Ultimate Grandpa Clash!! RPM WAP-1 gets crushed by AJJ WAM-4!! Alappuzha Express gets overtaken!!
Video No.- 1454
While 22020 RPM WAP- 1 hauled 13351 Dhanbad (DHN)/ Tatanagar (TATA)- Alappuzha (ALLP) Express was looped at Gollaprolu station on the Vishakapatnam- Rajahmundry stretch to complete a scheduled halt, our 21235 AJJ WAM- 4 6PE hauled 22807 Santragachi (SRC)- Chennai Central (MAS) Bi- Weekly A.C.
Well, I am not so sure how many passengers board/ deboard the trains at/ from such stations. But imagine the fate of such passengers who want to deboard the train from the general coach which is standing right above the canal bridge!!
This is a legendary train..In fact, so legendary that if you wave your hand when the train is approaching the station which is not in its long list of stops, it will stop for you :)
With so many stops, it managed from VSKP to GLP for 132 kms. Great, good preference now a days in SCR.
Thanks to slot change....
RAILFANNING AT MY HOMETOWN!
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.
Spotted MGS WAP-4 22509 at DHN today, with Muri-Dhn pax!
A new train for Alappuzha should be started from Ranchi. And the DHN-TATA total merged raked train should be running from DHN go via BKSC, PRR to TATA, undergo an RR there and proceed as usual..........
The only problem lies with Muri......
If this is done, Muri would be deprived of a very useful train..........
Rather than delinking these two trains, this could be
It is high time that something changes :D
Protik da that is a highly ambitious demand :P
Can anyone extend this train up to Thiruvananthapuram, with extra stops at Ambalappuzha, Harippad, Kayamkulam, Karunagappally, Kollam, Varkala and Chirayinkeezhu?
This train already is running like a passenger train with least priority in all zones through which it passes & now extending it further will hardly serve any purpose. As of now on daily basis it stops at Aluva for almost 2 hours with at least 5 trains overtaking the same !!!
The demand will hold some weight if the trains [Dhnbad & Tata] are separated
Hatia Trivendrum superfast soon to start don't worry.
Hatia Ernakulam is the new train which even i have heard....but then that is weekly which would still be insufficient for that sector.
Old number::::::8689/8690::::::Bokaro Express
It was Bokaro-Madras, then became Bokaro-Allepey, and now finally DHN-Alleppey.I think the arrival at Chennai was 9:00am and departure from Chennai was 4:30pm in early days. For few years also used to by-pass Chennai
Some of the running time in JSG-VSKP stretch is almost the same despiste doubling completion in some sections.
The legendary crawler of coromandel coast, dhanbad allepey express standing at duvvada station near VSKP behind a rusty BZA WAM 4 rear panto raised. This period was change over time for IR from the conventional "vacuum-braked rolling stock" to "air-braked rolling stock". Last days of VC rake.
Credits: Ranganath Eunny
Link: click here
Some people still call it as "Bokaro-Madras" express... :)
After a heavy trolling session at AWY 13351/18189 DHN/TATA- ALLP Express with 25 Series Brand new RPM WAP 4 25024 skips IPL —
Ironically it is a surprise to see this train having very good occupancy almost throughout the year despite being one of the longest & slowest in IR !!!!!!
One more UR coach is essential in the CC...
13351 crossing purulia due to diversion between pundag and muri.. it will go via purulia chandil muri route...
running almost 3 hours late...
no idea yet.. some work going on between ksx and muri...
2 local trains also cancelled n one is short.terminated...
will get a reversal then at Chandil Jn.
Also reversal at muri will require.
yes, so original coach composition will not be affected............