017 (07:09)
Passenger 1: RAC 1 (Booking Status: RAC 4,GNWL)
Passenger 2: RAC 2 (Booking Status: RAC 5,GNWL)
Total Fare:  2960
Chart NOT Prepared


  
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Mar 27 2017 (09:17)
Guest: 2a49c904   show all posts
Re# 2178459-1            Tags   Past Edits
This is confirmed from RAC, but still no stamp
  
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Mar 25 2017 (16:20)   13351/Dhanbad - Alappuzha Express (PT) | KOK/Korukkupet (4 PFs)

Vote for Durg HumSafar Vs BSP Rajdhani^~   80628 blog posts   5098 correct pred (78% accurate)
Entry# 2210499            Tags   Past Edits
diverted route due to commissioning of #fourthline between korukkupet and attippattu
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